Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Holiday Ideas - Thursday Favorite Things

Hi everyone, welcome back to another week of Thursday Favorite Things! Last week we took a break for Thanksgiving. I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving!
I don't have features from the party two weeks ago but instead I am featuring some holiday posts from our hostesses! Have you visited their blogs??

Katherine is our main hostess and has a lovely blog.  She loves tea, recipes, decor, DIY projects, and runs a shop! Recently she wrote about this chocolate pretzel recipe which she says is one of her most popular holiday desserts! 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Classic Vintage Christmas Tree

Christmas is my most favorite time of year!  For me, the centerpiece of Christmas decorating is the Christmas tree!
Classic Vintage Christmas tree
This post is sponsored by Tree Classics.  All content and opinions are my own.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Romantic Cottage Christmas Tree

This year I was inspired to create a new themed tree... the romantic cottage Christmas tree!!
I knew I was going to put this tree in my bedroom which is decorated in a French country style.
 Where better to display this tree than in front of some purple toile curtains?
Vintage French Country Christmas Tree | Pastel Christmas Tree

Friday, November 25, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide for Guys, Kids and more on Five on Friday!!

I know I said I wasn't going to post a Five on Friday this week, but the inspiration bug hit and here we are!
I've included gift guide for guys and children. Earlier this week I posted one for us gals if you missed it. BTW, there is more to this Five on Friday than gift guides, so keep scrolling...

Men's Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide for the Glamorous Girl for Every Budget

I am back once again with my annual gift guide! Since Black Friday is at the end of this week, I know all of us are going to be out shopping.  
I rounded up a few of my favorite picks for the glamorous girl. 
And, even if you don't see yourself as "glamorous", we gals all have a bit a glamour inside of us, so there is something here for everyone.  I also picked out favorites in all price ranges.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

How to Get Your Coffee Bar Ready for the Holidays

I thought I would share with you today on how to get your coffee bar ready for the Holidays! Now, the coffee bar doesn't serve just coffee.  It serves up tea and hot chocolate too! There is something to please every guest here!
How to Get Your Coffee Bar Ready for the Holidays

Friday, November 18, 2016

Five Thanksgiving Recipes

This week's Five on Friday consists of Five Recipe for Thanksgiving.  We will be making each one of these next week!

This apple, onion, and gruyere tart bite is our #1 Thanksgiving appetizer. It is so delicious and flies out of the oven!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Thanksgiving Tablesetting Ideas - Thursday Favorite Things

I don't know about you guys but I have been busy cleaning up the house, setting up Christmas, and getting ready for Thanksgiving with meal-planning!!  I am sharing a round up of pretty Thanksgiving table settings from last week's party.  If you missed my Thanksgiving table this year, you can go here.
Thanksgiving Tablesettings Round up from Thursday Favorite Things, a link-party every Wednesday night!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Pumpkin Tart Recipe

Every Thanksgiving for the past several years, my husband and I have attempted to make pumpkin pie from scratch. I mean, like FROM SCRATCH... like grow the pumpkins in our garden, roast the pumpkins, harvest the fruit, make our puree, and then bake a pie (with homemade pie crust, of course).  
And EVERY YEAR we have failed... I don't know what happens. The thing explodes. It cracks on top. Or it's too watery. I don't know.  I don't get it. We can make pecan pie, apple pie, and shoot, even lemon meringue pie *from scratch* without difficulty. So I don't know why the pumpkin pie is so elusive.
So I thought, wait a minute. I can bake tarts. Why not... make a pumpkin tart. 
A delicious pumpkin tart recipe

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Natural Farmhouse Thanksgiving Table

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm sharing with you this year's Thanksgiving table!  This year I was inspired by the cornucopia... while I don't have a cornucopia, I was thinking of elements that may be inside.  So I turned to the Fall harvest and what is currently being harvested around me.
Natural Farmhouse Thanksgiving Table

Friday, November 11, 2016

The Crown, Antique Show, and more - Five on Friday

The Crown
Did anyone else start watching The Crown this past weekend? I did! I didn't binge watch it and finish the whole season like I know a lot of people probably did.  
Have you ever of it? If not, it is about the life of Queen Elizabeth.  
The TV show is on Netflix only and it is also the most expensive TV show ever made!  After seeing the costumes and sets, you will see why!!
If you are a fan of period dramas and are looking to fill your Downton Abbey void, this is for you!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Tour a Beautiful French Château!

As I was doing some traveling for business this month, I finally had a chance to read this month's Architectural Digest.  I read this wonderful article about this beautiful French Château that Flore de Brantes (a decorative arts dealer) has remodeled. I just HAD to share the pictures with you all.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

How to Create a French Country Vignette for the Holidays in 5 minutes!

So today I thought I would share a few simple ways to create a French country vignette for the holidays... and it should only take you a few minutes!  
How to Create a French Country Vignette for the Holidays in 5 minutes! It works for Fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine's Day...

Friday, November 4, 2016

Give Thanks Giveaway!!

Today I am cohosting a GIVEAWAY!!!  I do not usually participate in giveaways, but since this is November and the Season of Thanks, I would like to say THANK YOU to my readers with this giveaway!  
These cute candles and candlesticks will go perfectly with your Christmas decor.  I personally have at least 12 (that I can count!) of these candles that I use for decorating during this holiday season. And if that weren't enough... also $80 in CASH to spend on something for yourself!!

I'm joining my friend Katherine from Katherines Corner for her annual Season of Giveaways.  She has several going on now! This is the Give Thanks Giveaway and is hosted by Katherine and some of her bloggy friends.
One winner will receive a set of 3 flameless candles and candles sticks valued $50 and $80 in cash or Amazon gift card (winners choice cash or amazon gift code).
Cash prize is provided by Katherine's co hostesses and is not affiliated with Amazon.

Please remember to follow your sponsors and all of the hostesses so you can get all of your entries!
Katherine- Katherines Corner 
Marilyn- Marilyns Treats 
Christine- I Dig Pinterest 
Laura – Not A Trophy Wife 

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

French Farmhouse Style - Thursday Favorite Things

Happy November!!  Is everyone still recovering from their stomachaches from candy??  
Welcome back to this week's Thursday Favorite Things. If you're new to this party, welcome!  This party is great for those bloggers looking to increase their audience... and also to find other bloggers that you love!  Our party has a variety of different types of posts, so there is surely something you will find that you like! I always have fun hopping from one blog to the next! 
This week I'm sharing some of my favorite posts from last week's party in the French Farmhouse style! 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Thanksgiving Dinner Plate Selections!

My Christmas China post from several years ago continues to be very popular, so I thought I would do a Thanksgiving china round-up this year! 
Thanksgiving Dinner Plate and China Round Up!