Thursday, August 30, 2012

Celebrate Spring with Pantone

I'm not sure if you've all noticed, but SPRING is upon us! For me the sweet smell of jasmine in the air is usually a dead give away, but maybe for you it's those slightly warmer days - the ones where you go out in the sun and feel actual warmth on your skin. YES!

This month we're celebrating the onset of spring with a little help from our friends at Pantone. They have released their Spring Fashion Colour Report and we're a bit in love with this combo in particular:

It's fresh, striking and bursting with energy which means it is right in line with all that spring has to offer - new colours, new life and new festivity.

Let's get started shall we? We always think food is a great place to start when you're celebrating a new season. Since spring is all about fresh tastes and ingredients why not try these three on for size:

Bakeds spring rolls

Want to dress up your table when you serve up these beauties above? Why not start neutral using our gorgeous range of eco serving ware ...

And then add your Spring splashes of colour using:

Baking cups

Honeycomb Tissues Daisies
Some gorgeous bunting

Want even MORE spring colour inspiration using this gorgeous palette? Click on the images below!


Saturday, February 25, 2012

Shabby Chic - Birthday Party

Last Saturday I had the opportunity to showcase some of our gorgeous products by throwing a casual party to celebrate my birthday.

I wanted the party to have an elegant shabby chic feel with lots of whites, pinks and florals.

Our Pink Swirl Round Lollipops and Pink Fairy Floss was enjoyed by all!

The beautiful bunting was made by the very talented Amy of Giggleberry Creations. We proudly stock the Giggleberry Creations range of bunting in our store.

The gorgeous vanilla cupcakes were made by the lovely Kristin of Yummylicious.

Kristin wrapped the cupcakes with butterfly laser cut wrappers and topped the beautiful icing with blush coloured pearls.

Our Mini Wooden Scoops were enjoyed by all, especially by the children as the scoops are the perfect size for those little hands!

Our home made pink lemonade was very popular and looked gorgeous in this Mason Jar Glass Drink Dispenser which we purchased directly from Pottery Barn. Our Chalk Board Labels and Place Card Holders completed the look beautifully.

We filled our Glass Churn Pots with yummy strawberry custard and tied our Wooden Teaspoons to the pots using our Pink Sorbet Twine! These pots were also filled with Creaming Soda Jelly.

We filled our handy sized Noodles Boxes with Strawberries & Cream Flavoured Popcorn. One of our White Tin Pails filled with Pink Stripe Straws was placed next to the glass drink dispenser.

and finally, the lanterns! We had a sky filled with an array of lanterns in a palette of florals and pink, green, taupe and white tones. They looked stunning in the afternoon sun and even more beautiful as the night time came and the warm glow of each lantern light could be seen.

All in all, we were very happy with the way the party came together but most importantly, it was a very enjoyable afternoon and evening spent with a fabulous group of friends and family.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Valentine's Day

Love is missing someone whenever you're apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you're close in heart. ~ Kay Knudse

You may have noticed that over the past several weeks we have been sourcing many lovely new items and uploading them to our store catalogue. So since we are drawing close to Valentine's Day we thought it would be timely to do a Sweet Heart themed table to showcase some of these fabulous new finds given many of the items fall within the Valentine's theme.
Enjoy the browse!

Valentine's Day Special

You can find almost every item here (excluding the gorgeous tree, more details can be found below) in our store at Occasion by Design, including the cotton Pink and White Polka Dot Table Runner, Kraft Candy Boxes by Mon Tresor and the Solid Colour Paper Cups.

The Felt Hearts can also be purchased from our store. They are available in Pink, Dark Pink and Red and come in packs of eight (4 large and 4 small) of the one colour.

This beautiful White Wooden Tree was made for us by the lovely Jodie-Lee from Lee Girl Pretties

We filled our 5cm Clear Acrylic Baubles with our Conversation Heart Confectionery and Small Red Lollipops and hung them from the wooden tree using our twine.

We filled these gorgeous Little Glass Pots with strawberry custard and wrapped them with our Hessian Strand and Pink Saddle Stitch Grosgrain Ribbon. All the before-mentioned, including the White Platter, are available to purchase from our store.

Finally, for a take home gift we decorated our very popular Kraft Food Cartons with some Pink Saddle Stitch Grosgrain Ribbon, paper doily and a Sambellina Pink Polka Dot Thank You Tag.