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Glittered Eggs for Spectacular Easter Entertaining

Friday, April 06, 2012

We built a beautiful Easter centerpiece, ready for Easter entertaining by displaying blown out eggs that had been covered in several different gorgeous shades of glitter. We then added some bunnies, artificial grass and ribbon and placed everything on a lovely antique silver tray.

The result:- an amazing centerpiece.

Here’s how we did it.

Step 1. Blow Out the Eggs

Pierce both the top and the bottom of the egg with a darning needle. Make sure the hole at the bottom is slightly larger so that the egg can run out.

Thoroughly rinse and then leave to drain and dry.

Step 2. Decorate the Eggs

Coat the eggs one side at a time with clear craft glue and then spoon varying shades of glitter over them. Repeat on the remaining side once first side has dried thoroughly.

Step 3. Decorated Eggs Drying

Build a foam drying board for the decorated eggs to dry on.

Take a piece of Styrofoam and push some nails into it to form a drying board.

Step 4. Arranging It All Together

Arrange glittered eggs in a beautiful crystal compote or a lovely glass dish. We used artificial grass squares to line the bottom of our tray but you could use green felt pieces or fabric from the craft store.  We then added some glittered felt carrots and bunnies with coordinating ribbon tied around their necks.

Viola!. Happy Easter entertaining everyone.

Weekend Inspiration from Moyarta: Green Envy Cocktail Party

Saturday, March 10, 2012

We love arranging (and attending too of course!!) fabulous cocktail parties and wanted to share with you an inspiration board we recently put together for a glamorous cocktail party called “Green Envy”.

From the chic cocktail dresses, to the glassware and gorgeous accessories, the whole party is styled to drip in luscious tones of green.

1. Dress   2. Sandals  3. Vintage Glassware  4. Bangle  5. Cocktail Picks  6. Glass  7. Napkins  8. Napkin rings

Moyarta at Better Homes & Gardens LIVE in Melbourne on February 24-26th, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012
Better Homes & gardens LIVE is coming to Melbourne, Victoria. This fabulous show will be held from February 24th to 26th.

Hundreds of home, garden and decorating exhibitors, cooking demonstrations, live talks and presentations and great prizes to be won.

Moyarta are getting involved with the show and will be giving away a fantastic shopping spree to the value of $1000. Visit the Better Homes and Gardens booth at the show to enter the competition. There are prizes to the value of $30,000 to be won and lots of great businesses involved.

We look forward to seeing you in Melbourne for a great show.


Key Looks for Summer Entertaining Using Kim Seybert Accessories

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Here are the key looks for stunning summer entertaining that Moyarta have put together.   Browse these collections and more gorgeous accessories for your table now at




A perfect look for indoors or out, this stunning beige and white look using Kim Seybert's concentric placemats and beautiful jeweled napkin rings will bring glamor to any table. This placemat, napkin and napkin rings are on sale during January in our eboutique.


We can just picture these cool ocean colors decorating a gorgeous boat or holiday house by the sea. Capiz shell placemat, pop rock placemat, napkins and napkin rings all on sale now.


These photos show our Kim Seybert lattice napkins in crisp periwinkle and white which is always a classic color combination. Shown here in a more formal setting but these would work equally well on an outdoor table for a summer lunch.


And now, one of our personal favorites for summer is the amazing coral collection from Kim Seybert. The absolutely stunning beaded placemats and napkin rings are so bright and really make an impact on any table. These are on sale now but be quick.


We love the look of these cool, crisp green accessories. Sparkling dragonfly napkin rings go perfectly with the green capiz placemats and lattice or fern embroidered napkins. Remember that the capiz placemats are easy care so perfect for outdoor entertaining in the garden or on the terrace. Find these accessories on sale in our eboutique now until the end of January.

The Kim Seybert fabulous Pop Rock collection has been one of our most popular sellers for the holiday festive season. Beaded square placemats, napkins and stunning oversized jeweled napkin rings are on sale now.

