Christmas Dining Room 2019 and Tips for Easy Entertaining

This year’s dining room is probably my favorite.  I lined up a collection of trees on the buffet and most of them light up, which adds a warm ambiance at night.  When I use a lot of decorations for the buffet, I like to have a simple center piece on the dinner table.  I used my favorite table runner and lined the center with a variety of sizes of candles.  It’s so simple but I absolutely love the way it came out. I love to entertain during the holidays.  There’s something wonderful about being surrounded by friends, family, and good …

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Simple Winter Decor

Taking down the Christmas decorations is bitter sweet.  I’m glad that the task is done but I miss the Christmas tree lights and all of the fun decorations.  I struggle to decide when to take everything down for that same reason.  Leave them up longer and get sick of them or end up with pine needles literally everywhere, or take them down too early and miss them more than I probably should.  It’s a careful balance. Every January I also struggle with how to fill the space after I take everything down.  I want to leave the same joy in …

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My Home Decorated for Christmas 2018

Christmas is less than one week away!  Holy cow December is flying by.  Here’s a peak into how I decorated my home for Christmas this year. I  kept the entry way very simple and used faux garland and greenery to give it a winter feel.  I’ve used live greenery before on the stair railing and it’s a royal pain in the tush and a total mess when I take it down.  Oddly enough, this is one of those situations where the real stuff is crazy expensive, and the fake stuff is too, but the fake stuff has the advantage that …

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Holiday Entertaining

Happy Monday!  (Although, can it really be happy if it’s a Monday?  😉 )  I don’t usually post on Mondays but there is a whole lot of Christmas goodness going on and I have a lot to share with you. Hosting season has officially begun in our home.  Christmas is the time of year that we love to have all of our friends and family over.  There’s something special about sharing our home when it’s decorated for Christmas.  I thought I’d share with you how I prepare for hosting a dinner party. Holiday Dinner.  I choose a different menu for every party …

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Entertaining for the Holidays

My husband and I host some dinner parties for family and friends during the holidays.  There’s something special about sharing our home when it’s decorated for Christmas.  I’ve recently shared with you how we decorated our bedroom, family room and foyer so now I’ll share the with you the room that we do most of our entertaining in. I decorated the bar area with a few touches of wintry items which can even stay out after Christmas. I’d like to thank my husband for taking most of these photos with his camera.  If I remember correctly, I was running around like …

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