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Tips for Styling Your Buffet Table

A buffet is a convenient way to serve party food to your guests.  By styling the buffet table, it can also become a decorative feature of your party.  Dress the table to coordinate with your theme or style it simply with linen, serving platters…

August 8, 2011
Birthday Dinner

Tall Centrepieces for Your Table

There is a general rule when creating centrepieces – you should avoid placing anything above eye level (when seated) to ensure all guests seated at the table are visible to each other.  There are some exceptions, for example, you can incorporate opaque glass vases,…

July 3, 2011

Romancing the Vintage Table

I love vintage-style table settings.  You can have so much fun playing with decorative items from op shops, garage sales and grandma’s linen press.   I have a big crush on lace at the moment.  I came across some fabulous lace fabric at my local…

June 26, 2011
Birthday Dinner

The Design Depot for Events

Sometimes when you are designing an event, you don’t have the funds or the time to pull all of your ideas together.  So that’s when a company such as The Design Depot can really help.  The Design Depot is a member of The Big…

June 1, 2011
1930's Shanghai Jazz party invitation
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A Mexican Fiesta Birthday

Monsieur Bonbon and I recently celebrated  a Mexican Fiesta birthday with friends and family at Mexicali Rose in Richmond. We booked a private room upstairs and themed the tables with some fun fiesta-style settings.  Here are a few photos from our fabulous fiesta.  It was…

May 19, 2011

Romance Your Table …with Lace

Lace is not a common feature on your typical modern dining table, but I do love how it has been incorporated into these table settings.  It certainly adds a touch of romance to the room, don’t you agree?  My grandparents have given me various…

January 4, 2011
Birthday Dinner Holidays

Styling a Modern Christmas Table

Christmas is only a few days away and I’ve been busy creating my table at home, in honour of this time-honoured and festive occasion. (I’ll be sure to share the finishing results with you post-Christmas.)  I thought I should share some of the important…

December 22, 2010
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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…

October 16, 2010
Birthday Children Dinner

Interview with Sharnel Dollar

Sharnel Dollar is such an inspiring Australian businesswoman.  She is the owner of the fabulous Cupcake Company in Brisbane, editor of  the lovely blog, My Life, My Loves and is set to launch a boutique event design business, Sharnel Dollar Designs.  Madame Bonbon spends…

September 11, 2010
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Loving Laguiole

For some reason, I started to go off silver and stainless steel cutlery.  It felt very cold to me and so I went in search of wood-handled cutlery.   I came across Laguiole – Andre Verdier in a local homewares store and fell in love. …

August 24, 2010