Christmas / Holiday


One of the great things about holiday decorations is that they can often transition nicely from your Christmas celebrations to New Year’s Eve soirées with just a few easy tricks! For example, my mom did a multi-color Christmas tree this year, using the exact same elements I used on the New Year’s Eve tablescape below […]

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Happy Holidays, everyone! I’ll be taking a much needed break for a few days in the coming week, but will be back before New Year’s with some fun new things to share. Hope you get to enjoy some time off and do lots of celebrating! Merry Christmas! {This is one of my “kids” in the […]

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In case you’re looking for some last-minute holiday recipe inspiration, here are some tempting treats from Everyday with Rachael Ray…{clockwise from top left} Saffron Scallops, Italian Cheesecake, Caramel Tower, and a new way to enjoy your pecan pie – a Pecan Pie Martini!

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I’m really loving this White Christmas Party design from antiques dealer/party host Nate Turner. The fun, monochromatic dessert display would also work great for a winter-themed baby or bridal shower, engagement party, or New Year’s Eve party! Everything on the custom menu Turner put together actually goes along with the White Christmas theme, and includes […]

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There’s a great article in the December/January issue of Rachael Ray – and online! – about how to infuse your own vodka , then turn your homemade concoction into a fun gift by attaching a cute cocktail recipe that features the flavor of vodka you made to the gift bottle, as pictured above . This […]

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Here’s another shimmery holiday tabletop idea that would work for both Christmas and New Year’s Eve! Click here for the full scoop on how to recreate this Gold & Silver Shimmer theme. Its always fun to serve food & drinks that match the colors or theme of your party, like this yummy fondue dip for […]

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I stumbled on some wonderful holiday inspiration in the most unexpected place the other day – my grocery store’s website! I was trying to figure out if something I needed was sold at a regular grocery store, so I went to the VONS website, spotted a little section called “Inspired Holidays“, clicked on it, and […]

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These animal ornaments by Jennifer A. Bell are super cute and very contemporary! Click here to learn how to make them yourself…and simply change the color of your paper to customize the ornaments to whatever color palette you need!

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Take a whirlwind journey from the North Pole to the tropics with these porcelain dishes, populated with penguins, polar bears, giraffes and gazelles….not to mention beautiful lettering & scripty embellishments! ($12 each at Anthropologie)

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More holiday decorating inspiration for you! Check out our new easy & affordable Santa, Baby theme – featuring wrapped vases, contemporary patterns from American Crafts™, white boas, swanky cosmos, and more! Click here for full details :)

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How cute are these Holiday Icebox Cookies from Martha Stewart? I’m loving the fun colors and mod circles… You’d seriously be the star of your holiday cookie exchange if you arrived with these in-hand! And you could actually customize this idea for any occasion – Valentine’s Day, Halloween, 4th of July…sky’s the limit! Click here […]

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I have to admit that I’ve never been a huge poinsettia fan, but after seeing these images from Domino’s “reconsider poinsettias” DIY feature…I have definitely reconsidered! Update 12/13: Whitney from blumebox sent in a couple more beautiful pictures of contemporary poinsettia arrangements yesterday after seeing this post. One is pictured below, and you can click […]

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Festive & affordable holiday cocktail party favorites…all from C&B: samovaari paper plates and napkins , dizzy cocktail glass (only $3 each!), snowflake picks , snowflake spoons , shiny red bottle stopper , red foil wine & dine .

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I’m so happy to finally be able to announce that there are new holiday themes up on hwtm.com! I’ve been trying to get these online for weeks, but so many other “urgent” things kept getting in the way :0 Anyways, I know we’re already well into December, but if you’re still looking for some last-minute […]

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December is upon us TOMORROW(!) – and chances are you’ll be attending some holiday parties soon. I often get questions about unique hostess gift ideas, and one fun thing you can do to make your hostess gift especially clever is to pair 2 inexpensive items that coordinate well together to create a cute package. A […]

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If you’re not yet familiar with designer Mel Lim’s line "joy by mel lim " – then prepare to be impressed! Mel’s unique and expressive stationery, gift wrap, and home decór designs are nothing short of gorgeous…elaborate detail in just the right amounts, contemporary style, rich colors, and fantastic quality.

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Hi Everyone- Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and got to rest up a little before the holiday madness officially began! (yes…that’s right…it already began !). And s peaking of madness , we’ve got some serious giveaway madness to unleash! Being that it’s the holiday season and all, we wanted to do something extra-special for […]

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The holidays are right around the corner… and here’s a little preview of 4 of the new holiday themes that will be posted on hwtm.com this December…

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Hi Everyone – Just wanted to let you know that we have new Thanksgiving party/tabletop themes and ideas up on hwtm.com ! The first is "Autumn Spice " and is super affordable – almost entirely made up of scrapbooking papers & embellishments, exotic-looking dried flowers from Michael’s , and cinnamon stick filler from Target (for […]

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Ready to get into holiday party mode? This fantastic giveaway from contemporary dish & tableware company: Rosanna, Inc . should do the trick! I have to admit I’m in love with this prize – Rosanna is offering up TWO sets of their super-cool 12 Days of Christmas appetizer plates AND another product of your choice […]

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