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Fun Cubes

There just isn’t anything better than a cold drink on warm summer night. Am I right? The next time you entertain in your home, try adding a little something extra to your ice cubes to extend a theme or flavour right down to your drinks. Summertime entertaining is more relaxed and casual as we gather […]

Pink and Grey Party from www.trixandtrumpet.com

Pink and Grey Party

I recently styled a First Communion dinner with the theme of Pink and Grey. I just love how soft grey compliments so many different colours and pairing it with the softest of pink….well, it’s just a lovely, fresh palette. When I worked corporately I was always cognizant of the finances and ensured that the final […]

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Why You Should Use Artificial Flowers

I know many people cringe when thinking about silk or artificial flowers. There is a sense that they look tacky, or cheap, or well, artificial.  And on some level, I would agree. But, there is a whole world of wonderful colours and textures and height out there where artificial flowers are concerned and I really […]

Some party styling tips from www.trixandtrumpet.com

Some Party Styling Tips

A couple of weeks ago I shared a styled table for some Easter Inspiration.  Finished products always look great and put together but what really goes into pulling it all together? I thought it was important to go behind the scenes a bit and talk about the methodology behind how to style in real life scenarios. […]

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Magazine Love

I’m a tactile person. I like holding things in my hands. I love the feel of a beautiful fabric, the weight of table decor, the smoothness of a table. So, while I can spend an unreasonable amount of time looking at beautiful images on websites and blogs I still really love a good, traditional magazine. […]

DIY Fabric Backdrop from www.trixandtrumpet.com

DIY Fabric Backdrop

Taking pictures has never been easier.  With smartphones and new DSLR cameras, even the novice photographer can take fantastic shots. As I’ve taken a more hands-on approach to photography, I’ve learned a lot about what might go into making an image really pop. And one of those things is to have a great backdrop. An […]

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Finding Inspiration

I talk all the time about finding inspiration, and being inspired by something and taking that inspiration to help you create a great party design or theme. But what does that mean exactly? Probably the go-to for many of us is to go online and scour Pinterest or our favourite blogs to find images that […]

cake cutting guide from www.trixandtrumpet.com

Cake Cutting Guide

The evolution of the cake has been one that I have enjoyed immensely. I love a good slice of cake….anytime. As exposure increases and accessibility becomes the norm, having interesting, one-of-a-kind cakes is no longer only available to the wedding group. Any party can have a four layered round cake, or one made into an […]

Trix & Trumpet Shop Opening Soon at www.trixandtrumpet.com

The Trix & Trumpet Shop is Opening Soon

It’s true.  The Trix & Trumpet Shop is set to open really, really soon. It will be small initially, offering just a few curated items, but it’s very exciting and a whole lot of fun. So, how did this come to be? Well, it just sort of happened. I knew all along that at some […]

Easter Inspiration from www.trixandtrumpet.com

Easter Inspiration

I know that Spring is out there somewhere. This Winter has been especially harsh and long and oh, so cold.  I know many wonder “What are you going on about? You’re Canadian, it’s in your blood to do the cold.” Well, I don’t DO winter and this year has been particularly draining. It’s made for […]

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