Fri-DIY: A Golden Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, I have been working on getting a menu prepared, drinks taste tested, and decor… well, I’m working on it. This year I am staying back in Houston and celebrating with a group of good, similarly money-minded friends (flights are crazy expensive!). Knowing this group, there will be plenty of football watching, cheery drinking, and experimentation on cooking. We’re ordering a turducken, and it’s quite intimidating… any tips anyone?

Since most focus goes into the food and there are plenty of people helping out with that, I’m trying to get creative with the decor this year! After much searching and thought, I’ve agreed that gold is best. It’s been trendy for a couple of years now in home decor, and there are so many inexpensive items that you can purchase or make to really gild your table to glittery perfection. Chargers in shimmery gold can be purchased at Michael’s for about $1.50 a piece. Old wine bottles can be covered in gold paint or glitter to hold fresh flowers. The frugal options are endless! Check out my list of DIY’s and inspirational photos to get excited about your table this year. Bonus: this theme works well for Christmas and New Years too!

These DIY gold and glitter bottles from Yahoo Makers are too easy and so glamorous. I love the greenery coming out of the tops too.

Gold Bottles DIY

Martha always has good holiday ideas. These gold dipped pine cones could easily be used for place cards or just placed sporadically along a table runner for a rustic chic look.

Gold Dipped pinecones

It’s hard not to love these gold spray painted Christmas lights from Landee See Landee Do – I would leave these up all year! Strung along the center of the table or in some tall glass vases would make for a glimmering centerpiece.

Spray-Paint-Christmas-Lights

I’m also really into these gold branches from Pop Sugar. Throw them in a clear vase, hang some ornaments on them, and you are ready to go!

Gold Branches

Though I usually send invites out on Facebook for my events, I really like the idea of sending paper invitations for special occasions. These gold accented invites from Paperless Post really caught my eye!

Paperless Post Invitations

For more inspiration, check out the photos below!

Gold Table Display by A Pumpkin and A Princess

A Pumpkin and A Princess Gold-Thanksgiving-Tablescape

White and Gold Table by Sarah Sherman Samuel

Sarah Sherman Samuel Gold and White table

Christmas Gold Display by The 36th Avenue

The 36th Avenue Christmas-Table-Escape-Ideas

Rustic Holiday Table by Junebug Weddings

Rustic Table by Junebug Weddings

Do you guys have anything beautiful planned for your tables?

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Cake and Champagne Party

Cake and Champagne Party by Bunny Baubles 10

As you may have seen on my Instagram, I helped to host a birthday celebration this weekend! The initial plan for Maggie’s birthday had been to drive out to New Braunfels, float the river, and enjoy each others’ company. Then we got lazy, didn’t want to find a house to stay at, or drive all the way out there. We were also lacking in money from a very fun girls weekend consisting of a little too much shopping and cocktail sampling. Classic. Continue reading “Cake and Champagne Party”

Fri-DIY: Prickly Pin Cusion

Photo Credit: A Beautiful Mess - Laura Gummerman
Photo Credit: A Beautiful Mess – Laura Gummerman

So I stumbled upon this DIY just yesterday and could not believe how adorable it was. Pins + Pin Cushions = Cacti looking object… how has no one put them together before? Well, they hadn’t, and thank goodness A Beautiful Mess made it happen.

By just using some small pots and felt, you can make the least threatening cacti plants you’ve ever seen. Truly, I already own a pin cushion for sewing that I love, but I would make these planters just for decoration. They remind me of something I would find in Chinatown with my friends with little googly eyes and a cheery grin that has no purpose other than to be cute. So I think this project could go either way: decorative or useful.

Try this one out this weekend and let me know how it goes! Thanks again to A Beautiful Mess for the inspiring post.

Great Gatsby Soiree – Costumes, Cakes, and Champagne

Great Gatsby Soiree by Bunny Baubles 3

Themed parties are the absolute best. Everyone has an excuse to dress up, they make for the best decorations, and it gives you a reason to try a bunch of new drink recipes! For Megan’s birthday this year we decided to go with the perfect little Great Gatsby soiree. Like I said, the three main parts of the party included costumes, swanky decor, and 20s style cocktails. Oh, and it wouldn’t be a birthday without a HUGE cake! Check out how we transformed our apartment and forced our guests into full Gatsby party mode (ok, maybe a tad less glamour, but an equal amount of glitter). Continue reading “Great Gatsby Soiree – Costumes, Cakes, and Champagne”

Bunnies are Coming! – A Shopping Guide

Ok, so the Easter Bunny is not bringing me a real rabbit I am sad to say. What Easter has brought, however, is a ton of adorable, bunny-adorned house items in all of my favorite stores! I keep getting emails about the adorable plates, door mats, and rabbit figurines coming to stores soon, so I figured I would share my current obsessions with you.

If you’re bunny centered like I am, the best time to shop for these items is the week after Easter. All of the home decorations plastered with rabbits tend to go on super sale right around then…though I’m keen to use them all year long! Wait if you can, otherwise check these adorable chachkies out!

These beautiful dishes at William Sonoma are a fantastic addition to any Easter table. Can’t you see yourself sipping tea from that mug with the bunny peaking right out at you each morning!?

Photo credit: William Sonoma
Photo credit: William Sonoma

A welcome home from this cute little doormat from World Market would certainly put a smile on my face. And at $12.99, who could resist?

Photo credit: Cost Plus World Market
Photo credit: Cost Plus World Market

I’m certain you could think of something to serve off of this rabbit serving dish from Crate and Barrel… some raspberry topped lemon lime squares possibly?

Photo credit: Crate and Barrel
Photo credit: Crate and Barrel

You have an excuse to get frosting all over your face now that these fun bunny napkins have arrived at Crate and Barrel. Wipe and wash and marvel at the adorable print!

Photo credit: Crate and Barrel
Photo credit: Crate and Barrel

Sparkles and bunnies together. Need I say more? Find them at Pottery Barn.

Photo credit: Pottery Barn
Photo credit: Pottery Barn

Listen, I know my bunny obsession is a little out of hand… but hear me out, these napkin rings from Pier 1 Imports have ears on them. Sounds perfect to me! (sorry about the magnitude of ear puns)

Photo credit: Pier 1 Imports
Photo credit: Pier 1 Imports