Our all time favorite summer time look are these beautiful embroidered Kim Seybert napkins and the coordinating shell and pearl dome napkin rings. So stunning on the table, they will make your guests feel like they are dining on the beach.

Browse these collections and more gorgeous accessories for your table now at

Decorating for the Holidays in Jackson Wyoming

Saturday, December 24, 2011
We’ve returned year after year to one of our favorite spots in the world for skiing, Jackson Hole Wyoming. On the edges of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, the area offers fabulous skiing in spectacular surroundings and abounds with majestic scenery, rugged mountain landscapes and plenty of Rocky Mountain lodge charm.

This spectacular environment provides enormous inspiration for holiday decorating with it’s tall white bark pine trees and glittering snow not to mention the stone and timber architecture of the luxury resort at the base of the mountain, Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole.

Each year we return, we step inside the resort in anticipation of seeing the impressive, beautifully decorated and wonderfully fragrant Christmas trees that reach to the very top of the ceiling in the lobby. This year was certainly no disappointment with the trees decorated in hues of cranberry and burgundy. Large glistening kissing balls, sparkling red pine cones and large mouth blown glass bubbles were used to create these magical trees. The little golden eggs in nests and fluffy, life like squirrels added to their mountain charm.

During one of our trips several years ago, we set out to find out who created these gorgeous sparkling creations each year and so were very pleased to meet floral designer extraordinaire, Ian Whipple, the owner of Floral Art based in Idaho Falls. We took a trip across the Wyoming/Idaho border to his store that year and picked up some of the decorations used on the trees at the resort to take home for our own decorating. Since that time, Ian has expanded his business and now operates a second store in the heart of the town of Jackson itself.

This year, entranced by the decoration of the 2011 Christmas trees, we visited Ian again in his new store and caught up with all that he had been doing.

Ian’s business creates spectacular floral designs for many of the luxury hotels and private homes in the area as well as for local businesses and events. On the morning of our visit to Floral Art Jackson, Ian was busy not only serving the walk in customers but was also in the throws of organizing arrangements for 50 tables for an upcoming political fundraising event to be held later in the week.

At this time of year, Ian is particularly able to let his creativity soar. With clients who own winter vacation homes in the area arriving from all over the US and who require their Christmas trees set up and decorated prior to arrival, Ian is able to ensure their homes are decorated and ready for the holidays.
Should you find yourself traveling in the beautiful Grand Teton or Yellowstone National Parks, be sure to pay a visit to the town of Jackson Wyoming and stop by Ian’s beautiful store at 185 Alpine Way, Jackson. More of his work can be seen on the Floral Art website or Facebook page.  Enjoy.

Setting The Christmas Table at Lindesay House using Moyarta’s Accessories

Thursday, November 24, 2011
Apart from the dazzling array of Christmas gifts, antiques and décor on display at the annual Lindesay Christmas Fair, one of the key attractions each year is the Lindesay Christmas table.

Each year, the dining table in the large red, formal dining room is styled by National Trust Committee member and stylist extraordinaire, Annette Blinco.
This year, Moyarta were delighted to participate in the fair and thrilled to be asked to include our accessories on the dining table.

Set in spectacular tones of teal and aqua, the table was a focal point of the fair and a wonderful opportunity for us to showcase our Moyarta accessories.

Antique silverware and glassware glistened on the table all of which was for sale through Showcase Antiques, one of the antique vendors exhibiting at the fair. We were most tempted by the little Victorian teal coloured cocktail glasses  on the table, not to mention the Sterling Silver Kings Pattern flatware service.

We would like to thank Annette for including our accessories on the Christmas table in such a stunning, formal dining room.

We are already looking forward to participating in the fair again next year and to assisting with accessorizing the table again in 2012.

A little bird told us that the 2012 table is going to be pale pink and is sure to be just as gorgeous as this year’s table.

The Spectacular Table

Moyarta’s Stunning Aqua Flower Napkin Rings

Sparkling Sterling Silver and Victorian Glassware

Get Ready to Style Your Christmas Table with Gorgeous Hemstitched Linen Dinner Napkins from Moyarta’s Christmas Collection

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

We are very proud to announce our first collection of gorgeous Christmas embroidered and hemstitched dinner napkins, made especially for Moyarta.

