fete & maison

{fête & maison} mixed chairs

This is a newer series on Soigne called ‘fête & maison’ which is French for ‘party & home’. Couples spend a lot of time & money on gorgeous wedding decorations, so why not find fun and creative ways to bring the decor from your epic party to your new home! In this series, we’ll help you get your creative juices flowing.

Read on for this week’s idea.

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{fête & maison} glass hurricanes

We’ve started a new series here on Soigne called ‘fête & maison’ which means ‘party & home’. Couples spend a lot of time & money on gorgeous wedding decorations, so why not find fun and creative ways to bring the decor from your epic party to your new home! In this series, we’ll help you get your creative juices flowing.

I don’t know if this idea is clever or cliche, but today’s wedding decor comes in the form of hurricanes. Not the kind that’s taking over the East Coast, but the kind that you might find at a big event; Let’s say, a wedding.

I’ve been to weddings where these glass hurricanes were filled with multi-colored vase gems. It was a very cool look, and gave the whole table a very sparkly, elegant feel. I know candles, pears + peaches (and other forms of fruit) and flowers have also been used to create a unique look for the reception tables.

But what do we do with these gorgeous, huge, glass vases when the night is over? One idea is to transplant them to your dining room and fill them with festive flowers for the upcoming holidays! Or line your fireplace mantle with a few, filling them with flowers from the appropriate season. You could even use them as larger-than-usual candy bowls! You’d never run out of treats =)

Do you like this kind of hurricane?

Stay safe from the other kind!

~stephanie

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{fête & maison} china

This is our new series, called ‘fête & maison’ which means ‘party & home’. Couples spend a lot of time & money on their wedding decorations, so let’s find creative ways to bring the decor from your epic party to your new home!

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If you are a bride who dreams of collecting hundreds of mix & match plates for your wedding reception, let me just tell you, it’s worth it. One of my close friends did this at her wedding this summer and the end result was fabulous. The different plates gave her reception a vintage-chic look and it was unbelievable! I loved it.

That said, now she is stuck with over 200 china plates! What should she do with them? Well, she could rent them out to other brides looking to do the same thing. Or she could give her mom a beautiful set for Christmas! Or, like the photo above, she could create a stunning wall display in her dining room using her absolute favorite plates. To keep it varied and interesting, mix the big dinner plates with smaller teacup plates. Gorgeous, right?!

Do you have any “fête & mason” ideas? Share with us and see your idea featured on our blog!

Happy Tuesday!

~Stephanie

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{fête & maison} mason jars

We’ve started a new series here on Soigne called ‘fête & maison’ which means ‘party & home’. Couples spend a lot of time & money on gorgeous wedding decorations, so why not find fun and creative ways to bring the decor from your epic party to your new home! In this series, we’ll help you get your creative juices flowing.

Mason jars have been all the rage these last few years; as centerpieces, as aisle decorations, you know the deal. But what do you do with a dozen or more empty glass jars after the wedding? We found this neat idea to use your mason jars as a way to organize little things around the house. Put it near your craft area and store things like paintbrushes, yarn, ribbon and scissors. Cool, right? Or you could take the easy way out and use your jars as cups =)

Happy Tuesday!

~Stephanie

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{fête & maison} birdcages

Introducing a new feature to the Soigne blog!

It’s called ‘fête & maison’ which means ‘party & home’. Couples spend a lot of money on gorgeous wedding decorations, so why not find fun and creative ways to bring the decor from your epic party to your new home! In this series, we’ll help you get your creative juices flowing.

First up, birdcages. At my wedding, we used a birdcage as a holding place for cards. At that time, I wasn’t even thinking about how we could use it after the fact. But after doing some very Pinteresting research, I realized that a lot of brides use their birdcages as home holiday decor! I love these pine branches and berries this couple has arranged in their cage, and I also really like the idea of putting Christmas lights in it for a fun way to light up any room.

So, readers, do you think you’ll like this series? And do you have any wedding decor you’d like us to find an alternative use for?

Happy Tuesday!

~Stephanie

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