March 29, 2018

a little romance for easter





This will be my second to last Easter tablescape 
of the year to share with you all…




The inspiration for this little table
was the pretty bouquet of pink ruffled tulips and roses…

such an old-fashioned romantic look!





The colors were all kept soft and dreamy…




And, I love how this Pottery Barn raffia runner adds
just the right amount of texture. 




Bunnies and eggs are my favorite 
accessories for an Easter tablescape!




Baby blue bunny plates found at
Home Goods remind me of
a pretty vintage cameo.




These darker pink tulips are so full, 
they almost look like roses!

(from Trader Joe’s, of course) 




Moss bunnies keep a lookout in the corner of the window.




And it all came together like this:




ciao! fabiana

P.S. I’ll be sharing my latest Easter
table setting later this week.

(last one of the year!)










March 28, 2018

10 favorite easter table settings





With Easter less than two weeks away, today I’m sharing ten of my favorite Easter tablescapes. These little vignettes, past and present, are some of my favorite ways to welcome family and friends to the table and celebrate the best of Spring






















Keep a look out for more Easter tablescape fun! Over the next few days, I’ll be sharing more details of how these newer table settings came together.





 ciao! fabiana







March 27, 2018

a few egg-cellent ideas





Just a little Good Friday Easter egg inspiration…




Graphic patterns on pastel eggs
are easy to pull off using stamps made out of
bubble wrap and corrugated cardboard..




I love this blue and white decoupage idea
that’s easy to replicate using pretty paper and Mod Podge.





Wooden eggs painted in a two-tone ombre look is fun!




Everyone loves Jelly Bellys!

what’s your favorite flavor?

I especially love Pina Colada and Root Beer.





brilliant!


And now for a few adorable recipes…


Info on this wood bark cake stand can be found at the end of this post.


ORANGE CHAMOMILE CAKE

For the Cake:
2 1/2 c. whole milk
8 chamomile tea bags
Cooking spray
4 1/2 c. all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
4 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. kosher salt
1 1/2 c. (3 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 1/4 c. granulated sugar
5 large eggs, at room temperature
1 tbsp. finely grated orange zest
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

For the Frosting:
2 c. (4 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 lb. confectioners’ sugar
3 tbsp. fresh orange juice
1 tbsp. pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
Plus: Bunny Sugar Cookies and chamomile flowers, for decorating

TOTAL TIME: 1:50
1. Make the cake: Place milk and tea bags in a small pot. Cook over medium heat until warm to the touch (do not let it boil), 7 to 8 minutes. Turn off heat and cool completely; discard tea bags.

2.  Heat oven to 325°F. Grease 4 (8-inch) round cake pans and line the bottoms with parchment paper; grease parchment. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.

3. Beat butter and granulated sugar on medium speed with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, 2 to 4 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until blended after each addition. Beat in orange zest and vanilla. Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in flour mixture and milk alternately, beginning and ending with flour mixture, just until incorporated. Divide batter among the prepared pans.

4. Bake until a wooden pick inserted into the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool in pans, on wire racks, 10 minutes, then invert onto racks to cool completely.

5. Make the frosting: Beat butter on medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy, 1 to 2 minutes. Reduce mixer to low and gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar. Beat in orange juice, vanilla, and salt. Increase mixer speed to high and beat until fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes.

6.  Assemble the cake: Place one cake layer on a cake stand or plate and top with 1/2 cup frosting; repeat two more times. Top with the remaining cake layer. Frost top and sides of cake with remaining frosting (save 1/4 cup frosting for bunny tails). Add bunny sugar cookies.

YIELDS: 16 SERVINGS
Recipe Courtesy of Country Living




Lemon Pudding Cake

4 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temp,
      plus more for the dish
1 c. granulated sugar
3 large eggs, separated
1/3 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 c. whole milk
1/3 c. fresh lemon juice
Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
Directions

1. Heat oven to 350°F and grease shallow 2-quart oval baking dish.

2. Using an electric mixer, beat butter, granulated sugar and egg yolks in large bowl until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add flour and mix to combine. Reduce mixer speed to low and mix in milk and lemon juice (batter may look curdled).

3. In second bowl, with clean beaters, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form, 3 minutes. Stir one-third of whites into lemon mixture, then fold in remaining whites until combined.

4. Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish and place dish in roasting pan. Add enough boiling water to roasting pan to come one-third of the way up baking dish. Transfer roasting pan to oven and bake until light golden brown, 35 to 40 minutes.

5. If desired, place a bunny cutout on top of cake, then dust with confectioners’ sugar. Carefully lift away template and serve.
Yields 6 servings




Edible Crudité Garden Patch

Spread about 4 cups of hummus in a 9 x 13 baking dish, and then spread 1 ½ cups of ground pumpernickel crackers or pumpernickel bread to cover completely. Place your adorable garden veggies in even rows, as you would in a vegetable garden, and trim as needed. Recipe courtesy of the Food Network.



ciao! fabiana













photo credit:
1,2,4,5  Martha Stewart
3,6,7,  Country Living
8  Good Housekeeping
9 Food Network






March 25, 2018

true blue





It’s Sunday,

so today I’m sharing a little design and decor

eye candy

 from a few of my favorite magazines.




I’m really excited about Barclay Butera’s
newest line of outdoor furniture

it’s so pretty!



Hi, Barclay!





Isn't this the perfect outdoor spot 




Spring is here and the  hydrangeas 
will be blooming like this very soon!

Can't wait!




Such a fun Easter tablescape.





Currently obsessed with this color combo!






I love the idea of painting a plain
faux bamboo desk an amazing blue like this!




I hope you’re enjoying the rest of your weekend








 ciao! fabiana

image sources:
1. Serena &Lily   2. & 3. Barclay Butera   4. BH&G   5. Garden & Gun
6. & 7. Good Housekeeping   8.  BH&G    9. Coastal Living   10. BH&G  
11.  Country Living   12. Domino







March 24, 2018

the easter tablescape blues





Happy Saturday!

I’ve spent most of the day
Spring cleaning, decluttering the house
and rearranging my backyard furniture,
so it was fun to get back to my photos and
edit them today!




Over the last two weeks I’ve been playing around
with some different color combos that

A few little kumquats look amazing  
contrasting the complimentary colors
in the tablescape perfectly!




My neighbor Susan has a kumquat tree with
probably tens of thousands of kumquats
on it right now!

She has so many that she actually
sells most of them to our local farmer’smarket.

Anyways, she was kind enough

Thanks, Susan! 




If you’ve never tried a kumquat,
you must, if you have the opportunity.

They’re little citrus fruits that you eat whole,
and they have a very sweet rind and are sour inside…
yum! 




A subtle contrast of baby blue also works well
with blue and white plates in the indigo color family.




soften the look of the table.




I was really flattered last week when
on their instagram page!

I absolutely love how the cabbageware

both from Home Goods!! 




Switching things up a bit,




My brother-in-law, Rob brought me
these vibrant orchids last time he was over,
and I sprinkled a few flowers on the table
for a fun contrast in color!




The best of both colors really
comes shining through, 
don’t you think?




Same with the bright yellow daffodils and tulips

so, which color combo should I go for on Easter?




here's a fun gif of my table…





ciao! fabiana







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