A few years back, we mentioned our slight obsession for real dishware. We've never been big on the disposable stuff (even for parties, outdoors or not) and because of it, we have 160 white plates we picked up on Craigslist for a ridiculously low price. Having toted them around for almost 5 years now, we have to say — best decision ever.
Name: Sam, Chris, Madeleine and Maggie Location: New Town; Edinburgh, Scotland Size: 3,000 square feet Years lived in: 1 1/2 years; Owned
From the moment you walk through the front door into the spacious and grand, grey hall, this family home is elegant and beautiful. Chris holds up his hands and tells me firmly that it is "all down to Sam."
One of my favorite things about gift giving is the packaging— I love a beautiful presentation. We've rounded up some gift wrap options in classic prints, which are great to mix and match, or to just let stand out on their own.
Small space doesn't mean small style. In fact, limited square footage often leads to more thoughtful, efficient and savvy decorating. If your giftee inhabites an itty-bitty abode, consider these compact, multi-tasking treasures.
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This is an oldie, but a goodie. We thought that this would be hard. It wasn't. And yet it has totally changed the rusty, scalding pipe in our bathroom into a *decor moment* that we are very happy with. If you ever want to cover up a pipe and provide some minimal insulation, this is a far nicer fix than insulation foam.
I have a non-problem: I had so much free time over the long Thanksgiving weekend that I was able to tackle all of the holiday cleaning and decorating around our home. Without a spare inch of mantel space to add another sprig of pine, my sights have turned to find anything else I can get my hands on to add some glittered or gilded holiday cheer. Nothing is safe.
Some of my favorite gifts growing up were the gifts designed to make, build, and create. I will forever remember the happy hours spent designing and building wooden ornaments (a DIY woodworking project my dad came up with), handcrafting ornate letters with my Hello Kitty stationary set, and sewing pillows with my sewing kits. Check out these 10 great kits to buy or for inspiration to DIY your own kits this holiday season.