Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Paper Blossoms






~ Flowers and Butterflies ~ 

A Lovely Spring Day




A Casual Lunch 

With Girlfriends




~ Capiz Shell Chargers ~ 

~ MacKenzie-Childs Taylor Series ~ 

~ M Studios' Flower Bowls and Plates ~




Each place setting 

intended to mimic a flower.




At first glance, I knew these flower shaped 

bowls and plates would be a perfect 

compliment to the fluted rimmed McK-C plates.




The stack offers a beautiful mix 

of organic textures and shapes.




Beautiful 

from any angle!




~ French Crystal ~




~ Pastel Linens ~

~ A Touch of Silver ~




~ Casual Elegance ~




Tutorials, Tips, and Tidbits @ Stone Gable

I like the rich patina of the dining room table to be part of the ambiance, so I use coasters under glassware to protect the table from moisture.  Be creative and use something fun.  Here a simple linen cocktail napkin serves as a pretty coaster.  Small plates, saucers, and butter pats can serve the same purpose.  So don't hesitate to pick up that odd little plate when you find one at a market or thrift store.  It's fun to have a mix of things!




And of Course ~ Sweet Endings




~ Chocolate Brownies ~

~ Lemon Bars, Tart and Rich ~

Recipe Here


Spring Bouquet ~ Photo Courtesy of Ray Marshall


Did you notice the simple, 

yet very creative and elegant centerpiece?




It's one of the five paper bouquets within 

PAPER BLOSSOMS, 

A BOOK OF BEAUTIFUL BOUQUETS FOR THE TABLE






Ray Marshall, 

an incredibly talented paper engineer, 

is the genius behind this stunning pop-up book.




Available here on Amazon




CPAC Luncheon Table ~ Photo Courtesy of Ray Marshall

PAPER BLOSSOMS 

was recently used as centerpieces for a

ballroom full of tables at the spring luncheon of 

San Francisco Child Care Planning and Advisory Committee.


To read more about the luncheon, learn about the process involved in creating this book, and for pop-up projects you can download and make yourself, visit Ray Marshall's site.

raymarshall.com



















GIVEAWAY
In celebration of the beautiful spring we are having here in Texas and in appreciation of all my faithful followers and readers, I'm giving away a copy of Ray Marshall's beautiful pop-up book, PAPER BLOSSOMS, and a set of his pop-up flower note cards.  For a chance to win, leave me a comment telling me you'd like to be included along with the name of your favorite spring flower.  That's all there is to it.  Just be certain I have an email link to reach you, if you are the winner.  If you would like to share this giveaway on your blog and or Facebook Page, let me know in a separate comment, and I'll enter your name twice.

Winner will be announced Friday, May 17th.  

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