Entertaining · Holidays

Jingle All The Way Christmas Decorating House Tour

If you’ve read my previous posts complaining about the ubiquitousness of pumpkin spice and my disdain for turkeys, you may be expecting that my December post will contain some Andy Rooneyesque rant about reindeer or Santa Claus, but don’t worry, I’m not about to dash your dreams of dancing sugar plums.  On the contrary, I have… Continue reading Jingle All The Way Christmas Decorating House Tour

Holidays · Interior Decorating

Neutral Fall Decor With “A Little Christmas”

When I thought about my fall decor this year, I decided to channel Auntie Mame. Because, if there was ever a fall that “we need a little Christmas right this very minute!” it’s the fall of 2020. Let’s face it, it has been a really tough spring and summer and unfortunately, fall feels like it’s… Continue reading Neutral Fall Decor With “A Little Christmas”

Entertaining · Holidays · Party/Tablescapes · Recipes

A Modern Italian Christmas Eve Fish Dinner

While I love discovering new things, I am a traditionalist at heart. This means that for holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, I serve the same main entrees every year. As an Italian, Christmas Eve has its own traditional menu. This celebration, La Vigilia di Natale (The Vigil of the Birth), is also known as The… Continue reading A Modern Italian Christmas Eve Fish Dinner

Exterior Decoration · Holidays

“The Nightmare Before Christmas” Halloween Decorations

If you follow me you will have noted that I haven’t published anything in almost a year. I have taken time off blogging to focus on family matters. However, I am thinking about returning to the blogosphere on a limited basis. Maybe I’ll start by posting once a month. To that end, I thought I’d… Continue reading “The Nightmare Before Christmas” Halloween Decorations

Floral Arrangements · Party/Tablescapes

Fall Harvest Tablescape

According to the calendar, it’s October. Unfortunately, it doesn’t feel the least little bit like fall in North Carolina this year. The thermostat hasn’t dropped below the mid-eighties, and the leaves are firmly clinging to their branches with no change of color in sight. However, even though Mother Nature hasn’t gotten the memo, autumn is upon… Continue reading Fall Harvest Tablescape