Wednesday, May 25, 2016

DIY Floral Napkin Ring

If you want to do something fun for your Memorial Day, or any party for that matter, use this quick trick for a bright and whimsical look to any table scape using only 2 items:

  • Wire Silk Flower Stem (we used a bright poppy red daisy)
  • Cloth Napkin (we grabbed one of our navy blue cloth napkins with a festive star)

Take your cloth napkin fold however you like to fold it.  A simple way to do it is fold it in half and then again to make a square, turn the napkin so that it is in a diamond shape and fold the sides behind the front. 

Grab your flower and begin twisting the stem into a spiral.  Keep twisting until the petals are facing forward.

Slide the napkin through and that's all you need for a fun napkin ring that can be easily updated for every table setting you have.  Have fun with the color of your stems and napkins - little details like these make for a quick way to take your place settings from ordinary to extraordinary!

For more Memorial Day inspiration, from recipes to décor, follow our Pinterest board dedicated to anything patriotic -

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Vibrant Porch

Spring colors are all around us as the season comes into full swing, so why not bring these colors to your front door as a welcome to brighter days ahead? It takes only a few pieces to transform a standard front porch – in our case, neutral door and exterior of the home – into a vibrant, fun entryway.

We thought that turquoise, yellow, pink with a touch of lime green and orange would be a fun way to get started updating the front door.

The door itself will always be where the eye travels first because of its size and location. This neutral toned door is brightened up with a quaint door hanging featuring a pink flower with mesh details and a butterfly in a light turquoise, which a perfect complement to the rest of the décor. 

The design team at Jellybean Rugs have outdone themselves with their whimsical designs and vibrant colors. You can place these indoor or outdoor anywhere you’d like and they wash better than your jeans will.

It’s okay to mix a little vintage with bright and contemporary and this turquoise and yellow sign achieves that perfectly.
We added a turquoise candle holder and accented it with a bright canary yellow candle, along with an orange to the left of the door. To balance the look, a yellow table with pink and lime green floral stems set in a glass jar with rope adornments is brought in to serve as an anchor to the right of the door.

We hope this door brightens up your day and provides you with inspiration for your updated front door.  These pieces and more are available now at Trees n Trends!  Happy shopping!!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Memorial Day Decorating Ideas!

Memorial Day is right around the corner and there are so many fun ways to show your red, white and blue love on this festive holiday.  We put together a fun porch that will provide some inspiration to your outdoor look.

Unexpected Patterns
Polka dots are a fun way to mix up your décor for any reason, but we love how great these rich navy indoor/outdoor pillows look with the crisp white polka dots for Memorial Day.  Set against a poppy red, you will have a sophisticated theme outside of the typical stars and stripes.

Topiaries & Wire Toppers
A topiary is a beautiful statement piece for your outdoor or indoor décor, but when you add wire toppers that are typically used for a wreath or floral arrangement, you get an easy way to decorate the greenery without much effort.

Patriotic Box Signs
Show your love for the USA with patriotic box signs that are a whimsical choice in various colors, sizes and shapes. Add a colored mason jar or lantern for dimension and added detail.

Table Runners & Place Mats
The great thing about decorating is that you can use items in multiple ways beyond their intended use.  We added a burlap table runner with red striping to our small table and placed a primitive inspired placemat with stars and stripes to tie the look together.

These items and more available in stores now - and don't forget, 4th of July will be here soon and these are perfect for any outdoor party or front porch decorations you need to celebrate!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016


FitKicks have taken over the athleisure footwear world and who can blame anyone for loving these?  Versatile, easy and comfortable, these shoes will have your feet dancing with relief and comfort.  These multi-purpose kicks are ergonomically designed to naturally conform to your foot, while the FlexSole sole technology provides durability and features a soft and stretchy top that fits to your foot for maximum comfort and breathability.  Super lightweight, these active footwear will become a travel must have for their fold and go design.  A protective toe guard prevents excess wear points and the elastic strap provides added gripping and style.  Care of these shoes is as simple as hand washing and allowing to air dry.  Pretty easy, right? 

The unisex design makes these a great option for men, women and children.  Sized for women from Small (5.5-6.5), Medium (7-8), Large (8.5-9.5) and XL (10-11), these are the shoes you want for an active lifestyle.

Traveling, exercise, walking, beach activities, high heel relief, water sports. relaxing and commuting are some of the most common uses for these everyday shoes.  FitKicks are available in a fun mix of colors and patterns, so all you really need to decide is how many to buy.  If you want to see which FitKicks shoes suit your specific exercise personality, head over to their blog and take this fun quiz:

Stop into one of our stores today for a fun, stylish and comfy look for your feet.  You can also find them on-line here:

Trust us, your feet will thank you.  Rev up, relax and repeat with your new FitKicks.