'Entertaining'

Halloween Flashback: Candy Corn Inspiration

October 19, 2017

By Tab Byrum

It’s kind of crazy around here today and tomorrow so we are going to Flashback to some of the fun Halloween posts I’ve done that are still timely now. Today we are looking back at some fun and original ideas using everyone’s favorite Autumn sweet, Candy Corn. This has to be one of the most versatile candies around, perfect for eating and decorating. Join me for a look back at all the fun uses for this corn shaped sugary snack. Enjoy!!!

To read the original article click here, I’ll catch you soon, I’m running to the store for more Candy Corn. 

Decorating For A Fall Party

October 16, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Sorry for the radio silence last week here on the blog, I got busy helping a couple of clients with projects then I started not feeling well. I ended up with a case of Diverticulitis, which occasionally flairs up, but I’m better now, back on track and ready to work and blog. 

One of my friend/clients is very active in the alumni group for the Chi Omega college sorority and often hosts their get-togethers in her home, she recently volunteered to host their Fall party and I want to share the decorating we did for the soirée. My client loves the holidays and now that she has grandchildren who recently moved back to Edmond, Oklahoma where she also lives she decided we would get out the Halloween decorations and do it up right. One thing about the Chi Omegas is that one of their symbols is the owl and my client has collected owls for years, so we incorporate those into her Fall and Halloween decorations. Join me today for a quick tour and a look at some fun and festive Fall decor, Enjoy!!!

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Crate & Barrel Halloween

October 6, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Yesterday I shared some great vintage and vintage-inspired items with you from Etsy and today I want to share some mid-century inspired Halloween decor from Crate & Barrel. I always enjoy shopping at Crate & Barrel or visiting their website, so many of their items take inspiration from the 1950’s through the 1970’s in the shapes they use and the patterns used on fabrics and serving ware. I’m particularly excited about the Cauldron Bowls and the Ghost pattern used on several of the dining and serving pieces. Let’s take a look at all the fun and spooky items from Crate & Barrel and as always, Enjoy!!!

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Halloween Fun At MacKenzie-Childs

October 2, 2017

By Tab Byrum

I seem to have a thing for crows, spiders, and pumpkins, at least that’s what I was drawn to for Halloween from MacKenzie-Childs. As always, they’ve combined classical shapes with their signature colors and created fun and frightening items to add fun and sass to your home this Halloween. Some of the items can even be carried over for Fall and Thanksgiving if you do it right. Here’s a quick peek at some of the NEW items at MC for Halloween 2017. Enjoy!!!

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10 Fall Cocktails: Round 1

September 27, 2017

By Tab Byrum

It has cooled off dramatically here in Oklahoma and it rained all day yesterday, it really feels like Fall is here. I thought we would take a look at some of the new cocktails created by mixologists across the country, especially those that focus on the flavors of the Fall season and that will work well with some of our favorite Fall appetizers and meals. We’re going to look at 10 cocktails, starting this morning with the first 5 and check back later today for the second 5 links and recipes. I’m not posting the recipes themselves but I am providing the link to the websites where I found the cocktails, just click on anything orange under the cocktails photo. OK, let’s start mixing, Enjoy!!! (above 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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Autumn Decor At Pottery Barn

August 31, 2017

By Tab Byrum

I meant to check out Pottery Barn last week when I was doing posts for the Fall Decorating Preview, but I got sidetracked as I’m known to do. As we all know Pottery Barn always has great seasonal merchandise for all of the holidays, their shelves are full of wonderful dishes, pumpkins, lanterns, runners and tablecloths, and candles. Pumpkins are a definite theme this year, with the fun gourds coming in all shapes, sizes, and colors and on a wide array of merchandise. Let’s see what PB has and I’ll go into more detail on the photos. Have a great day and Enjoy!!!

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Fall Preview 2017 ~ Grandin Road

August 28, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Today we are winding up our Fall Preview of decorations for Autumn with a look at fun and beautiful items from Grandin Road. Grandin Road is a great company that offers all types of merchandises in all sizes, I always love their holiday merchandise, they have everything you could want or need to decorate a charming cottage or a massive mansion. Today we are going to look at some of their Fall items and we’ll check back in a couple of weeks to look at all their fun and wonderful Halloween decorations. I personally like to put out Fall right now as we head into Labor Day then add Halloween to it at the end of September. Join me for a look at Autumnal items you can use inside or outside your home, Enjoy!!!

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Fall Preview 2017 ~ Williams Sonoma

August 25, 2017

By Tab Byrum

I have a big soft spot for anything vintage that has the look of the 1920’s through the 1950’s and Williams Sonoma has a Halloween collection this year called the Grim Tabletop & Decor that I’m really wild about. It calls to mind the antique postcards and posters from those days gone by. The colors of the collection have a definite antique feel to them with lots of orange, black, gold, green and shades of blue. Fun and whimsical Jack-O-Lanterns take center stage in this collection as they take human form and ham it up for lots of Halloween fun. There are plates, platters, glasses, placemats and even an adorable welcome mat. Join me today for a look at the Grim Collection from Williams Sonoma and Enjoy!!!

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Fall Preview 2017 ~ MacKenzie-Childs

August 24, 2017

By Tab Byrum

As you well know by now I’m a big fan of all the merchandise and creations from MacKenzie-Childs, especially all of their seasonal and holiday merchandise. Their black and white Courtly Check and stripes work so well with so many other patterns and colors, especially the golds and oranges of Fall. They always have a wide array of pumpkins to choose from and this year doesn’t disappoint, with pumpkins featuring gilding, checks, stripes, and polka dots. I always love to see what they come out with in the way of placemats and this year’s new Pheasant design is gorgeous as well as the fun dish towels that will make great hostess gifts. Enough talk, let’s shop. Enjoy!!!

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