Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas Tables & Inspirations

Oh I love this time of the year! Christmas carols, desserts, shopping for gifts, decorating the Christmas tree and wrapping is the perfect time to spend time with loved ones and celebrate Jesus' birth. I have begun Christmas decorating at my place and Christmas baking will soon begin in my kitchen! I recently had an intimate Christmas Mon Tresor high tea, and will share some photos soon. I am continually inspired by some of my favourite blogs for Christmas dessert & craft ideas, wrapping and decorations. Below is a collection of some of my favourites, and as I find more gorgeousness over the coming weeks, I will be sure to post them to inspire you x

If you are after gorgeous Christmas printables DIY, take a look at;

Christmas jars- perfect for filling with trinkets or sweets 
image via bethproudfoot

Dining table Christmas display. I love the aqua & mint combination
image via houseofsmiths

Christmas cookies with tag & wrapped with twine. Love this!
image via frog prince paperie

Delicious white chocolate covered oreo with crushed candy canes
image via Frog prince paperie

Red & Lavender Christmas party by
Amy Atlas Events

Red, Silver & White Christmas Table
The White Library

White, green & red dessert table by
Anders Ruff

Aqua, red & white dessert table by
The Party Dress

Loving the vintage, shabby chic feel of this dessert table by City cradle

Modern & elegant black, white & silver Christmas table by
Bird's Party

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Vintage Keys

Simple or ornate, rusty or polished, vintage keys can lend a charming addition to any type of decor. Attach them to a card or ribbon, use one as a charm on your bouquet; fill a fancy dish or frame one, the possibilities are endless.

I am totally loving them at the moment and here are some gorgeous images I came across the blogosphere that are inspiring to me. Oh and also add to my list of all things ''key'' are the jonathan adler greek key china plates & delicious key lime tart.


image via heather bullard

image via new york food

image via designsponge

image via postcards and pretties

image via gordon gossip

image via perfect wedding touches

image via postcards and pretties

image via style me pretty

Key lime tart via Martha

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Tori & Dean's Renewal Vows

My Sweet & Saucy is one of my favourite blogs to read and look at drool worthy images of their magnificent work. They are also behind the amazing team of talented people to create this special dayfor Tori & Dean's renewal vows. The colour palette of yellow, grey and white is one of my favourites and you will also see that there were personal and eclectic touches throughout this gorgeous party that had a mix of modern, vintage & elegance. Elizabeth Messina was the photographer on the day and the images captured are nothing short of stunning. Thank you to Melody for allowing me to share these images to my readers.

The dessert table

Breathtaking views of a gorgeously styled sitting area overlooking the Hollywood Hills

What a beautiful way to display gorgeous heels!

Love love love

The gorgeous family {adore Tori's dress!}

Picture perfect-a wall adorning snaps of their most treasured memories

Love the use of glass jars here

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Collection of My Things

I have been feeling a little creative over the last few days and want to share with you all some pieces I have been working on. I feel so passionate about so many beautiful things; from party items, to homewares and photography. It is amazing the amount of things you can get done during the day @ home, minus children!


{my new love; T2 tea cups. Lush!
Thanks to Penny @ PS I Love You}

{Tis the Season cupcake toppers by Mon Tresor
ps: thanks Tracey Lau for the gorgeous ribbon cake stand}

{Christmas cheer! I got excited styling candy canes with milk filled mini glass bottles!
Red honeycomb ball available at Mon Tresor}

{Be Merry cupcake toppers by Mon Tresor}

{in love with my mon tresor stamp.
 My 3yr old even asked to have it stamped on his hand!}

{just perfect for a summery dessert. Blue gelato/ice cream spoons.
Also available in pink @ Mon Tresor}

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Little One Baby

Little One Baby Magazine is one of my all time favourite magazines to read. From cover to cover every issue has been just gorgeous~ pages full of inspiring and stylish ideas and of course reading stories that have been truly touching and ones that mums can relate to.
The Little One Baby Magazine Issue #5, out now is extra special for me as I had the special honor of some of our Mon Tresor products {including handmade} feature in this issue, as well as our very first magazine ad. So exciting!!

