Thursday, October 30, 2014

Spooky Reflection Lanterns

There is nothing I enjoy more than creating fun tabletop decor for holidays and special occasions. I was asked to create a Halloween-themed table for the Alta City Tennis Finals in Atlanta. It was so much fun and super-easy to pull together. My favorite part to create was the Spooky Reflection Lanterns. 

Print several scary black & white pics.

Spray a lantern (or photo frame) with Looking Glass spray,
then wipe the middle to make it clear again.

Tape the scary pics inside the lantern (or photo frame).

The end result is a spooky reflection.


Pre-lit tree from target; ghosts made from ping pong balls covered in old sheet material.

The trick to making your table glow? Battery operated wire lights. 
I wove them in pillow stuffing & added some fun spiders.

Use flat black spray paint to "deaden" lime green Dahlias. 
Affix a spider in the center with hot glue.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Happy Halloween from Dumb and Dumber...and Mary Samsonite!

Since the sequel of one of the funniest movies ever made came out in the fall of 2014, Mardi & Marlin decided that they wanted to commemorate this momentous occasion by dressing up as the two main characters, Harry & Lloyd from Dumb and Dumber. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Meet Harry & Lloyd
Mock. Ing. Bird. Yeah.

So you're telling me there's a chance...

Oh look, frost! 

Samsonite! I was way off! 
I knew it started with an S though.

I'd like to eat her liver with some 
fava beans and a nice bottle of chianti.

If I know Mary as well as I think I do, 
she'll invite us right in for tea and strumpets.

Wanna hear the most annoying sound in the world?

Look at the fun bags on that hose house.

We belong together til the mountains fall into the sea, til the heavens collide. Or until I get sick of her and need to move on.

DUMB AND DUMBER TO opens 11/14/14!


Beauty and the Beast

A hot fireman

Rod Stewart

Rachel Hunter 


Alabama cheerleader  

P.S. Shop your local thrift stores for great buys on children & pet costumes!

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Magic is in the Details: Tabletop Decor

Every now & then, I have the pleasure of creating tabletop decor for a birthday party, holiday gathering, etc. This part of my life has been a bit on the busy side lately so I feel like I haven't had much time for my own personal crafts. In fact, Halloween, (one of my favorite holidays), is coming up and I haven't had time to paint one single pumpkin. Boo! That being said, I thought it might be fun to share with you a few of the things that I have created recently. I really believe that the magic is in the details, which can sometimes be lost in a photo. I have not yet mastered the art of photography so maybe I will put that task next on my list of things to accomplish for 2015. A New Year's Resolution perhaps? :) Enjoy!

For a fun eight year old that loves Mexican food and horses

The Details:
Horses playing in the sand & suspended within the clear bubbles

A sweet centerpiece for a luncheon celebrating a third baby

An orchid is the only way to go when thanking an elegant and thoughtful neighbor

A demonstration at a Junior League of Atlanta (JLA) event

The Details:
Adorable monogrammed baby pumpkins 
(that popped up in my front yard in July!)

A ladies tennis party full of whimsical touches

The Details:
Mini pink, sparkly tennis balls as blooms and sparkles in the water

A PR firm celebrates with the theme: 
The Magic of a Big Idea

The Details:

Flowers in magic hats with magic wands
Custom-made open-air frames featuring playing cards
(You don't even want to know how long it took me to make these, but they were fun & looked cute!)

I hope to share a Halloween themed post with you soon!

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