If you have a fireplace, mantel — or even a simple shelf — the holidays are a perfect time to make it a focal point of your home. Don't be stymied by the process. Follow these simple decorating guidelines and you can create a beautiful and stylishly decorated space. The key thing to remember is that there is no one single right answer!
I spend Thanksgiving with family eating a meal steeped in nostalgia. While I love it, I do miss getting to share the spirit with friends... and it would be nice to prepare something besides the traditional turkey and stuffing. I'd love to gather my urban family together outside under the changing leaves for a festive harvest brunch. Here's how I'd toast to great company and Autumn's bounty:
This year marks the momentous coincidence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah, and so November 28, 2013 will go down in history as Thanksgivukkah. It happened once before, in 1888, and it will be another 70,000 years before it happens again.
If you're a little late to the party when it comes to decorating your outdoor space for autumn, don't fret — there's still plenty of time before you start doling out candy to the wee ones. And while I do enjoy a little autumn flair, I'm not one for gaudy, over-the-top embellishments. These five images are superb examples of subtle and sophisticated fall decorations, offering a little inspiration to dress up your front entry just in time for Halloween.
My craft closet holds lots of lingering bits of yarn and felt, and I know seasonal crafts can be a great way to put them to use. Whether you're using scraps or getting new supplies, here are 10 festive projects.
When it comes to Thanksgiving, my fiancé and I are like many people; we travel to a family member's house and spend the day with relations. We love it. Yet over the years, as our families have become more far-flung, and the relationships more complicated, we find ourselves longing for a holiday meal shared with friends…
This past week, I went to our friends' very modern and beautifully open house for Thanksgiving. Every year for the past few years they've been taking folks in and growing their meal, until it reached over twenty this past Thursday. I took pics from start to finish to share what was a really beautiful mix of old and new styles and a very modern Thanksgiving. There's a lot here to copy (and you can see more of the house here). Enjoy!