More Joys of Gingerbread: Mini Gingerbread Houses!

  “The Sugarplum Fairy herself could have made no grander gesture.”~Shana Alexander …More for the love of gingerbread! A month or so ago I had a vision regarding my holiday table… tiny, decorated, edible gingerbread houses elevated on Victorian cupcake pedestals adorning each place setting. This was a challenging endeavor, but I was so pleased with […]

Yule Napkins… Why not make them?!

Perhaps it is because their cost need not break the bank. Perhaps it is because their fabric is exactly the pattern and texture of your choosing. Perhaps it is because none are identical. Then again, perhaps it is simply because of all the love that goes into creating them. Whatever the reason, handcrafted napkins are […]

Yule Personalized Wine Charms

I love personalized wine charms! They stand out to me as a highly decorative and functional accent. They look stunning, and guests are often flattered to see their initials lovingly incorporated into a well thought-out table setting. In addition, the labels are truly useful in a multi-course meal served with wine pairings as the small, […]

Variations on a Theme: Late Harvest Raven Tablescape

A tablescape reflective of the late harvest season almost feels as though it requires the care, thoughtfulness, and diligence commensurate with the awe inspiring power of this season of deepest reflection. Accordingly, I have put great care into developing a variation on last year’s theme, and I am most pleased to share it with you […]

Late Harvest Festival Dining Table Décor

The end of October, the last of the pumpkins… the late harvest is upon us. What an amazing time of year this is. A time of endings and a time of beginnings…

Harvest Tablescape Featuring the Apple in Luxurious Grandeur!

 Though we enjoy our gardens all summer long and perhaps, in some cases, all the way into October, September is the ideal time to celebrate and give thanks for the harvest, for it is the month most bursting with the fruits of the vines. The following tablescape is inspired by the magic of the harvest, […]

Harvest Dining Table Décor

Autumn Equinox! It’s Harvest time! This is the true seasonally-sensitive time to celebrate and give thanks for the bounty of the season (by late November the harvest is well over). On a personal level, it is a magical time to celebrate your own accomplishments large and small. A wonderful symbol of this time of year […]

Everyday Ways to Celebrate Autumn ❤❦♪♫

Seasonal celebrations are wonderful, and I am preparing for a fantastic one even as I type this. Nonetheless, taking the time to enjoy a beautiful day or a magical month even amidst a busy Thursday is so very rewarding that I decided to brainstorm some simple ways to stay connected to luscious Autumn even during […]

Harvest Party Crackers!

I skipped the holiday crackers for my more “sophisticated” harvest extravaganza in August, but oooh they were missed! And for my Autumn Equinox Family Celebration, they are back in full force! Here are my suggestions for a fabulous September Festival favor… 

August Rustic Berry Brunch!!

“In August, the large masses of berries, which, when in flower, had attracted many wild bees, gradually assumed their bright velvety crimson hue, and by their weight again bent down and broke their tender limbs.” –  Henry David Thoreau In August, the sun is sizzling and the berries are bursting! If your looking to celebrate […]