Spring table settings

Take a hint from the world outside when setting your table this spring. Green is all around, use what you have, such as herbs, branches and leaves. Of course, flowers always make stunning table centres, but remember they don’t have to be large arrangements, a few flowers in a variety of bottles and vases will do the job nicely.

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Photograph by:  House Beautiful

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Photograph by: Kim Stoegbauer, The TomKat Studio; Photography by Laura Winslow Photography

I am a firm believer that simple and elegant is best.

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Photograph by: Martha Stewart Weddings

So go on and celebrate that spring has sprung.

Alissa

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Make your own stamps

Why not give making your own stamps a go!

They can be a little tricky and you do need a bit of patience, but with practice (and I still need some practice) you can make anything you like…

You may also need, (along with patience) some:

cheap plain erasers (get different sizes, the bigger the easier)

some carving tools

some sharp and small hobby knives

Make sure to write/draw any words and pictures backwards, that is especially important if you want them to turn out the right way when stamped :-D.

Here are a few that I have made!

Stamps

I love my little bird and bumblebee,

what do you think?