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This weekend we had our Christmas Potluck Party.  I kept decorations simple and went with a red and aqua snowflake theme and it looked great!  The colors were fun and really popped against each other.  I ended up using one of my manzanita branch centerpieces.  They are just so versatile, I couldn't resist.  Hope you enjoy the […]

December 21, 2009

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These cookie trees would make a great addition to your holiday dessert tables!  Just make your favorite sugar cookie recipe and stack on cake plates.  Make varying sizes to create the tree look. Get Martha's cookie recipe here. 

December 15, 2009

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I am still looking for centerpiece ideas for my Christmas Party.  I want something simple but eye catching.  I've definitely decided it will be something with ornaments.  They add a lot of glitz for not a lot of money.  You can find them in any shade of the rainbow and reuse them next year.  I […]

December 7, 2009

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My friend is celebrating her birthday next week with a peppermint themed party.  This is a theme that I could go crazy with!  Peppermints are inexpensive, readily available and so festive.  They are great to use this time of year for birthdays, showers and Christmas parties.  Here is a collection of easy decorating ideas with […]

December 1, 2009

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I just love this natural Thanksgiving table scape from Real Simple! The bright greens just pop against the browns and white.  Not your traditional Thanksgiving palette but just as beautiful.   With a few twigs, twine and greenery, you have a natural and lovely Thanksgiving table.  I think the twig bundles as place card holders are my […]

November 19, 2009

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Here is an easy way to transform a regular terra cotta pot into a pilgrim's hat for a festive Thanksgiving centerpiece!  So cute. Materials: Oak tag8"-wide terra-cotta potScissors or craft knifeMini glue gunTerra-cotta spray (we used American Accents) 28" x 2" brown velvet ribbon or fabricMetallic gold paper Instructions: Cut approximately 15"-diam circle from oak […]

November 16, 2009

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I love the look of this citrus fruit centerpiece with the addition of the shiny ornaments.  It's perfect for the holiday season!  BONUS-it's easy and inexpensive too.    What you need: • Metal tiered tray• Florist foam, soaked• Lemons• Limes• Clementines• Blood oranges• Sphagnum moss• Florist pins  Use one third of the florist foam on […]

November 12, 2009

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I noticed our grocery store just started carrying fresh cranberries-that means its officially holiday season!  I love anything made with cranberries.  Their bright red color is even great in decorating for the holidays.  How about using them in your Thanksgiving and holiday flower arrangements?  What a festive touch they add to a simple bouquet. Just rinse […]

November 9, 2009

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I just discovered these pictures of the football centerpieces I made for our first game celebration and thought I'd share.  They are good examples of how you can take things from around the house and turn them into party decor easily and inexpensively. I actually took the football from my Touchdown Lazy Susan and cut floral foam to fit […]

November 2, 2009

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I have been seeing a lot of people using dried beans and lentils in their fall decorations and I love it.  The natural look is simple and comforting.  You can either go all natural or just add a few things here and there in your decorating.  Here is gorgeous example of incorporating natural elements in a tablescape. Get the how-to […]

October 26, 2009