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Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas

Christmas is almost here, and I have been very busy preparing for the big day.  The shopping is almost done, cookies will be baked tomorrow but I definitely need to move onto the wrapping.   Wrapping gifts is one of my favorite things to do, it totally gives me all the Christmas vibes.  The presentation of a gift is just as exciting as what is inside of the package but sometimes, that can be costly.  I thought it would be fun to share some crafty, elegant and inexpensive ways to wrap your holidays gifts. This year, I am really loving anything that evokes an Old World Christmas..  It's nostalgic, beautiful and full of charm.   There are a few essentials for pretty gift wrapping - ribbon, gift tags, ornaments and of course, the paper.. Brown paper is one of my go-to's for gift wrap.  It's easily found and inexpensive.  I also think it's extremely versatile!  Gold and sheet music papers are also very classy and timeless.  Side Note:  try to by gift wrap paper and ribbons d

Tartan Plaid Christmas Tablescape

Hello everyone!  I hope you are all having a wonderful December so far.  The Christmas season has always been a favorite one for our family. It's the season to gather with family and friends, bake cookies and prepare our favorite family recipes. It's also my favorite time of the year to entertain, even though there will be fewer of us gathered at the table this year.  And as much as it breaks my heart to be unable to have our entire family together this holiday season, it is important to celebrate Christmas and keep our family traditions going.  Today I'm sharing my first Christmas Tablescape of the season with you.  True to my style, there's no shortage of mixed and matched patterns and colors here.   I am really feeling classic Tartan Plaid table linens this year!!!  It's bright, versatile and complements a wide variety of seasonal dinnerware.  But I LOVE most about this pattern, is that it has the ability to add a touch of holiday flair to simple everyday plates

An Autumn Afternoon Tea

Hi friends!  How are you all doing?  Can you believe Thanksgiving is just ten days away!  This year has been one for the books for sure but as difficult as it has been for so many of us, there are still plenty of things to be thankful for.  I am sure many of you agree. As the colors change and the air cools here in Jersey, I like to celebrate the season with an Autumn Afternoon Tea. This year, I decided to set-up my early fall tea table outdoors - under a blanket of warm yellow in my favorite corner of the yard. I find autumn to be the perfect time to treat yourself, family and friends to a relaxing Autumn Afternoon Tea.  We are all so busy during this time of the year, that taking a few minutes to recharge may be a good idea.  Besides, autumn and tea go hand in hand.   Can you picture yourself here under this delightful setting surrounded by the gorgeous fiery reds, browns and yellow tones that the season brings?   It doesn't take much to create a gathering that your friends will

Woodsy Fall Tablescape

Hello friends.  How are you all? Sorry for the radio silence friends.  It been an eventful and stressful year for all of us and I just needed a creative break. This Thanksgiving however; home, family and friends have a different meaning.  At least to me!!!  It's been such a draining and challenging year.  I can definitely appreciate the simple joys and daily blessings!  I am also truly glad that you are here today.  As the end of November approaches, our thoughts turn to the upcoming holiday and our hearts fill with joy and gratitude.  As we move forward to celebrate with our loved ones, I want to say thank you for your blogging friendship, for keeping each other inspired and for spreading beauty in our world.  You are all amazing!! That said, we all have our favorite Holidays, and for me, it's always been Thanksgiving.  It's not as hectic as Christmas and for that reason, I feel it's more enjoyable.  We get to linger longer around the table, treat ourselves to bountifu

Lemon Themed Tablescape

A few months ago, I hosted an intimate lunch for my sister and cousins.  My favorite corner of the yard was the perfect backdrop.  Our large cherry weeping willow tree offered just the right amount of shade.  I knew that I wanted to setup a table that was effortless yet colorful and inviting, and came up with the lemon theme. This charming lemon themed table is probably one of my favorite tablescapes to date because it's elegant yet feels casual and perfect for any summertime gathering.  The rustic wood table is the one element that gives this table that easy vibe.  Best part of it all, is that I feel that anyone can re-create this look in a matter of minutes. Because the lemons were going to be the main character, I kept the place setting simple.  Yellow placemats echo the theme of the table, white plates with a blue trim from AERIN Lauder.  For an additional pop of color, I placed monogrammed and buffalo check napkins on top of the salad plates.  Definitely my favorite detail bec

Decorate Your Walls With Art That Makes A Statement

Hello everyone.  I hope you are all having a great week so far. Today, I am excited to share my latest wall decor addition.  A striking canvas print  from  Photowall  titled  Garden Party I  by Swedish artist  Martin Bergström .  She is sassy, chic and full of personality.  I LOVE her!!!   It's such a great opportunity to be able to collaborate with Photowall  - a company based out of Sweden focused on providing home decor products that are high-quality with plenty of artistic flair.  These days, when so many of us are spending more time at home, it is important to make our homes feel homey and beautiful. An easy way to achieve this is with a bold piece of art. I like to keep my decor easy and sophisticated but with a touch of drama.  My philosophy is to decorate our home with the things that we love and to surround ourselves with decor accessories that are eye-catching and stylish. We use our dining room everyday, and because of that, I wanted to make it as app