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 [...]

November 20th, 2009 |

An Engagement Party with Holiday Cheer

There is something about the Holidays that brings forth a lot of engagements!  If a loved one gets engaged over the Holidays, host an engagement party that is full of Holiday cheer!

This invitation from Tiny Prints is perfect for the occasion…..I love that you could go two different ways with [...]

November 19th, 2009 |

Details for your Thanksgiving Table

Images: napkin (bhg.com), wine glass [...]

November 19th, 2009 |

Purple + Orange: Stunning Thanksgiving Ideas

Images: candles (bhg.com), picture frame (theknot.com), mums (parents.com)

I am always looking for new table ideas, and my new obsession is the purple and orange color combination.  It’s slightly modern, slightly rustic……for those of you that know me well, it’s my perfect combination!  The rich tones of these purple centerpieces would be beautiful for Thanksgiving.  [...]

November 11th, 2009 |

Wedding Inspiration: Shades of Grey

I am just getting back in town from a lovely weekend away with my husband….in trying to get my ducks in a row, I realized that I didn’t schedule a post for today!  Sorry!  So, here is a bit of wedding inspiration to get us thru today.  I have been loving the use of grey lately [...]

November 5th, 2009 |

Fall Birthday Dinner

Fall is the perfect time to host a cozy dinner party at home.  Whether you are celebrating someone’s birthday or  just looking for an excuse to gather good friends….a dinner party at home is the perfect way to celebrate the weekend.

Fall food lends itself to comfort foods, almost Thanksgiving-like food.  [...]

November 4th, 2009 |

Artichoke Placecard

Looking for a creative placecard idea for you next dinner party?!  One that doesn’t involve a Halloween pumpkin or a Thanksgiving theme?

I love this idea….using everyday produce, you can take something ordinary and make it special.

Image [...]

October 27th, 2009 |

Napkin of the Week: Menu Cards

With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, I thought this was a fitting napkin/table setting to feature this week.  The added touch of a menu card and a sprig of rosemary elevates the classic pocket fold of the napkin.  A menu card is simple to produce and for large meals, such as Thanksgiving, it’s a great way to inform [...]

October 27th, 2009 |

DIY: 5-Minute Fall Centerpiece

The crafty people over at HGTV are the geniuses behind this centerpiece idea.  All you need is 5 minutes, some pumpkins, candles, lentils (you can buy at the grocery store), and adhesive stripes…..and you have yourself a simple, unique centerpiece.  Perfect for Thanksgiving or a Fall dinner party!

Click here for the instructions [...]

October 20th, 2009 |

Think Pink: A Jewelry Party

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, I am seeing pink-themed parties popping up everywhere!  For today’s inspiration, I have combined two party ideas that have been floating around in my head lately….  First, a pink-theme dinner party in honor of a dear friend I lost almost 4 years ago to breast cancer, and two, a [...]

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