Posts Tagged ‘Pink Peonies’

My Pink Period


Come February I just can’t get enough pink in my life…

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…and by March the love affair is over.

xx Lydia

Dinner Party Snaps



I woke up one morning with an itch to entertain


Summer Table

Food + Friends + Games


Summer Table Close


I served skirt steak, green salad and potato salad, simple


Steak and Potato Salad Gribiche


then balsamic berries with basil and marscapone


Balsamic Berries with Basil and Marscapone


So fun, I wish I could have a dinner party every night




Plates- Heath Ceramics, Napkins- Anthropologie, Bud Vases- Kate Spade for Lennox, Glasses- Napa Style

Wedding Decor: October + Rock & Roll


FINALLY it’s October and it’s timely to share the pictures of my friend Mary’s incredible wedding decor. She got married on October 31, 2009 and she masterminded the entire event from the table decor to designing her own dress. I think there are a lot of ideas in this wedding inspire your home Fall/October/Halloween decorations and table arrangements.

All Photos courtesy of Erin Hearts Court Wedding Photography

M+S_BLOG029Hot pink and deep purple flowers were a beautiful compliment to the many orange pumpkins used in the the decor landscape. Pops of yellow and verdant green kept the palette fresh.

M+S_BLOG033the ceremony benches were studded with pumpkins

M+S_BLOG036the couple framed in swags of hanging black and white striped fabric (from Ikea)

M+S_BLOG030dinner was served on long wood tables with black and white striped table runners and an explosion of colorful decor including pumpkins of all sizes and hot pink peonies, dahlias and ranunculi!

M+S_BLOG041Mary provided the decor and the vision but Meg from La Partie Events styled up the room beyond her wildest dreams. Drew typed all the escort cards on his old typewriter and then they were fixed at each place setting to a mini pumpkin.

M+S_BLOG050We made the sparkly table numbers out of foam numbers from the hardware store by coating them in black spray paint, then spray glue and rolling them in coarse black glitter. Then we glued them to a stick and they sprung from a pumpkin on each table.

M+S_BLOG057so many chic details to inspire your holiday tables this year. I adore that birch bark wrapped glass votive with a floating tea light.

M+S_BLOG054The caterers from Auntie Em’s styled up the dinner buffet by writing the names of the dishes on gourds! Halloween desserts such as mini caramel apples and huge apothecary jars of assorted candy were as decorative as they were delicious.

M+S_BLOG063Assorted mini cupcakes were served instead of cake and the bride added her own cake toppers, a ballerina and a pirate which sums up the couple perfectly!

To see the rest of the pictures from Erin Hearts Court of this magical day click here!

Flower Arrangements


My friend Alissa and I created these gypsy-inspired arrangements last year for Mary’s rehearsal dinner. You could replicate the look of these with any flowers and any found object that can hold water to be the vase.

flowers- LE messy

I saved jam jars, wine bottles and water vessels for a few months. Scrubbed off the labels and voila, free vases!


Yellow ranunculi, puffy white hydrangeas, shiny magnolia leaves set off by nontraditional elements like fresh thyme and feathers.


The dahlias in this arrangement really pop.

peony and black feather

I love the juxtaposition of the black feathers, pink peony and the black and white anemones.

pink peony chartruse feather

A hot pink peony and a deep purple dahlia pulled together by the chartreuse feather.

Shh don’t tell anyone but we made all these arrangements for $100 total! All floral supplies came from the Flower Mart in Downtown LA and the “vases” were assorted jars and wine bottles I saved for this very event.