The weather out there is getting Brr Brr cold and if the winter season is anything like last year that means freezing temps and lots and lots of snow.
What gets everyone excited about this time of year is the Holiday season. It brings family and friends together for merrymaking and fun.
You may want to liven up your decor a bit. To brighten things up you may want to try one of our Holly Vine Christmas Tablecloths. This white or red Christmas tablecloth has Holly leaves all over the border and comes in rectangle, round, or as a table topper.
Another lovely item is the Winter Garden Cardinal bird placemats. Its design is a perfect cheer me up as you imagine the Cardinal hopping around and chirping merrily! Also available as a table runner. We also have Chickadee bird placemats and table runners-a beautiful option as well.
So let’s do our best to liven things up and spread cheer this wonderful Holiday season! Stay Warm!
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Fall in love with these great Fall ideas to add some fun to your Fall/Thanksgiving Parties. There is a great amount of Fall bounty such as pumpkins, corn, and lots and lots of colorful leaves. Lets take advantage and use what we have available.
Kids will have loads of fun designing these corn cakes. You can use a cake mix or your favorite recipe. Cut into ovals shapes to look like corn. Cover with cream and decorate with chocolate candies. http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/harvest-corn-cakes
You may want to cover the table with a table cloth to keep things neater!
Nothing put you in a great mood like chocolate! Have fun creating these cute acorns with minimal effort from Taste of Home. Click on the link for real easy directions. http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/acorn-treats
Here is a great birthday, Sunday or after school activity; let the kids run outside and gather pretty leaves. With some glue, pipe cleaners and creativity they”ll have fun creating an adorable Fall Butterfly!
As the seasons change from Summer to Fall we also like to change thinks a bit such as adding new decor, place mats, table linens, etc. to our homes. As we see from this gorgeous wood stick pumpkin from Thistlewood Farms, we don’t have to spend much in order to have something nice, new, and decorative to breathe new excitement into our lives.
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Halloween is approaching and if you dare
Decorate your home for a one of kind scare
Some new items to liven your decor
with Spider and Pumpkins and so much more
Frightful Halloween Table Toppers that are orange bright
For a classy Halloween that will sure to delight
Or a Gothic look in a choice of two
Printed Spiders and Skulls is a great option too
The Spider Web Tablecloths are classy and delightful
Make this Halloween Fun and Frightful!
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It’s Summer and we tend to want to take it easy-relaxing on the beach, grilling our dinner instead of making elaborate meals, and getting together for picnics with easy to prepare foods. People love using vinyl tablecloths especially this time of year since they are so easy to maintain. The are also an abundance of colors and styles so that you can match the decor as you wish. Turquoise is a great summer color for a party on the beach or pool party and hot pink is lovely for a baby girl shower.
There are a couple of ways to maintain a vinyl tablecloth in order to keep them around longer. While its nice to know that it is easy to wipe up spills on vinyl, try to wipe up a spill promptly. This will prevent soaking up the tablecloth and going to the flannel backing on the other side. Fold up and put away the tablecloth when not in use to prevent the color fading in the hot sun or preventing the tablecloth from getting soaked from a strong rain. This will also prevent the tablecloth from getting mold on it from excess moisture.
Wiping down the vinyl tablecloth with mild soap and water and a rag will usually do the trick. Take care however when using tomato sauce for that tends to stain! Check out the link for stains that are tough to get out in a previous article: How to remove newspaper ink stain from a vinyl tablecloth
Have a healthy and wonderful relaxing Summer!
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Since we’re all getting ready for July Fourth we would like to share some easy and fun ideas. Some items have to be on hand beforehand such having table linens, tables and chairs, decor, etc. Not all foods could be prepared in advance. Fresh watermelon has to be prepared the day of. Here is a festive and refreshing treat with ingredients on hand by Almost Supermom that’s beautiful and easy in one. Who says easy can’t be beautiful?! Another neat idea is decorating good old fashioned sugar cookies. Frost sugar cookies with white icing and sprinkle with crushed blue and red candies for a great fireworks display! Did you know how much food is consumed on July 4th? We’re talking 155 million hot dogs, $107 million spent on popsicles, and $167 million spent on watermelon. Plus, Independence Day is the biggest holiday for beer sales, topping Labor Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day and Christmas. Wow! Enjoy the food, party and company! Scroll through past blogs for more great ideas!
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What comes to mind when you think of Summer?
Sunny Days? Summer Wedding? Parties? Picnics? Family Vacations? All of them can be fun, enjoyable, and memorable. It can also be stressful. By planning ahead and focusing on what important can make all the difference in making the event an enjoyable one.
Summer colors put us in a relaxing mood. The beautiful colors make us want to celebrate! With colors such as Slate Blue, English Rose, Dijon, Champagne, Sage, and Sienna the two tone Miranda Damask Tablecloth makes a great summer tablecloth. Perfect for weddings, parties or to entertain guests.
Beautiful scenery sets the tone as well. There are so many scenic ares great for picnics, parties, and get togethers. Make sure that there’s good food to go around and plenty of drinks to stay hydrated. Plan some fun activity or prepare some treat for all to enjoy. Best of all take photographs so you can look back at the memories you created.
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Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Over two dozen cities and towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. While Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, it’s difficult to prove conclusively the origins of the day.
Regardless of the exact date or location of its origins, one thing is clear – Memorial Day was borne out of the Civil War and a desire to honor our dead. We also celebrate the beginning of summer. We tend to have nice weather (we hope!) so we can enjoy the outdoors while honoring those whose lives were lost.
Here are some red, white and blue ideas to celebrate the day and make it special:
The checkered cloth tablecloth and cloth napkins are a classic for Memorial Day. It’s bright and bold colors of red and blue checkered are patriotic, classy and fun. They are also popular for July 4th, summer parties, picnics, weddings etc.
The Galaxy Vinyl Tablecloths are great for summer parties as well. Easy to wipe clean and loads of colors to choose from this makes a great outdoor tablecloth.
Still some time to make a decoration or two! I loved this cupcake liner wreath idea from the Gunny Sack. Check out her tutorial of how its done http://www.thegunnysack.com/2014/05/patriotic-cupcake-liner-wreath.html
I also loved the Flip Flop wreath from mamadanddaboyz.com. It’s amazing how many inexpensive items you can find to create beautiful, creative designs.
Let us know if you have any good ideas-we would love to hear from you! Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!
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