Sunday, August 29, 2010

Nothing Like a Party...

...to get you motivated to do a few things around your house!  Pat and I decided to have a few neighborhood friends over last night and I've been itching to buy some new decorations.  So...off I went on errands yesterday morning.  Here are a few of my favorite new things...couldn't you see these as inspiration photos for the a card challenge?  These new decorations make me happy!

First up...the mantle.  The candles were moved from a different spot and I added the other item...not sure what to call it...purchased at Target!

Next up are these fun lanterns and candles...I've been wanting something for this shelf I have in our foyer for a long time too...love the way they look.  Purchased these at Home Goods.
And here's the whole shelf with some new arrangements and book ends....bought these at a local silk floral shop.  I'm finally in love with this bookcase.  It's only been 10 years since we bought it!
And of course...you have to buy yourself flowers when you're having a party?!!!
And last but not least...a card to share (as I'm sure some of you are thinking it's about time already)!  Here is a card for the current Play Date Cafe challenge to combine navy, hot pink and mustard together.  Not my favorite color combo....and that was the point of the challenge!  Love that I have a card in my stash for any occassion.  Hope you enjoy it too!  All Hero Arts stamps with Melon Mambo, Night of Navy and More Mustard SU Colors and some PTI Twine.  Have a happy Sunday!

15 comments:

  1. Oooh what a fab card to have in your stash for any occasion! Love your new purchases too, hope you had a fun party!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  2. Saw it over on Flickr and thought how pretty and lovely it was. Than I realized it must be for the PDCC as the colors were that fun combo. Popped over to say wonderful use of the colors. Thanks for joining us at the PDCC this week! (Love your new accessories too!)

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  3. Oh....love seeing the little pretties in your home and your card is so beautiful! :)

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  4. love the decorating!!! How fun :) And those flowers!!! Wow, they would make a great colour challenge :) LOVE the card...those stamps are so perfect and love the twine...oh, I'm smiling :D I love it!!

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  5. The decorations are gorgeous and I hope the party was a smash! Your card is absolutely gorgeous. I have a surprise waiting for you at my blog. :)

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  6. Love lanterns - and the flowers - gorgeous. So is your card - it is so pretty and don't those colours work well.

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  7. LOVE your home decor and your card is FAB! LOVE the flowers against the text!

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  8. Love, love, love your photos and GORGEOUS home dec! What a great lead in to this fantastic card! I am simply floored by the no nonsense, ultra elegant way you tackled this unlikely color combo! WAY TO GO, Lynn! I am SO inspired, I might just have to make ANOTHER! Great job, dear! DELIGHTED to have this fine piece in the CAFE! Yeee Haww!

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  9. Oh I love a good nosey in people's houses lol, thanks for sharing the pics. I love your Play Date entry, I can't get over how clean and simple and elegant you can make a card, using such bright colours!! Just FaBuLouS!!

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  10. This is just lovely, Lynn! Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!

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  11. Love your new home decor pieces! Beautiful use of this weeks colors, very pretty! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

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  12. This is lovely, Lynn; so simple and I love the
    stamp you have used. The flowers on the table are very cheery and I also love lanterns.
    Sue xxxx

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  13. Such a pretty card, love all of your photos too! Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC this week!

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  14. What a lovely post and a great way to tie in the card for the challenge....you really did a lovely job all the way around. Thanks for sharing it with us in The Cafe.

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