Friday, October 24, 2014


We are one week away from Halloween! Eek! I am so excited to share this delightfully wicked Halloween party that is perfect for the little ones as well as we big ones. The ladies of Michigan's Inner Circle Photography designed this amazing party with items they had at home, along with items they purchased at Michaels. I am in love with the purple table covering and don't you love the green balloons bubbling in the cauldron?? What an awesome idea! The girls look like they had so much fun participating in the games and activities. Big thanks to Inner Circle Photography for sharing their spooktacular soiree!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


If you live in the Nashville area you might be familiar with the Thistle Stop Cafe. Part of Thistle Farms, the cafe staff is comprised of remarkable women who carry inspirational stories of survival from prostitution, addiction and sex trafficking. The Thistle Stop Cafe holds its own story of power and hope, and is a great example of how–when a community unites–it can make a positive social change. More than 100 volunteers supplied the walls, deck, furnishings and cabinetry. Their large collection of tea cups were gathered from around the world and each came with its own story. Their cafe is also used as a space for special occasions. This particular high tea party was given to showcase their special space. If you are in the area, please stop in to enjoy a cup of tea, in honor of justice and new beginnings. Thank you to Nashville photographers, The Collection, for sharing these photos and the significance of The Thistle Cafe. (Please find a list of additional participating event vendors down below.)

Participating Vendors:
Cake Designer: Dulce Desserts
Floral Designer: The Enchanted Florist
Equipment Rentals: Fabu Event Decor
Linens and Coverings: Southern Events Party Rental
Favors and Gifts: Thistle Farms
Caterer: Thistle Stop Cafe
Transportation: Way Back in Time
PR Rep: Perfect Wedding Guide

Monday, October 20, 2014


Little Dixie is truly a blessing. Born 2 1/2 months premature she has already shown what a little fighter she is and made her baptism day that more special. Family traveled from Canada, New Zealand and Texas to California to meet her and celebrate with her. Mom is originally from Texas so she wanted to have a Southern garden brunch to celebrate the day. Mom even made the beautiful white cake with the cross of roses. Guests enjoyed tea sandwiches, quiche and sweet treats catered by Sweet Lady Jane. The memorable day was captured by California's Nicolenjoli Photography, who shared the day with us.

Friday, October 17, 2014


This little girl got to commemorate her birthday in style! Dressed in a luscious pink and cream gown to match her birthday cake, she was ever the gorgeous little gem. I love the shabby chic setting photographer Heather Tartaglia created for this special occasion with help from design and decor vendor Calliope. Great inspiration for a shabby chic birthday party.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014


These little monsters are certainly not scary and willing to share their treats! This is the perfect craft for those of you that choose to leave your candy on your front steps so you can trick or treat with your little ones. (Quite a few people do that in my neighborhood.) Or you can simply use these pumpkin characters to adorn your home. You might even consider putting them on the front porch with a battery operated tea light in their mouth. You can find craft pumpkins at places like Michaels and Hobby Lobby.  Find the full tutorial here at Under the Table and Dreaming.
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