This weekend I had the honor of hosting a Birthday Party for my dear friend Jane. We are neighbors and close friends, our children have "refrigerator rights" at both homes as they travel back and forth from each house. Originally from Ireland, Jane has enriched my life with many hours spent over a cup of tea talking about our kids, her life as a drama teacher at the local high school, the latest wee bit of neighborhood gossip and some political discussions as well, all with the plan of solving the worlds problems. We'll let you know when we have a solution. ;-)
The party was great because I was able to get the dining room ready a full week before Christmas and I had to share what I added to each chair as a holiday decoration.
Not the clearest picture, but I used the Big Banner with Rosettes stamp on vintage music paper and then cut each one out. I glued the music paper to cardstock first to give it a bit of weight, using the Claudine Helmuth Studio's multi-medium. Highly recommend the multi-medium (I like the matte finish) for all kinds of projects. It glues paper beautifully, curling a bit for a short time and gradually settling back flat as it dries, with no bubbles. I added these cute little circles from a Making Memories "Mistletoe" paper pad with pop-dots and attached each banner to the back of the chair (my favorite is the one that says "Naughty or Nice?") Some greenery from the redwood tree in our backyard and red ribbon to tie it all together.
My dining room is tiny, but add a little holiday decor and you have a very cozy, and fun place for a dinner party.
Here's Jane and friends with her birthday cake. Happy Birthday Jane!