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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Home for the Holidays

Are you gearing up for the holidays?  I’ve been busy baking cookies (tons and tons), but I thought I’d pause for a moment to share what it looks like in our home for Christmas.  Some decorations are new and some are from last Christmas (or past years). This year marks the third year in our home.  Every  year my husband and I get our tree on Thanksgiving weekend.  That was a tradition that started with my family when I was kid.  Nothing beats that smell of fresh pine.  Every ornament has a memory or story associated with it, even the ones …

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Blue and White

It’s all about the blues and whites, baby.  My home looks quite different since the last time you saw it at Christmas time.  After I put those decorations away I had a blank slate to welcome a fresh new look. A few weeks ago I saw the blue and white floral vase (pictured below) at Home Goods and I thought it was beautiful.  It put me in a cheery mood and I thought it would be a great way to welcome the warmer weather.  Folks, I had found my inspiration piece for the new look. The candle, books, gold bowl and picture frame are …

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A Tina’s Chic Christmas

Christmas starts early in our home.  It’s tradition for us to get our tree on the weekend immediately after Thanksgiving.  My husband strings the lights on the tree and I decorate it with the ornaments.  Don’t you love my husband’s game ornaments next to elegant ones?  😉 It takes me most of the day to decorate the tree.  Every ornament has its spot.  I’m kinda finicky that way.  Which now that I think of it, may be why my husband doesn’t want to help. We host lots of holiday dinner parties.  It’s our thing.  This year I used red accents for the dinner …

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All Things Fall

As soon as the weather turns cool and crisp in September I decorate my home to welcome autumn, my favorite time of year.  Not only do I love pumpkin goodies like my Pumpkin Bread, I also love to use them as decorations throughout my home.  Well, you’ll see. How gorgeous is this antique candelabra?  A family member gave it to me a few months ago and I adore it. I like to mix the old with new.  I bought these mercury pumpkins at Pottery Barn.  (I might be slightly addicted to that store and my husband points out that I’m probably also addicted to …

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