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A Mother’s Day Different From All

A Mother’s Day Different From All

Maybe once a year, usually around Mother’s Day or when the lottery hits a jackpot record, I dream of doing something huge for my mother. Does it happen to you too? I’d love to meet my mom in New York, spend the day at The Met and then the night across the street at the Baccarat Hotel.… Continue Reading

Half Spring Wreath For A Full Spring  Mood

Half Spring Wreath For A Full Spring Mood

The beginning of a new season seems always like the perfect time to decorate the front door with a wreath. The one I made today had to be colorful and happy, a true spring wreath! Its shape is very different from all the wreaths I’ve bought or made in the past, as it’s actually a half wreath hanging from a thick white chain. To… Continue Reading

The Perfect Storage Idea For Your Christmas Ornaments

The Perfect Storage Idea For Your Christmas Ornaments

I was not planning on posting any Christmas decoration storage solutions this year, but as I was putting everything away this morning, I liked this new way of storing the ornaments so much that I thought it was worth sharing. Before the holidays I gathered about half a dozen large cardboard wine boxes and most of them came… Continue Reading

New Year’s Silver & Gold Tablescape

New Year’s Silver & Gold Tablescape

I hope that you all enjoyed the holidays! Shortly after Christmas, I started working on our New Year’s meal; it is the Greek tradition to continue this season’s holidays with a big celebration on January 1st, St. Basil’s Day, with family and friends, and a festive and well prepared meal! Every household that hosts on New Year’s takes time well in advance to… Continue Reading

Christmas Around The House

Christmas Around The House

One thing I often say about Christmas decorating is that there is not such thing as over-decorating.  The saying “less is more” is not necessary applicable during this time of the year and any extravagance is well accepted! For years and years, I was collecting the most beautiful items, but everything is now stored overseas. So, five… Continue Reading

Glamorous DIY Copper-Scaled Glass Ornaments

Glamorous DIY Copper-Scaled Glass Ornaments

Here is a do-it-yourself Christmas project that you will love for how quick, smart and easy it is! See how you can transform any plain ball ornaments – new or old – into  modern and sparkling ones! You will need: It will literally take you less than a minute to have one ready. After making a few,… Continue Reading

“Purple Abundance” Thanksgiving Tablescape With No-Sew DIY Placemats

“Purple Abundance” Thanksgiving Tablescape With No-Sew DIY Placemats

To celebrate Thanksgiving this year, I wanted something different than the usual burlap/pumpkin/orange type of tablescape, something a little unexpected. With the big day just around the corner, I had to do something fast, but something that embodied the meaning of the day. I went no further than my refrigerator, and filled a beautiful large porcelain dish with everything… Continue Reading

Cooking For A Crowd? Useful Tips That Will Save The Day!

Cooking For A Crowd? Useful Tips That Will Save The Day!

If you believe you have already read, and even maybe tried, all the tips in the world that will make you more organized and kitchen-efficient when you’re hosting a dinner party, please take a a moment to read this post. I’ve put down for you some of my very own, personal little tips and tricks that… Continue Reading

The Perfect Vase Filler For Fall:  Acorn Bullets

The Perfect Vase Filler For Fall: Acorn Bullets

If you ever come across this variety of long and pointy acorns, make sure to pick as many as you can!  Their shape is so different than the round acorns we’re used to seeing, their texture is smooth and shiny and their color is a beautiful blend of thin light and dark brown stripes. They… Continue Reading

A Decorative Pumpkin For Every Room

A Decorative Pumpkin For Every Room

It’s pumpkin season again – my favorite time of the year! Just as I do year round, I will bring a little piece of the season inside the house. It’s usually the family room that gets most of my decorative attention, since it’s where we spend a great part of the day. The pedestal table by the main entrance is also… Continue Reading