It’s a very Bunny Day… for crafting that is!

Fringed crepe paper, dipped in german glitter!

I wasn’t going to buy a bunny this year! NOT a single one! But how could I resist the cute wood bunny silhouette (with stand) that was under $10 at Michaels? He needed me! So, I took him home, fringed crepe paper in shades of orange, dipped the crepe tips with my favorite german glitter, added a bow with a paper flower and all of a sudden, like bunnies do, I had another one!

This is Bunny after I painted him orange using my favorite paint by Handmade Modern.
I use Italian crepe paper from Cartefini however you can use any crepe streamer from a party good supply, you just may be limited in color.

No bunny is complete without carrots and flowers. It also provided the perfect opportunity to use a very special yellow linen cloth from Pandora Balthazar. I knew my color palette for this table was shades of orange and yellow. But one couldn’t overpower the other and the yellow cloth was the perfect shade.

Pandoras pieces are not sold online but please email me if you are interested in this yellow linen!

Vintage yellow linen cloth from Pandora Balthazar. The crochet border is large and the crochet rectangle pattern repeats on top of the cloth. A very special piece for sure!

Napkins are Pandora Balthazar, leaf placemat is from Michaels and the shred is from scraps of crepe paper I keep for reasons just like this!

I love to incorporate fresh produce in Easter decor like the carrots shown here as well as cabbage, radish and anything that reminds me of a country farm during spring.
The mechanics behind it are easy when you use florist wire and green picks to secure and insert into wet floral foam. Same with the nest, I hot glued a green pic to the bottom of the nest for easy insertion into the foam.
All these mentioned supplies can be found in my amazon storefront.

My Easter wish is that everyone finds that element, or thing, that will inspire an entire Easter tablescape. For me, it was this silly craft bunny and I’d say he was a good investment.

Happy Easter!

Alpaca and Taco Bar Birthday

My Mallory was turning 12 and she finally was getting her long-awaited Alpaca themed birthday party along with her favorite food, Tacos! Alpacas and LLamas are trending right now so it wasn’t hard to find themed products, like Target llama plates and an Alpaca Pinata. Luckily they were in Mallory’s favorite colors, pink and green which set the mood for the rest of the decor.

Planning and Concept: Amanda Barkley / Photography and Contribution: Twinkle Twinkle Little Party


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Seashells by the Seashore

Say the word “seashells” and I’m in! 

This table was styled by myself and Margie Streater from Nita’s Flowers in Bryan, Texas. Nita’s sells these fabulous red lanterns and faux branches. The rest of the story called for seashells, sand and summer florals. 

We layered a Pottery Barn burlap runner and lace crochet runner from Hobby Lobby. Then added our red lanterns, with sand and seashells inside and tied the top off with a little burlap rope! The small cylinder candles you’ll see are from Mixture USA. Shop their candles because they are amazing with amazing glass colors. *Not an affiliate with them just LOVE their product!



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Freshly Picked

Texas is HOT and it’s almost impossible to find anything growing outside that doesn’t resemble a weed or that isn’t yellow! My challenge was to use only things I could pick or cut down for flowers and style a summer table using kraft paper, my large jars and cobalt blue glassware that I’ve collected for many years. Turns out you CAN dine outside in Texas, perhaps under a tree and with freshly picked Texas wildflowers. I hope this look inspires you to celebrate summer!


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