Here are some of our products as seen in this month's Little One Baby Magazine. And for all Little One readers, don't forget to enter the code {found in the magazine} upon checkout for a special discount. On top of this, Mon Tresor offers a low shipping rate and as usual, all orders placed receive complimentary signature gift wrapping.

{Mon Tresor Little One Baby Ad}


{Bumble Bee costume |Eco friendly crayon rocks}

{Kikilaru cake bunting | Personalised cupcake toppers | Sweet little cake stands}

{Mon Tresor signature gift wrapping}

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Paris vs New York {A Tally of Two Cities}

Those of you who know me quite well understand my love for New York City as well as my admiration for all things French ~ hence my little business name, Mon Tresor. So, when I came across this tally of my two favourite cities in the world from one of my favourite design blogs Table Tonic, I had to share with my readers! Love the visual & friendly matches between the two cities. Enjoy x

{Images via here}

Friday, November 5, 2010

Hello Honeycomb

{Martha Stewart}

Honeycomb tissue paper ball decorations have a retro & vintage feel to them, some might even say a little old fashioned. I love how Martha Stewart has an eye for detail and her creative genius is very inspiring to say the least. She has taken the good old honeycomb decoration and adapted it to be one of the latest in trend hanging decorations for parties and also for the home. I also adore the honeycomb teamed with the rice paper sunburst fan. Below are some photographs to inspire you. Perfect for any event & now available at Mon Tresor.

Have a beautiful weekend Xx

{grey likes baby}

{Martha Stewart}

{Hostess with the Mostess}

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Happy Halloween It Was!

Wow! What a Happy Halloween I had! Words cannot even begin to explain the way I am feeling at the moment. Still completely ecstatic and excited to have been featured on the ever so inspiring Amy Atlas blog on Monday for my Halloween dessert table. This is such an honor and dream come true and it re-affirms my love and passion for creating and styling parties, since I began to dabble in it a little over 2 years ago. For my efforts and hard work to be recognised by Amy Atlas-  it is such a reward and I am ever so grateful.

Halloween celebrations are becoming more popular and this year more than ever before. I decided to have an intimate Halloween dinner party with some fun for the adults and children. Plus, it was another celebration where I could have the opportunity to style a dessert table!

Not wanting to focus on just traditional Halloween colours, I turned to dessert queen and my idol, Amy Atlas for some inspiration. I absolutely adore Amy's range for Cocodot  and I immediately fell in love with the turquoise blue/orange colour palette. I added black and white for sophisticated chic and elegance and a little spookiness.

A black and white doily inspired backdrop, black victorian frame {my current favourite backdrop atm!}  filled with orange fabric hanging on orange grosgrain and my beloved collection of Rosanna Inc cake stands and glass candy jars filled with delicious candy- including blue m&m's {imported from usa!} and some candy corn {which I was so excited to find here in Aust, yum!}

I had so much fun styling this Halloween table and I look forward to continuing my passion for dessert styling for all events! x

{my halloween dessert table}

{orange macaroons & ghost cookies}

{candy bags adorned with spider | handmade wrapped chocolates}

{halloween cupcakes}

{dinner table}

{coconut vanilla cake with paper pinwheels}
inspired by Penny @ P.S I Love You

{mini glass bottles wrapped with black lace & orange divine twine for french chic}

{camembert, crackers, dip & grapes on my beloved donna hay stand}

{the ''wicked'' witches brew  my boys helped to prepare}

{Black raven & pumpkin, gorgeous invitation by Anders Ruff}

{Chocolates wrapped in Anders Ruff designs}

{Victorian frames are my latest LOVES for backdrops}

{Some spookiness! My boys are still having trouble falling asleep!}

Thank you to;
:: 2bites for the delicious halloween cupcakes'
:: Anders Ruff for the labels and invitations
:: Harperwood florist for the gorgeous flowers
:: Details details for the orange lolly bags
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