Christmas Wreaths at Flower Temple

Last Saturday I attended a flower arranging workshop at Flower Temple in the city. Originally I was looking to purchase a wreath for home this year, but when I saw this workshop being offered, I thought it would be fun to learn how to make my own. There’s something special about a freshly-made Christmas wreath [...]

DIY Glass Cosy

The other day I was sipping away on my glass of oolong tea, when I thought that a little glass cosy would be quite handy for my hot drink. So I whipped through my craft cupboard and found some offcuts of felt and ribbon. I cut a thin strip of felt and ribbon and tied [...]

Fete Press Issue 4

If you’ve not managed to get your hands on a copy of the latest issue of Fete, then here’s a sneak peak below.  “Who are Fete?”  Well, Fete Press publish a free bi-monthly online magazine to inspire the stylish entertainer with party styling, decorating and interior styling ideas. This issue (Aug12) features a picturesque campfire lunch [...]

Designer Party Styling

You can draw a great deal of party styling inspiration from interior designers and stylists. I recently came across the very talented stylist, Susanna Vento from Finland.  Her style is pure, functional and minimalist – true to her Scandinavian roots. I thought I’d share some of her event styling images with you. Aren’t they just [...]

Re-usable Bonbons by Pi’lo

Looking for a unique party favour for your guests?  Well, I recently came across these amazing felt bonbons by Pi’lo on Etsy.  Each bonbon is created in eco-felt (made from recycled softdrink bottles) with a lining and organza ribbon twist at the end.  The bonbons can be filled over and over again with chocolates, trinkets [...]

30 Days of Home, Food & Wine

If you’re in Sydney this month, then you should check out the 30 Days of Home, Food & Wine event at Hordon Pavillion, Sydney.  This exciting event will showcase informative sessions for styling and entertaining at home.  Organisers have put together an inspiring calendar of workshops and seminars that give you the chance to meet [...]

Interview with Emerald + Ella

Earlier this year, I came across the gorgeous online store, Emerald + Ella. It’s full of beautiful and unique homewares, including vintage pieces, kitchen items and a crafty Christmas collection.  The store also offers a prop hire service that boasts carefully selected pieces that will add that special touch to the table or a room.  [...]

At the Table with Anthropologie

Anthropologie must be one of my favourite stores in the US.  Each season they bring out wonderful designs for the home.  Here are a few that I recently spied.  Please come to Australia, Anthropologie!!! p.s.  Anthropologie do ship worldwide. Click here to visit their international store. Mongrammed Mugs, Missus & more Monogrammed Mugs Flame Leaf [...]

Come On Baby Light My Candle!

Candles are a necessity during the festive season and I like to have an assortment of tapers, tealights and rolled candles on hand.  They make the perfect finishing touch to a table setting or placed around a room to create an intimate ambience.  And what a perfect gift choice for the host at Christmas. I’ve [...]

Etsy Love: justnoey

Sometimes you see a design and immediately fall in love with it.  I felt this way about these gorgeous coasters by justnoey, and after checking out their Etsy store, realised they had a few more designs up their sleeve. Image:  Polaroid Coaster Pink Fairies Image: M is for Mushroom Alphabet Ceramic Plate Image: B for [...]

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