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What's New For Fall 2010?

Posted on August 12, 2010 at 3:50 PM
Fall Is Just Around The Corner

Hello everyone! Hope the summer hasn't been too warm. We are almost through those hazy days of summer and many of you are thinking of re-decorating your homes for the Fall Holidays.

Re-decorating doesn't mean you have to make a complete change or spend a lot of money. There are many ways you can get the new looks for the Fall with very little effort.

First of All, I would like to point out the styles of previous years have been "less is better". Styles have mostly reflected a ZEN peaceful setting and I have to admit I have really liked that look and hate to get rid of it. I was excited to see I could actually incorporate it into the newer style of "bold and colorful" without losing that feel of serenity.

Blush or light Pink and a pale green are hot colors for this year. Throw splashes of raspberry or pomagranite in pillows and accessories and "bingo" you have what it takes to make some changes. Earthtones are still very popular and added with texture in wallpaper and accessories like wood, bamboo and straw you are headed in the right direction. Big & Bold with a statement!

The style this fall seems to be heading into the direction of bold, bright colors and rounded furniture, looking very sleek, but elegant.. With your earthtone outdoor colors you can bring the outside inside. 

Some of you will be re-arranging furniture for a new look. I always stand in a room at every corner and make sure the room is balanced with both color and furniture. I find by doing this I am able to blend the colors with the furnishings and have a more completed look as I finish. You can add bright colored pillows and rugs as accents for an inexpensive change.

One thing that has bothered me in past years is white on white. This goes for the outside as well as the inside. Color is "IN" and has been for awhile.

IF YOU WANT WHITE, MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDE IT IN YOUR ACCESSORIES. USED CORRECTLY IT CAN BE STUNNING IN A ROOM.

That's all for now. Have fun re-arranging and decorating!

KKreations

Spring Is Just Around The Corner

Posted on February 21, 2010 at 6:41 PM

Spring Means Flowers


Hope you all are having a wonderful New Year. We have celebrated a New Year, 2010, Valentine's Day and now we move into the Spring of the year. When I think of Spring I naturally think of Spring flowers and arrangements. Arrangements make a wonderful gift for any season or reason!


Flowers  are really simple to arrange and bring so much joy. Whether you are saying, "I'm sorry", "I love you", or "I miss you" they can bring sunshine and light to a sad or rainy day. What a "perk up" for a sick friend,  just to say "thank you for a great job", or  "I just appreciate you."


This month I'm going to spend a little time talking about arrangements and some problems that some have putting them together at times. I hope I can offer a few solutions that will be helpful on your next arrangement.


Q. I have trouble making my arrangements look balanced with color and flowers. The front side looks great but the back side looks awful----I want it to look good at all angles. Any solutions?


A. Try using a mirror in front of the arrangement. This way you can see the angles and all sides as you turn it around. 


Q. I have a large mouthed vase I often use for flowers. How do I keep them from falling to one side and keeping the arrangement organized?


A.  There are actually a couple of solutions to this problem. You might try some clear tape and criss-cross it on the top. This way you could place the stems in between the squares. Another solutions is to purchase criss-cross plastic circles from a craft store or use a foam cut into a circle and secure it to the top. Punch holes in the foam to secure the stems for arrangement.


Q. The stems of my floral are sometimes too short in the arrangement. What can I do?


A. If you have some marbles laying around (or pebbles can be used) to add height in the low spots in the bottom of the vase. This can also make an eye-catching arrangement if it is done in a clear glass vase.


Q. My flowers are sometimes droopy....any suggestions on making them look straight in a vase?


A. A great solution is a large plastic drinking straw. Just pull the stem through the straw. You can even use green floral tape to cover the straw for a more realistic look. 


HELPFUL TIPS!


Did you know you could dye certain flowers? This works well on white daisies. Use a 1/2 cup of water with food coloring of your choice and place stem in solution for several hours. The colors come out very nice. The solution is also reusable! This also works well for artificial flowers that have faded. Just dip them in food coloring solution for a refreshed look!


Do you like the idea of a "forever arrangement?" You can actually use artificaial and real flowers in an arrangement to make it look more realistic and last longer. This is also cost saving on replacement of real flowers. Just pluck the real flowers out when they begin to die and replace with fresh. You will use less flowers but your arrangement will last forever. Try some of the more natural accents in your arrangement (dry flowers) as well.


Whatever the occasion or arrangement, I know, your florals will be absolutely gorgeous and deeply appreciated when given as a gift. So next time you want to give something a little unique and special try a floral arrangement. You'll have a lot of fun creating as well as giving. Happy Spring and Happy Arranging!


"Always From The Heart"

KKreations









Don't Forget Those Special Gifts This Year

Posted on January 21, 2010 at 9:32 PM
Hi Everyone!

Thank you all for your continued support in 2010!  We hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday season and all your gifts were well received.

Now that the gifts have been given and received, I hope you remembered  to send
the "thank you note." It is always thoughtful to send an acknowledgment after the holiday or event to let the person know you not only received their gift but appreciated it!  Did you ever think of being creative when you send that card?

A homemade card can be fun to make or design. It just takes card paper in any color and some originality. You can cut out a funny picture or better yet take a photo, add some embellishments and a special thank you note inscribed inside. A little time spent but perhaps something someone will treasure forever!

Next holiday is Valentine's Day.  This is a good time for the gentlemen to really become thoughtful. If you're planning something special this year (perhaps a proposal) Valentine's Day could be that special day! Ladies it is also a time you can give a gift to that special guy in your life. 

It is not normally the amount you give so much as the way you offer it. Most folks will always remember the way they received something even more than the actual gift. Unless of course, the gift was something simply outrageous!

We hope you will take time to look at our store and shop for someone special this year. We'll do all we can to help you.  Just email us with any questions. Remember, when you order from KKreations you receive complimentary gift wrap when requested.  Enjoy shopping!

Thanks From KKreations



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