The Christmas party for my family is held at my house every year.
Friday, November 30, 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Thanksgiving is but a sweet memory.
Christmas decorating is in full swing!
Way back in September, I was able to spend time with the designers at Caryl's Christmas Shop just as they were starting to unpack the many, many boxes of Christmas decor that had arrived at the store. Oh, happy day!
Sue and Kendra are amazingly talented designers and were sweet enough to walk me through their process of decorating a tree, step-by-step.
In this post, I'll show how they took an empty tree from this...
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Friday, November 23, 2012
I'm still enjoying time with my family this week, but now that Thanksgiving is over, it's time for me to get serious about the Christmas decorating at my house.
You too? Need some help? Well, here ya go...
Last year, I spent quite a bit of time with Sue, who is one of the talented designers at Caryl's, my favorite local Christmas shop. Sue has 30+ years of experience and has been with Caryl's for five years.
This re-post from my time spent with Sue is full of tips and how-to's for decorating a tree, making tree toppers, wreaths and garlands. I hope you'll find it helpful too.
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Do you love a lush, full tree? Oh my goodness - I do! These tree decorating tips will help you create that look, but they can really be applied to any style of tree decor that you prefer.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Happy Tuesday, everyone!
Just like many of you, I'm enjoying spending time with my family and making preparations for our Thanksgiving meal this week.
If you're like me, your mind isn't just on Thanksgiving - you're already looking ahead to Christmas.
I hope this re-post from last year will give you tons of Christmas inspiration.
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Sunday, November 18, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Well, peeps...we've finally arrived at the very last installment of the Chic Chateau Showhouse series. :(
We've spent the last two days looking at Details and Inspiration of the Living Areas, Kitchens and Dining Rooms, and the Master Bedrooms, All Other Bedrooms and All Bathrooms.
Today we're going to finish up by looking closer at the Laundry Rooms, Mudroom, Offices and Bonus Space.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
I'm back with installment #2 of Details and Inspiration from the Chic Chateau Showhouses.
Today we're going to be looking at the master bedrooms, all of the other bedrooms and all of the baths.
There are lots of pics here, so sit back and enjoy!
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Surprise! If you've been reading for a while, you know that I've been sharing tours of the two lovely Chic Chateau Showhouses every Thursday.
So what's up with this one popping up on a Tuesday???
Well, it's like this - my intention had been to end this series with one final post sharing many of the inspiring details in these lovely houses, but there are just too many to put into one post.
I want to get all of it in before Thanksgiving week (before when the Christmas fun begins)! Sooo...I'll be sharing a Details and Inspirations post today, tomorrow and Thursday.
When it comes to home decor, it's true that it's all in the details. Combining all of the details together to create a space that is not only lovely, but one that draws you in.
Monday, November 12, 2012
I couldn't jump out of Fall and into Christmas without sharing some of the Fall yumminess at the home of my oh so talented friend, Nancy.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Friday, November 9, 2012
Thanks to each and every one of you for making our lil ole bloghop such a success!
But - WOW - you guys really know how to make it tough on a gal!
There is so much awesomeness at the party, that I really, really struggled to choose just one favorite. But after much looking and studying and sweating, I finally chose...
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Now that we've toured the interiors of the Chic Chateau Showhouses, I think it would be fun to take a closer look at their exteriors.
Both of the patios were sponsored by New Garden Nursery.
Exterior of the home built by R & K Custom Homes.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
When I think of Thanksgiving, the first thing that comes to my mind is the word "bounty".
I like for my Thanksgiving table to reflect that.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Questions for you: Are you as far behind as I am???
Do you feel like you just pulled your Fall decor out of the box and now it's already time to think about Thanksgiving???
Y'all, we're on the home stretch of the Chic Chateau Showhouse tours. Only two more to go after this week.
Did you know that the tips that I've been sharing are from the designers, not from me? I wish I had half their talent!
This week we're touring the offices and bonus spaces of the two houses.
First up is the home built by R&K Custom Homes.
Designed by Linda Pokora, Designer's LTD., firstname.lastname@example.org and
Ann Warrick, A Warrick Design, email@example.com