Happy Monday! Hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend. As usual, we hosted another backyard cocktails last weekend. But this time is for Easter. And yes, we had some eggs which we dyed them naturally by using blueberries and beets. Instead the bright typical Easter colors, we want sort of organic vibes.
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Happy lunar new year and Gong Xi Fa Cai. Year of the rat is officially here. We have had a big fun celebrating CNY since last night.
We made little mouses in all kinds–cakes, eggs, lemons…
Just let you know that we actually will celebrate Chinese New Year for 15 days. So in case you would like to have some fun to celebrate lunar new year, you can click here and hereto read how we create Chinese New Year Tabletop.
And interested in some Chinoiserie art, decor and crafts, click each image below for product details.
Hi, guys, happy Boxing Day. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas Day. In US, we are back to work today and in UK, I guess your guys may have a crazy shopping day today just like the way we are on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. I did both and quite understand that hectic shopping experiences. If the physical shopping is not your thing( I know some of you may really enjoy that), I have something quite special for you today. But first thing first, I would love to show your our Christmas table because tabletop setting is always one of my favorites to do during the holidays. I just purely love all of the creative processes.
The flowers and greenery for our Christmas tabletop—yes, they are garden-fresh and are all from our backyard. I used Juniper branches, lemons, lemon leaves, camellias, red Christmas berries. They really help make such a lush and festive centerpiece for our Christmas tabletop. I love fresh real plants, branches and flowers. The natural smell always make me feel we are hosting a party in an outdoor wonderland.
2. Vintage plates. It is quite special to use some vintage plates on Christmas day to show off our special dishes. I always appreciate the details on those vintage pieces.
3. We’ve got some special drinks in stunning crystal cocktail glasses for this year’s Christmas–keto egg-nog
4. Last but not the least, we had some of these cuteClassic Bluecrystal bear miniatures and they truly light up our Christmas dining-table.
Well the special thing here in today’s blog is that since we use a lot of Waterford crystals and Wedgwood plates for our tabletops and would like you to know that they are both offering some amazing after-Christmas deals and you definitely want to check them out either for your NYE tabletop or Chinese New Year’s Table or whatever that special event in the year of 2020. Don’t you agree with me that life is about celebrating about every l moment ? Here are their offerings:
Hi, guys, Christmas is just around the corner. I hope you got a lot of holiday decor inspiration from our blog yesterday —Crystals for Christmas.
So talking about holidays, one of the things, I feel super excited is setting up the table. I like to try different design theme—-it can be casual, for example, just pick up some greenery from your backyard garden, lite up some candles with your favorite scents :
Or a formal one with using all of your fine china and wine glasses to the maximum.
I usually love to mix and match different elements depend on what’s available in the household. Setting up a holiday table table is about choosing right china, glasses, centerpieces, holiday recipes, wine, cocktails and linens, … for a particular theme.
Today, I am going to talk about 4 ways to set up your elegant stunning festive table with fine china:
A touch of gold and lace is always an elegant and timeless Christmas theme. When paired with fresh greenery, the whole table appears crisp, modern and fresh.
abAre you still looking for the ideas for your Christmas decor or holiday gifts?
Maybe you have been so busy and may need some inspirations to get your holiday tasks going. Yes, we have something quite special for you:
Well, what do you think? All of these Christmas tree decor and festive table-tops put you in the holiday mood? We know we are. Today is all about crystals for Christmas since they light up everybody’s mood, bring holidays cheers and a touch of luxury and sophistication to our holiday celebrations. It doesn’t matter your house decor is classical, traditional, old-house charm, Mid–Century, Scandinavia modern, contemporary, Millennium chic, Bohemia, beach lay-back, rustic, farm-house style, a crystal chandelier, a group of crystal vases with fresh flowers, a delicate collectable hand-made crystal bowel, adorable crystal ornaments shining among your greenery, crystal drink-wares sparkling by your fire-place will, for sure, light up your home, bring a lot of cheers and create one of those magical beautiful moments for you, your family and friends during holidays.
Crystals for Holiday Ornaments
We fall in love with these adorable crystal ornaments immediately. What about you?
Crystal Candle Holders
Just imagine, you put these elegant and dazzling scented candles by your windows on holiday evenings, you will put a big smile on the face of everyone passing by. We are sure that they will send you some good wishes. Holiday is about spreading holiday cheers, right?
Vases & Bowels:
All of the images above from Waterford official Instagram account and you can click here to get more inspirations My clients love Waterford crystal not only because they make beautiful pieces, have several designer collections but also some pieces are pretty accessible too. And as you know, we love mix high and low in our design to just make the decor more interesting.
My goodness, these crystal vases are so delicate and they will upscale your holiday decor in a second. We specially love Jeff Leatham’s collection. What about you? By the way, we will talk about Jeff Leatham in another blog since we are one of his super fans. So please stay tuned with us.
One of our holiday memories is to toast around fireside on the holiday evenings just to cheer and relax. We believe that you can relate too. I have this Client Lei and she said that every time the family toasts holidays, somehow by holding Waterford stemware always makes her feel very special.
The good news is that for a limited time only, Waterford is offering lowest prices (up to 40% off) on some holiday items . The offer ends December 16th at 11 AM ET. Plus,FREE Ground Shipping On Orders $50+ by Dec 16th for Ground Shipping in time for Christmas Delivery. So, hurry up, grab your holiday fancy goodies with unbelievable price-cut when supply last:
As ThanksGiving is coming next Thursday, it does require a little bit energy to put up a good festive dinner for family and friends. And yes we all know that means a good-looking table top and some interesting recipes besides traditional ThanksGiving dishes. So, we share 6 tips to set up table-tops in an elegant way and hope you will get inspired. After all, life is about celebrating every special moment, specially those with family.
Yes, pumpkins, pumpkins and pumpkins for your Thanksgiving dinner table–all different colors and sizes. They look particularly festive when paired with greenery and fresh jewel-tone flowers.
2. Besides pumpkins, go ahead to use pomegranates, red apples, permissions, and cranberries…
3. Have a touch of gold and have some glitters: silver, gold, mercury candle holders, glasses, vases…
4. A touch of Chinoiseries to add some sophistication and elegance to the table.
5. Light the table up by candles —they are moody and romantic.
6. Use the current trendy color palette to fresh up the table-top display
Hi, guys, 4th July is just around the corner, what is your biggest plan for the day? Chill out by the beach, host a backyard BBQ summer party, join a local parade or go on for a solo trip? No matter what you do, it’s time to celebrate since we all work hard and deserve a little summer break. In order to put you in mood for celebration, we choose some pretty patriotic color–scheme interiors, trust us, it is not your grandma’s home. All of the design we choose here has used hottest color trends in 2019. So just sit back and relax with a cup of coffee/kabucha tea or a glass of wine.
Well, with color of red, we know the theme is going to be cheerful and all shades of blue really go strong in 2019 and beyond.
2. Incorporating Living coral instead red with navy blue or cobalt blue guarantee your home look upscaled and fashionable.
3. If you are not a big fan of red or coral or orange, you can just use those colors as little doses as you want.
Christmas and New year are offically in count-down now. Hope you are in a mood for just being festive to celebrate the end of 2018.
One thing that fascinates me about holiday is the cheerful jewel-tone color palette. I feel that most people are just too scared to use the rich jewel-tone colors on the regular days. But those colors are not just for holidays and they do make you happier and enhances your appetite. And most importantly, they are from Nature. So this rich color jewel-tone palette can actually put you at ease and remind you it is time to celebrate. I finally find the time to put together our Thanksgiving table set and will sure update this post soon. Enjoy!