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    A Kiss at Midnight: A New Year Celebration

    ¬† Spending New Years Eve at home¬†doesn’t¬†mean you can’t celebrate and bring in the new year with style!¬† ¬† We dressed the table in a lovely “Kiss at Midnight” theme complete with silver and gold accents, a clock plate at every place setting to count down to midnight, confetti streamers and of course, Hershey Kisses so that everyone gets a kiss at midnight! Sparkling Cider or Champagne makes a great centerpiece. The non-alcoholic grape juice or apple juice versions mean you can bring this celebration into New Years Day for a lovely New Years Day brunch, or let the kids…

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    Winter Wonderland Tablescape 2015

    Last year we created¬†a cozy warm burgundy Christmas decor¬†to welcome home our Evie who had been in the hospital for 4 months. We wanted it warm and inviting as a big welcome home. This year we went in a completely different direction, creating a winter wonderland look full of frosty snowflakes and sparkling silver. Both the table and the sideboard are decked out with pine bough garlands, with silver balls and snowflake accents. We spent forever polishing every piece of silver in the house so that everything would sparkle in our frosty wonderland.(Once again, please ignore the empty picture frames…

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    Super Easy Trick: Adorable Christmas Pics

    A Super Easy Trick for the Most Adorable Christmas Pictures! ¬† I was photographing some Christmas decorating ideas when a little elf photobombed my pictures! The results were so adorable that I immediately knew I had to share the idea. All you need is an adorable baby, an adorable child, adorable pet, or your adorable self and a shiny reflective Christmas ball for the cutest and silliest pictures or video you’ve ever seen. The giggles will abound and the memories will last a lifetime. SPECIAL TIPS!¬†If the Christmas ball is on the tree you’ll have a lovely pine background, but…

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    Thanksgiving Table: The Spendor of Autumn

    This Thanksgiving I used all my restraint to resist the urge to let our Christmas decor arrive early. So often I cannot resist that urge and we end up with a Thanksgiving/Christmas fusion.¬† ¬† Everything stayed well within the Autumn color theme this year without even a hint of Christmas! Burlap has always been an inexpensive fabric mostly used for making things like potato sacks or for wrapping shrubbery for the winter, but somehow it has become very popular in decorating as well. It does offer a nice warm neutral base and lots of texture so it makes sense that…

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    Halloween 2015

    This Halloween we wanted to create a spooky haunted forest but still keep it light and playful enough that it was still warm, inviting and not too gloomy. ¬† Some dead tree branches from the yard were perfect for making a huge impact – and the best part is that they cost NOTHING! When you bring lots of natural elements into the decor everything falls into place. Sea shells, leaves, branches, pine cones and any other natural element can cover your decorating schemes for all the seasons and holidays. “Creepy Cloth” is a very loose weave gauze-like fabric that can…

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    Return of the Light. Lessons from the Eclipse.

    I¬†don’t mean to wax poetic about the waxing moon, but I just wanted to share a little moon moment. ¬† One quick glimpse at social media and the flurry of blurry photos of light blobs on black backgrounds and you know that there was some sort of lunar event. ¬† There was also ample warning leading up to the eclipse that made sure we all knew that there was yet another once-in-a-lifetime sight to see in the sky. ¬† But imagine life before technology. ¬† Imagine a time when instead of our little glowing phone screens, the only thing to…

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    Pineapp-O-Lantern: A Tropic’alloween Treat

    Who says you can only make a Jack-O-Lantern out of a pumpkin?¬† Not me!¬† Allow me to introduce you to a¬†frightfully fun Halloween treat that¬†makes a great presentation when serving a fruit plate, or fruit and cheese platter or even an awesome¬†Halloween¬†breakfast! I’m calling it a Pineapp-O-Lantern: A Tropic’alloween Treat! It’s basically the same process as carving a Jack-O-Lantern, so I wont bore you with an in-depth how-to, but I will share some tips. I went the traditional route – cutting the top to make the ‘lid’ of the Jack-O-Lantern and then scooping out the contents, but I’ll definitely be…

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    Star Spangled Seashore Celebration

    When summertime rolls around, we love to bring the beach and seashore into the decor — so for our Fourth of July theme, we went with a ‘Star Spangled Seashore’! ¬† ¬† Sometimes it’s hard to part with a particular decor or theme and this year we really did not want to take down our cool summertime Oysters and Pearls: Seashore Celebration.¬† ¬† We couldn’t skip the fireworks and the Red White and Blue though, so we created a sort of patriotic seashore fusion. ¬† ¬† Though there are quite a few similarities between this theme and the last, we…

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    Seashore Tablescape – Oysters and Pearls

    Oysters and Pearls : A Seashore Tablescape for Summer. ¬† It’s not quite summer yet but most people see Memorial Day Weekend as the official start of summer fun and festivities.¬† ¬† So after a quick change from the red white and blue (that will all come back with extra sparkle for July 4th) we converted into a nice beachy summer at the seashore look. ¬† Oyster shells and pearls are the theme this time and they are a perfect combo because pearls come from oysters!¬† ¬† We grabbed the pearl garlands from our Christmas decorations, and we have lots…

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    Happy “Bird” Day Celebration – Our Evie Bird’s Birthday and Mother’s Day Celebration.

    Happy “Bird” Day Celebration – our Evie Bird’s Birthday Celebration. ¬† You may have noticed that we¬†love giving each other nicknames (Evie, Feather, Peggo, etc.). We also love personalizing every celebration and playing with words.¬† When we needed a theme for our little Evie Bird’s birthday, it just seemed natural that we would have a bird-day party instead of a birthday party! ¬† As soon as we saw these beautiful plates covered in birds, lace, tea-cups and flowers we knew they would be perfect for her Springtime bird-day party, as well as Mother’s Day! The bird plates and napkins are…