Thanksgiving Tablescapes 2017

November 6, 2017

By Tab Byrum

It’s November 6th and two weeks from this Thursday is Thanksgiving so I thought today we would look at some ideas for decorating your family’s table for this bountiful holiday. You don’t have to do anything too elaborate and with lots of people sitting around a table with plates and glasses it’s probably better to keep it simple. A tablecloth is always a great way to begin but if you have a beautiful table maybe just put a fabric runner down the center, I think it’s nice to have something down the center of the table that kind of gives you a “boundary” of where to keep the decorations. Right now burlap is really a hot look and lots of the craft and decorating stores have pre-cut burlap runners available. I also like to find an inexpensive fabric in a color that works with my decorating scheme and get enough of it that you can bunch it up on the table and “nestle” pumpkins and candles in the folds. A good way to know how much fabric to get is to measure the length of your table and buy one and a half or up to two times as much fabric as your table is long, if your table is six feet long (72 inches) then get 144 inches or 4 yards of fabric. I have some images to share with you today of ideas that won’t break the bank but still give you a lot of bang for your buck. Enjoy!!! (image via)

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Autumn 2017

September 25, 2017

By Tab Byrum

We’ve made it to another Fall when our thoughts of color turn to warmer colors like Oranges, Browns, and Burgundy and brightness of Yellow. Fall and Winter are my favorite seasons since I love the cooler weather associated with both of them, the holidays and colors. This fall I’m hoping to get an Etsy page up and going that I’ll share here on the blog when I have new items going up on it for sale, I’m going to mainly focus on holidays and creating wonderful things for you to enjoy in your homes and that you can also give as gifts. I’ll be sharing with you decorating projects I have going on, both Holiday decorating and Interior decorating. I just took fabrics to my friend who sews for me and she’s making new bedding and drapes for my bedroom and I’ll share that with you as soon as it’s done. For now let’s take a look at some beautiful images of Autumn decor that hopefully inspires us to enjoy the cool, crisp days of Fall and all that they offer. Have a great day and Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Rowen & Wren Housewares

June 27, 2017

By Tab Byrum

So many good things that happen are merely by chance and that’s what happened recently when I stumbled onto the website for Rowen & Wren Housewares, to be honest, I can’t completely remember what led me to them but it was enough that I made note of their website on a running list I keep going on my desk of websites to revisit. You immediately know when you enter the world of Rowen & Wren that you are someplace fun, elegant, and different, one of the words they use in their self-description is eclectic and I couldn’t agree more. They have everything to choose from, whether you’re looking for a baby gift or champagne glasses that are the traditional saucer shape they have it at Rowen & Wren. I know I’ll be returning to see what else they have to choose from, especially when it gets closer to the holidays, in the meantime join me today for a quick look, an overview if you will, of all the beautiful offerings from Rowen & Wren of Bagshot, England. Enjoy!!!

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Christmas Decorating Tips With At Home~Christmas Candles

December 9, 2016

By Tab Byrum

Day Six


Christmas Candles are one of those things that give you a double “hit” of pretty, they’re beautiful to look at during the day because of their colors and the designs on them and they’re even more beautiful after they’ve been lit. When I was a little boy we had a red and white candle that was in the shape of Christmas Tree, we never lit it because we didn’t want to destroy it, I still think of that candle every Christmas. At Home has a lot of beautiful candles in the stores in whatever colors you’re looking for, whether it’s gold, silver, white, blue, or red they’ve got it. As you’ll also see today they have beautiful candles in great designs like the red and white candy stripes I’m featuring. Here’s a look at what you can combine and create using Christmas Candles from At Home, Enjoy!!!

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Homes For The Holiday: Natural And Elegant

November 28, 2016

By Tab Byrum


Hello, I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and have fully recovered from your turkey comas as we head into a new season of ideas and holiday decor. I have lots planned for this year’s Christmas season starting with today and a look at a brand new home that I helped decorate for the holidays this year and completed right before Thanksgiving. As is often the case, this client heard about me through word of mouth, I initially helped her with some fall decorating, including her front porch here, then we headed into getting ready for Christmas. This home for the holidays was really a lot of fun, the client wanted a completely new and different look than what she and her family had before, previously it had been very traditional and red but with her new home being more neutral she wanted to go with a color scheme of more whites and silvers with a lot of natural elements. We spent most of one whole day shopping Oklahoma City for a new tree and new decorations, hitting up a couple of the local stores that specialize in holiday decorations and I made a couple of trips to At Home and the local wholesaler for greenery and filler and my client found several great things online. Today I’m taking you on a tour of what we did in this beautiful new home for it’s first Christmas and I’ll give you more details along the way, Enjoy!!!