The napkins come in twelve stunning designs, are packaged in sets of 4 with measurements of 50cms x 50cms, perfect for Christmas entertaining.

With beautiful embroidery designs, the napkins are made exclusively for Moyarta in Vietnam and are priced at $60 for a set of 4. They are available in the Moyarta eboutique.  You can click each design below to find out more.




 The napkins coordinate beautifully with Moyarta’s napkin rings also found in our eboutique and priced at $20 for a set of 4 Christmas napkin rings or $25 for a set of 4 Flower Jewel Napkin rings.


Christmas Shopping Without All The Frazzle

Monday, November 07, 2011
Join Moyarta this year for some early Christmas Shopping at the annual Lindesay Christmas Gift Fair:-

Lindesay House

1 Carthona Avenue, Darling Point

Thursday 17th to Saturday 19th November 2011


Instead of rushing around in a frazzle this year shopping for Christmas, why not do your shopping at a more leisurely pace and join Moyarta at this wonderful annual event.

Join Moyarta at the National Trust Lindesay Christmas Gift & Antique Fair.

Not only is the fair an opportunity for shoppers to get a head start on their Christmas list, it is also a wonderful opportunity to view the beautiful historic Lindesay House, a stately 1830's villa restored by the National Trust. With sweeping lawns, spectacular views, gardens and courtyard, the house is normally only open for public viewing one day each month.

At the fair, shoppers will discover treasures including jewellery, scarves, shoes, antiques, stationery, cushions, linen, fine embroidery, home wares, gourmet foods, children's clothes and accessories and of course the stunning table linens and accessories of Moyarta; perfect for Christmas entertaining.  We look forward to meeting you there.

The History of Lindesay House

Located at Darling Point, Lindesay was built by the Colonial Treasurer Campbell Drummond Riddell in 1834, who purchased 17 acres reserved for him by the Acting Governor, Lieutenant Patrick Lindesay, his friend and fellow Scot, and after whom the house is presumably named.

 Darling Point grew up around the grounds of Lindesay, which once swept down to the water. It was the first house to be built on Darling Point and attracted distinguished occupants.

The house is the first domestic example of Gothic Revival in Australia, with fine interiors restored by the National Trust to represent the house of gentlemen, prominent in colonial society during the first half of the nineteenth century.

Break out of your "Beige Haze" with Kim Seybert and Moyarta Table Accessories

Friday, October 28, 2011

On a recent trip to Queensland, we enjoyed speaking to our customers; those who attended our Moyarta Trunk Show in beautiful Noosa as well as the owners of several of the large home decorating and interiors stores. We learned more about how people like to entertain in these gorgeous coastal settings and also how they like to style their tables at home.

Until recently it seems, decorating trends in the area have leaned towards white, beige and ecru when it came to home decorating in general but also specifically for decorating the table.

Several of our customers and others expressed the feeling of needing a change from this colour pallet and wanting to introduce more colour to their tables.

One lady even expressed needing to break out of the "beige haze" and bring more colour to her table.

After hearing this we decided to check out the local home interiors stores and see what we could find.

There is certainly plenty of opportunity to find gorgeous items for the home in and around Noosa.  The white, beige and ecru colour concept is definitely in evidence but we were excited to come across this blackboard sign as we walked along Hastings Street Noosa. It confirmed our belief that colour is back and that's what we at Moyarta are all about. It's such a source of inspiration for us and we love accessorizing our tables with beautiful coloured napkins, placemats and napkin rings.

We loved how one store had used aqua, turquoise and teal glass accessories to showcase how these colours can coordinate beautifully with white and beige.

By introducing just a few coloured pieces to the table, you can achieve a whole new look and feel for beige and white accessories you may already own. It's a way of still using and keeping what you already own for your table but giving it a new lease on life with a breath of fresh colour.

