Saturday, March 26, 2011

Spring into April's Table Setting

Our table at Picking Daisies is filled with the colors, shapes and sights of spring...

Easter eggs and polka dots

springs chicks and blooming plants

hidden eggs, yellow tulips and fragrant potted herbs

goblets of jelly beans

You should definitely stop by for a jelly bean!

Inspiration: Echino Flower Bed Placemats, Ta Dot Napkins, Madonna Inn Glass Goblets, Potted Plants from our local Trader Joes,

Friday, March 18, 2011

Cupcakes on the Central Coast

Cupcake season is upon us!

Yes, apparently there is a cupcake season judging on the number of people wandering into Picking Daisies inquiring about the availability of cupcakes in San Luis Obispo County.

Now that Amy Bakes Cupcakes is no longer in business, we have four other highly-praised cupcake bakeries on the Central Coast of California to share with you.

And for those of you feeling especially industrious, this might be the inspiration you need for baking your own little gems.

Happy Cupcake Season!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

"A" is for Adorable

Picking Daisies makes the most adorable aprons!

We make them from the same wonderful 100% cotton that we use for our napkins.

They are adorably edged with some lovely contrasting bias trim.

When you stop by our store, you will see our current availability of aprons hanging in the window.

And if you are a patient person and don't need a new apron right this minute, you can pick from any of our fabrics and we will make you your dream apron!

Inspiration: Adorable Aprons from Picking Daisies, Adorable Pie baked by Sundae Kind of Love, Adorable photos of the lovely Laura by Henry Bruington, Adorable Fabric selection from Picking Daisies!

March's Luck 'o the Irish Table Setting

A St. Patrick's Day table setting inspired by a Design Sponge blog post and some home-made Leprechaun spirits...

Wheat colored linen-blend place mats complement the various greens in the fabrics of the napkins and wine gift bag.

Elixir of Luck for all!

Drinking glasses reminiscent of the beautiful "Irish Lace" crystal pattern from Waterford Crystal - a company with it's roots in Ireland.

Napkin rings that change with the theme - just insert a picture, script a name in calligraphy, or make a fun design out of fabric scraps.

Love the chartreuse green spider mums in the centerpiece by Erin of Florals with Flair!

Inspiration: Design Sponge blog, Linen/Rayon-blend place mats in Wheat, dinner napkins: Bekah in Green, Climbing Blossoms in Green, Textured Plaid in Turquoise, and Painted Dash in Green, Metal Frame napkin rings ($3 ea. - available in the store), Waterford-inspired drinking glasses by Libby, USA, Wine Gift Bags, Centerpiece and mini bouquets by Florals with Flair, photography tips by Henry Bruington (thank you Henry!)