Jan 29, 2015

~ january tablescape a la pinterest

You guys I'm going to be completely honest. January has been an uninspiring month for me. I mean it's cold and gray (it's actually blue sky and sunny but whatevs..) and the holidays are over and my front pots are dead as are the plants in my house and I haven't picked up flowers from the grocery store... I've hardly been to the grocery store. I've thought about doing a tablescape for January, I looked at dishes and pulled out linens, but when showering seems like a significant accomplishment for the day, planning a tablescape seems like planning a wedding. It just didn't happen. It was much easier to find pretty possibilities on Pinterest. In my pajamas. Between naps.

This image actually inspired an entire post on anemones. (here
I adore this flower arrangement!

Why I think an outdoorsy~themed table seems appropriate for January is beyond me... I want nothing less than to be outdoors in January.

Love the gold striped plate... 

Love the orange flowers here...

Very simple setting ~ the flowers are fab!

Pretty pastels can warm up a cold January evening...

All white with a touch of green works year round, but how elegant on a snowy winter night with lots of candles.

Obviously, an outdoor table in January would not be an option in Omaha, Nebraska, but check this out for a warmer climate... I love the artichokes and also the candles sporting the color of the year.

Another outdoor dining fantasy... How about those grapes?

Doesn't this look festive?

This feels a bit New Years Eve-ish... a celebratory option for sure.

I've never thought of using black on a table, but it sure looks great here!

Adore the patterned plates!

And we've come full circle with another anemone floral arrangement...

Alright people, there you have it. No tft tablescape for January. Perhaps I'll double up for another month? Pinterest saved the day!


Um I just discovered that there is a thing called the most depressing day of the year and it's today. I mean what the heck? I had no idea! Blue Monday is the title given to this most depressing day.  
Check it out here

Perhaps this new discovery is the explanation for my lack of inspiration...
Hopefully these tablescapes have brightened your day.

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Jan 19, 2015

~ tiger flower studio

Harrison Howard is a dear friend of mine and an artist I have admired for years. I contacted him on a whim to help with a project in 2012 and was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with him. I was able to spend some time with he and his wife in Omaha, and they are about the nicest couple I've ever met.

What a joy it was to see Harrison's work featured online at Tiger Flower Studio. The website features limited edition prints, primarily printed for the very first time, representing a small group of extraordinary artists with exceptional talent. 

Especially loved these new designs from Harrison Howard!

While perusing the website, I discovered Mita Corsini Bland...

And was delighted to see Caitlin McGauley ~ another favorite of mine...

There are several other artists represented, all with impressive biographies and accomplishments. Visit the website for more information.  

Click on the logo below for more inspiration!

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Jan 15, 2015

~ flower magazine

For me, Pinterest has been a constant source for floral inspiration...

I especially love flowers that are packed in tight like this...

and this...

That last image reminds me of this recent flower arrangement...

I'm lucky to have Kyle Robino of Old Market Habitat as a dear friend... For the next arrangement, I asked her to skip the leaves - more flowers! She is seriously the best.

I continue to fantasize about being a florist. I bet Margot Shaw, founder and editor of flower magazine, must have felt the same way at some point, and look at her now! 

I hereby declare flower magazine one of my favorite discoveries from 2014, and my newest source for floral inspiration. This image is from an advertisement in the latest publicationWould love to copy these flowers for a party.

Here are a few additional highlights from the same February 2015 edition...

 A charming collection of adorable dogs modeling floral collars by floral designer Holly Carlisle. 

Cake creations by a collection of confectionery artists...

A fabulous wedding with an abundance of roses and plenty of lush details...

A plethora of dreamy images to inspire and a great deal more. Dare I say enough inspiration to get me through the winter months.

I had the pleasure of meeting Margot Shaw when she was in Omaha for the Lauritzen Gardens Antique & Garden Show last September. What an impressive lady! She is a lover of life and a super-smart business woman. She is relatable and genuine ~ the real deal. I adore her and her magazine. 


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