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Happy Holidays! Today, I’m sending well wishes from bed with a terrible cold. The family is all here working together to make it a great holiday for everyone. May you find the spirit of Christmas among family and friends and joy fill your heart. Thanks for reading the blog and your support. From our family to yours, we wish you a Merry Christmas!
NYC in December is beautiful! Earlier this week I drove into the city to see the holiday window displays. Oh, what fun we had. I felt like a kid in the Big Apple taking it all in, the Rockefeller Christmas tree, Bergdorf Goodman, Harry Winston, FAO Schwartz. I love New York at Christmas!
“Early this year, the creative departments at Bergdorf Goodman selected a one-word holiday theme for 2014: Inspired. We found this particular word itself to be inspiring. It was all we needed to launch a set of windows celebrating the arts—after all, isn’t art the product of inspiration?
We decided to base each window on a major art form, drawing equally from the fine arts, performing arts and applied arts. For our main windows, we settled on literature, architecture, theater, painting, music, dance, sculpture and film.
…..eight-lesson course in art appreciation.” David Hoey
Diamonds are a girl’s best friends. Harry Winston
Hope you get to visit NYC in December. For more on Bergdorf Goodman’s windows read here. All pictures are my own. Have a great weekend.
This time of year is about family and traditions. We will be hosting get-togethers for family and friends this holiday season. Growing up my mom made a holiday sangria for all to enjoy. Keeping with tradition, I will be sharing my signature sangria recipe served in a vintage punch bowl. The table will be set in festive red and white to set the mood for a memorable meal.
For the centerpiece, a large bouquet of red carnations (my mom’s favorite flower) are mixed with red roses to add texture.
Make this sangria up to 2 days ahead. Combine all of the ingredients in a large pitcher. Refrigerate for at least 24 hours. Serve in tall glasses over ice.
Do you have a tradition you want to share? Send me a link.
The holiday gift guide for her is here. Some items are under $50 and other gifts are higher in price, but all are a few of my favorite things. A little luxury, Tom Ford clutch, pretty feminine accessories to awaken the senses, and classic pieces to stay warm.
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The start of the week is bringing old man winter with cold and ice. There are two ways to think about it, plan a holiday getaway or enjoy the great indoors. The holiday getaway may come later. Today, I’m enjoying the holiday season indoors and taking a little time to deck the halls.
A natural wreath decorated with pinecones, cherries, lemons, limes and miniature apples.
Pinecones and angel wings adorn the Christmas tree this year with a silver and gold theme.
Last year, I found a box of miniature pears at the thrift store. This year, I found the perfect little tree to display them. They pair so nicely. (Ha, Ha) Decking the halls wouldn’t be the same without Christmas tunes. For a relaxing sound, I enjoy listening to the The New York Acoustic Christmas Project album.
The ice is melting and I hear birds singing in the backyard enjoying some winter berries, perhaps reminding me that there is beauty in everyday.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hunting for traditional Christmas décor for your entrance? These natural Christmas decorating ideas are festive and easy. Find more here.
Images: Courtesy of Traditional Home
There is nothing like seeing the family together for the holidays. Hosting Thanksgiving in the country was wonderful. With snow falling, a warm fire, the turkey in the oven, and the family all home, I had so much to be thankful. Hard to believe December is here and the holidays are in full swing.
We bought our Christmas tree early this year. I’m getting excited to decorate for the holidays. There are many possibilities for tree decorating. Which style to choose? These are a few memorable Christmas trees post Pinterest. Martha Stewart’s Noah’s Ark cookie tree is right on the top of the list.
The White House Christmas tree, photo courtesy of Two Seasons, is colorful and fun.
Festive flair by Interior Designer Charlotte Comer, via Veranda Magazine Nov-Dec. 2005 Simply splendid, adorned in silver ornaments and lights.
A fun tree for the kids. Source
Designer Tobi Fairley is the master color mixer.
Heavenly pinecone décor by Carolyn Roehm .
A sweet edible Christmas tree. House Beautiful
They are all gorgeous and different. I’m off to take inventory of my Christmas ornaments to begin decorating our tree. Thanks for stopping by.