Friday, March 2, 2012

Playing with Accessories

Oh my gosh!  This new "venture" is so much fun!  I held my business launch party on Wednesday, and we had a great time.

I'm planning on holding some "Wine & Design" parties for a couple of friends who booked a party.  The concept is to gather for a sampling of the Biltmore food products, then taste and learn about 3 wines & show 3 design ideas.   So, I've been working on design ideas with some of the products.

Our Vintage Wine Basket, shown below, is one of my favorites, and it comes in the business starter kit.  I displayed at my launch party hanging on the front door, using flowers & curly willow.  (I forgot to take any photos.  Duh...)  Today, I designed it for the powder room.  

Biltmore Inspirations

Biltmore Inspirations - My Version

I also received the Courtyard Large Lantern in my kit.  This is one of the first things I would have purchased.  Perfect for indoor or covered outdoor areas.  The catalog shows it with flowers in the glass hurricane that comes with the lantern.  I used an idea I saw on Pinterest, and decorated it up with Easter candy corn, peeps and a tealight.

Biltmore Inspirations

Biltmore Inspirations - My Version

My next party is Monday.  I'll be trying some more ideas out over the next couple of days.  How would YOU use these items?


  1. Hi Chris!

    Congrats on your new venture! Sounds fabulous. I love the Biltmore and all their wonderful things. The Easter candy is adorable in the lantern - great idea. And that bucket/basket is so chic!
    I wish you tons of business sweetie!!

    Big hugs, Sherry

  2. Dear Chris,

    Love all these lovely ideas! The Biltmore sure does have beautiful things! I love lanterns, so romantic and these are wonderful! The best with your new business dear friend. :)

    Enjoy a beautiful week.




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