The vase underneath this bunch of roses, dusty miller foliage, and nerine lilies is wrapped to look like a box of chocolate.
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Plants that are past their prime can be stunning. Their imperfections -- the dramatic shapes, colors, and textures not found in just-bloomed plants -- are part of the appeal.
To create this arrangement, we tapped our gardens for rose hips and seed heads from coneflowers and asters. See what catches your eye in your yard.
SourceMartha Stewart Living, October 2009
This Saint Patrick's Day, enjoy a cocktail version of a root beer float: vanilla ice cream topped with Irish stout. With the ice cream sweetening the rich beer, the float is as much a dessert as it is a drink. Scoop ice cream into a pint glass, and pour in enough stout to fill it. One pint of ice cream and one 12-ounce bottle of beer will yield 2 servings.
SourceMartha Stewart Living, March 2008
Serve a meal in miniature: a sunny-side-up quail egg atop a piece of cocktail bread.
(Quail eggs are available at specialty-food stores, including some Whole Foods markets, and through LocalHarvest.)
SourceMartha Stewart Living, April 2009
A cheerful clip-art invitation sets the tone for your Easter gathering.
Print clip art onto card stock. Cut out card, and fold in half. Join the backs of the two halves with double-sided tape or a glue stick.
SourceMartha Stewart Living, April 2011
What You'll Need
Mini white flat paper bags
Rubber stamps and black or orange ink pads
Self-Serve Halloween Treat How-To
Decorate paper bags with rubber-stamped designs; fill with treats, then attach to a pumpkin with pushpins (be sure they are pushed in firmly so they don't come out when little hands tug down on the bags). Leave a note inviting kids to take one; ours is a tiny chalkboard hung with a ribbon.
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