Holiday Gift Guide: Hostess Gifts

November 28th, 2014 | No Comments »

holiday gift guide - hostess

 

Dinner parties & cocktails are filling up our calendars as the holidays draw closer. Here are some cute and affordable ideas to bring the hostesses on your list. be sure to share this list if you happen to be the hostess of course!

And lovelies, be sure to come and hang out with me as I’ll be writing away at my Advent Calendar once more this year, posting a blogpost a day for from December 1st to the 25th. #HolidayCheer #OhWhatFun

Shopping List:

I love, love, love this cozy throw. Actually, I love it so much, I might just have to get one for myself! Also follow Monica on Instagram for more of her amazing photos, including this one of her wearing the said lovely throw!

Great to hide away spices, sea salt, or jewelry, these stone boxes are nothing short of adorable.

Great to host a party of to serve a croissant on a lazy Sunday morning, I am crushing on these dessert plates by Nate Berkus for Target.

A great bone inlay tray that will be a definite crowd pleaser.

I don’t know about you, but I sure do love a glass of wine and I also do love anything Kate Spade. Mix them up and what do you get? A Kate Spade Owl bottle stoppers set of course!

Offer this gold dot vase along with some fresh blooms.

I am really into cacti these days and this one is particularly cute!

How about serving this cheese plate with some locally made cheeses and some fancy crackers?

Is it a ring plate, is it a key dish, no it’s a bird juicer! Served with a bottle of vodka (or tequila) and some fresh citrus and you got yourself a party my dear!

 

 

A Festive & Bohemian Tablescape

November 27th, 2014 | No Comments »

orange and turquoise table setting

 

I see dinners al fresco a little like I see cocktail hour (and it being 5pm somewhere in the world)… it is warm somewhere in the world. As we settle in here – here being Montréal, Canada – in cold weather and snow, there are places where such outdoor dinners are still in the realm of possibilities. So, for all of you warm climate design lovers, this one’s for you!

I am absolutely crushing on the colour palette used to make this tablescape, on the gorgeous and vibrant floral center piece and on the mismatched napkins and turquoise plates.

 

pink and blue tablescape

 

colourful tablescape

 

bohemian flower arrangement

 

parson table and tablescape

 

photos source: Mother

CANVAS: Christmas at my Forever House

November 26th, 2014 | 3 Comments »

 

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So, welcome to my home! That’s what I had the pleasure of saying last week to about 25 different media people as they walked in my home for a CANVAS Holiday Collection event by Canadian Tire. The concept was both simple and original: to outfit my home to showcase their beautiful new collection in the “real” context of someone’s home.

 

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For the launch of their CANVAS brand they propose 4 different collections, but it’s their Apple Green collection that stole my heart. We often think that a green tree with green ornaments will look lacklustre and boring, but look at the result! it is anything but dull, isn’t it? All different shades of green meet in nature beautifully, why not in a Christmas tree then!

 

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To make it my own, I chose to integrate some ornaments in both silver and gold (yes Mom, metals mix!) as well as elements in black to break up the palette and to fit with the rest of my living room’s decor.

 

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On the mantle, I used this greenery garland, added some unbreakable ornaments in mint and green and a long grosgrain ribbon for a touch of whimsy. Of course, my beloved personalized stockings look great underneath, awaiting Santa’s treats.

 

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So after all this decorating, a glass of wine was in order. Tchin Tchin & Thank you to the whole team at Canadian Tire for this wonderful opportunity. Stay tuned, next week I will show you the dining room as well as the kids bedrooms… yes, they too got a Christmas makeover (to their greatest delight!)

 

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Photo credit: Fany Ducharme

 

See more photos of the living room decor:

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photo credit: Julia C. Vona of Juno Photo

Concours: Un atelier chez Aube Créations

November 25th, 2014 | 88 Comments »

painting furniture

Bon, alors j’ai un super concours à vous proposer! Je suis vraiment contente de pouvoir partager avec vous ma passion de la transformation des meubles en compagnie d’une experte en la matière!

En fait, je vais laisser Tania vous l’expliquer dans ses mots:

“C’est à notre atelier que nous vous invitons pour un atelier avec, Tania Trudel, fondatrice d’Aube Créations et Vanessa… (oui oui je vais aller vous voir aussi!)

Cet atelier vous permettra de créer vous -même vos meubles à la maison. Vous apprendrez quatre techniques de finition de meubles.” – Tania

Décor avec meuble Chalk Paint

À gagner:

4 prix comprenant: 1 atelier pour une personne (d’une valeur de 195$)

  • Le matériel: vous repartirez à la maison avec votre feuille de technique ainsi que vos essais.
  • Thé, café et mignardise inclus: Assurez -vous de mentionner vos allergies, s’il y lieu.
  • Prévoyez votre journée car l’atelier commence à 10:00 et termine à 15h00.
  • Prévoir est un habillement confortable pour lequel vous n’aurez pas de peine, si vous vous tachez.
  • Lieu:  L’atelier-boutique d’Aube Créations situé au 45, rue St-Joseph à Sainte-Thérèse, J7E 4X5

 

Pour participer, 3 façons d’ajouter votre nom au tirage:

  1. Laissez-nous un commentaire, ici-même sur le blogue, sur pourquoi vous aimeriez gagner l’une de ses 4 passes.
  2. Suivez-nous sur Facebook ou Instagram
  3. Suivez Aube Créations sur Facebook ou Instagram

 

Règlements: 

  • Le concours prendra fin le 2 décembre prochain à minuit. Le tirage sera fait, au hasard, le 3 décembre en utilisant random.org
  • Vous devez être disponible le 6 décembre 2014 entre 10h et 15h
  • L’atelier sera donné à Ste-Thérèse (45, rue St-Joseph à Sainte-Thérèse, J7E 4X5). Le transport n’est pas inclus
  • Ouverts au résidents du Québec
  • 18 ans et plus

 

aube creations- tania trudel

 

Voici deux liens à visiter si vous souhaitez en apprendre plus sur les produits Chalk Paint® d’Annie Sloan ou encore pour découvrir les distributeurs québécois et leurs ateliers de transformation de meubles.

Entre temps, bonne chance!

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