Valentine’s Day Decor

I am so happy to share more Valentines Day decor today. I am part of a wonderful blog hop called A Very Vintage Valentine. So I decided to bring out my vintage teacups, plates, and cranberry glass and set a table for a tea party.

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Setting a Holiday Table with Music

 

holiday table with music

One of my favorite things to do is set a table in our dining room. I love trying different things and using non-conventional items in my table settings. We have a lot of dinners planned for the holidays and as I am planning my holiday decorations for Christmas, I am having a lot of fun creating my table decorations. I was looking for something unexpected to use as placemats and thought Christmas sheet music might be a lot of fun!

Why not set a holiday table with music?

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Hosting a Friendsgiving Dinner Party Again This Year

Thanksgiving is about following tradition; Friendsgiving is about making new ones.

Friendsgiving DinnerI know I have a lot going on this holiday season. I am a bit crazed but I kind of love it! So when the idea of hosting our annual Friendsgiving came up, I jumped at the choice to host again this year. I mean who doesn’t want a dress rehearsal for the big Turkey Day Celebration?

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How to Set a Thanksgiving Table for a Crowd

Thanksgiving is such a wonderful holiday and I have always felt the more, the merrier. But what do you do when you are feeding a crowd? It’s not hard to put two turkeys in the oven, but the secret to setting a large table is to use your space wisely and mix and match your china.

I am partnering with Portmeirion to show you how you can mix and match china patterns to serve a large crowd for Thanksgiving.

So where do you start? First, you need to decide on how the food will be served. If you are tight on space then you will need to serve a buffet. Next, take an inventory of the china and everyday dishes you have. Since we are going to mix and match don’t even try to match everything. Also, decide if you want a salad plate. If not, that will help to keep it simple. 

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