Posts Tagged ‘eiffel tower vases’

17 Al Fresco Dining Ideas We Love

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Days are warming and nothing tastes better than meals outside! Plus, how fun is it to create your own cozy dining nook, countryside or cityscape? A rooftop, a hedged back yard, a patio or even a field of wheat can make a refreshing backdrop, just so long as it’s private and pretty.

Here’s a smorgasbord of tips for setting your outdoor eating style, so grab your design plate and create your own fare.

  1. Old oil lamps
  2. Benches with cushions or pillows complimenting your table runner
  3. Lanterns hung in the trees or arbor
  4. In the absence of an arbor or tent, banners of fabric draped overhead
  5. Wildflowers in urns
  6. Metal wire between two trees on which to hang votives, lanterns or lightweight candelabra
  7. A basket or bowl centerpiece piled with fresh fruit
  8. Tiny topiary or potted plant place favors
  9. Eclectic mix of dishes
  10. Floating fresh flowers
  11. Paper lanterns
  12. Citronella or incense sticks to keep bugs at bay
  13. Battery-operated candles for no fuss
  14. Cloth napkins and wholesale tablecloths to avoid fly-away paper goods
  15. The path to your table or the backdrop illuminated by floating candles or large pillar candles in huge hurricanes
  16. Upturned metal colanders or wire mesh baskets covering gnat-tempting platters
  17. Simple, light fare – salads, grilled meats, and fun, fruity drinks
  18. Eiffel tower vases to showcase fresh flowers on the tables.

How to do a Retirement Party Right

Friday, August 8th, 2014

For all the satisfaction of career accomplishments and the anticipation of the rewards of rest, a retirement can be a sensitive time. The retiree is experiencing a major life change, one that will alter all the familiar patterns and cause at least a partial break with people who have over the years potentially become not only co-workers but close friends. It’s a time for the company to make sure its former employee feels appreciated – to assure him or her that he or she will be missed and remembered. There’s no better way to do that than with a fabulous retirement party that captures the flavor of who the employee is and what he or she has contributed to the organization.

Allow plenty of time to prepare. Gather information about the retiree’s background, interests and accomplishments. Translate these into a memorable party setting, whether casual or elegant. (more…)

3 Fabulous Centerpieces That Start with Glass Vases

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Every glass vase size and shape presents a new way to create a unique centerpiece for weddings and other important events. You can grab a handful of flowers, place them in the top and call it a day. This approach is easy, but won’t give your centerpieces the fine detail and memorable appearance that a well-planned arrangement will. The following centerpieces will really wow your guests!

Glass Eiffel Tower Vases

Eiffel Tower vases make
great DIY centerpieces!

The Romantic Eiffel Tower Vase Centerpiece

To create this look, get eiffel tower vases in your preferred size and finish. Add a solitary rose to the top. Classic red roses are a great choice, but you can make it more personal by choosing a unique hue – like the bride’s favorite color (for weddings).  Gather matching flower petals and scatter them around the bottom of the vase and you have a simple yet romantic DIY centerpiece!  (more…)

Eiffel Tower Vases: 5 Tips for Designing DIY Centerpieces

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Eiffel tower vases are frequently used in weddings and other events each year. If you would like to use this popular container in your next DIY décor project, then there are a few things you should know to make sure the finished centerpiece looks perfect.

Eiffel Tower Vases Tip 1: Keep Stability in Mind When Designing an Arrangement

Stability is just as important as beauty when designing a DIY centerpiece. A great way to keep your Eiffel tower arrangement together is to build it around a foam bouquet holder. That way your hard work will survive throughout the event!

Reusable centerpiece mirror

A round centerpiece mirror

Tip 2: Mirrors Make Eiffel Tower Vases Look Even Taller

Eiffel tower vases are appealing because they look tall and dramatic. You can take that one step further by setting up your centerpiece on a round mirror. Centerpiece mirrors give the finished display depth that can really spice up table décor. (more…)