Category Archives for Holiday

Mad for Plaid

It’s hard to believe that December is here and the holiday season is in full swing. One of my favorite things about cold weather season is the emergence of plaid. I have had the same plaid and checked scarves for over a decade and it amazes me how they never ever go out of style. Here are some great options if you are looking to add some plaid to your look or home.

Jingle Bell Rock

It’s hard to believe but it is time to start thinking about decorating! I am excited to pull out my holiday decor for the first time in two years. I also brought some great stuff back from India so that is exciting too. I do miss my wonderful little DC apartment though, it had a working fireplace and had room for a full size tree, not so much room in the new place (plus there are four flights of stairs to climb!), but I will enjoy decorating it anyway.

I love simple but sophisticated holiday decorations that you can work into your everyday decor. I  am not a huge fan of tons of nick -nacks. But I do love little white lights and simple touches that make all the difference during the holidays. Here are some of my favorites from around the web.

I am thinking a small tree like this might work for my place. I have a great copper pot I can use to put it in.

I also love this idea as an alternative to a tree. The space above my sofa is currently empty so this is an option as well.

Thankfully I still have a mantel and I always appreciate the simplicity of greens to dress one up.

I am a big fan of pinecones in winter decor (added bonus, you can leave them up post-holiday!), this is an easy DIY with items you probably already have and free pinecones.

And if you do have a big beautiful tree to decorate consider adding some non-traditional color into the mix. I also love the look of wreaths on windows, I have been replicating that look in my holiday decorating for a decade.

A Place at the Table

I love looking at all the pretty holiday decor on Pinterest lately. I also really love a beautifully set table. One of these days, when I host a holiday dinner, I know that creating a pretty tablescape will be one of my favorite things to prepare. For today’s post I am going to showcase two table options: glam and rustic. What is your style?

Get the  glam look with pretty gold chargers, spray painted pumpkins and metallic vases with some Fall flowers (the arrangement below is from Target!).

If you like a simpler or more rustic look, this might be for you. Again using sweet pumpkins, but this time layering in more natural elements to create great style.

To get this look, use lots of natural elements. I think you could easily cut some wood pieces on your own or find someone local to do it, to use on the table. The wicker charger can be used all year-long, IKEA has a really affordable version.  Birch candle holders are a great investment in Fall decor generally and it would be really easy to make your own burlap runner as well. Simple and chic.