Thanksgiving

Creative Centerpieces

Creative Centerpieces

Tis the season to think about your centerpieces for entertaining……   Your arrangement or centerpiece could be truly be placed down the center of your table setting….with a sit down dinner in mind.    Setting the table formal or informal is up to you at any special event –  from inviting friends over for special treat….to Thanksgiving Dinner!       from ElleDécor.com           from 1.bp.blogpost.com               from theFrenchTangerine.com   And

Setting the Table

Setting the Table

This time of the year we tend to have more entertaining opportunities with invited guests – whether casual or formal.  Do a little creative planning to make your table extra special!   If you need a road map for table settings, this one is great!  And it could be a good guide for your creative inspirations…. from my Pinterest board, Mapworks  crowningcelebrations.blogspot.com shared this on Pinterest       Here are some great ideas and inspirations for you to get

Thanksgiving Inspirations

Thanksgiving Inspirations

  As we celebrate Thanksgiving today with our Family and Friends…   from Maison de cinq/Sheila Irwin let us truly GIVE THANKS for each other and for those people that we may not know… for the opportunity to celebrate with the bounty that is before us.   from habituallychic.blogspot.com              from Instagram.com    from Lori@Designthusiasm.com Enjoy with Thankful hearts…    from Porchdotcom   from heidiswanderings.blogspot.com And you can even include Thankful thoughts into words in your table

A Time for Thanks

A Time for Thanks

Thanksgiving is a Fall Holiday on the calendar without a lot of pomp and circumstance, but it’s heart felt in so many ways……          from Southern Living     It’s a time for family…..gathering at the table, whether a large group or an intimate few.      photo by bssmith4815 on flickr.com     from my Pinterest board and Coupons.com   And it’s about good food, prepared and filled with love, by family and friends that add just the

Now Serving at the Thanksgiving Table

Now Serving at the Thanksgiving Table

  Is your Thanksgiving celebration casual and rustic?  Or more formal and elegant? Do you host for your family gathering and need some inspiration? (I  have your back…. Believe me)     from roomsforrentblog.blogspot.com       OR a little of your traditions mixed in with new elements to change it up a little?      Creativity abounds with table settings for the Thanksgiving Table….   From the Romantic Table for 2 in an elegant setting….    @Lory of Designthusiasm  

Holidays in the Kitchen

Holidays in the Kitchen

One very busy area of our home, during the Holidays (and really anytime), is the Kitchen – the Heart of the Home.     From Thanksgiving through New Years, there are many activities that make this area pulsate with extra excitement.   For the “cook”, the Kitchen is busy with exploring new recipes for family gatherings, preparing food on many levels, cooking for days on end (and there may be more than one cook or chef), and presenting scrumptious delights

Thanksgiving Dining

Thanksgiving Dining

We are getting closer to the Holidays….. We graciously have more opportunities to entertain with fabulous menus and creative decorations on your table for the upcoming Holidays, and meal events with Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations for family and friends. Are you interested in some inspirations to create the perfect dining experience for Thanksgiving? (We will address Christmas on another blog post!) Let’s take a look at some favorites…..on my Pinterest Board, Thanksgiving Inspirations! Gratitude = Thanksgiving found on danielleserendipity.blogspot.com Table settings

THANKSGIVING Table Settings

  Thanksgiving Day is about family around the table, eating turkey and dressing and many other favorites. Yet, it’s also about celebrating and GIVING THANKS for much in our lives. . I enjoy this extra special day set aside from others for many reasons….. Do you have extra special rituals and place settings for your Thanksgiving Meal? . Some of our favorite rituals are in the menu, itself! . Do you go FANCY and FORMAL or RUSTIC and CASUAL? Do

THANKFUL for the BEACH!

The BEACH called our name for Thanksgiving! You might think, that’s an odd time to head to the beach….but we LOVE it there around the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays.  It’s a lot more “low key”, a lot less crowded, friendly and familiar faces are everywhere (they do the same), and more comfortable temperatures make the outdoors just wonderful! We have a town house in Cape San Blas, Florida.  It’s on the Gulf and nestled on “the Forgotten Coast” between Panama

CANDLES Can be Cool!

Have you noticed that when the weather starts to get a little cooler, the candles get a little more popular in our homes? That could be because we spend a little more time indoors in the cooler months and we enjoy changing our looks with the change of seasons.  AND it could mean that candles add a certain element of design and ambience, that can be a great way to personalize your home with an extra special character point in