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Friday Find: Gold Holiday Decor

Metallic holiday decor is trending and in particular, I am smitten with gold. Timeless, elegant and chic,  gold is fabulous paired with hues of blues, pinks and even metallic silver. From glamorous tabletops to shimmering tree ornaments, touches of gold can be found everywhere this season!

gold + pink holiday table settinggold confetti system ornamentsgold holiday decorating ideasgold glitter gift boxesGold Holiday Party

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style me pretty |confetti system ornaments  | gold glassware | gold snowflake ornaments | desk calendar | baroque mirror | sea urchin | glitter gift boxes | cheers banner | cocktail party | sequin bag

Happy Friday!


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Read full story By on November 16, 2012 in Christmas, Entertaining, etsy, event planning, Friday Finds, Holiday, holiday decor, new years, Uncategorized

Top Ten Hostess Gift Ideas for 2012

One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is getting together with family and friends at dinner or cocktail parties. If you will be heading to a holiday party in the next few weeks, bringing a thoughtful hostess gift is always appreciated. A favorite bottle of wine, homemade baked goods or a lovely bouquet of flowers are tried and true hostess gifts and will certainly be well received. However, if you are running short on time or want to bring something a little different, here are my top ten hostess gift ideas for 2012 (and most are under  $30):

great hostess gifts for 2012

Palazzo Soy Candle – $29.50 –  a yummy blend of persimmon, white nectarine and  olive wood.

great bar hostess gift

Knot Bottle Opener – $28 – loving the brass and nautical knot design!

hostess gifts owl dishes

Owl Dipping Dishes – $10 for 2 – great for the animal lover on your list!

 gold confetti note cards

Confetti Note Card – $24 – letterpress + monogram = perfect gift!

persoanlized pencils and case gift

Personalized Pencils – £10 – for the person that seems to have everything!

 chalkboard drink tags - hostess gift

Chalkboard Wine Charms – $9 –  love the personalization and that they can be used again & again!

cheers drink coasters hostess gift

Cheers Drink Coaster – $26 – it just says it all!

great hostess gift - olio olive oil

Olio Santo Extra Virgin Olive Oil – $29.99 – for the chef on your list!

patio olive tree hostess gift

Abequina Olive Patio Tree – $59.95 – perfect size for a patio or apartment terrace.

aztec hot chocolate hostess gift

 Aztec Sipping Cholocate Mix – $15 – the blend of chocolate, chilies and spices sounds devine!

What’s your favorites hostess gift?


*this is not a paid advertisement… just items I like!

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Read full story By on November 12, 2012 in Christmas, Entertaining, event planning, gift guide, Holiday, home accessories, Parties, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized

Beautiful Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas and Embellishments

gorgeous gold gift wrap embellishments

(photo credit: Max Kim-Bee // Traditional Home Holiday Magazine)

With the help of Pinterest (still addicted!), I’ve been collecting tons of  creative and beautiful gift wrap ideas for this holiday season. I’m assuming many of you still have gifts to purchase, but wanted to share some of inspirational ideas with you now. Enjoy!

holiday gift wrap embellishments

1. classic Christmas tree ornaments

diy paper wreath gift embellishment

2. DIY paper wreaths

braided yarn gift tie ribbon

3.  braided yarn and felt leaves

pinecone embellished gift tags

4. pinecone embellished gift tags


washi tape bunting gift embellishment

5.  washi tape bunting gift tie 

holiday gift with red felt flower

6. felt flowers

green, blue and orange holiday gift wrap

7. layered ribbons

hand blocked gift wrap diy

8. diy hand stamped gift wrap

Are you prepping for the holidays?

– Cristin

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Read full story By on November 8, 2012 in Christmas, craft, DIY, Holiday

Organizing Gift Wrap for the Holidays

Organized Gift Wrap Station Custom CabinetryPhoto Credit: Martha O’Hara Interiors

With the holidays just around the corner, getting organized ahead of time can reduce stress. Today on Wayfair’s blog, My Way Home I’m sharing ideas for creating a beautiful, orderly and functional gift-wrap station.

Gift Wrap Station with Paper Hung on Tension RodsPhoto Credit: Midwest Living

Happy Organizing!


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Read full story By on October 8, 2012 in Christmas, Organization, Paperwork