How to Make a Fall Centerpiece

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and that means the china and crystal will make its appearance on the dinner table ... unless you prefer Chinette so you don't have to wash dishes! In my family, we like to turn special occasion dinners into an experience, and part of that experience means setting a pretty table. The first thing I do when setting a festive table is determine a vignette for the centerpiece. And since I'm celebrating Fall … [Read more...]

Early Fall Decorating

Funny. I'm writing a post about fall decorating when it's 90 degrees outside! Illinois is scheduled for a couple more days of sweltering heat and then our temps drop into the mid-70s by Labor Day. Since it can be pretty hot and humid even through the first part of October, it's hard for me to get in the mood for fall decorating until closer to Halloween. I'm not ready for the warmer hues of autumn just yet, so I find ways to transition my home … [Read more...]

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