Monday, August 22, 2011

Party Girls in Memphis!

Saturday November 5th

Do you love parties? 
Are you a member of the Children's Party Network?
Then join us for a Girl's Night Out in my hometown of Memphis, Tennessee!

We have a delicious dinner planned, amazing swag bags, door prizes & a night of party talk with some amazing party girls!
$45 inclusive/ CPN member

Hosted By
Cineca Newburn
Laura Londergen
Brittany Schwaigert

With Special Guest Courtney Dial
of Pizzazzerie.Com

{Superstar Elvis Sponsors}

{VIP BBQ Sponsors}

{Swag Sponsors}

This event is open to all CPN members. Not a member yet?  Join for free here.

Tickets are now on sale via PayPal only.

Further event particulars will be e-mailed to ticket holders.
*Tickets are non-refundable but can be transfer with prior notice to event date.

If you have any questions, please contact
Cineca Newburn at
Brittany Schwaigert at

Friday, August 5, 2011

Currently Obsessed with: Doilies

When I think of doilies, I can't help but think of my very Southern, very talented grandmother who could make doilies like an insane person. My sister and I used to joke that if an object was stationary in her house, then it had a doily on it, or under it! I am pretty sure that if you stood still long enough in her house, she might cover YOU in a doily!
She used to make these great doily Christmas ornaments for her tree, using fabric stiffener and very skilled hands. 
They looked a lot like these, except she made three-dimensional ones too. 
Making doilies is one of those talents that I wish she would have taught me before she passed away a few years back. That, and the secret to good biscuits. 

I used that same fabric stiffener technique on some doilies recently at my Bun in the Oven Baby Shower. Doilies scream "retro" to me, so I had to incorporate them into the design.  
I hung them from the chandelier and also used them as table decor. 
Lately, I have been seeing doilies pop up in all kinds of gorgeous ways. They are so versatile and they lend an old-fashioned romance and throwback feel to an event. 

Here are some fabulous examples of doilies at use!

Escort cards!

 A Doily Wreath, lit no less!

A hanging doily arrangement

A Doily Lamp, using the same technique as the yarn balls.  

Doily Bunting. I adore this!

Mason Jar luminaries lined with doilies 

I am in love with this tablecloth! 

Doily Chandeliers. How beautiful would these be at a wedding? Swoon. 

And speaking of a wedding, look at this gorgeous cake!

Doily lanterns

And a doily runner!. Fabulous. 

If you have used doilies recently in a creative way, leave a link in my comments! I would love to see them!