The Prettiest Wrapping Paper of All

December 12, 2017

All these years I have been spending big bucks on assorted wrapping paper, bags and boxes to try and give ‘pretty’ looking gifts. But this year I realized the most beautiful wrapped gifts of all are wrapped simply in plain brown paper:

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Aren’t they so pretty?!:

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Pantone’s 2018 Purple

December 9, 2017

I am sure you have already heard this week on social media that Pantone has announced it’s color of the year for 2018:

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Ultra Violet 18-3838. Pantone chose this complex color to reflect a “complex” time. According to Pantone, Ultra Violet is a “provocative yet thoughtful” color. Historically, it’s been associated with nonconformity and spirituality. Pantone also believes this color symbolizes new possibilities and a hopeful future.

I am sure you have also read mixed reviews. People either are liking this color or giving it a definite thumbs down.

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But I guess that happens every year, right? I myself love a gorgeous purple! I always have. I would not paint a whole room in it:Read More

Winter Scene with Apothecary Jar and Faux Snow

December 4, 2017

Something I started playing with last Christmas while decorating and really enjoyed was snow-filled apothecary jars and cloches:

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I have always loved cute little miniature accessories so this project was right up my alley. Simple and festive!

You can see last years faux snow projects here.

It is literally a 5 minute project. For supplies you need faux snow (or salt or baking soda works too), an apothecary jar or cloche, a few mini trees, and mini sleigh or any other miniature figurine:

All you do is, cover the base of the jar/cloche with craft snow, add the mini trees and  figurine, and the sprinkle some more craft snow on your winter scene. Told you it was easy!

Here are a couple snow scenes I made this year:snowmanRead More

Reminder Tip for Fixing Those Too Small Area Rugs

November 25, 2017

I feel I just posted about this but I have run across this rug issue at a client’s this past week and wanted to share:

Sometimes because of not measuring correctly or  because of size availability,  we buy the wrong size area rug for our space and it looks too small:

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This rug is not large enough with the table and chairs as you can see.  All chair legs should be on the rug when pushed back and it also just looks out of proportion in this large space.Read More

Thank You All!

November 21, 2017

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year because it reminds us to give thanks and to count our blessings. So I wanted to reach out today and wish you all a very safe and happy Thanksgiving Day!

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My floppy tulips and I hope you enjoy the long weekend. Thank you everyone!

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Simple and Beautiful Thanksgiving Centerpieces

November 18, 2017

Looking for ideas on putting together a quick and easy centerpiece to show off on your Thanksgiving table?:

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If you’re anything like me, by now you have barely wrapped your head around the idea that Thanksgiving is around the corner. I was searching for ideas to decorate my own table and here are a few ideas I  gathered together for tips and inspiration:

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Seems easy to make with a small basket of pine cones and greens. It looks so elegant, doesn’t it?

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Here are different sized candles layered on top of faux  leaves looking pretty.  I can do that:

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Love this idea!:

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I like that it is unique and because it is on a tray that you can easily pick up and move if you have to. Also looks pretty easy to put together.

This is one of my all time favorite table centerpieces:

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If you look closely, you can see how simple it really is to make. (Sure Kelly, why don’t you whip one up right now?)

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I like the above table setting, simple and easy to move if necessary.

I’ve always felt that a simple and natural approach feels both festive and genuine.

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Well, I was searching for ideas to make up my own table. Here is how far I have come:

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Better get going! Hopefully I will have a Thanksgiving table setting pretty enough to share with you this week.

Thanks everyone. Hope you all have a great weekend!