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Since 2014, Lettermade has been making linens with personality. In addition to designing cocktail and dinner napkins with monograms, they have made their mark by creating witty icons and partnering with such brands as Draper James, Gray Malin and Rifle Paper Co. Owner, Malia, just seems to keep raising the bar. Take these newest designs of Fashion Icons Karl Lagerfeld and Iris Apfel (if you haven’t seen the documentary of her life….it’s a “must watch”).karl-lettermade-cocktail-napkins

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Golf season is in full swing (couldn’t resist) at our house, so these golf inspired napkins would be perfect for Father’s Day or a golf gathering.

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You can elevate any occassion when you use the “good linens”…and you make it memorable when your linens have personality!

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Celebrating Mother’s Day with Heirlooms

DSC_0350One of the keys to effortless entertaining is to use what you have. And, to use things in ways that they weren’t intended.

For this Mother’s Day, I decided to combine the beautiful, baby pink Angelique tulips in my garden (they are reminiscent of roses when they open up and smell like honey) with my great-grandmother’s crystal sherry glasses and our silver baby cups. Theses are cherished family heirlooms that seldom get “used”. I love how I can bridge generations at one table.

Here are a few other ideas on how to incorporate heirlooms into your celebration. Consider using each family member’s baby cup as a place card, either filled with flowers or candy. Bring out your grandmother’s china, crystal or silver and mix it with your every day dishes. Use baby spoons in candy dishes.

A friend of mine collects silver baby cups and ties them on her stair garland at Christmas. I think they’d be darling hung from the dining room chandelier with ribbons, too. DSC_0355DSC_0353 IMG_2412DSC_0365 DSC_0356DSC_0363 IMG_2411 IMG_2414IMG_2417 IMG_2415Hop over to my Instagram account (@prettypink2lips) to see if you won the Tulip Nouveau pillow by one of the coolest moms I know…Kerri Rosenthal!

Do you have any traditions for celebrating Mother’s Day?

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Lunch at The Enchanted Home

IMG_2314One of the major benefits of blogging is being part of a community of like minded people. Somewhere along the way, we went from commenting on each other’s blogs to connecting in real life…and these relationships have blossomed over the years.

This past week, Tina of The Enchanted Home (truly, enchanted!) served as hostess-with-the-mostess for 12 of us, to honor and celebrate Kristy Woodson Harvey and her latest novel, Slightly South of Simple (separate post to come on that). You can’t help but feel you’ve entered a home decor fairy tale, as everything, yes everything, is that beautiful, elegant and inviting.

Kristy and her mom, Beth are the voices behind Design Chic and were in NYC on a whirlwind book signing tour. So, of course we all wanted to see them and one another. Also there was Patricia of PVE Design, Jeanne McKay Hartmann, Sandy of You May Be Wandering, Carolyn and Cynthia of Diane James Home, “Katie” of Preppy Empty Nester and Karolyn of The Relished Roost.IMG_2307Beth, Kristy and JeanneIMG_2312Crudite in mini mint julep cups!tableTina’s gorgeous dining room table, set with her signature blue and white porcelain.IMG_2316 IMG_2320It’s always fun to see how other people entertain, so here are a few tidbits on how Tina does it. We started with the appetizers and processo in the living room. To find our seats, we picked numbers out of a bowl, which corresponded to numbers at the table. That’s mine…#5. We began with the most delicious tomato soup and then helped ourselves buffet style to quiche, salad and sandwiches. Dessert was later set up in the same place, buffet style. And, those cute little foo dogs…those were our party favors!

We lingered for hours, catching up on things we don’t usually write about on our blogs. Just like old friends.

Hope you enjoyed this peek into the blogging world come to life. Wishing you all an “enchanting” weekend!

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