 We've put together some looks using the beautiful designs of Kim Seybert New York as well as our own Moyarta brand placemats, napkins and napkin rings to show how we can use teal, aqua, blue and turquoise to liven up the beige and white.


      LOOK 1

In Look 1, we've co-ordinated the Kim Seybert concentric placemat with a turquoise linen hemstitched napkin and a beautiful jeweled wood constellation napkin ring.

      LOOK 2

In Look 2, we've used our Moyarta teal raffia placemat and monogram collection hemstitched napkin with a Kim Seybert pearl shell dome napkin ring.


       LOOK 3

In Look 3, we've shown a choice of a Kim Seybert azure capiz placemat or a Moyarta teal raffia placemat and co-ordinated these with a Kim Seybert beige linen napkin and our Moyarta flower burst napkin ring.


       LOOK 4

In our final look, we've chosen capiz lace shell placemat, a white linen napkin with turquoise herringbone embroidery and stunning jeweled poprock napkin ring, all from Kim Seybert.


As we head into Summer here in Australia, there's no need to be stuck in a "Beige Haze". Why not liven up your table by introducing a splash of colour.

Simply choose a bright napkin, a jeweled napkin ring or a beaded placemat to coordinate perfectly with the white or beige pieces you already own for your table. Browse all our collections on our website for more inspiration or call us to arrange a consultation. We'd be delighted to help you.

Table styling: Mix it up with vintage and modern pieces.

Friday, June 17, 2011

One of Moyarta’s design principles when styling a table for a private or client event is to try and incorporate elements from different eras into the tablescape.

What does this mean? Well, many private clients who ask Moyarta for assistance with event styling for an event in their own home, already have a collection of plates or glasses they wish to use or perhaps just a single special piece they wish to use as a centerpiece. It may be a special crystal vase that was a wedding present or even a piece of silver found at a local vintage market. Whatever the inspiration and wherever the location, table styling is all about getting the most out of the pieces that we already own and combining these with different accessories or unusual pieces so that we are able to change the look and feel of our table settings.

A fabulous source of inspiration for styling tables comes from pieces from the past. Our years of living in the North East of the US ignited a passion for collecting Depression and other types of vintage glassware. But what actually is Depression glass and where does it come from.

Some of the Moyarta personal collection of vintage American glassware collected during our years spent in the American North East.

Depression glass is clear or colored translucent glassware that was distributed free, or at low cost, in the United States around the time of the Great Depression. Often pieces were given away inside food boxes and used as an incentive by manufacturers to encourage consumers to purchase.

Most of this glassware was made in the central and mid-west areas of the United States, where access to raw materials and power made manufacturing inexpensive in the first half of the twentieth century. More than twenty manufacturers made more than 100 patterns, and entire dinner sets were made in some patterns. Common colors are clear or crystal, pink, pale blue, green, and amber. Less common colors include yellow, canary, ultra marine, jadeite, delphite (opaque pale blue), cobalt blue, red or ruby, black, amethyst, monax, and white, otherwise known as milk glass.

This colourful glassware is highly collectable and a wonderful source of inspiration for Moyarta when designing table settings. As the colours are so varied, there is plenty of opportunity to find pieces that coordinate nicely with patterned dinnerware or colourful table linens. In fact, using coloured vintage glass pieces in conjunction with plain white or clear glass dinnerware is a wonderful way of dressing up a table and changing the look and feel of your place settings.

Some of the pieces produced are items that most modern manufacturers do not include in their collections today. An example is the little glass, footed dishes called sherberts, shown in the picture below. These were used traditionally for serving sherbet, a dessert similar to sorbet and not really common these days but nonetheless, still useful dishes to serve other types of dessert in.

The gorgeous pink of these vintage Fostoria sherbets perfectly combines with the modern Haviland Limoge porcelain plates and compliments the stunning Kim Seybert napkin ring.

Kim Seybert Napkin Ring

A wonderful reference source for vintage American glassware is Barbara and Jim Mauzy’s Depression Glass, A Photographic Reference and Price Guide, available through

Mauzys Depression Glass Photographic Reference

Happy collecting………