• Celebrate - Tablescapes

    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…

  • Celebrate

    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…

  • Decorating - Holidays

    Orange Twinkle Lights.

    Orange Twinkle Lights! I love Autumn. I love crisp Autumn days and chilly Autumn nights. With autumn comes shorter days and longer nights and an intense urge to cuddle and hibernate. As the days get shorter I like to brighten up the house with orange twinkle lights to make the house feel cozy and bright. I cannot get enough of that warm glow. It totally changes the feel of the house even with no other decorations. To really get the most out of theses lights, I like to place them around lots of shiny and reflective items like glass and…