Monday, November 30, 2009

Chair Wreaths

For the holidays, I like to add little Christmas touches throughout our home. Yesterday, I switched out our everyday plates for our Christmas place settings which we enjoy using every day. This morning, I tied miniature wreaths on our kitchen chair backs for a simple & easy decoration. What is your favorite way to dress up your chairs for the season?

Friday, November 27, 2009

Christmas Decorating

Just put up our Christmas wreath on our front door & have done nothing else....hope to start next week. Have you started decorating for the holidays?

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Planes, Trains, & Automobiles

Every Thanksgiving, we have the tradition of watching Planes, Trains, & Automobiles. For those who haven't seen the movie, it is a hilarious, heart warming journey of two travelers trying to get home for Thanksgiving. After the kids are asleep, my hubby & I curl up on the sofa, & laugh & cry throughout the movie-it is always one of my favorite times of the holiday weekend.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thanksgiving in Silhouette

If I was hosting Thanksgiving at my house this year (it is still my Mom's tradition), I would create a tablecloth with silhouettes of all my family members gathered around the table (somewhat similar to Martha's creation below except in black and white). Or perhaps I would have cookies or silhouette tags as place cards, black and white silhouette china, and throw some pillows (my pug Coco would look incredible) around for good measure. Maybe next year........

(photos from Martha Stewart, cookies from Peggy Porschen, tags from Seasame Letterpress, Country Living, and Thomas Paul)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Kids Table

Found a few more Thanksgiving ideas for the kids table......

Don't forget a game of "Turkey Trot" to help burn off some of that Thanksgiving feast!
(photos Family Fun, Woman's Day, Family Fun & Skip to my Lou)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Thanksgiving Table Talk

A few more Thanksgiving tabletop ideas from Country Living..........

Friday, November 20, 2009

Turkey Craft

Check out this cute Turkey craft from Paper Source for your little ones on Thanksgiving. For older kids, they can write down what they are thankful for and place inside their turkey bag.

Click here for instructions.

Cranberry Christmas

I love fresh cranberries this time of year! My Aunt Susan happens to make the BEST cranberry sauce every year for Thanksgiving (lucky me)with orange zest, cloves, & cinnamon. However, my favorite way is to use cranberries during the holidays for decoration.

(photos from Better Homes & Gardens)

How do you like your cranberries this holiday season?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Turkey Toe-licious

Whew! Just finished my version of Turkey Toes to give to our teachers tomorrow during the Fall Party!

A Pink & Purple Thanksgiving

I am LOVING this Thanksgiving tablescape by Eddie Ross. I am SO "borrowing" his centerpiece of white pumpkins, cranberries, & walnuts AND the cranberry candle votives.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Decorative Tape

Decorative tapes are a great way to add some personality to your holiday packages this season. I love the color combo of black & white with a pop of apple green.

(photos via Ballard Designs, Tape Swell, The Container Store, & Martha Stewart)
What is your favorite way to gift wrap this holiday?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Donut Tree

How fun is this donut display idea from No Fuss Fabulous? This is DEFINITELY my type of Christmas tree!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Fall Fireplace

I love this rustic fireplay design from Southern Living. And with a few candle, fruit & flower changes, this display will take you through the holiday season.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Christmas Tree Wall Decals

How fun would these be for the holiday season! I am thinking I want one for my kitchen door to add a little Christmas spirit.

(photos via stickkee, pointclickhome, stickee, the wall sticker co., mae charmed I'm sure,, all the luck in the world, and chasing fireflies)