• Celebrate - Decorating - Holidays

    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…

  • Celebrate - Tablescapes

    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…

  • 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…

  • Food - Holidays

    Cranberry Sauce!

    If your family is like mine, and wants the jellied cranberry sauce from the can — jazz up that oh-so-classy can shape with a few fresh cranberries on the side as garnish. I think I’ll tuck a few fresh mint leaves among the cranberries next time as well! ‚ôę I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly…cranberries’s too foodilicious for ya babe‚ôęPlease accept my apologies for putting the song Bootilicious in your head, but my thought is that maybe if it transfers to your head it will stop being in mine!Silliness aside, I hope you had a happy, healthy and beautiful Thanksgiving.…