Monday, March 24, 2014

An Invitation To Spring

Happy Monday, everyone! How was the weekend? Ours was lovely! Wrapped up in a package of perfect weather, it couldn't be anything but.


I know that for some of you spring still feels a long way off - especially with yet another snow storm in the forecast. I'm hoping that if you'll join me for a few moments at a spring luncheon it will brighten things up a bit and invite spring to hurry up and come your way. Thanks for the lovely comments about the sneak peak shared last Friday, and for wanting to see more!


Why don't we start with color inspiration and paper? With cherry blossoms in full bloom, pink and pale sky blue seemed to be calling out whenever I walked down the street. And at my house, it's pretty tough to do anything without inviting a deeper Chinoiserie cobalt to play along.  
The blossoms, pinks and blues conspired to inspire the invitation...


And then found their way onto a menu... 


Some pretty spring nail colors will help guests put their best foot forward as they step into spring. Add some pink ribbons and a few sweets...


And a handmade gift tag...



And voila! A pretty place at the table for each guest. 


Next time let's talk about the table, the flowers and the food...


Until then, here's hoping your week is off to a wonderful start, and that if spring hasn't found you yet, it's definitely on it's way! XOXO

25 comments:

  1. Everything looks so inspiring! What a delightful way to entertain! A perfect party, full of polished up prettiness! Love how your illustration ties it all together.
    pve

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    1. Thanks so much, Patricia! Wish we could share a little lunch again one of these days! XOXO

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  2. Wow! I am speechless! You really are incredibly gifted, Jeanne and your guests are very, very lucky. Oh, more please. What a perfect start for a Monday morning...
    xo
    H

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    1. Thank you, sweet Heather. Next time I'm in Provence, let's throw a little lunch party together. Sound good? XOXO

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  3. Oh I love that!! WHat a pretty gift and the color choices are wonderful!! So Spring!

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  4. you are purely brilliant!!!
    crazy for your artwork, but the design and whole concept makes me want to have a party. whenever i entertain, i send my guests off with a parting gift, this is hands down adorable and oh so clever!
    debra

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    1. Thanks so much, Debra! I couldn't agree more that it's nice to send guests off with a little something and the Essie polishes just looked so pretty and spring-like!

      Hope you have a lovely week! XOXO

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  5. Beautiful table Jeanne! Lucky guests to attend this luncheon:) and such a fun idea to send everyone home with an ESSIE polish. Your blue and white containers look so pretty on the table and the pink tulips are the perfect touch for a girls luncheon. Looks like so much fun! xxL

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    1. Thanks, Leslie. With so much wonderful spring inspiration around I was itching to have a party. Hope you enjoy the sunshine today! XOXO

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  6. What a pretty post to welcome this new week!! I always love your table settings and entertaining ideas, Jeanne!! Yes, more snow coming to DC :(

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    1. Thanks, Loi! I hope that the snow either dodges you or is very, very short lived. Crossing my fingers that spring finds you and your beautiful garden soon! XO

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  7. Very pretty....love the fact they are handmade...

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  8. We celebrate the season with pink polish, too! What a cute idea for a gift - your guests must have been thrilled.
    xxoo
    C + C

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  9. ohmyfrigginlord, jeanne. this is so lovely. i adore it to pieces. what an elegant way to celebrate your friends and the season.

    michele

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  10. Jeanne, you inspire me! You are so talented.
    Everything looks perfect. I know that your guests always feel special. What kind of candy did you use? Love the color.
    Happy Monday.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  11. Thanks Teresa! They are from The Confectionery, a sweet little shop in Seattle's University Village: http://www.theconfectionery.com/welcome.aspx

    The candies are called "milkies" and are milk chocolate with a candy shell in a variety of colors. Like m&ms but better chocolate and much prettier! Perfect for parties! XOXO

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  12. OMG!!!! every piece of inspiration - I love the blue and pink pairing to your thoughtful incorporation of this palette to your invitation, menu card and lovely favors. Your friends must feel like princesses at your home!

    xoxo Elizabeth

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  13. Just lovely, thank you.....

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