Sunday, March 24, 2013

How about this Easter Table Decoration?

Hello to all friends!

At this moment when I'm typing this post, EpicLinen is about to hit 300 likes at Facebook.
Hurray! We keep moving forward and that
keeps me very motivated!

I hope you had a lovely week!
How is your weekend going so far?

I had a quite busy and very stresfull week here. But all sorted now.
Lots of ideas for Easter holiday going around. 
Have you done all the preparations yet?
All the detailed plans and lists made?

 The festivity starts with spring, joy and sunshine in our hearts!

Pull out the spring decorations and table linens.

Bring lots of freshness into home and especially on your table and all around you, the place where you celebrate your spring holidays.

Natural elements echoed on the table allow
beauty of nature to shine.

Prepare your home for spring!
Prepare your dinning table for spring!

I think Easter fete is not only about Easter eggs,
Easter bunnies and other kitschy things... is about the renaissance of our souls after long
long deep cold winter.

 Some Easter motives and ornaments are required for sure!

I do like natural details, patterns combined with elements from nature...
with sprouts...
with blossom...  

Honestly, I was in need for lightness so I brought in light hues, silver, white, beige colors together along with greeny adjustments.

All vases gathered together adds chic charm to this Easter table arrangement and to any other occasionally setting.
This is like an oasis of greeness!

All photos made by my lovely husband +Mindaugas Zumas
He has a talent for this as it is one of his passion.

Happy Sunday!
Sharing my springy love with you!


Saturday, March 16, 2013

Style ► Rose Petal

I like the rose petal palette.
This is v e r y something new for me!!
I have never ever liked such type of color!
My main variegation consisted of all kind and shades of blue!

well... it seems I came across again to this quotation:
never say never!

I'm inspired with

of rose petals!

1. Rose Petal Champagne from Brides.
2. Blouse Beachwear from Swimwear 360.
3. Rose Petal Ice Cubes from Sweet Paul.
4. Foot Bath from Cowparsley.
5. ‘Femininity’ Lingerie from Rose & Petal.
6. High Heeled Shoes from Polyvore.
7. Light Summer Dress from Swimwear 360.
8. Rose Petal Sorbet from The Winter Guest.
9. Accessories from Wendy's Lookbook.
10. DIY Rose Petal Ice Cubes from Austin Wedding Blog.
11. The Toss of Rose Petals from Southern Weddings.
12. Cake with Almonds and Rose Petals from Kwestia Smaku.

 woman + love + rose + spring ► undissociated
...sensation of  spring...

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Styling the Food

What comes to your mind once to think about food styling? 
It's hard to tell me but I'm nearly sure your answer would be:
'it's complicated'!

This is not only about putting dish on the plate but also making to look attractive! very attractive!!

 Sea food presentation via Food Stylist and Food Styling Directory

Food styling is combined with collaborative efforts including a photographer, an artist, a food stylist, usually also a proper stylist and their assistants.

All efforts are taken carefully to artfully arrange the food.

 Wonderful photography via

 Sweet tooth via The Little Corner

Visual 'know how' to present is highly required.

 Different ways of how to display different food via
Learn Food Photography and Food Styling

Pay attention to this extra light, extra elegant style
 The gourmet food presentation via The Klein

Be aware of ability to translate the perception of taste and aroma.

Chard Empanadas via Lemon Fire Brigade

 Variety of food display via Food Stylist and Food Styling Directory

If you are inspired as me, you should take some time to visit this wonderful Helene Dujardin Phototgraphy site! I kept drooling since the very first photo through out the last one!

Hope you are already inspired after this visit and have intentions to learn and try to do some incredible things by yourself!

Here is also a small detail regarding upcoming Easter holidays

 Easter eggs via La Tartine Gourmande

Enjoy the rest of the week! 

Blessings, xo


Sunday, March 10, 2013

Which Fabric is Right for Tablecloths?

To dress the table or not to dress? That is the question today!  
The answer depends on the condition of the table.

The  main function of tablecloth is to cover and protect table from damages. Secondly is to bring a color and shades to kitchen, dining room, terrace and/or other outdoor living space, also to add a style and texture for decoration means.
Tablecloths are manufactured in a variety of fabrics and materials such as cotton, linen, polyester, silk, organza, vinyl and many more. Only the purpose and the occasion determines which material is/should be used to fit your needs. Please note that all materials hold advantages and disadvantages of style, quality, comfort and durability.

I don't think there is any other fabric which adds a special look along with elegance to family dinner party than linen (in this case I'm not talking about formal dinners). As far as you know linen is made from plant of flax. It is very traditional fiber and has the major invaluable feature - durability as long as rich look, cool touch, characterized and crispy texture, lint-free property. Moreover linen comes in many different color shades!
Linen is relatively easy to take care of, since it resists dirt and stains. With a little forethought linen care, linen tablecloths will last the lifetime. What is more important - could be passed from generation to generation and live happily in your home for years to come.
Nowadays linen is affordable luxury to any hostess. This kind of fibre will serve to everyone for ages!

For eveyday use in a kitchen or outdoor place cotton tablecloths are very common. Cotton fabrics keep lower rates because of its easy produce and process elements.
Cotton tablecloths are easy to care, available in a wide range of colors, patterns, casual prints and sizes which also proffer to their popularity. Blending does cause cotton to lose some of its breathability, making the cloth a little stiffer to the touch. Blend of cotton + polyster has a little more wrinkle resistance. Tighter and glossier laminated cottons are hardy to stains. Talking about durabilty option - this options drops down comparing with linen.

Polyester is a chemically made fiber, synthesized material that is used to make fabric and can be combined with other fabrics such as cotton which creates a polyester blend. With polyester is easy to emulate weaves of linen, fassy textures and all of this at the much lower price. Unfortunately here we come to non-eco friendly fabric. Polyester is also available in many colors and patterns as well as durable like cotton. This kind of fabric dyes very well and is less prone to fading than natural fibers. At the same time polyester won't shrink unlikely cotton and of course it is one of the easiest fabrics to care.Polyester is often used for formal affairs likewise wedding receptions, special birthday parties etc. because of glitzier and silkier effect.

Since we come to wedding events silk or organza is widely used for those occasions. Silk and organza are more expensive tablecloths, but they offer a more luxurious appearance and a number of formal style options. These ones are only used on accasions as fabrics require more delicate supervision and washing.



Though there are no strict rules that say you cannot combine different style, textures or fibers! The more important is to be creative and mind yourself needs, requirements, demands...

Always when you buy a tablecloth and think to obtain napkins for full complement think in advance and get two extra napkins in case you need to replace stained ones.

Attend your consideration to coloration which is solid enough, stitches are even enough...

Last but not least bring a new element to your home decor as often as you afford!