July 1st, 2010 |

Star-Studded Entrance

Holiday decorations are kept simple and sophisticated in my home, so this concept from Better Homes and Gardens is just perfect for me!  A red tin star (I just saw some at my local Home Goods) atop a boxwood wreath, embellished with a navy and white stripe ribbon – it’s the perfect combination of patriotic, preppy [...]

April 3rd, 2010 |

Welcome! Nicole Jane Home

Next up is Nicole Jane Home….a beautiful home shop from Canada!

Nicole Jane Home offers customers a sophisticated mix of products for the home, table and gifts.  Everything from servingware, to dinnerware, to home decor – trust me, you will find something you must-have!  They have a great assortment of vessels for centerpieces too (like [...]

April 1st, 2010 |

Trend Alert: Spring Artichoke Season

 

One of my favorite parts of Spring is that artichokes are in season!  Not only are they delicious to eat (we’ll get to that later!), but they can also make for fabulous decorations in your home, or accessories on your table.

Images: bowl (thedailygreen.com), votive placecard (blogs.glam.com), pitcher of [...]

March 26th, 2010 |

Simple Easter Decorations

Easter is one of those odd holidays for me.  My husband and I don’t have children yet – so sometimes I hesitate going all-out decorating our home for holidays.  Especially ones like Easter, where the decorations can tend to lean towards the child-like or cheesy-side.  But, I love switching up the decor [...]

March 12th, 2010 |

Trend Alert: Daffodil Yellow

I love the first signs of Spring.  Especially the bunches of tulips and daffodils I see on my weekly spin thru Whole Foods!  It’s amazing how one little vase of flowers sitting on my kitchen table can brighten the entire room!  The color yellow is the epitome of Spring to me – [...]

February 22nd, 2010 |

Trend Alert: Farmhouse Chic

Farmhouse Chic is a huge trend that I am seeing this spring in home goods.  With it’s light colors, and focus on flowers and natural elements, it’s an ideal way to transition your home from winter to spring.  It is also great inspiration for spring parties!  Can’t you picture a bridal shower [...]

February 3rd, 2010 |

Lemonade Lunch

The snow here in Chicago has me dreaming of the parties I will throw this summer in my new backyard.  Top of my list?!  A lemonade lunch.  Totally inspired by this table setting created by Sharnel in Australia (it is summer there….), here are a few things that I would include:

January 30th, 2010 |

Welcome! Quote The Walls

I just love Saturdays, don’t you?!  It’s a fun day…a day to catch up on projects, explore new ideas and for us, welcome our newest advertisers!  So….here we go!

Quote The Walls is a unique shop full of darling wall decals that are sure to impress at your next party! Wall Letters are the newest craze in [...]

December 16th, 2009 |

Welcome Lights

Have you ever heard of “welcome lights?”  A fairly new concept to me, but my husband’s grandmother explained to me that the candlestick lights that people place in their windows at night (predominantly during the Holiday season) are a sign to your “callers” that your home is welcoming visitors.  Although a very traditional concept, a lovely [...]

November 24th, 2009 |

Holiday D-I-Y Placemats

Sometimes all your table needs is a pop of color….placemats can get expensive, especially if you are entertaining a crowd!  When I was in Europe earlier this Fall, all of the high-end home stores were showing thick, felt placemats.  When used on a table, they created a warm and cozy look….perfect for the Holidays!  The placemats [...]

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