'Holidays'

Vintage Easter

April 14, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Hello and Happy Good Friday everyone, I love anything vintage, especially when it comes to the holidays. I thought today we would take a look at vintage Easter images as we prepare to celebrate the biggest holiday of the Spring season. I can never quite put my finger on why I like anything vintage, I suppose it has something to do with memories, a lot of these things remind me of grandparents and great-grandparents. I hope you enjoy what I’ve put together today and have a very Happy Easter. Check back later this morning when I’ll share ideas of using Lilies in your Spring and Easter arrangements. Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Easter Tablescape Ideas

April 13, 2017

By Tab Byrum

This week kind of got away from me and I didn’t get the tablescape done that I had planned but I wanted to share table decorations that I came up with a couple of years ago for an Easter table. Everything I used in this tablescape was from the Dollar Store, Big Lots, and Dollar General except for the fresh flowers which you can easily pick up at the grocery store. This decoration was quick, simple, fun and full of bright colors. Remember, you can take any of the ideas from the table and use any one or more of them for your dining table at home, buffet table or even a kid’s table. 

To see the whole blog post I wrote in 2015 click here, and as always, Enjoy!!!

Pier 1 Bunnies

April 12, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Easter is this Sunday and if you are needing some last minute ideas for decorations around the house or on your dining table then I’ve got some ideas for you. One great place to start is Pier 1, almost all major cities have a Pier 1 and of course, you can order online, although it may be a little late now. Pier 1 always has great choices in Holiday decorations for all seasons and today we are going to take a look at a few of the many and wonderful choices they have in Rabbits and Bunnies. Pier 1 has rabbits that are cute and homey and rabbits that look very high end as well as some that are very “artsy” looking. Any of these rabbits and bunnies can be combined with decorations you already own or you can pick up some of the other great decorating items Pier 1 has in stock. Join me for a trip down the bunny trail as we pay Peter Rabbit a visit, Enjoy!!!

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Homemade Easter Wreath

April 5, 2017

By Tab Byrum

I’m trying to come up with more holiday oriented posts for the blog, especially ones that include homemade merchandise that isn’t too difficult or too expensive to make. Back during the Christmas holidays I shared a homemade wreath I made for our front door and at the time I made a note to myself that this could easily be done for other holidays. With that in mind, I loaded up on ornaments, especially shatterproof, at the after Christmas sales, all of today’s ornaments came from At Home. But, unfortunately, life and work got in the way and Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day passed by and I didn’t’ get the wreaths done that I wanted to so I promised myself that I would DEFINITELY do a wreath for Easter and I made it yesterday. This really is an easy recipe to make this wreath, you need a wreath form, a spring colored garland to wrap the form, ornaments to hot glue to the garland and anything else you want to add for the holiday you’re doing, I used Easter eggs and chicks. For a step by step how to, you can revisit my Christmas Wreath post here and I’ve included some pictures of the finished product. Let me know what you think, I’m seriously thinking about making these to sell, thoughts? Enjoy!!!

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Jacques Torres Easter Chocolates

March 30, 2017

By Tab Byrum

I’m in the middle of planning a trip to New York City later next month and I was excited to recently learn about the Mr. Chocolate Museum that’s run by Master Pastry Chef and Chocolatier, Jacques Torres. So, of course, I got to digging around and found all the goodies he currently has up for grabs for Easter and knew I had to share them with you. These are some of the cutest chocolate creations I’ve seen, I think the thing that is so appealing to me about them is that they are very simple and not SO over the top. They are all shapes that many of us grew up associating with Easter and for some of us they are shapes we saw every day in our lives. I’ve already texted and emailed friends telling them they need to order certain things for their kids, the chocolate pig, and I want to share it all with you today. I’ll tell you all about Jacques Torres and the Chocolate Museum next month after we visit, in the meantime, Enjoy!!!

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Easter Treats From Williams~Sonoma

March 27, 2017

By Tab Byrum

It’s never too early to think ahead, in this case, three weeks from yesterday is Easter so you may as well go ahead and start thinking about getting ready for the big Spring holiday. I have several ideas that I want to share with you over the next couple of weeks but I thought we would start today by looking at one of my favorite places for Easter treats, Williams-Sonoma. WS always has awesome candies and baked goods done up in beautiful packaging for you to serve or give as gifts. Let’s flip through the Williams~Sonoma catalog and see what’s available, and remember the sooner you order the better to be assured the items will reach your house by Easter. Enjoy!!!

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MacKenzie-Childs Easter 2017

March 3, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Mark your calendars, Easter this year is Sunday, April 16th so we better get hopping and start shopping, let’s check out MacKenzie-Childs first. MC has wonderful things available this year as far as bunny and egg decorations, I definitely think you can put out your Easter decor now and leave it up throughout the Spring season, nothing says spring like rabbits and bright pastel colors. One great thing about MacKenzie-Childs merchandise is that it really works with anything, their black and white Courtly Check pattern looks great with pastels, greens, purple, you name it and it works. Join me as we flip through the newest MC catalog and check out the bunnies and eggs, Enjoy!!!

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Happy Valentines 2017

February 14, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Happy Valentines Day!!!! There’s nothing for me that says Valentines more than vintage Valentine cards, and the more puns the better. I love the artwork of vintage cards and the sayings they came up with, the fact that kids are usually used as well as all the inanimate objects and animals that suddenly have voices. I thought today in celebration of Valentines Day we would take a look at some vintage cards and their messages. I hope you all have a wonderful Valentines Day, Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Roses, Roses Everywhere

February 13, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Tomorrow is Valentines Day and I’m busy today working on flowers and gifts clients have ordered for their wives and kids. One item that is always popular for Valentines is roses, the flower that seems to be associated with the holiday of love more than anything else, so I thought today we would take a look at roses used in decorating and home decor. I love roses, I love their scent, all the colors and their look made up of layer upon layer of petals. There are so many different kinds of roses, from the always beautiful garden rose, tea roses, wild roses and the manicured fresh cut rose we are all used to seeing in fresh bouquets. Join me today for a look at roses out of a vase of water and I’ll see you tomorrow for Valentines. Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Welcome 2017

January 2, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Happy New Year!!! Thank you for bearing with me while I took a little break during the holidays, but I’m back now and ready to write, research, and share with you. I have to admit that I feel like I’m entering 2017 without much of a plan, I know some things I want to look into and share on the blog this year as well as projects I want to undertake and share with you but other than that I don’t have much of an idea of where to go or what to do. Here’s what I do know, there are a ton of projects we want to do around our house, some large and some small, and I definitely want to get some (or all) of them taken care of this year.

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