Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Hostess Gift Ideas and an Easy Party Favor

The holidays bring lots of love, family and laughter.
But...it can also be a very busy time of year.

Hosting a holiday event takes a lot of time and effort
as there is a lot of planning, preparing and cleaning;
not to mention the baking, cooking and serving.

Today I wanted to share a very simple
and quick party favor for your guests.

It's not only super easy to put together, but it also looks
beautiful on the table as a place setting, don't you think?

  Simply take a little tree, wrap it in brown burlap and tied it with
some twine. And the tag is just a slice of birch bark. Cute, right?

Going home with a memento is always such
a great way for a hostess to say 'thank you'. 

But what if you are the one attending?

I think it's always a nice and courteous gesture to bring
a little something for the hostess, so I have put
together a gift guide ideas to consider giving to a hostess.

 3. Sheet Set 

Here's a closer look at some of my faves...

I love this  3-Tier Server, which I envision full of winter
greens and pomegranates. Wouldn't that look beautiful ? 

This Gold Place Setting would look stunning for any party.

And I'm in love with Gold Leaf Serveware. Aren't they pretty? 

 I often like to place gifts in a basket, along with other complimentary
items as I believe it makes for a beautiful and thoughtful gift.

All of these gifts can be found at

I hope you found this list helpful and would invite
you to check back as I will be sharing a few
other lists I have prepared in the days to come.

In the mean time, I want to wish you and
your family a very beautiful Thanksgiving.

much love,
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A Craftberry Bush Christmas - Joss & Main Hostess event LIVE

It's here!


Use this LINK as your special invite.


There are so many beautiful items, all
inspired by a Craftberry Bush Christmas.

Here's a little sneak peek of some of the items...

There are tables and pillows...this Sophia arm chair
(which I just love)...and even  chippy buckets.

You will even find a beautiful
white tree like this one...:) 

But it's not just a white Christmas, as you'll also find more
traditional Christmas decor and all at incredible discounts.

I would love for you to check it out and let me know what you think.

I hope you love it as much as I do!




Simply click on this invite to take you to the sale now.

Thank you so much. 

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Holiday Hostess Invite

I am so excited and extremely honored to announce my
Starts tonight at 9:00pm est.

 I can't wait to show you all the pretty items we have picked.
Inspired by a white Christmas...


 Click here for your personal VIP invitation to the sale.

It would mean so much to me if you could come back
tonight and see all the beautiful items we have picked.

I'll come back at 9:00 to give you a little sneak peak  ;)

Until then, have a lovely day and hope to see you in a few hours.

much love,
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Friday, November 21, 2014

Christmas cloche



Hello friends! I hope you had a great week. 
I sit here on a Thursday evening, after a long day of painting walls, driving kids back and forth to and from school, parent teacher interviews, dog walks, cooked meals and everything in between. 
It's late, I'm exhausted and I once again find myself 
wondering why I procrastinated writing this post. 
I  think to myself, 'I should have done it this afternoon, while my mind was still fresh and I was less prone to making spelling errors'. (did you already spot some?)
 But the truth is,  I enjoy writing in the serenity of the evening. 
When I can look back and see all that I accomplished during the day. 
It's during these quiet times that I feel a sense of gratitude, for our home, 
the food on our table our health and this little space. 

I'm fortunate to participate in several blog hops, and I truly enjoy joining my friends in the creative process, but this particular one I was very excited about. You see, I believe in handmade, I believe in seeing beauty in things that someone discards and might even consider 'trash'. 
But I specially believe that filling your home with
 beauty does not have to cost you a lot of money. 
So when my very talented friend Alice, asked me if I wanted to participate in the Holiday Thrift Store Challenge. I immediately said 'yes'. 
Remember my fall mantel? Well, I decided that these little
 cloches would look pretty cute updated for the holidays. 







So I took this + this and made ....
1. Remove glass dome from clock
2. Spray pain terracotta saucer white and allow to dry.
3. Apply a generous amount of glue on saucer 
4. While glue is wet, cover with glitter. Allow to dry.
5. Fill saucer with fake snow and place desired item to display. 
NOTE: You can also spray paint the actual base of the clock if you wish. 


So simple to do and as you can see, you can put pretty much anything in it. 
I plan on making a few more to display in our living room.
A little village would look adorable no? 

But wait till you see all these other beautiful ideas ... wow right? 
Glam Christmas Throw Pillows by Thoughts from Alice



A Deerly Beloved Thrift Store Vignette by Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson





Christmas Cloche by Craftberry Bush

A Vintage Mantel for Winter by Finding Silver Pennies


Thrifty DIY Part One: Faux Fur Throw Rug by Creating Vintage Charm

DIY Holiday Walling Hanging by House of Hipsters


Christmas Decor from Thrifty Find by Town and Country Living

The Trellis Tree by Cozy Little House


DIY Centerpiece Tray by Cherished Bliss





Rustic Christmas Tree by Delineate Your Dwelling



DIY Shabby Chic Picture Frame by 365 Days of Crafts


DIY Crocks by So Much Better With Age





Thank you so much for stopping by...have a great weekend! xo 


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