having a fruit tree in the yard makes for a quick and pretty decoration in the house. for the longest time i had no idea what these little guys were, then my neighbor told me they were kumquats. i laughed, then she said, no really, that's what they are:) not only are they cute in a bowl, they make a yummy cocktail that i'll share later this week!
wow. did this week fly by or what? every time i looked up at the clock it was time for sleep. and i like my sleep. and miss blog suffered. back to normal next week, i promise!
i think my party was, uh, 2 weeks ago now? but i have yet to put normal decor back in it's place. everytime i went to do it, i kept thinking how spring is here and i need to brighten things up a bit (even if the rainy days have said different). i had a thing for yellow last year, and i think citron would be close, but a great update to that! not just in the house, but for my spring wardrobe.
here are a few fun vintage finds in citron to brighten up your spring::
let's just say i'm going to have lots of time on my hands this weekend. no plans. bf will be working.
this is a good thing since i have many many projects that have just been sitting in my head, waiting to actually be done. here is my biggest. the bedroom
this is our current situation:: i bought that bedding (in december and have yet to actually put it on the bed). bought the striped fabric from ikea to make pillows (also, not done...). and have some lovely... let's call them "vintage" wood nightstands that desperately need an update.
bedding:: easy. done in an hour saturday morning
night stands:: little more tricky. i have some blue/teal-ish paint like the color below. the stands have drawers so i'm thinking paint the base the teal and leave the drawers the natural wood color? i know it's hard to visualize, but i'd like to hear what you think on color!
what started out as a photo shoot sharon and i had been planning, ended up turning into my birthday bash! we have been playing around with the idea of dipping silverware for a while now. so it became the centerpiece of this wine and cheese tasting. spoons, forks and knifes we're lined up by color and little bits of cheese placed on each one. each color represented one of the four cheeses we tasted that night, and each cheese was labeled on the adorable cows.
remember all of these i prepared? they turned into a backdrop of garland you can see peeking out in some of photos.
i painted up some fun cocktail napkins. sharons awesome dad made fancy little wood cake blocks. i practiced my calligraphy on labels for spreads and sides. mini cakes were served and succulents added a touch of green to the scenery.
the best part about parties is all the pretty things you can actually reuse around the house after... like these succulents. sometimes these pretties even make up for the cleaning you have to do the next day. sometimes...
i bought these for my party friday and completely forgot about them.. so now they are cheering up my living room with a little color. and that amazing stand they're on? sharons dad made that, and like a million more. he's a genious:) you can see how sharon and i used them at my bday party later this week!
i know i'm way way way way way behind and this image has probably been around the block. BUT i have a little window next to the door at our house and think this would be so perfectly adorable for my birthday party! and i might just leave it up after that.. that is up to the cat, who might just tear it down. we'll see.