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At Home Thanksgiving Table Decor

November 7, 2016

By Tab Byrum


For my November decorating challenge from At Home I chose their Holiday Dining Table challenge and decided to do something for Fall and Thanksgiving. I had had my eye on the amazing collection of art glass pumpkins At Home had in the stores this year and decided this was the perfect opportunity to do something fun and different with them. Everything I used in the challenge came from At Home and I’ll show you and tell what I did along the with photos from setting up the table. Enjoy!!!

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10 Days Of Fall Decor: Harvest Mantel With At Home

September 23, 2016

By Tab Byrum


For my At Home post for this month, I chose their Harvest Mantel challenge. I love decorating fireplace mantels, the fireplace is usually the focus of a room and one of the first things you see when entering a room so a beautifully decorated fireplace is always fun. I called one of my longtime clients, I decorate her home every year for all the major holidays and help her with her parties as well as any interior design work she does in her home. I told her I wanted to decorate her formal living room mantel because I wanted to do something different, I wanted a mantel that was more contemporary in look as well as use fall decorations in a neutral color palette. At Home has lots of Fall merchandise in white and gold which works so well with the grays, creams, taupes, and whites that so many people are using right now. I’ll stop talking and share pictures with you and explain my thinking along the way. Enjoy!!!

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Pirch Showroom, Atlanta

March 29, 2016

By Tab Byrum


I shared with you a couple weeks ago some of the wonderful experiences I had at the Design Bloggers Conference in Atlanta, one of the things we did was a lunchtime visit to the Pirch Design Center. Pirch is an amazing showroom, it has anything and everything you could possibly want for your home. If you’re building a new home this is a place to check out, if you’re remodeling your kitchen or bathroom they have all the latest appliances, cabinets and fixtures you would want to look at as well as all the latest in finishes. If you’re not looking for big ticket items but that little something special you can find it here, from beautiful scented candles and design books to home accessories and bar equipment. Join me for photographic visit through the Pirch Showroom and Enjoy!!!

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MacKenzie~Childs New For Spring

March 24, 2016

By Tab Byrum


I love getting good emails and that’s what I received yesterday from MacKenzie~Childs, they are sharing some of their newest merchandise available for Spring in the way of throws, candles, and pillows and I want to share it with you today. MC always has the latest in design as far as shapes and colors, of course, they have their own colors they use such as Courtly Check, Parchment and bright pinks and blues. I love how they take very traditional shapes in furniture and accessories and then turn them into something completely different by covering them with fun fabrics, paint colors, and patterns. Here’s a look at Spring at MacKenzie~Childs and what’s new, Enjoy!!!

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Light A Candle, Feed A Child~Bridgewater Candle Company

January 14, 2016

By Tab Byrum

I’m teaming up with Bridgewater Candle Company to spread the word, not only about their wonderful company and beautiful products but also about their Light A Candle, Feed A Child program. Bridgewater Candles was established in 1998 in Spartanburg, South Carolina and has become a leader in the scented candle industry, known for their wonderful scents and clean burning candles. A few years ago Bridgewater partnered with Rice Bowls, a non-profit that focuses on feeding hungry children worldwide, donating a portion of the sales of their candles to Rice Bowls and feeding orphans.


Today we are focusing on Bridgwater’s Let’s Celebrate candle, a candle perfect for cold winter nights and parties throughout the year. This candle celebrates beauty with strong notes of strawberry and mandarin along with a floral trio made up of honeysuckle, mimosa and gardenia. Let’s Celebrate also has earthy hints of vanilla rum, musk and sandalwood to make this a very well rounded candle. This candle is perfect for celebrating Valentines Day as well as parties for the awards season that’s already underway, pair your Let’s Celebrate candle with some bubbly and fun food and you have all the makings of a beautiful party and are helping to feed others at the same time.  Visit Bridgewater Candles here to check out Let’s Celebrate and all their beautiful scents that also come in car fresheners, reed diffusers, sachets and votive candles. Let’s Celebrate and Enjoy!!! (We’re also teaming with Bridgwater and doing a giveaway, scroll to the bottom to get details)



Bridgewater is doing a giveaway for one of our lucky readers, to qualify for the giveaway just leave a comment in the comments section and your email. If we draw your name we’ll send you an email and let you know, we’ll take comments and registrations until next Friday, January 22nd. 

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