Recent Tablescapes

Over the last couple weeks I have taken some fun pics of my dinner tables and haven’t shown them off yet! First group is from a “friendsgiving” dinner party that my friend thru. She did an amazing job on the tables. It was her first time hosting so many people at once but she pulled all her dinnerware together. Mixed it all up and the outcome was beautiful!

Friendsgiving Dinner Party

In a couple cases Mary used scrap fabric from around her house for table runners and just folded them to hide the edges! No one would have even known!

Friendsgiving Dinner Party

I love how she added the berry branches to the fall table – made it seem so cozy and added beautiful texture to the table!

Friendsgiving Dinner Party

I was excited she also pulled out her blue willow plates, since I bought some for her wedding!

Friendsgiving Dinner Party

This was my absotule FAVORITE table of the night. She layed a scarf over the top of the table as a little drop cloth! How creative! Loved all the print mixing she did with the napkins, plates and scarf. Such a traditional China setting changed into such an updated display. I obviously nabbed a spot at this table right from the beginning!

Friendsgiving Dinner Party

Next I have some pics from a date night at home.

Date Night At Home Dinner Table

Pulled out the Ralph Lauren China and mixed with some fun casual printed napkins!

Date Night At Home Dinner Table

I love setting a good table. this past weekend we also did our first Christmas dinner party. I will be sure to share pics coming up soon!


Navy and White Living Room Inspiration

 I am really excited because I am helping a friend decorate her living room. She wants it fun, bright and family friendly. She already had a navy sectional sofa so we are building the whole room off of navy, white and pops of pink.

My friend found the super fun pink abstract. Since the wall is so large we are going to use 2 to create a statement.

sarah's inspiration board

home decorators buffet/target lamp/ballard designs wingback chair/pb tufted leather chair/pottery barn tufted leather chair/print/home decorators light rug/home decorators wingbackchair/

Currently Coveting

 Christmas has been on my mind…and knowing that I need to hand over my wish list to santa I decided to pull together all the things that have been on my mind lately…

lianna xmas wish list 2014

one kings lane black and white photo/furbish pink bone inlay tray/domaine carneros brut rose/domaine carneros blanc de noir sparkling/furbish python tray/one kings lane ginger jar/johnathan adler black and white canister/elements of style book/ballard designs blair bench/zgallerie red dinner plates/nicole cohen adidas print/etsy abstract art print/pbteen black and white sheet set/cow hide rug/

Fall Recipes

I have been loving cooking up fall since the weather changed. Over the last couple weekends I have made 2 new fall soups and a chicken pot pie. All delicious! I highly recommend!

Ina Garten Chicken Pot Pie

First is the chicken pot pie. It was amazing. I made it for a fall dinner party and it was a huge hit. It also made a lot so I was able to freeze some for later. Since I made it for a dinner party I rolled out the pastry ahead of time and placed in between sheets of plastic wrap. Then when we were ready to throw them in the oven it was easy to assemble!

bon appetit carrot coconut soup

Next this bon appetite carrot coconut soup. My friend made a carrot soup for our fall dinner party and I had never had one before. It was delish and it inspired me to make one myself (it also helped that my husband actually ate it). So I found this bon appetite recipe. The soup  has a little bit of kick from the thai chili sauce included – very good I would make it again!

The last one is a celery root and apple soup from epicurious! Sorry for no picture on this one. This was an amazing soup. I love creamy soups in the winter but we all know how the calories can add up. This one was a great way to have a creamy soup with non of the gilt. Celery root is one of my favorite fall vegetables so it is always fun when I can find a recipe I can use it with. This recipe also made a lot so I froze half for later!

Iron Horse Hotel Wedding Flowers

This past weekend I had the pleasure of playing florist for another wedding. This one was at the Iron Horse Hotel, one of my favorite places in Milwaukee. The bride wanted simple but a bit rustic and we played up the fall season. I did the hand bouquets with a variety of white flowers, football mums, garden roses, carnations, and spider mums.

Iron Horse Hotel Rustic Chic Wedding

Iron Horse Rustic Chic Wedding

Iron Horse Rustic Chic Wedding

I also made simple willow branch arrangements, which was really fun since I have never done them before. I didn’t know what to expect but they turned out to be a hit! We used them at the front of the aisle and the back and then post ceremony were transferred to be scattered on the tables. It’s always a nice way to get double use out of your arrangements.

Iron Horse Rustic Chic Wedding

The last thing I made for the wedding were these adorable football mum arrangements done in wooden long boxes. Here again, we were able to line the aisle during the ceremony and then transferred them to the tables for the dinner.

Iron Horse Rustic Chic Wedding

I just love doing flowers so it was fun having another opportunity this year!

See my previous flower experiences here and here.