Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Greetings!

Happy Easter!
~from Candy Castle Dreams

Friday, March 29, 2013

The Calla Lily


Ahhh...Calla Lilies aren't they beautiful? Native to South Africa and very easy to grow are commonly white but can be found in pretty colors as shown above. The white is used in weddings to signify purity of the union. The word Calla means beautiful, rebirth and union. Calla lilies are associated with Mother Mary and it symbolizes her purity and virginity. Again, it is seen on Easter to symbolize resurrection. These beautiful lilies are known to bloom in the Springtime! 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Fabergé Eggs!

This is the first Imperial Easter Egg made by Peter Carl Fabergé for Czar Alexander III. The outer layer is enamelled giving it an effect of an eggshell and inside a removable matte yellow gold yolk. Inside the yolk is a golden hen and inside the hen is an egg pendant that can be worn.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Dolce & Gabbana Fall/Winter 2013

We are amazed by the beauty of this collection!
The story behind the beauty: Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana found inspiration in a centuries- old church. The show reflected Byzantine era mosaics from Sicily's Monreale Cathedral and numerous religious iconography. Dresses, tops and skirts featured the mosaics and religious iconography which were adorned by jewels. Crowns pulled together the looks to resemble a time almost forgotten when kings/queens lived decadently. To bring the looks into modern times, Filigree sunglasses completed the looks. Take a look at these gorgeous fabric swatches that were used to create the outfits featured in the show.




Friday, March 22, 2013

Spring Cleaning!

Time to turn your castle inside out
and begin
Spring Cleaning.....

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Sugar Eggs!

 These sugar eggs make a lovely addition to your home during the Easter holiday season. Display these as decorative touches around your home, also edible make for great Easter gifts.

Flower chairs

Have a little FUN...
Spring has begun!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wheatgrass Easter Centerpiece


Wheatgrass Easter Centerpiece

Even if you live in a city, you can still have your own patch of grass to play with this Easter. Use wheatgrass or another potted grass for indoor decorating. It’s a simple, modern look perfect for this spring holiday. Scatter some speckled candy easter eggs in the grass or hide chocolate bunnies for a festive look. Spring flowers are beautiful, but this centerpiece is a little unexpected and will last long after the holiday.

Wheatgrass may be available at your local farmer’s market or from a florist (most can get it by special order if they don’t stock it). Health food stores, both large and small, usually carry wheatgrass. If you can’t find any in your area order some online and have it delivered right to your door.

If you don't want to purchase wheatgrass, you can also grow your own wheatgrass. Wheatgrass can take up to two weeks to grow.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Easter Basket Inspirations!

Cute chicks! My favorite basket!
Martha Stewart

Below is my second favorite. I want to try this one but can never find a basket that looks like this!

Martha Stewart

Ralph Lauren Pre-Fall 2013-14

Ralph Lauren

Checks or No Checks?!

These outfits look great on the models but not every woman can pull this look off.

Try incorporating some of the checks like this one below on accessories such as a clutch or shoes.
Marc Jacobs Summer 2013

Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall Menswear 2013

Above are my favorite looks from the show. The handbags really caught my eye, they were so nice and would make great gifts for the man in your life. The inspiration for the show was snow lepoards and tigers.