Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas, Bright Lights!

We've all about eaten our way through the chocolate Santas, candy canes and Reeses pieces. We hope Santa was as sweet to you as he was to us this year. (Yes, he comes to us too!)

In case you're curled up by the fire, reading this post on your new Kindle Fire or iPad -- we thought we'd pop in a few of our favorite Christmas inspirations this year! After all, it's "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year"--isn't it?!

Love the simplicity of this color palette and design. From the hanging paper stars and snowflakes, to the plush pillows on the Parson chairs, it says "Holiday" in a fresh, yet totally inviting, approachable, cozy voice. I plan to add pillows to my tablescapes for holidays to come--and perhaps even use them as an alternative to a place card. 
As Seen in Gift Guide "Season's Greetings" dozen, $29,

Going to a dinner tonight and need to dress up a hostess gift?

If you have some extra tissue paper left over from this morning, whip up a gorgeous (eco-friendly) presentation like this last minute DIY gift wrap.
Here's the How-To at! 
 Champagne Bar, Southern Living 
Brooklyn Supper's Eggnog Milkshake
Host a Last Minute Toast & Dessert Hour

It's easy to dress up holiday usuals like champagne or prosecco and iconic egg nog. Set up a champagne bar with a few extras like berries, chambord, St. Germain elderflower liquor. 
And, all you need to whoop up that egg nog into a knock-your-socks-off milkshake is vanilla ice cream, vanilla extract, bourbon and nutmeg. Check out the Brooklyn Supper recipe from!

Merry Everything!

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