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Just Announced: Color of the Year 2014

 

Pantone has just announced the color of the year for 2014. We have anxiously been awaiting this announcement.  Each year, it is so much fun to see what the color will be.  This year it is a hue of purple and we love it!!! (of course)

Did you know that purple is considered a neutral?  It has warm AND cool tones which make it a very compatible color partner.  The new color is soft, but yet powerful enough to stand alone.  What colors will you pair it with?  Make sure to let us know.

Pantone Reveals Color of the Year for 2014: PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid

“While the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.

“An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”

For more than a decade, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design. Past colors include:

  • PANTONE      17-5641 Emerald (2013)
  • PANTONE      17-1463 Tangerine Tango (2012)
  • PANTONE      18-2120 Honeysuckle (2011)
  • PANTONE      15-5519 Turquoise (2010)
  • PANTONE      14-0848 Mimosa (2009)
  • PANTONE      18-3943 Blue Iris (2008)
  • PANTONE      19-1557 Chili Pepper (2007)
  • PANTONE      13-1106 Sand Dollar (2006)
  • PANTONE      15-5217 Blue Turquoise (2005)
  • PANTONE      17-1456 Tigerlily (2004)
  • PANTONE      14-4811 Aqua Sky (2003)
  • PANTONE      19-1664 True Red (2002)
  • PANTONE      17-2031 Fuchsia Rose (2001)
  • PANTONE      15-4020 Cerulean (2000)

Photo and Credits:  http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/photos/pantone-reveals-color-2014-pantone-photo-050100891.html, http://brides.prestonbailey.com/2014/01/01/new-years-orchid-centerpieces

Love,

Kim

 

Hostess Gifts

Attending a party or gathering soon?  We know how you are looking forward to it and we know what it takes to throw a party.  Make sure you’re the guest that goes the ‘little extra’ and remembers your host with a “hostess gift”.  What is a hostess gift?  We think it is a great way to say, “Thank you for inviting me!”  We all love to be included and when we are invited to a special event we can show our appreciation with a small token.

Many guests include a bottle of wine (which we love to receive) as a gift, but think out of the box too.  What about some great chocolates, fruit from the local farmer’s market, a new read or the latest released CD?  Don’t underestimate flowers or a potted plant too. Hosts love to be remembered and appreciated.  They worked hard to make the party a celebration and your thoughtfulness will be remembered with many more invitations.

Always remember a personal handwritten thank you note is a rarity and will be greatly appreciated too.

Your appreciation, your smile and willing hand to pitch in (when needed) will make your host or hostess invite you again and again.  Of course, how could any party be fun without you?

http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=ush-mailn&sz=all&va=thank+you

By Kim

Glow Stones are Gorgeous!

Want a WOW FACTOR for the entry of your next fabulous event?  Use glow stones.  These little stones are a tremendous way to add impact and wow to any entry or exit.  Set a tone for your event as guests arrive with this magical path.  These pebbles are non-toxic, photo-luminescent and waterproof. Just expose them to a light for 10 minutes, and they will illuminate for up to 12 hours. (No electricity required.) Mix them with pavement or gravel for a stunning surprise.

Wow, wow, wow!

We can’t wait to use them!

http://pinterest.com/pin/231442868320720730/

By Kim

Mason Jars Fun Decor for Your Wedding or Event

Different uses for Mason Jars at your wedding

Vintage styling is very popular today among clothing and accessories, but it is especially characterized for country inspired weddings. There are many ways you can decorate your venue and reception with unique items, such as Mason Jars, barn wood, old iron works, fencing and containers.  The Mason jar is so popular and has a lot of uses.  Did you know that Mason jars were invented by John Mason to improve the process for preserving and canning food?  Your grandmother’s food, as a child, was probably prepared in a Mason jar.

Today, they are used as decoration, and make for very unique, cute décor for many brides. Whether you use 10 or 100, they add a nice DIY (do it yourself) look that fits perfectly into a vintage/ rustic theme wedding.  Here are some great ways to use them:

By Andrea

 

Vases

Drinking Glasses

Candle holders

Table numbers

Centerpieces for tables

Décor

Hanging Mason jar candle holders

Pew markers

 

DIY Thanksgiving Centerpieces

Here are some great DIY Thanksgiving centerpieces created by the one and only Preston Bailey.  Most of these creations are made with leaves wrapped around the vases, twigs gathered and ties or fruit incorporated into the floral arrangement.  If you want to add some colorful decor at the last minute, don’t forget about using fruit.  I always try to have a cake pedestal or basket with fresh fruits and vegetables in it.  It makes an easy and fast DIY centerpiece.

by Kim

http://inspirations.prestonbailey.com/2011/11/21/easy-diy-thanksgiving-centerpieces/