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Shop My House and Gifts for Everyone

Shop My House and Gifts for Everyone

Hello friends! I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving! We hosted Thanksgiving this year and have our family from Portland in town this weekend. I cooked turkey for eleven, we all worked in our little 1950’s kitchen side by side peeling, cutting, and preparing. The Flair oven was a big hit with my family and so convenient to have the double oven!

We had our feast, put a pecan pie and a pumpkin pie in the oven, and headed down to the basement to watch some old family films from when the kids were little. Moments like those remind me how very thankful I am for my family and home. I’ll share more about those family films this week. We’ve also been painting and will have an update to share next week!

I mentioned in the end of a post last week (a little sneak peek for those who caught it) that we’ve done some organizing of our online shops! We’re excited to have a designated page now sharing not only tons of sources in our home for furniture, accessories and lighting. At the bottom of our shop, we also included pages with more commonly asked information like our paint colors, lighting sources, flooring, window covering questions, kitchen remodel sources and more. We hope it’s a helpful resources for those who have asked us or wondered. Let us know if there’s anything we missed that would be helpful!

You can check out our shops HERE!

Shop My House and Gifts for Everyone

In addition to that, we had a blast window shopping online and rounding up some of our favorite finds for gift-giving this year! I don’t know about you, but I’m not out shopping on Black Friday with the crowds :). I enjoy a little local shopping around the holidays, but much of the time these days I prefer staying in my warm and cozy house and shopping online. I get easily overwhelmed when given too many options, though, so having my choices narrowed down and handed to me helps me make quicker decisions. These gift guides speak to me for that reason :) ha! We organized our shops by different recipients to make it easy to navigate.

You can find all of our gift guides HERE.

Shop My House and Gifts for Everyone

Click here or the above banner to shop Gifts for Everyone

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Shop My House and Gifts for Everyone

Click here or the above banner to see our Gift Guide: For Her

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Shop My House and Gifts for Everyone

Click here or the above banner to see our Gift Guide: For Him

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Shop My House and Gifts for Everyone

Click here or the above banner to see our Gift Guide: For the Kitchen

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Shop My House and Gifts for Everyone

Click here or the above banner to see our Gift Guide: For the Kids

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Shop My House and Gifts for Everyone

Click here or the banner above to visit my Christmas shop with seasonal decor, ornaments, and more.

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Shop My House and Gifts for Everyone

PS. Deal alert! You can get 30% off one book on Amazon with the code HOLIDAY30 and save up to $10! Find the details of the sale here.

You can get my coffee table book, The Inspired Room for about $12 or Love the Home You Have for only $6.99 :) 

Shop My House and Gifts for Everyone

Click here or the above banner to see our Gift Guide: Decorating Books

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Hope you enjoy!

8 Tips for a Cozy Glam Holiday Tablescape

8 Tips for a Cozy Glam Holiday Tablescape

When you take a little more care with setting your table around the holidays, it is not only a special gift to your guests but it can set the tone for a memorable celebration! At our house, there’s nothing more perfect for setting a festive mood than a cozy mix of rustic with a bit of glam. The decor doesn’t have to be over the top, simplicity can be beautiful! The rustic takes a bit of the stuffiness out of the glam and the glimmer adds a bit of class. It’s fun to celebrate around a pretty a holiday table (whether it’s for Thanksgiving or Christmas!).

Everyone is happy when they are celebrating, right?

Here are eight easy ideas I used to create the cozy glam ambience!

8 Tips for a Cozy Glam Holiday Tablescape

1. Add special little details to create interest and conversation around the table. Mix in ornaments, decor and seasonal elements to your centerpiece. I used a metal napkin ring as a cute base for a little DIY glittery pinecone tree! Just set the pinecone on top of the napkin ring, easy peasy!

8 Tips for a Cozy Glam Holiday Tablescape

2. Wreaths are not just for doors, use them to create a festive focal point in the center of a table.

8 Tips for a Cozy Glam Holiday Tablescape

3. A pedestal cake plate can elevate food, candles or other decorative and practical elements to just the right hight for an eye-catching centerpiece (but not so high that you can’t have a great conversation across the table!). The centerpiece has a tiered effect with the wreath and cake plate.

8 Tips for a Cozy Glam Holiday Tablescape

4. Mix and match natural and organic elements like wood and pinecones with soft linens in contrast to shinier material like glitter, glass and gold for a perfect blend of holiday glam and cozy rustic.

8 Tips for a Cozy Glam Holiday Tablescape

5. Layer plates for a more dramatic presentation. Here I paired a gold-rimmed glass dinner and salad plate with gold glass basket weave chargers. Notice how you can see through the glass plates, maximizing the design of the charger below.

8 Tips for a Cozy Glam Holiday Tablescape

6. Dress up your buffet and console tables to spread the mood throughout the room. You can use a simple strand of amber glimmer strings to add sparkle and leave room for your favorite dishes, and create more drama with these oversized frosted pinecones and beautiful branches with snowy pinecones on a table or in a favorite container.

8 Tips for a Cozy Glam Holiday Tablescape

8 Tips for a Cozy Glam Holiday Tablescape

7. Add softness and create a more cozy winter mood with plaid pillows on chairs.

8 Tips for a Cozy Glam Holiday Tablescape

8. Use what you have! Collect basic elements that will be a beautiful addition to any table all year round. The gold polka dot table runner (we used it on our fall outdoor table!) and cloth napkins feel fresh and pretty for every holiday and can mixed and matched with other seasonal pieces. The gold rimmed plates, napkin rings and wine glasses can also be used year round with a different mix of linens and accent pieces.

What is your favorite mix for a holiday table? 

Below find all the products I used on my table:

Clear Crackle Drinkware
Gold Dot Table Runner
Metallic Polka Dots Napkins
Napa Cake Stand
Gilded Royal Glass Dinnerware

Infinity Glass Charger
Hammered Gold Finish Napkin Rings
Glitter Berry Wreath in Gold
Oversized Frosted Pinecones
Glittered Pinecone Bowl Filler

Golden Border Placecard Holder
Woven Plaid Pillow
Candles
Luster Pillar Stand
Frosted Tree Votive Holder
Glitter Eiffel Tower Ornament

And more! Check out the full selection of holiday items from Pier 1

8 Tips for a Cozy Glam Holiday TablescapeThis post is brought to you by Pier 1 Imports.

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