There is something special about using place markers at a get-together. Create this one just by tying a cute tag on an apple stem at each place. Some sprigs of fresh herbs add a little color and fragrance, too.
Good storage pieces are a must when trying to create a beautiful, functional home. This rolling “cubby” unit was designed to be a multi-functional family storage piece for several stages of life. It’s great for pet toys and gear, kid/baby storage for toys and books, and even in a mudroom or closet for shoes.
Hosting a party is a good excuse to shop your house to look for pieces that can stand in to serve food, hold napkins and flatware, or to even use as fun design elements. Don't worry about everything matching or being made for fall decorating. Look for elements that speak to the season and reference your style. What works together might surprise you!
The holiday season is stressful enough without feeling like you have to go shopping for decor for every party. Just use what you have on hand, things you love, and things that have been collected over time. Ultimately, the look created with those items will be more interesting than a bunch of trendy holiday decor picked up at a store.
Handmade holiday decor are usually the pieces that become heirlooms. Make this simple and pretty decorative tray for fall with air-dry clay and some paint. It's a perfect craft for adult and kids alike.
When setting up a large table, it's important to have items at several different heights so everything is visible and easy to reach. If a cake pedestal isn't handy, turn a wide-brimmed bowl upside down and stack a plate on top. Voila! Instant pedestal.
For a fall picnic, creating a cozy atmosphere is key. All of the eclectic elements-fuzzy textures like flannels and wools, serving up fall treats like apple cider and apple cider doughnuts-come together to create that coziness. If the space permits, a bonfire would be the icing on the coziness cake!