DIY Hand Painted Glasses & Champagne Flutes

DIY Hand Painted Glasses & Champagne Flutes

Today, I’m going to show you how I hand painted glasses to compliment table settings and as favors for several parties.

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I was prompted by several readers who asked how to make the decorated pilsners featured in last week’s Casual St. Patrick’s Day Table & Shamrock Glasses.

So far, I have created hand painted glasses for four different occasions. It all started when I wanted peacock themed tableware and favors for the second My Favorite Things Party.

Since the feather decorated wine glasses were such a crowd pleaser (everyone thought I had bought them!), I went on to paint Holly Golightly figures on champagnes for the Breakfast at Tiffany’s Theme Brunch. More recently for the Unbirthday Party, I upped the ante, painting four different Alice in Wonderland character goblets.

You don’t have to be an artist to create fun and unique hand painted glasses to grace a table or give as favors for a bridal or wedding shower. All it takes is a little patience and steady hand. Let me show you.

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Holiday Peacock Wreath Compliments Decor

Holiday Peacock Wreath Compliments Decor

For the holidays, and to compliment my home decor, I created a peacock wreath. Actually, I made two — one for myself, and another for a friend who also has peacock theme decorations. 

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Like so many other crafting projects, the inspiration for this Christmas decoration came from images I saw on Pinterest. Lots and lots of gorgeous peacock wreaths out there! Over the past few years, I’ve probably collected 20 pictures on a board.

Today, I’m sharing the peacock wreath I created for December’s Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop.

Hosted by Erlene of My Pinterventures, the hop’s intent is to motivate all to not just pin, but act on an idea. You’ll find links to other projects, recipes and ideas by fellow bloggers at the bottom of this post.

If you are a regular follower of Debbee’s Buzz, you know I have a passion for peacocks. If you are new to the blog or just visiting, welcome! Come along and see the holiday wreath that joins other peacock theme holiday decorations in my living room, front hall and dining room.

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Thanksgiving Horn of Plenty Table

Thanksgiving Horn of Plenty Table

This is a busy week for setting holiday tables! Today’s tablescape showcases a large Thanksgiving horn of plenty, overflowing with seasonal abundance. 

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It’s part of the Thanksgiving Tablescape Blog Hop, hosted by Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate. All week, 21 stylists are sharing tables large and small; simple to elaborate.

And, speaking of abundance, that’s in addition to the 21 other tablescapes in Tuesday’s, Gather ‘Round the Table hop. What a bounty of ideas and inspiration!

On Tuesday, I shared an intimate setting for four in the kitchen. The Birds of a Feather Gather Together Table frequently seats Thanksgiving guests, when the dining room is at capacity.

The main event takes place on a mahogany table with a horn of plenty centerpiece.

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Birds of a Feather Gather Together Table

Birds of a Feather Gather Together Table

Today, I’m my Birds of a Feather Gather Together table is part of a Thanksgiving Blog Hop. Sponsored by Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home, the event includes 21 stylists. A bounty of inspiration and ideas!

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If you are visiting from Paula’s Virginia Sweet Pea, welcome to Debbee’s Buzz!

My Birds of a Feather Gather Together table does homage to a colonial ancestor. Peacock was his first name. But to the British, Washington’s spy was known as The Rebel Bird.

A foul fowl in their view, with a price of 500 pounds sterling on his head! Fortunately, Peacock outwitted the Red Coats, and witnessed their surrender at Yorktown. Learn more about him at, Celebrating Patriots on Independence Day.

Family, friends and regular followers are well aware of my passion for all things peacock. They’ve seen the peacock home decor, Christmas decorationsFavorite Things Party, and an Exotic Peacock Tablescape.

Join my favorite feathered fowl at a Thanksgiving table featuring peacock transferware.

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Peacock Theme Menu for My Favorite Things Party

Peacock Theme Menu for My Favorite Things Party

It was challenging putting together a peacock theme menu for the second My Favorite Things Party (MFTP).

I mean, I wasn’t exactly going to serve peacock right?

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The first MFTP menu, Bee Theme Party Food Features Honey, Lemon, was only difficult in terms of narrowing the list of recipes. I also limited that menu to appetizers and desserts. It was a Sunday afternoon party, not an evening meal.

Birds of a Feather, Gather Together was a Friday, girls night out party. That meant serving cocktails, appetizers, dinner, and dessert. Undaunted, the Queen of Theme was up for the challenge!

First, I looked for foods and beverages in beautiful jewel tone colors. Then, I added serving presentations that resemble a peacock’s open fan of feathers. The result was a peacock theme menu that tasted as good as it looked.

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