Slow down October! What’s the rush? I mean, I was in a department store the other day and walked past the holiday decor section, only to discover there are now holiday specific sections as follows: All Halloween items on sale. Thanksgiving in full display and full-price and Christmas on pre-sale. I had to step back for a moment and jar my memory about what day and month that it was. I don’t really like to shop for Thanksgiving or Christmas in mid to late September but I suppose everyone is doing everything they can to stay competitive with ETSY or otherwise online speciality sites offering up the most unique of decorations and in abundance. Anyway, just figured I’d throw that out there before I share the following:
I have decided to take a few days to recoup, regroup and recharge. Enjoy the Thanksgiving Weekend!
Of course every holiday buffet table should have some sort of centerpiece or decor neatly placed either in the center of a table or between the different dishes. In addition, it is always nice to add a stand alone label for each dish to make it easier for your guests, just in case they have allergies or food restrictions. It isn’t difficult to make the labels, you can actually purchase them at any craft or art supply store and just handwrite the name of the dish and place it by the platter. Again, this isn’t an issue if you plan to cater, they handle all of that if you ask them. In organizing a buffet table theme for a friend of mine, we opted to use the following methods as our inspiration for table decor and dish labels. DISH LABELS TABLE DECOR Please feel free to drop me a line if you should have suggestions or recommendations. I would love to hear from you.
I love the fact holiday decor or decorating ideas have come a long way throughout the years. The suggestion to use shades of blue and silver or whites throughout the home is most amazing and in a way esthetically pleasing to the eyes. Seriously, in my opinion, there is nothing better than to come home from the craziness of the outdoors to a lighthearted and airy Christmas decor throughout a home. So, although I may be too late in the month for this entry, nonetheless, I have included a few photos of my favorite holiday decor, which I plan to incorporate throughout my temporary housing this year 🙂 . Let me know what you think?
I do admire a beautifully designed gift wrap paper, as much as I appreciate a well crafted greeting card. I can honestly say, I will spend some days, the entire day, shopping for them at specialty stores, craft stores, art supply stores and paper design centers most anywhere in the world. I admit I am an avid collector of fine gift wrap paper and as a result have containers full of unusual, vintage and extraordinary paper in hopes of one day mustering up enough courage to start my own production of them. But in the meantime, I want to share some of my favorite photos of holiday gift wrap papers and let you know that, from what I have seen, this year there seems to be an abundance of creatively designed gift wrap papers to choose from. Just a few places that come to mind for now: Papyrus Card Store, Pottery Barn, Pier 1 Imports, Cost Plus, Target, Crate and Barrel and all Fine Paper Stationary Stores. So, if you happen to stumble upon a …