St. Patricks Day Tablescape

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Hi Dolls!

I received such a great response on my last couple of tablescapes from Valentines Day and my farmhouse design a couple weeks ago, that I decided to share my latest one for St. Patricks Day! (Be sure to scroll to the bottom, to see the video of exactly how I made each crafty piece for my table) If you haven’t figured out by now, I love a good theme and I think that is why I am obsessed with all the different Holidays throughout the year! It gives me an excuse to create some sort of a theme and of course do what I love most….DESIGN and CREATE! Problem is sometimes St. Patricks day decor can be a little cheesy, so I did the best I could with the options available in stores. I also used flowers from my own garden and created some fun things with stuff I already had right inside my home.

My table from Z-Gallerie is the perfect neutral palette to change up the decor for any holiday (and quite frankly why I ended up buying it)  This is how a designer mind thinks, not about functionally first but about how I can decorate it, thankfully it turned out to be very functional as well.  My gorgeous Hurricane Candle holders are Ralph Lauren and you can find them here.DSC01495

My table inspiration came from this little hat decor I found at Michaels and it was 50% off!  I lined it with celaphane (so water didn’t leak through)  and then put a oasis ball in the middle in order to hold the flowers properly.  I then went out into my garden and cut the calla lily’s (love having those flowers in my garden) and strategically placed them in the oasis.  I then crunched up some brown paper and stuck it on top of the oasis ball (so it would be an even surface) to lay the green moss I found from Michaels on top of it (so it looked complete and full) Then I found some cute chocolate gold coins from Ralphs and placed it all around the hat and falling out over the top (like an overflowing pot of Gold, but its just a hat instead)  I had the sparkly clovers from a few years back and layed them around the hat to add some extra green and theme to the look.  Here’s another view from the top. DSC01485

I also cut some extra calla lily’s for the tall vase next to this hat just to change up the height of the different elements on my table.  Visually I think it is more stimulating like that, and then in the mason jar and the Coco Chanel Vase I added some green hydrangeas and them added some green food coloring to the vases to add some festive cheer to the table. It’s a fun way to change up the look of your flowers and also add to the theme. DSC01487

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One of my favorite parts of this project was these little clay pots that I turned into these adorable little pots of gold. I got the inspiration from Pinterest. There is soo many great ideas on there. Here is what I did

  1. I spray painted the clay pots black
  2. Then I drew a 3 leave clover on it with a black sharpie
  3. Then I fill in the clover with elmers glue and a small paint brush, as well of around the top of the pot
  4. Then I sprinkled Martha Stuwart glitter all on the glue.
  5. Any left over I wiped up with a q-tip or a little larger brush and dusty away the glitter
  6. Then once dried I put gold rolo’s so the look like the are overflowing (like a pot of gold) Here is how the turned out! Check out the pics below
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  8. DSC01511DSC01485Ok well there you have it,  a look at my St. Patrick’s Day Tablescape. I hope it gives you inspiration for your own tablescape for this fun Holiday coming up this week! Wanted to give a special thanks to all of you who are following me on snap and my social media pages and for all the love I am getting about my decor, my cooking, and tips and tricks around the house.  I am so grateful you all are enjoying me sharing and continue to ask me for more. I love sharing with you guys. Please feel free to leave a comment below about your thoughts about this blog and what else you might like to see on here. And if the pics aren’t enough check out this step by step video of how to create this crafty table for yourself.

Remember to Stay Glam

xoxo

Gretchen Christine

 

Pretty in Pink and Coppers Tones

Hi Dolls! As many of you know, I seriously love makeup. I mean I love it so much I went and started my own line. There is a new trend happening that I’ve seen just about everywhere. From the carpet to the runway to the streets, this “pink eye” makeup is something you are going to want to try. It’s no longer reserved for super girly girls or halloween princess costumes, pink eye makeup has officially entered badass territory. Depending on the shade you choose you are able to transform your look from soft and romantic to fierce and diva esque. 

Lily Collins pre Golden Globes and carpet ready. Love love love the pink.

Pink has the ability to soften and freshen the face. Eyeshadow in light blush hues has been making waves in the beauty community,  and in some instances, classic pink shadow has been revamped with glitter and carefully blended in with copper shades for a more daring look. I suggest Charlotte Tilbury’s Luxury Palette in “Vintage Vamp” (it even has a tutorial!). Or if you are going for more of a dewy look with a glossy finish, my favorite has to be Tom Ford’s Cream Color for eyes in “pink haze.”

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This trend has even hit the runways. Models backstage at Chanel.

Meanwhile, other beauty gurus are sporting rose-colored eyelids.

Gigi Hadid and Olivia Wilde rocking those copper rosy tones
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Brie Larson, Jordan Dunn and Emma Stone sporting some different shades of pink

If you are going for more of a natural face, some dustier pinks almost act like a highlighters like Lancôme Color Design Sensational Effects Eyeshadow. Basically every shade of dusty pink you could want is part of that collection. Plus, the girlie shade is more versatile than you might think. Pink eye shadow can be an chic monochromatic look. One of my favorites is the Nars Duo Eyeshadow in “bouhtan.”

I just love how @beautybyaleksje did this makeup. How gorgeous?!


Check out the pink and coppery brown shades in my Gretchen Christine “Golden Girl” Palette that would be a great way to recreate this look. I cannot wait to try this look.

