Celebrate the 4th!!

Hi Friends!! Well this year I wanted to research tabletop and party ideas for the 4th earlier. Many of my Easter picks were sold out by the time the blog posted!!! I am going to be in Colorado this year for the 4th-finally, so I won't be doing a big event but love to look for ideas and wanted to share a few with you.  Grab your coffee or glass of wine--this is a long one! source Typically a casual celebration, it’s a good place just to have fun with your décor! The first thing to do ...

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Mother’s Day 2017: The Perfect Give-A-Way For You!!!

Everyday should be Mother's Day but traditionally we  celebrate on the second Sunday of May.  So whether you are a new mom, old mom or a grandmom we hope you enjoy our quotes, ideas, gift selections for all the deserving moms out there! Source My Perfect Day! I certainly feel this way about my sweet Mom and I hope my kids will say the same thing about me!  Everyone is different, but the kids and my husband always ask--What would be your perfect Day?   I wake up early and really love ...

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Happy Easter!!

Source Easter bonnets, painted eggs, flowers in springtime colors-how couldn’t Easter be one of my favorite Holidays for tabletop décor?! Source White goes with everything so it’s a wonderful pallette to mix with accents of springtime tones!!  A little trick of mine is to use my white dishes and let the salad plates set the tone of the table.  They are much less expensive, easier to store and come in so many wonderful colors and designs.  Searching the web here are a few of my ...

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Pretty in Pink!

I love pink all year long but Valentine's Day really has me thinking!!! A blend of red and white, pink combines a need for the action of red, (Passion!) and the softness of white (Purity!). The deeper the pink, the more passion and energy it exhibits. The word itself brings up a variety of different images and concepts such as romance, flowers, femininity, Barbie, breast cancer, childhood, love, and so many more. source I guess I am not the only one dreaming of pink!!  This is the most ...

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My Valentine’s Table Setting!!!

My favorite part of any holiday dinner event is thinking of ways to set the table. And Valentine's Day is no different!! Last year, I was especially excited for my Valentine's Day dinner because my sweet mother had given me a set of blush pink stemware for Christmas. These glasses were given to her by her mother years before, so I love that there's a history to them! My aunt Gayle also gave me the most beautiful blush pink tablecloth that had been hers. I guess they all knew my favorite color is ...

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The Magical City of Paris for the Holidays!

We will be in Colorado this year for the first time, for the holidays! It leads me to dream about spending the holidays in other magical places! And what more magical city than Paris!? source Paris undergoes a transformation with the approach of the festive season and I thought it would be nice to see how the "City of Lights" does the season! source There are many festive markets in Paris, but not to be missed is the market along the Champs-Elysées (shahn-zay-lee-ZAY) close to the ...

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Christmas Tree-Inspired Holiday Crafts!!!

I remember when the kids were younger, and we would be busy throughout December making sugar cookies, Christmas ornaments and handmade gifts! Where are those days of getting together and enjoying making memories??? This year, I'm making a bigger effort to have a Christmas craft day with the kids! Here are some fun holiday crafts with a Christmas tree theme that can be done together and enjoyed for years to come!! (Plus, some creative treats and desserts that are perfect for a party!) Candy ...

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Christmas Decor: Creating Displays, Tablescapes and More from Sentimental Items!

I went to a lovely Christmas party last year that's inspiring me to mix up my own home's holiday decor this year! The wonderful hostess, Nancy, had Christmas everywhere, but what I loved so much is that she grouped items with sentimental meaning in every room. This was an especially fun gathering for me because I was able to bring my two daughters, who knew Nancy's son from college!! He was in charge of the peppermint martinis, which it looks like they all have in hand! Of course, ...

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A Home Ready to Give Thanks!

Hello to all my blog friends! Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I wanted to share a home with you that is decorated and ready to give thanks for one of the most special holidays of the year--Thanksgiving!! When I showed up to add a few touches to this home, which was featured in Segreto Style pages 50-59, there were touches of Thanksgiving décor inside and out! I loved this home's transformation. An older home, it truly showed how finishes and furnishings could give a total ...

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The Jack-O-Lantern: Then and Now!

Hi Friends!!  Before we start today I wanted to give you my warmest gratitude for all of your support.  Last week in London Amara Interior Blog Awards announced the winning blogs in different categories. The way it works is that first blogs were nominated, then all of you voted (THANK YOU!) for your favorites in each category to form the short list!  A panel of prestigious judges researched the chosen blogs and  picked their favorite! And the winner for the Best US Interior Blog ...

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