Making Summer Fairies!

Holiday & Hearth Holiday and Hearth Lisa Novelline Midsummer Summer Solstice Group of Fairies

“The iron tongue of midnight hath told twelve; lovers to bed; ’tis almost fairy time.” ~William Shakespeare What a wonderful way to celebrate summer!! Perhaps thanks to Shakespeare or maybe just because of the joy in our hearts brought about by the increase in sunlight, when thinking of decorations and embellishments to represent this most […]

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Summer Party Crackers!

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Holiday crackers are so fun and festive! In my family, they have become a highly anticipated tradition. I make these by hand with each season in mind. Here are my suggestions for a fabulous summer festival favor… Please follow and like us:

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Spring Photo Essay: My Backyard

Holiday and Hearth: green bough

  Even between holidays, there is just so much beauty in this season that sometimes it seems difficult not to become overwhelmed by its loveliness. Arboretums, flower shows, greenhouses, and public gardens are amazing, but true natural beauty sometimes sits right before our eyes unnoticed. Please follow and like us:

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Bunnies, Chicks, & Eggs: Spring Table Decor Full of Fancy & Fun!

Looking for ideas of seasonal table decorations? table decor? table centerpiece ideas? Look no further! “There is another sort of day which needs celebrating in song — the day of days when spring at last holds up her face to be kissed, deliberate and unabashed. On that day no wind blows either in the hills […]

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Bunnies! Bunnies! Bunnies!

Holiday & Hearth Holiday and Hearth Lisa Novelline Lisa Anne Novelline author writer The Dance of Spring craft blog creative blog creativity decorator blog festival celebration seasons nature blog spring equinox bunnies hare hares rabbit rabbits bunny peeps DIY crafts crochet crocheting crocheted yarn march gifts baskets

Spring is just around the corner, and I am so excited! I so love all the natural signs of rebirth and new beginnings! I love putting spring baskets together for loved ones too. In these baskets, I generally try to combine the vivid colors of the season with signs of growth, plant and animal life, […]

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Ideas for Dinner: Spring Festival Sample Menu

Frosted Egg Biscuit Cookies

Looking for ideas for dinner that are seasonally appropriate and indeed special for spring? This is a five course sample menu fit for a king! The operative idea here is new veggies, lots of colors, light, crisp, cool, and fresh!! YUM!! Also, you might find it wonderfully enjoyable and downright relaxing to take the meal […]

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May Dining Table Décor: A Floral Extravaganza!

May Day Place Setting

Celebrating seasons is about more than the look of the dining table. With that said, however, carefully thought out table designs can affect the moods of guests and help them to access emotions related to the season. In addition, table settings can help to show the care and effort that went into the holiday’s preparation, […]

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Craft Ideas for Spring: Tissue Paper Flowers!

Tissue paper flowers

  Looking for craft ideas for spring? Nothing announces this particular season like flowers, and these beauties… where to start?! Tissue paper flowers are easy to make and lovely to look at. They also have many decorative uses, exercise our creativity, tap into the amazing natural color palette of the season, and reconnect many of […]

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Craft Ideas For Spring: DIY Party Hats!

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 “Spring is nature’s way of saying, Let’s party!” ~ Robin Williams Looking for craft ideas for spring? Look no further! And what says a party like party hats?  Their coordinated whimsy invites children of all ages to celebrate! When I decided that hats were a must for this year’s spring fling, I set out to buy […]

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Luminous Icy Crystal Winter Tablescape!

Holiday & Hearth Holiday and Hearth Lisa Novelline Lisa Anne Novelline author writer The Dance of Spring craft blog creative blog creativity decorator blog festival celebration seasons nature blog Winter Christmas Yule yuletide Winter Solstice December gorgeous icy crystal winter tablescape decor

 “Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.” ~Pietro Aretino Celebrating winter can be amazingly uplifting. From a seasonal standpoint, this can be a tough time of year for many as it is often quite cold, and the limited sunlight can affect one’s moods. A winter holiday allows families to support one […]

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