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Whimsical Summer Tea Parties

We’ve been a fan of tea parties since we were young. This may have a little something to do with watching Alice in Wonderland on repeat, but who knows! Spring and summer are the perfect seasons to host a tea party in the outdoors with all the flowers in bloom.

Since we still have a month left of summer, we’re going to share some of our favorite tea party ideas to inspire you to have your own before fall begins. Get ready for whimsy and pretty overload!

Via River Tea

Via Pinterest

Via Happy Party Idea

Via Pinterest

Via Bow Occasions

Via Punchbowl

Via Bubble and Sweet

If these pictures don’t make you want to host a tea party in the near future, we really don’t know what will! We sneaked in a cute Mad Hatter tea party idea for a fun surprise. If you are hosting a tea party this summer, let us know how it turned out!



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Pastel Dream – Party Decor Ideas

We know this  summer we’ve been all about the bright colors (flashback to: Lemon Themed Summer Party & Home Decor, Summer Neon Trend – Home, Fashion, and Party Ideas, and Rainbow Party Decor Ideas for Summer just to name a few)! But if bright colors aren’t your cup of tea, don’t fret! Today’s post is just for you!

We also love our pastels for summer. Honestly, we love pastel all year long, but there’s just something about pastel in the summer that makes you feel like you’re floating through a cotton candy cloud. So with no further ado, we’re sharing our favorite pastel party decor ideas for inspiration today!

Via Styllia

Via The Sweetest Occasion

Via Indulgy

Via Brunch at Saks

Via Minted

Though pastels are all about muted shades, it can still be colorful. We’re especially loving all the different shades of blue and orange from the picture inspirations above. Pastels are perfect for tea, birthday, and summer parties! Let us know which one you like more, pastels or brights, in the comments below!


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Fun Prints and Patterns for Spring Home Decor

Last week, we posted about the 14 shades of popular spring colors for 2013 (view post here), and showed you a few ways to use the colors in your home. Today, we’re all about prints and patterns for spring! Fun prints and patterns are a great way to change up your home for the seasons. Not only is it easy to find small pieces to use as home decor accents, it also won’t cost you an arm and a leg!

Here are a few of our favorite prints and patterns for the spring (or year long if you like)!

Via Country Living

Floral – We love the floral pattern year round, but especially for spring! It perfectly mimics the beautiful flowers blooming outside. We love all the blue  floral pillows from this Country Living spread.

Via Swirls of Pearls

Chevron – This print became popular in 2012, but we’re still enjoying it in 2013! The good thing about holding out on buying trendy prints at first is that they get more accessible as time goes by (which means cheaper and easier to find). Check out this image via Swirls of Pearls–the black and white chevron looks lovely beside a neutral room.

Via Apartment Therapy

Brocade – Brocade may seem like a lush  pattern meant for fall and winter, but in light colors, it is also great for spring. They make great wallpaper patterns and furniture fabric, like this one from Apartment Therapy.

Via Decoist

Ombre – Another trend that started in 2012 that we still love in 2013! Ombre is not only for the hair, it’s also fun for home decor. Check out this fun ombre dresser from Decoist (loving the coral)!

Decorating your home for spring should be fun and easy, especially with the help of beautiful prints and colors. What are some of your favorite spring prints and patterns? Share with us below!



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Home Decor Inspirations: Valentine’s Day Table Decorations

Many people think Valentine’s Day is a celebration reserved just for couples. Well, yes and no. While celebrating with their other half is what most people will be doing this Valentine’s Day, many people also make plans to celebrate this holiday with friends and family. Why not have another reason to bring people together!

Today’s blog post will be all about Valentine’s Day table decoration inspirations. If you’re celebrating this holiday at home with a candlelit dinner, you’re going to want to decorate the dining area! I’m going to share with everyone a few pictures I came across while I was looking for Valentine’s Day ideas online. These inspiration pictures can help inspire you to decorate your table — whether you’re celebrating with just one other person, or 10!


From Mama Knows

From Design Decor Staging

From Weddingish

From Hostess Blog

From Martha Stewart

From Weddingish

From Kennedy Home Design

All the table decor can be altered to fit a Valentine’s Day party for any number of people. Find a color scheme you want to stick by and go to your local superstore for supplies!  For a classic Valentine’s Day look, opt for colors such as red, pink, purple, and white. However, don’t limit yourself to just those colors. It’s your Valentine’s Day dinner, decorate it how you want!
Will you be spending this year’s Valentine’s Day with your other half or all your favorite friends and family?  Also, do you like celebrating at home or out? Let us know in the comments below!


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