We all have Spring fever over here. I honestly think I have it worst than the kids this year. I think all the romping around in the front yard for our project has made me very excited about the warmer weather. I've been thinking about a few new tables setting and lots of other Spring inspired items. Just a few of the items swirling around in the coconut these days. . .
Honeycomb pattern of magnetic spice jars.
I've been cleaning out and checking stock of our bar area. We seem to use it so much more in the summer when entertaining. I think it's fun to have a funky wine stopper or two! Love these, and they would make a great hostess gift.
I'm working on a lunch menu for Easter and leg of lamb keeps popping into my mind. I've never made it, but it seems like the perfect Easter main course.
Then, I was also thinking about coconut cake. And found this one with a fun twist - Coconut Carrot cake. The picture makes my mouth water.
I showed it to my hubby and said, "Doesn't this look divine?" His reply, "Looks like a waste of good sugar to me. I'm a pie man." Boooo. Insert sad face here. But, then I thought of lemon pie. And happy face. If you make that wonderful looking cake, please eat a piece for me. This year, I'm going with pie.
If you follow me on Instagram, you've already seen a little sneak peek of my table setting with this picture.
The dogwood china was a gift from my mother in law, and I made the napkins over the weekend. See a bit of the pattern under the plate? It's a faux bois pattern with peachy/coral tones. I got the idea to make the napkins from a very clever client, and it was super easy. Total cost for 20 napkins - $36.00. I was considering a set at West Elm that would have cost me around $240.00 for a dozen. So, I'm pretty happy at the moment. I plan to have peach and green tones throughout the table. You'll have to wait for the whole reveal. Here's the fabric source if you want to make a set of your very own.
Also saw this fun recipe for a Spring signature cocktail - Rosemary Infused Honey Sidecars. Yes please. I've never tried a sidecar, and it looks like this year is the year!
Been thinking about this room in blogger Abby Larson's home. A. lot. And I'm not even a pink kind of girl. Trying to decide what it is about the room I like so much.
Here's the other side of the room.
I think it's how light filled it seems. The drab winter we've has me in a light and airy mood. Told you I had the fever. I'm sure you've seen Domino's website where you can shop the story. Love that feature. Very fun to see the price points - click here to check it out.
Lastly, have you seen the new fabrics from Schumacher?! They have created a couple of brand new designs that I love. I shared pictures of them on Instagram this week. But, they've also issued some new color ways of a few tried and true designs (like Betwixt, Chang Mai, and a few others). There are four new colors of Betwixt (love them all) and three new colors of Chang Mia (one with a kelly green background that's oh so divine). Such a great way to make a tried and true fabric feel fresh. They are so new, I can't even find them on their website. Should have snapped a few pictures of them with my phone.
Happy Mid-week. M.