Setting The Table for Mom

Posted by Amy Swift Crosby on May 11, 2017 5:39:07 PM

Regular readers know we love an eclectic table, and Mother’s Day is no different! For this occasion, however, you’ll notice our gravitation toward vintage pink, mercury glass, and rose quartz, some of the more feminine combinations in our design reservoir. We love combining the shiny and new with something aged with a patina because table design sets a mood and a standard, and our favorites are those that seem comforting and familiar, yet inspired and inventive. We sat down with Luna Creative Director Katie Flanagan to find out what she’ll be doing for Mother’s Day, and as the busy mother of a preschooler and first grader, her first reply was “Something easy!”

Here, she breaks down her strategy with the hopes that other busy moms (and mom appreciators) will take the pressure off – and get their design chops on!

Pink & Gold

“One of my favorite combinations in our collection is the rose gold decor mixed with gold mercury glass. You almost don’t have to do much else because these two make magic together. I love them because they bring out the best in each other, and you can incorporate candles without worrying about little ones tipping them over, which is essential in my family. The vintage style glassware has been a staff obsession this year, and a favorite of our customers, too! For Mother’s Day, I plan to lay some cherry blossom across the midsection of the table as my centerpiece, with fuschia colored luxe glass candle holders atop our bridal pink table runner.”

Hurricane Candle Holder Vase

Mercury Glass Centerpeices

Local Flora

“For vases, I use our hurricane lanterns for medium sized wild floral bouquets that I select at the farmer’s market. I might do three down the center of the table and one at the entrance. They’re a great size for anything from tulips to roses to wild greens. I even cut some forsythia and trimmed it down to fit into a hurricane lantern last year around this time. It was stunning!”

Lace Accents

“I used to think doilies were only for my grandmother’s house, but I see the total genius in them now. I place them under almost everything because they fill the table with a lace accent that feels like high tea or brunch in an old world hotel. Our Henrietta Cotton Lace Doilies are my favorite. Under a vintage green or milk glass vase, you achieve a very modern, yet antique look with a minimal effort. The greenery looks gorgeous with all of this – you clip it yourself or find it at a local florist.”

doilies vintage style tabletop decorations

Rest & Relax
“My last tip is not to stress, mamas. Today is your day to enjoy, not to work! So make it easy on yourself with some of my ideas here, and for the rest of the day, book a massage, read a book, hug your children and spend the day thinking of all the reasons you’re amazing. Because you are!”

 

relax with decorative throw pillows


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Topics: gifts, Event Design, parties, Mother's Day, home decor

Packaging. It Matters.

Posted by Maia Bissette on Feb 5, 2016 12:05:00 PM

 

We spend so much time searching, agonizing (or panicking) over gifts. When it comes to holidays like Valentine’s Day, there’s so much anxiety over what to do. Are flowers enough? Is gold enough? Is a note enough? Here’s the answer (for anyone still wondering.)

Anything is enough…as long as you do it with style and thoughtfulness. We love the idea of a teeny, tiny love note in one of our Handmade Paper Gift boxes, or the business card of a special restaurant tucked into a Mercury Glass Trinket Box. That element of surprise - the thrill of what we didn’t expect hiding inside some type of beautiful package - is the very essence of love!

We all just want to know someone thought of something… just for us. The fun is in the presentation, from crafty Crepe Paper gift wrapping ideas to the memorabilia of personal experience.


Start plotting here!

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Topics: gifts, giving, wrapping, holidays

Giving starts with how…not just what

Posted by Maia Bissette on Feb 3, 2016 2:07:00 PM

 

It’s February, which means no matter how you feel about Valentine’s Day – “silly” holiday - or - chocolate, flowers and amore galore – you’re about to see a lot of pink and red no matter where you go.

One of our favorite aspects of this cupid crazy date is the art of giving. Anyone can “gift” something in a plain brown box or some white tissue paper. But what’s better is when a friend or loved one takes the time to make the package as beautiful as the gift itself.

From something as exciting as an engagement ring, to the romance of a match box swiped from a favorite dive bar, giving starts with the moment you see a special little thing – and begin wondering what’s inside, what does it mean, how does this gift express affection and thoughtfulness? It starts with the wrapping.

Our Mercury Glass Trinket Boxes add a little magic to the gesture – and are perfect keepsakes post-holiday.

Change the giving game!

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Topics: gifts, giving, wrapping, holidays