Saturday, December 31, 2022

We're in the Pink: Pink Champagne Recipes & Their Garden-To-Glass Garnishes Sparkle New Years Eve!

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We’re in the Pink!  

I love this saying and use it with some abandon.  

What I didn’t know till I researched the idiom is that its use dates back to the 1500’s in England. 

The Pink referred to the flower Dianthus or Carnation as we refer to these pretty blooms on this side of the pond.  

My News Years Eve post here is brimming with pink champagne recipes that are sure to get you in the pink. 

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Toy Design is More Than a Dream ~ Learn How This Inspiring Woman Built An Award-Winning Toy Business!


I couldn’t help but note on the Ladies Who Lunch Conversations posting that “few things scream Christmas like toys do!” 

The holidays have a long tradition of gifting toys and I wanted to capture that spirit ~ that magic ~ on my tablescape as well as with this month’s featured guest for the videocast.

And we are truly blessed to have been able to talk with Melody Hsieh-Hornstra, Founder and CEO of Asa Products who inspires us with her award-winning toys and her life’s journey.

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

New Design Added: Artful Cocktail Napkins to Posh-Up Your Holiday Gift Giving & Happy Hour ~ Plus Recipe!


The Ladies Who Lunch Conversations Cocktail Napkin Collection has a new addition ~ and it’s just so perfect for the Holidays. All bubbly and pink.. 

Here’s how you can posh up your own bar cart, barscape, Stocking Stuffers or Hostess gift with a truly artful, unique design, that also has a story you can toast to for your smashingly, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Happy Hours!   

And for the Cocktail Curious, this is the best part: It truly is the gift that keeps on giving… 

Friday, December 16, 2022

Why Have One Holiday Tree?! See How a Quintet of Unique Christmas Trees Adds Personal, Showstopping Home Style!


Perhaps you’re familiar with the 12 Days of Christmas. 

And the 24 Days of the Advent Calendar Countdown to Christmas.

Or even the Feast of the 7 Fishes.

But have you ever heard of the 5 Christmas Trees Tradition? 

Really. Five glorious, decorated Holiday trees. In one home. 

Here is the origin story ~ brimming with family, tradition, whimsy, and personal style.

If you find yourself humming about what “My true love gave to me” you will just adore this beguiling Christmas tale, filled with love. 

This is a follow-on to my last post about Christmas tree traditions and history. Here you’ll find plenty to inspire your holiday decorating and traditions. 

Saturday, December 10, 2022

How to Choose a Holiday Christmas Tree ~ If You Can Find One; Plus Fanciful, Creative Holiday Tree Options

Choosing a Christmas tree is a cherished family tradition that has changed little over the years. 

Every family had its own unique tree look.

That was half the reason for holiday visits. Folks would say, “Come over to see the tree!”

And of course, living near New York City, everyone made that pilgrimage to Rockefeller Center to see “The Tree.”

Nevertheless, tree traditions have been refashioned of late…From the need for sustainability, cost, availability or your own personal style. Let's explore holiday tree options.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Color Your World ~ Viva Magenta, Pantone's Color of the Year Takes Its Inspiration from Nature ~ Beetles & Flowers, Oh My!


Panotone’s Color of the Year is Viva Magenta. Welcome to the Magentaverse.

I love this bold, kinetic color.  How could you not? It's rich and nuanced and irresistible.

Pantone’s Color of the Year, Viva Magenta 18-1750, vibrates with vim and vigor. It is a shade rooted in nature descending from the red family and expressive of a new signal of strength. 

See how Viva Magenta takes its inspiration from Nature.