Tag: holidays

Making the kids set the Thanksgiving table this year

Last year, my daughter had a blast creating custom place settings for each guest at our Thanksgiving table. The setting for her little brother had a school bus on it. The setting for my stepmother’s mom featured a giant eye to symbolize her over-use of eye makeup. This year, I think we’ll be a bit more classy and opt for the Chalkboard Napkin Rings from Be Crafty. At $7 for the kit, this is a great deal–the very same rings, prepainted, are about $65 elsewhere. And, not only do you have darling re-usable napkin rings, you get the unadulterated...

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Poppies…poppies…

The grayer it starts to look outside, the more I want to remind myself that sunny days will return again. Fresh-cut flowers on the table, a bright-red pedicure, and this modern Poppy necklace from CMP fave Amy Bengtson should do the trick. I love the subtle outline of the three stainless-steel poppy flowers against the dark wood background. But Amy knows that you may prefer seeing your poppies in 20 kt gold or sterling silver set against lighter maple, reddish bloodwood or against no backing at all.  I’d wear this necklace anytime of the day since it would look...

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Deck the walls with pretty things

With certain types of decor, your standard glittery, tinsel-y holiday trimmings just don’t fit. They’re festive, sure, but sometimes you just need something simple, something sophisticated. Something cool. For those occasions,  think we’ve found the solution. (And really, isn’t that why you come here?) You might already know dVider wall stickers as a solution for changing kids room decor, but they also offer a holiday collection to help you add a touch of glam for the holidays. Stick them to walls, windows, floors, um…ceilings? You name it. They cost less than $50 and they won’t require you to buy...

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