Holidays · Party/Tablescapes

Riddle Me A Valentine’s Tablescape

Back in the dark ages when I was a child, kids exchanged Valentines with everyone in their class. These valentines often featured corny puns or goofy riddles. So in the spirit of this old-fashioned tradition, I ask, “What is black and white and red all over?” The answer: my Valentine’s tablescape. After just finishing up… Continue reading Riddle Me A Valentine’s Tablescape

Interior Decorating

Winter Decor To Keep The Doldrums Away

Every year when I take down my Christmas decorations, usually the weekend after New Years Day, I am very ready to put them away and start the year off with pared-down, clean and fresh decor. Not so much this year. As I started to undeck my halls, I felt strongly that I had to add… Continue reading Winter Decor To Keep The Doldrums Away

Entertaining · Holidays

How To Create Different Christmas Tablescapes

No matter what kind of holiday meal you are planning this crazy year, it is still possible to set a fun and festive table to celebrate. Each year, I end up creating at least three different Christmas tablescapes. We always have a casual Christmas Eve dinner with a nod to my Italian family tradition of… Continue reading How To Create Different Christmas Tablescapes

Holidays

A Tale Of Two Christmases

Christmas has always been a time of tradition and nostalgia for our family. I relish the memories that come flowing back when I bring out cherished decorations that have been a part of our Christmases since our grown children were young. That being said, I do get bored with the same old decor every season.… Continue reading A Tale Of Two Christmases

Entertaining · Holidays

Go For Baroque With A Still Life Inspired Thanksgiving Tablescape

Who knows what Thanksgiving is going to look like in this year of Coronavirus? My family is probably going to have a very small gathering. We may just make a turkey breast instead of the 20lb. bird we usually serve. And we may be eating our dinner outside on the deck snugged up to our… Continue reading Go For Baroque With A Still Life Inspired Thanksgiving Tablescape