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How to Set Up a Coffee Bar

– Posted in: Holiday Season
How to Set up a Coffee Bar

Many people claim that coffee is the most popular beverage in the world, with more than 400 billion cups consumed each year.  About half of the people in the United States over the age of 18 drink coffee every day!  Chances are you have many coffee lovers in your family too, so why not treat… Read more

Holiday Essentials List

– Posted in: Holiday Season
Seasonal Essentials

Now is definitely the time to start stocking up on holiday essentials.  The days and weeks seem to fly by during the months of November and December!  By planning now, you can take the stress out of holiday preparations.  Do yourself a favor and make note of this Holiday Essentials List (before the craziness begins). … Read more

Turkey Lifters

– Posted in: Fall Season, Holiday Season
Stuff We Love | Turkey Lifters

Once you’ve cooked up a gorgeous and delicious bird, the question soon becomes … “How am I going to lift 15 pounds of steaming goodness from the pan to the platter?”  Not to worry, for these Turkey Lifters make for easy lifting!  They are not only perfect to use for Thanksgiving dinners, but also for any holiday… Read more

DIY Apple Pie Scent

– Posted in: Fall Season
The Scents of Fall - Apple Pie

Do you love the smell of Apple Pie, but don’t have the time to actually bake one?  Well, I have some good news!  You can now enjoy your own DIY Apple Pie Scent by simply dropping a few ingredients into a simmering pot.  Simmer this mixture over low heat for as long as you wish… Read more

Thanksgiving Table

– Posted in: Fall Season, Tablescapes
Thanksgiving Table - Giving Thanks - Flowers

When it comes to setting the table at Thanksgiving, I like to keep it simple.  This year I have decided to use some old, scratched and weathered plates that showcase a pretty design in the center of each plate.   I like the fact that they show their age, and don’t even mind the little scratches… Read more

In a Twinkling Tabletop

– Posted in: Holiday Season, Tablescapes
Christmas | In a Twinkling Tabletop

This “In a Twinkling Tabletop” is the perfect place for family and friends to gather together during the holiday season.  It is a naturally elegant setting – with little reindeer sitting near a table runner made of intertwined greenery.  With little Christmas lights twinkling within, birds are seen frolicking among the holly berries.  An assorted… Read more

Finial Tree Topper Display

– Posted in: Holiday Season
Christmas | Decorating | Finial Tree Topper Display

One of our great joys this season was the ability to make a lovely presentation using tree toppers and crystal candlesticks.  I seem to have more tree toppers than I have trees!  Some of these treasures are just too beautiful not to display.  With the help of vintage glassware, we were able to display all of… Read more

Adorable Pinecone Elves

– Posted in: Holiday Season
Christmas Crafts | Adorable Pinecone Elves

It was a few years ago that I saw this wonderful craft project featured in a magazine.  The article was titled “Felt Friends”, and it showcased a trio of the most adorable pinecone elves I had ever seen!  One look at the photo and I was hooked.  I love working with felt, and try to… Read more

Fostoria American Goblets – 10 oz.

– Posted in: Fall Season
Fostoria | American | 10 oz. Goblets

These are the 10 oz. Fostoria American Goblets, bearing hexagonal feet.  They are substantial pieces of glassware, approximately 6⅞” tall.  Fostoria’s Goblets have long stems, which add to their stature and beauty. Though these treasures were introduced back in 1915, they still look timeless and elegant today.  The many facets of glass within their cubed design pick up all light… Read more

Candy Cane Place Card Holder

– Posted in: Holiday Season
Christmas | Crafts | DIY Candy Cane Place Card Holder

Every year I try to make at least one Christmas craft during the holiday season, and this year it was the Candy Cane Place Card Holders!  They were extremely easy to do, and the entire project is done in a matter of minutes.  You can design and make them in a variety of colors, adorning… Read more

Holiday Decorating – Pretty Presentation

– Posted in: Holiday Season
Holiday Decorating Tips | Pretty presentation on how to add height to your displays.

If you are in the middle of holiday decorating, here is a great tip on how to add some height to your display area.  Simply grab a few wrapped or decorated gift boxes and create a stack – with the largest box resting at the bottom, and the smallest one sitting on top.  This pretty… Read more