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Friday Finds 12•15•17

Only 10 more days until Christmas! Here are this week’s holiday-related finds: Nashville designer Sarah Bartholomew’s home decked out for Christmas   A look at fashion designer Tory Burch’s holiday decorations in her NYC apartment   Some quick, no-bake Christmas cookie recipes (my daughter and I are trying the peppermint bark pictured above for a cookie exchange).   A…… Continue reading Friday Finds 12•15•17

Christmas · Design · Fabric · Holidays · Inspiration · Interiors

Mad For Plaid

Many years ago, during my first job after college, I worked in New York City for Bloomingdale’s in their buyers’ training program. I spent much of my time there working in the women’s Ralph Lauren department, and I think that’s where I developed an affection for plaid. Tartan evokes a feeling of tradition and nostalgia.…… Continue reading Mad For Plaid

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Friday Finds 12•8•17 (More Christmas Ideas!)

Only 17 days until Christmas! Here are this week’s holiday finds: A favorite designer’s holiday home tour   I have shared architect James Carter’s Birmingham home before, but here it is decorated for the holidays   How fantastic are these DIY pine needle tassels? I can’t wait to try them!   A look at designer Charlotte Moss’s…… Continue reading Friday Finds 12•8•17 (More Christmas Ideas!)

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Blue and White Holiday Inspiration: Christmas Ornaments and Gift Wrap

Last week, I wrote a post on blue and white holiday mantels and table settings.  This week, I have more blue and white holiday inspiration to share. Christmas tree ornaments: Edible ornaments that are too pretty to eat: Adorable chinoiserie cookie cutters that can be used for ornaments are for sale from Lulu Kuku Designs: My feeble…… Continue reading Blue and White Holiday Inspiration: Christmas Ornaments and Gift Wrap

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Holiday Decorating With Fruit—Colonial Williamsburg Style

Several years ago, we visited Colonial Williamsburg during the Christmas holiday. I fell in love with the Christmas decorations there. Every door was decorated differently with the most gorgeous assortment of natural wreaths and garlands.  In many of the decorations, the greenery was embellished with fresh fruit. Here are some examples of Williamsburg’s holiday decor…… Continue reading Holiday Decorating With Fruit—Colonial Williamsburg Style

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Friday Finds 12•1•17

Happy first of December!  Here are this week’s holiday-related finds: Designer Shelley Johnstone Paschke’s classic and beautiful Christmas house tour   Ideas for decorating your fireplace mantel for the holidays   A favorite New England country farmhouse holiday home tour   A look at an elegant holiday dinner party in a designer’s Manhattan apartment    A helpful guide…… Continue reading Friday Finds 12•1•17

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Our Holiday Home Tour 2017

It is our family’s tradition to decorate the apartment for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving.  We start early in the day and by dinner we are finished.  Here is a peek at our Chicago abode decorated for the holidays. Our building’s exterior: Our elevator foyer: The wreath is a fresh boxwood wreath from Trader Joe’s…… Continue reading Our Holiday Home Tour 2017