Stay Glam Dolls

xoxo

Gretchen Christine

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Cream and Blush

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Happy Monday Dolls!

I just loved this fun outfit I put together this weekend…it was super comfy but also hip and fun. It’s not that often that I am super casual because as you know I love a good fun flirty dress and heels, but every now and again I will throw on a good pair of jeans and a baseball cap.

I found this gorgeous embroidered jacket at Nordstrom and you can shop it right here yourself.  I loved the color and the details of this coat and I wore it with jeans this weekend but it will also look so cute over a little simple dress.

My tank top is from Wolford and this nude color literally goes with everything. The material is super soft and this is my go to tank for also everything in my closet. It can resonate pink sometimes which is great and nude when you need it to match with your nudes. Its very versatile and we all need a piece like that in our closets. You can shop this top right here 

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I love a good ball cap when I haven’t washed my hair in a minute and this one was the perfect color to tie in my look.  I love the soft suede like material that makes it more plush and dressier then just a regular baseball cap. Again this color goes with everything in your closet...you can find this hat right here 

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I thru on a light pair of jeans similar to these ones from Nordstrom  a pair of fun and funky heels from Steve Madden and my favorite little purse from BCBG 

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Here’s a look at the whole outfit

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Hope you guys have a great week!

Remember to stay glam

xoxo

Gretchen Christine

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My Valentines Day Tablescape

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Hi Dolls!   As many of you already know one of my favorite things in the world to do is decorate! If I could be a full time interior decorator I would, but between running my fashion and beauty lines right now it is just something I don’t have time for …so doing these fun little projects in my spare time for our own home will have to do for now. This tablescape for Valentines Day has been one of my favorite ones yet.

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We renovated our home just recently and with that came all new furniture (yeppie)  My gorgeous table is from http://www.zgallerie.com …. its called the archer collection and we choose the bench, two side chairs and the banquette bench. I  love how this unique combination of seating just feels so fresh and new aside from your typical all chairs around the table.  What I also love about this table is that is it a neutral color so you can change the color palette for any holiday and it will work.

Here is how I went about decided how to create my tablescape. I pulled a few items I had laying around my house, for instance I had reminants of the black and white ribbon from Christmas (I wrapped gifts with it) and the blinged out face masks from Halloween. These items helped set my mood board for what I wanted to do for the look. I realized I wanted my table to be a little sexy, as well as fun, flirty and full of color.  Here was some of the pieces I pulled together to create my vision. img_5219

These fun little confetti hearts I just found at the grocery store in the Valentines section, but you could find something like this at Michaels craft store as well.  I had bought a boutique of gorgeous red flowers and some baby’s breath  and this is how my color palette came together. I decided to use the flowers not only for the middle of the table but also as decorations for each place setting, and then tied the black and white ribbon around each black napkin to add layers and texture to my tablescape.  I stuck the baby’s breath in the ribbon and added one rose to each napkin and it looked perfect.

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I then addded a blinded out face mask to each setting as the party favor for my guests, which created fun conversation as well as a great parting gift.

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The black and white ribbon and the sparkly gold branch behind the plate I got from  http://www.shinodadesigncenter.net over the holidays. Shinoda is one of my favorite go to design centers for all things fabulous. Seriously it is a designers dream and its like going into the biggest candy store in the world for anyone who loves to decorate. It has everything you could ever imagine available there. You do have to have a seller’s permit (thank goodness for my business Gretchen Christine) to purchase there, but it is well worth it because of the selection and wholesale price point.

The chargers I got from  Pier 1  and I have them in tons of different colors, silver, black, red, gold etc. so that I can use them for every time I change up my tablescape. I also found my  beautiful red plates a Pier 1 about a year ago but here are similar ones that would work great for your table.

My intricate wine glasses I actually found at TJ Maxx Home Goods (have I mentioned that is one of my favorite stores on the planet for home goods ) you can find so much without breaking the bank. The glasses are a mixture of both gold and silver, which I love for decorating because they go with almost everything I set my table with. I love it when I find great items at half the price of a department or brand name store. My motto has always been you don’t need to spend a fortune to make things look nice, and quite honestly it’s just smart to purchase things at half of the price if they look just as good. And besides that leaves more money in the bank to go more shoe shopping…lol. dsc00413

The black and white customized  G and S pillows were the perfect touch to my table and helped pull it all together.  As mentioned above part of my inspiration was the black and white ribbon I had left over from Christmas but by itself it just seemed a little random on my table, so when I pulled these black and white pillows into the mix it made the whole look come together. I got these gorgeous embroidered pillows from http://www.bombardierdesigns.com.au/ and I have just fallen in love with all of their products. Mention my name “Gretchen” when you email them to place an order and they will give you a discount! 🙌🏻 I also go this gorgeous candle below that was in the middle of the table from them as well. So shop your hearts out.

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Here are some more angles and pictures from my tablescape.

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Well I hope you guys enjoyed this very personal look into my home and how I created this gorgeous tablescape for one of my favorite times of year….Love Day!  I hope that my decorating styles  help inspire you to create something beautiful in your home as well.  I love sharing my tips and tricks with you guys and I love getting your feedback, so be sure to leave me a comment on what you think about it all.

I hope you all have a wonderful Valentines Day full of love and happiness. Remember whether you are in love or not the most important thing is that you first love yourself …..and then all the other things will fall into place.

Stay Glam Dolls

xoxo

Gretchen Christine

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