Vintage Spring Toolbox Centerpiece

Vintage toolbox spring centerpiece

When I was a kid, my parents took my sister and I to the Knights of Columbus for their annual Easter egg hunt. We searched every blade of grass for the egg that would win us the Ultimate Grand Prize. The competition was fierce but we had trained for this moment. "Watch out," I screamed to my sister as her freshly polished Mary Jane was about … [Read more...]


My Thanksgiving Tablescape (and 25 More)

Thanksgiving Tablescape

Thanksgiving is all about friends, family, elastic waist pants and carbs, lots and lots of carbs! So when my friend Bre asked me to join 25 other creative friends for the mother of all Thanksgiving tablescapes tours, I was happier than the pardoned White House turkey. I've shared my full fall home tour here but now it's time to pull up a … [Read more...]


Mother’s Day Tea in the Dining Room

Mother's Day Tea Party Ideas

I recently discovered tea. I grew up hearing the whistle of the teakettle but never drank it until recently. My girls love tea too so what better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than to invite the grandmothers and aunts over for our very own Mother's Day tea party with the help from my favorite Command™ Brand products. This is no stuffy, … [Read more...]


My Thanksgiving Table and Elastic Waist Pants!

Fall Thanksgiving Table

  I'll be donning my elastic waist pants, whipping up a big Tom turkey and carbo loading up a storm this Thanksgiving. Best part - family. Second best part - (besides all those carbs) an excuse to set the table in a fun way. Make sure to check out my house all decked out for fall. Twenty five fabulous friends are sharing their … [Read more...]


My Favorite Way to Set a Table and My *# Birthday!

See how to set a festive table

  A few weeks ago, I turned *#. So I invited best friends over to celebrate - because turning *# is definite cause for celebration!   It was a Kelly's Favorite Things dinner ... my hubby whipped up margaritas, poured red wine, grilled filet mignon, roasted potatoes and brussels sprouts with bacon and finished with chocolate eclairs … [Read more...]


My Fall Table and a Giveaway!

Hydrangea Centerpieces

  I didn't put fine china on my bridal registry. I'm not a formal china kind of gal. I mean, I love checking out the lavish table settings on Downton Abbey but prefer a simpler look ... oh and I'm still shocked over poor Matthew's untimely demise in that car accident. That's why I love white plates.  They really make the … [Read more...]


Make Simple Valentine Party Decorations


  I remember giant bear hugs from two girls with sticky little fingers. I still get hugs but also a lot of eye rolls. Guess it comes with the 13 year old territory. They are somewhere between cuddling their pillow pets and having secret crushes. So why not celebrate by letting them laugh with good friends while not worrying … [Read more...]


Falling Leaves & a Rustic Centerpiece

fall centerpieces

The sky is falling, the sky is falling. Remember Chicken Little? That confused little chick who thought the world was coming to an end. Poor girl was foolish enough to follow the crowd. What does this have to do with fall centerpieces you may be asking yourself? I mean, would you trust someone named Cocky Locky? But you know the … [Read more...]


Let the Sunflowers Shine In – Fall Centerpiece


Sometimes, the simplest things give the most pleasure. hearing my girls laughter, a bowl of chocolate ice cream, the smell of freshly cut grass, the perfect sunflower, 70 years of knicks on an old cutting board, a tarnished piece of silver, and my family gathered around the table. See more of my fall decorating ideas here. … [Read more...]


Vintage Sign & 5 Bottles of Wine

Hydrangea Planter

The sign called to me, with a French accent no less, from an estate sale basement. "Bon jour mademoiselle. You are so beautiful, and I am only $5 (or 4.10 euros)!" I was putty in his enameled French hands? I hemmed. I hawed. What to do with the sign? So I wired it to this basket, for the perfect mix of some of my … [Read more...]