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Holiday Gift Guide 2014 :: For the Hostess

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elegant gold & white thanksgiving table // camille styles

(holiday table by camille styles)

In just a couple weeks holiday parties will be in full swing (can you believe it?!) Whether it’s a family dinner, cocktails with friends or a large holiday party you mustn’t forget to bring a little something for the hostess. Struggling with what to give? Consider items that will resonate with your hostess. In the past I’ve given gifts I know the hostess will love including my favorite tea, cooking spices and dish towels with the hostess’ monogram. It’s always best to give a gift that you would like to receive yourself. If you love it, they should love it too! Here are a variety of hostess gift ideas for the 2014 holidays – you are bound to find one your hostess will love!holiday gift guide 2014 // hostess gift ideas // simplified bee #holiday #gifts

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1. pink himalyan salt // 2. diptyque candle // 3. kate spade ornament // 4. heathered knit throw

5. granite hexagon trivat  // 6. cookbook: honey // 7. ammonite drink coasters

8. mixed succulent wreath // 9. monogrammed dish towels // 10. tom dixon brass tea pot

11. harney & sons english breakfast tea

happy holidays,

cristin

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Read full story By on November 18, 2014 in book, Christmas, Features, food, gift guide, Holiday, holiday decor, monograms, tabletop, Thanksgiving

Pink Holiday Decor

Christmas decorating with pink

This festive living room featured on Poppytalk had me thinking of how much I love the color pink during the Christmas season. Simply a pale hue of red, pinks are fabulous paired with blues, greens and golds as a palette for any of the upcoming holidays. Certainly not traditional, pink holiday decor can be playful, elegant and sophisticated. Take a look at a few inspiring pink holiday decor perfect for your Thanksgiving tablescape, Christmas vignettes and News Year’s Eve dinner party.

holiday table setting with pink #holiday

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pink and orange Thanksgiving floral arrangement #holiday

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bright colorful Thanksgiving table setting #thanksgiving

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boxwood wreaths with pink bows #holiday

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soft pink and gold holiday table setting

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get the look

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Read full story By on November 13, 2014 in Christmas, color, Entertaining, Features, Get The Look, Holiday, new years, pattern, tabletop, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized

5 Favorites :: Holiday Dinnerware

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Thanksgiving table setting // dining room // Lonny

With the holidays just around the corner, your dining table will soon take center stage. Of course linens, glassware and the centerpiece are important items when setting the table, but dinnerware is paramount. Whether you are seeking a modern or traditional feel, there are tons of beautiful holiday dinnerware patterns to choose from. I’ve rounded up a few of my current faves in a variety of styles that would be great options for your holiday dinner party coming up.

favorite holiday dinnerware // simplified bee #tablescape #holiday2014 #thanksgiving

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1. traditional // 2. modern // 3. transitional // 4. exotic // 5. timeless

* first image source Lonny

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Read full story By on November 6, 2014 in 5 favorites, Christmas, dining rooms, Entertaining, Features, Holiday, holiday decor, Parties, tabletop, Thanksgiving

Handmade Christmas Gifts for Kids to Make

DIY snow globe with vintage feel

While I was getting crafty and decorating glass globe ornaments, one of my little ones asked if she could help. Because the glass ornaments were too fragile (one had already broke – should have picked up the plastic globe ornaments in retrospect!) and I sadly declined her offer. It made me think of holiday crafts that would be great for the little ones and would make fabulous gifts as well. I’m sharing five of my fave handmade Christmas gifts for kids  at Wayfair!

DIY clay ornaments for the holidaysDIY felt pinecones #holiday #craftI’d love to hear your ideas and what holidays crafts you’ve done with your kids!

Need to get in the holiday spirit? Be sure to drop by Simplified Bee’s Christmas board on Pinterest for 250+ inspiring festive ideas!

Happy crafting and happy holidays!

Cristin

*image sources from top to bottom: It All Started with PaintMinted and Molly Makes

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Read full story By on December 19, 2013 in baby and children, Christmas, DIY, Entertaining, Holiday, Tips/Tricks, Wayfair