Inspiring Christmas Tablescapes

Written by Kelly on December 3rd, 2014

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Oh so pretty! I just love looking at beautiful Holiday tablescapes and I know you do too!:

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It takes a little planning to put something together as beautiful as these:

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I’m sure you could also set a beautiful table after you made a list of what you would need.

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I love so many of these vignettes, but where would you ever put the food?

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Look how gorgeous this is:

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Love, love this one!:

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Here is a close up of the one above:

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So simple and so gorgeous, don’t you agree?

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I hope you enjoyed and were able to get a few inspiring ideas for your Christmas table! I have Christmas on my mind, how about you?

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A Relaxing, Happy Thanksgiving Weekend

Written by Kelly on November 30th, 2014

I hope you all had a wonderful, long Thanksgiving weekend. Mine was great. Wonderful food, I started my Christmas shopping, visited with friends and family and best of all- I had time to read and just relax.

I wanted to have my Christmas decorating done this weekend in NH, but that is not going to happen. And I am not going to stress over it. Instead I spent time looking at Holiday ideas:

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This is THE best bow making tutorial I have ever seen. I love big beautiful bows and now I can make my own.

I love to make wreaths each year because they are so simple and beautiful:

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Every year I say I am going to try to make a boxwood tree:

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I have always loved them. I think decorating with boxwood is my favorite Christmas decoration which I wrote about here. It is expensive to buy the tree already made, but they do last a long time. This is pretty too:

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I have never gone crazy with a theme decorating our Christmas tree. It has always been simple:

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Most are handmade ornaments the kids made over the years:

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My treetop is always blessed with an angel I made with my Grandma Mimi years ago:

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Makes me smile every time I walk into the room!

Look at all the snow we had from Wednesday’s storm:

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Have you started decorating for Christmas? Do you have any special projects you would like to do? I am really looking forward to this year’s Christmas because we are all going to be together! Yay!

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A Few New Favorite Decorating Books 2014

Written by Kelly on November 25th, 2014

I found a few new design books just in time for my Christmas list. I love to receive new books and I think they make a perfect gift.

Here are some of my favorites coffee table book selections this year:

Elements of Style: Designing a Home & a Life by Erin Gates

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This book is on the top of my list. I love Erin Gate’s style and the photos in the book are beautiful:

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House Beautiful Think Small: Make the Most of Every Square Foot by House Beautiful

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Below is another of my favorites. Look how pretty even the cover is:

Sarah Style  by Sarah Richardson

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Sarah definitely has style!:

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Creating Elegant Interiors: Designers in Their Own Words by Melissa Mather

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This book got great reviews:

Flea Market Fabulous: Designing Gorgeous Rooms with Vintage Treasures by Lara Spencer

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Here is a great resource gift for someone thinking of redoing their kitchen:

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The Nesting Place: It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect to Be Beautiful by blogger Myquillyn Smith

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Just gorgeous!

One more book I thought would be interesting:

At Home with Madame Chic: Becoming a Connoisseur of Daily Life by Jennifer L. Scott

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Hmmm… Interesting!

Happy Thanksgiving my Friends! I hope you have a safe and happy Holiday!

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Christmas Decorated Front Porches

Written by Kelly on November 23rd, 2014

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I can’t help being excited about starting to decorate for Christmas:

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The Season is so short and I want to enjoy it all! One of my first and favorite projects for Christmas/Winter is decorating the front porch:

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I have been looking through a few inspirational photos and wanted to share. I know you love looking through them as much as I do!:

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From the dramatic:

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To the simple:

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All so pretty!

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Last year I decorated our NH front porch to enter a contest:

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And I forgot to enter! awwww…..

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This year I am keeping it simple and fun to do.

Have you started Christmas decorating at your house?

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