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PHYSAL FAIRY LIGHTS

It is especially those years with less snow, when we want to put out more fairy lights, it is winter itself, when we want more warmth... Here is an inspiration for beautiful home decoration with fairy lights and physal. The best part is that kids will run to help You with this.
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ADVENT WREATHS

As far as i remember, i have always made or at least decorated Advent wreaths myself, but turns out i haven't shared any of them here with you. So this year i am sharing 3 absolutely different ideas from this and previous years - maybe some of them will inspire you to decorate your home.
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EASTER 2017

Himmeli are one of traditional decorations, but they are still actual. Geometrical forms and their shadows gives some sort of magical feeling about them. I've been thinking about making himmeli every now and then and am happy that I made them this year! Door decor - himmeli rabbit - it is a modern himmeli, which I am very proud of!
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Christmas 2016

This Christmas,
may you have the fulfillment
of seeing around you
the people you love the most.
May you have the satisfaction
of creating special memories
they will remember with pleasure forever.
This Christmas,
may you feel peaceful and contented,
knowing what Christmas means,
and celebrating it your way.
By Joanna Fuchs
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Latvijas 98. dzimšanas diena

Daudz laimes, Latvija!
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PEONIES

One of the most beautiful flowers with adorable scent. So pure and enchanting, so feminine! They are perfect for celebrations and home decor in June.
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EASTER 2016

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Latvijas 97. dzimšanas diena

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COLORFUL EASTER

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GLASSES WITH FAVORITE FLOWERS

You can use any kind of flowers to decorate glasses - both fresh and dried. This time I used dried orchids (I took them off shortly before end of flowering and dried on radiators). Tie flowers with ribbon and attach them to glass.
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MONEY AS PRESENT

Novadays newly married more and more often want to get money as a wedding gift - relieve for guests, but how to pack the money more ineresting than to give it in a standart envelope?

Idea can be found in invitation text, because hint of wish to get money as a present is often hidden in various epithets.

If newly-weds have pleased help to save for their honey moon, You can attach money on toy ship, plain or tourist bus.



There are expressions in every country which describes money. In Latvia we use to say “cabbage” when we mean “money”. So if young couple wants cabbage in an envelope as a gift You do not have to try put real cabbage in envelope, but You certainly can make money look similar to cabbage by adding it to small globe or You can put money between lists of real cabbage. Also You can put money in a jar together with small pieces of green paper to make it look like pickled cabbages (do not forget a pickled cabbage lable).



Often money is attached to money tree brunches or on artistic tree. It can be put in a balloon or in many boxes put one into another, money of course in the smallest.


Beautiful money box can also be nice alternative for envelope. While gift box for money can be made as cake, pizza slice or muffin.


Of course beautiful envelope with money pocket is good “outfit” for present as well.


To present is great pleasure, but to give beautifully and originally decorated present is even bigger pleasure for the one giving the gift and for the recipient, of course.

“MGidejas” will help You find original and approriate solution for the gift as well as form it high quality.

Have beautiful celebration and great present giving pleasure!

SNOWFLAKE MAGIC

The most beautiful thing in winter are snowflakes - the magnificent ones and the simple ones... slivery white, each unique and unrepeatable...
Decorate Your home with beautiful snowflake garlands, put quilled paper snowflakes on a Christmas tree or use snowflake decorations for winter wedding.
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WEDDING INVITATIONS AND CONGRATULATION CARDS

Starting organize wedding, You have to think about wedding invitations. Invitations are not only framing for written words, they reflect engaged ones taste and can imply on how big and splendid the ceremony will be. If guests receive luxurious and sophisticated invitations, they will presume that they need to dress up richly enough. Invitations can also be in style or in range of colors with ceremony's place decorations or the new pair's outfit, especially if they have choosen something other than ususal black and white.

It is important to send invitations early - best would be month before wedding. But if wedding is planned on workingday, invitations should be sent already two or three months before. In such situation best is to send "save the date" cards or e-mails already half a year before wedding to reserve Your date and time for guests to plan a free day. In this case traditional invitations can be sent two weeks before the big day.

Engaded couple can make invitations on their own, order from an artist or make them in collaboration with artist. Often new pair want to take part in invitation making process to make them more personal, but to do all from scratch to finish is to complicated and not necessary.

At the beginning couple has to agree upon invitation style. Maybe You like invitation from other wedding or You have found an idea on internet, or maybe You have thought about something different and original - in any case You have to show and tell Your idea to artist to make sketches and examples. When idea is ready, You have to choose materials. Most likely I choose paper together with new couple, because there are very many variations, different not only with color and facture, but also with price. Other materials are free choice of mind - ribbons, beads, fabric or paper flowers, photos, drawings, ring imitations... Options are numberless, but not all are possible if You plan on sending invitations by mail. If invitations will be given personaly, then we can decorate also envelopes with similar accent like in invitations.

Not less important is invitation text - it has to be laconic and also ceremonious. I believe that novadays so many printed text syles are available, You do not have to write invitations in handwriting. For Your convenience handwritten can be guest's names and for more personal invitations - Your signature. If You still consider handwritten invitations, I would suggest to write them Yourself - even if artist would write it prettier, it would never be so personal and sweet.

While wedding guests sometimes choose to give newlyweds a special and original hand-made congratulation card, where artist has placed a little bit of his good mind and wishes.

Essentially wedding congratulations are very similar with invitations by style and materials. Sometimes people make congratulation card according to invitation theme, for example, if invitation has some foreign culture elements or weddings are planned by the sea and invitations are decorated with seashells. Also You can match congratulation to new couple's entity or even Your own outfit. If the ones marrying are artistic persons, congratulation card can be made as luxurious bookmark with newlyweds initials, portrets or caricature. When choosing flowers or other nature elements, I usually find out their symbolic meaning so that congratulation is not only beautiful, but also brings best wishes.

If you plan on giving money as a present, we can make congratulation card with elegant pocket. If You want something untraditional, money can be rolled up and placed on the congratulation card together with other decorations.

Leonardo da Vinci once said: “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”

Your mind is full of ideas, do not be afraid of them - entrust Your dreams to artist and together Your wedding invitation or congratulation will be beautiful, perfect and original cowork of  Your idea and artist's professional opinion.

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