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New Year's Eve Gold and Glam Tablescape

With New Year’s only a few days away, it is time to begin decorating our tables for the big event.  That is, if you are planning to stay in and have a fabulous dinner at home. If you are prefer to stay in like I do, why not do it in style!!!  Whether you are planning a small gathering for family or hosting a houseful for New Years Eve, the occasion calls for a little table bling.  When it comes to ringing in the New Year, I like to celebrate it to the max!!! – to bring in the glitz and glamour.  After all, we’re welcoming a brand new year full of potential and possibilities. New Year's is a time for creating elegant table settings with our finest dinnerware, linens, and accessories that are as gorgeous and magical as the occasion itself.  Mixing your antique pieces with contemporary prints or accessories adds a little twist on the traditional - old with new, and casual with formal makes any table more visually interesting and personal.  Remember to have fun.  Creating a be

Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas

Hello friends.  It's time for some fun and festive Christmas gift wrapping ideas!  I love giving presents and the gift wrap is something that I think is just as important as the gift that we are giving.  I just love a pretty package!!!  Big or small, thoughtful and creative gift wrapping make the gift that more special.  I like to stock up on ribbons, paper, labels and cute ornaments or elements that I can use to decorate gifts whenever there is a sale at Michael's, Target, Home Goods and the Dollar Store.  After Christmas sales are a perfect time to stock up on these items at a really low price.   I also keep simple white wrapping paper on hand, because I feel that it can be used for any occasion. Dress it down with twine, or up with silk ribbon. But during the holidays, kraft paper is key.  There is something nostalgic about kraft paper and so so Versatile.   So today I thought it would be fun to share with you some fun and creative Gift Wrapping ideas that I found o

Christmas Tablescape Blog Hop: Woodland Christmas

Hello friends.  Happy Thursday to you! I hope you are all having a fantastic week so far. It is that time again friends!  Christmas is definitely in the air.  The season for gathering, feasting and for dressing our tables with our finest.  And I must admit, I live for setting a pretty table - glowing candles, over the top centerpieces, and sparkling settings are all main characters.  Setting a table is one of those rituals that truly makes me happy.  It is a time when I let my creativity run free.  Today, I am delighted to be joining 27 talented bloggers for a Christmas Tablescape Blog Hop hosted by the sweet and lovely Chloe of  Celebrate & Decorate ! The full line up will be at the bottom of my post so be sure and visit all of these fabulous bloggers who have created some truly stunning holiday tables. So come on in! Grab a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy all the holiday tabletop splendor.   This magical time comes but once a year and calls for elegant dinnerware, f

Rosemary Infused Orange and Cranberry Holiday Cocktail

Hello everyone.  Well, the holiday season is officially here..  WHAAATT?  How many days until Christmas? Okay… give me a second to come to terms with it all. I’m moving in slow motion over here. I mean… I have barely finished putting away all the fall decorations and now I have to start decorating for Christmas.  This year, the holidays haven't been so picture perfect for me.  I just feel like everything is rushed these days.  I still have plenty of presents to buy, blog hops to join and dinner parties to plan.  Can we slow it all down a bit?  I guess it's a good time to enjoy a little festive cocktail to get the season started!! Time to flip on some Christmas music, whip up a batch of these pretty holiday cocktails and let the holiday madness begin!  So why don't you enjoy on with me. Rosemary Infused Orange and Cranberry Holiday Cocktail Ingredients COCKTAIL 2 parts vodka 1-2 parts rosemary simple syrup (recipe below) 1 parts fresh