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My Whimsical Christmas Mantel + DIY Garland

White ceramic houses on this Christmas mantel suggest a snowy winter village

Decorate a whimsical Christmas mantel with a festive holiday village, amaryllis, milk glass, ribbon garland, and star lanterns plus an easy tutorial to make an ornament garland. Today, lovely peonies I am sharing my whimsical Christmas mantel with you all. Of course, it had to be just as colorful and bright as my chic and …

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My Colorful Christmas Home Tour

Front entry table with white poinsettia floral arrangement in blue and white ginger jar

Step inside my colorful Christmas home tour with the Very Merry Holiday Home Blog Hop and get inspired to make your home festive and bright! Come on in friends! I’m excited to share my colorful Christmas home tour with you all today as part of the Very Merry Holiday Home Blog Hop. I’ve joined together …

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Set a Bold Christmas Tablescape in Pink & Green

a bold Christmas tablescape set with a William Morris print, centerpiece of white roses and magnolia, polka dot placemats, and layered pink and green china

5 Tricks to create a bold Christmas tablescape in a colorful palette that is whimsical and swoon-worthy! Forget boring ole palettes of red and green! Forget your stereotypical Santa and reindeer figurines! Forget pine boughs and plaid! Oops, not the plaid. Never the plaid…whew…almost went too far there! 😂 This year, join me in mixing it up …

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A Chic & Pink White Christmas Tree

Katherine hanging an ornament on colorful Christmas tree

Decorate a white Christmas tree with oodles of color, paper snowflakes, chic ornaments, and vintage charm for a bright, festive look sure to make everyone smile! Mama taught me to never go half-way: “If one is pretty, two is prettier,” she always said. So when I decided to go with bold, colorful hues for my …

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DIY Advent Calendar Ornaments

Boxes, candy, little toys, ornaments, and twine mingle on this poinsettia paper for the supplies to make these advent calendar present ornaments

Create this charming DIY advent calendar to celebrate the joy of Christmas and spark quality family time! Plus the mini-boxes double as ornaments! Part of the magic of Christmas is family traditions and one of the most memorable for kids is the advent calendar. This countdown to Christmas day builds anticipation and hope for the …

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Guide to Mixing Plaid Decor for the Holidays

Mix complex plaids with deconstructed plaids in your Christmas decor like this placemat with a wide spaced plaid and this more complex plaid tablecloth.

10 ways to mix and match plaid decor for the ultimate festive look and feel this Christmas! Mad for plaid this holiday season? Me too! I can never get enough! Plaid decorations and tableware are perfect for the holidays, but plaid can be a complicated pattern to coordinate. Mixing and matching plaids together and with other …

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A Rustic Chinoiserie Thanksgiving Table

Al fresco Thanksgiving in Blue Ridge Mountains on Christmas tree farm. Set a rustic Chinoiserie Thanksgiving table for 2019 with toile, colorful china, dahlias, and brass.

Embrace bold. Embrace vintage. Embrace color this year with a rustic Chinoiserie Thanksgiving table set amidst the rolling fields. Thanksgiving has always been a working holiday in my family given that we own a Christmas tree farm. There are trees to sell as families romp in to roam the fields, tractor trailers to load, and …

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3 Ways to Use a Fall Dish Garden

Decorate coffee table for autumn with a fall dish garden

How to create an easy fall dish garden filled with autumnal color and three inspirational ways to use it! I know you may be thinking…dish garden? Dish garden? Aren’t those rather outdated and a touch boring?  Maybe so if you’re thinking about baskets filled with peace lilies and philodendron accented by river rock and placed …

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