Wednesday 28th September, 2011

We Love…. Orchids

Orchids – they take your breath away with their endless variety of colours, patterns and shapes. They are almost too perfect with their thick petals, and if you want to add  a structured look to your floral arrangements, orchids might just ‘fit the bill’. And did you know that the vanilla bean comes from an orchid? Amazing!

So here are a few orchids to whet your appetite with their sheer beauty…….

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A Cymbidium orchid Wallacia ‘Burnt Gold’ from Royale Orchids Australia

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Cymbidium Sleeping Nymph ‘Glacier’ from Royale Orchids Australia

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Cymbidium Vanessa Amorosi ‘Royale’ from Royale Orchids Australia

And here’s some beautiful ways to use them…..

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Pink orchids with green – delicious – from Martha Stewart Weddings

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A simple, elegant arrangement with a silver ribbon from Martha Stewart Weddings

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A centrepiece of a stained wooden box with protea, sea holly, succulents and a bronze orchid from Martha Stewart Weddings

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Gorgeous green striped lady slipper orchids and frilly sweet peas in a soft arrangement from Martha Stewart Weddings

Now is the time for orchids – how will you use them?

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Wednesday 21st September, 2011

We Love…. Candlesticks

Some more inspiration for you to give you some ideas for your reception decor. Try collecting candelabra with a theme in mind – all ornate, all wrought iron, all glass, or old shabby ones that you can leave just as they are, or paint in a rainbow of colours. Either way, candles add to the festive atmosphere of a fabulous wedding party!

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Springing Sprigs candelabra from Anthropologie

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Laser cut plywood candelabra from iTag Studios

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To appeal to the ‘industrial’ man in your life copper candlesticks from McG Design

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Fleur de Lys shabby chic candelabra from Southbury Treasures

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Ornate pair of candlesticks from Petite SophisticateDz

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For something different try these hand forged courting candle holders from Follow The Elvenpath

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Wednesday 14th September, 2011

We Love……Candle Holders

This week – some ideas to pretty up your tea lights – put them in holders that enhance their soft glow……

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Re-purposed candle jars for tea lights from Myers and Me

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Birch log tea light holders from Mi Wood Crafts

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Glass jars wrapped in burlap (hessian) stencilled with a flower from Cloth and Patina

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How cute is this idea from The Skullery USA?

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Just could not go past these – concrete bowls for tea lights from Obelisk

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Agate and clear stained glass candle holder from Greenhouse Glasssworks

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Glass tea light orchid candle holder from La Bella Candela

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Wednesday 07th September, 2011

We Love…….Candles

There’s nothing like the soft glow of candlelight……….

But do try to find soy or beeswax candles – cheap candles, we are told, burn off lead in their fumes.

The bonus is that beeswax or soy candles have a lovely subtle perfume of their own which doesn’t interfere with your food or floral smells.

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Hand stamped candles from The $5 French Market

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Candle in a vintage teacup from Rose and Lee Vintage

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Bee skep candles for a honey themed wedding from Saucy Bits

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Long thin tapers from Bees Wax Tapers

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Natural beeswax candle from Inita871

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We have fallen in love with these porcelain egg soy votives from Eco Elements

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Hand rolled beeswax candles from SandStone Coast

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