Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A Very Happy Unbirthday

design mind via house of turquoise

It was my son's birthday this past weekend and we of course, decorated for him. He wakes up every morning still thinking it's his birthday because some of the streamers are still up. I like giving him a little bit of excitement over holiday decorating magic, so I gradually take decorations down.

  
style files by styled by Sweet Paul
 
So, what kinds of party festivities can go year round, without being too party like? The above tree branch with ornaments, I believe is an old Christmas idea, but imagine changing the ornaments throughout the seasons. Starfish, little burlap or vintage fabric potpourri filled hearts, berry garlands, large chandelier prisms, hand sewn birds... so many easy and affordable options for a natural statement piece!

  family fun.go - streamer bed curtains

This streamer curtain idea wouldn't last longer than a few hours in my home, but maybe your little girl (or craft office space) could use a little sprucing! Wouldn't it look lovely in pales shades of creme, white and soft grey?  It is super cheap and takes minutes, instructions here.  ps, love the unicorn picture, haven't seen anything like that since the 80's, I'm pretty sure it says "Believe Your Dreams"!

 

You don't need to be having a wedding to enjoy colorful table linens, fresh flowers and a few colorful party pom mobiles hanging above. Besides, fresh strawberries are a joy to munch on for any day. A little color, polka dots and table scape ingenuity can make a blah day, seem a little more exciting.

15 comments:

Kristina P. said...

That tree branch is awesome!!

Kristina P. said...

That tree branch is awesome!!

Little Lovables said...

I bet it would way awesome with a snuggie Kristina

The Boob Nazi said...

I love polka dots.

tait said...

Thanks for writing about Style Me Pretty! The photo is from one of our shoots where where wedding professionals turn an inspiration board into a photo shoot. This particular shoot took place at The Back Porch Restaurant in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. I included the link to the original post below.

Inspiration to Reality

Little Lovables said...

Thanks tait, I'm so glad you posted the link!

Sara said...

I love those ideas!! We still have the "welcome home" banner we made for my dad in December! hehe he used to live in Jeddah and now he's back :)

Bonjour Pierre said...

I love these decorations! If I had a birthday party, I'd want you to decorate!

Maria-Thérèse afiori.com said...

Well this certainly made my day (night) less blah! Just reading this and seeing the gorgeous pics made me smile :)

♥ Maria-Thérèse blog.afiori.com

boatbaby said...

I am LOVING that branch! And that rainbow unicorn room would have sent me over the edge when I was 9 (sometime in the 80's!) Yes, total vintage 80's poster there. Great finds!

vivian said...

you make me want to throw a party!

elledee said...

I adore the teal chairs!

Couture Carrie said...

Such gorgeous tablescapes!

xoxox,
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Dionne said...

This makes me want to throw a pretty party right now! Love the branch idea!

Kristin said...

What gorgeous decs! I'm all about poms. I would love to have them festooning my house year 'round!

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