Holiday Gifts For Home and Hostess

Local brick and mortar stores and the holiday sales they offer are calling my name.  As much as I have come to love the convenience and world wide web selections, there is still reason to holiday shop for certain holiday gifts for home and hostess live and in person.


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Call me old fashioned but it doesn’t feel like Christmas until I retail with several hundred of my fellow local shoppers.  While I’m away from keyboard in pursuit of thoughtful and impressive gifts, allow me to share with you the holiday gifts for home and hostess currently in my online shopping cart.

leopard-objectLeopard Object

Color, texture, and pattern shines in the holiday gifts for home and hostess spotlight.

Cardinal Leopard Faux Fur Decorative Pillow

Spot accents and accessories in animal print chic are always in season.

snow leopard throwFaux Snow Leopard Fuzzy Throw

It wouldn’t be the holidays without a little sparkle, shimmer, and shine.



White Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Star Drop Earrings

Holiday Gifts For Home and Hostess

Fashion jewelry, a fun faux fur wrap, or a classic fashion piece in seasonal colors as a hostess gift?



Bijoux Bar Clear Drop Earrings

‘Tis the season for hosting and attending holiday celebrations, and that means dressing for the occasion in holiday style.  Deck the halls and then bedeck an ear, wrist, or neck in a little sparkle, shimmer, and shine.

Anne Klein cuff bracelet

Anne Klein Crystal Wide Cuff Bracelet

Natasha Accessories Beaded Cuff BraceletNatasha Accessories Beaded Cuff Bracelet

painting red finger nails


What’s the first thing holiday guests see when they arrive at your home?


Set your decorate for the holidays meter to dazzle.

The holidays only come around once a year, and I say seize the opportunity to paint the town red, accessorize in fabulous faux fur, and let your holiday style light shine.


Faux Fur Oblong Wrap


Coeur de Vague Red Faux-Fur Open Shawl Wrap

A Christmas classic.

Duchess-KateHarper’s BAZAAR – Getty Images Stuart C. Wilson


Joan Rivers Regular Length Holiday Plaid Maxi Skirt

8pc Holiday Plaid Dinnerware Set

Peppermint Square 8pc Holiday Plaid Dinnerware Set

gift wrapped in fabric

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Nest Fragrances Holiday Classic CandleNEST Holiday Candle

silver-slipperWomen’s Falon Moccasin Slipper – Silver

Upholstered Ottoman

Upholstered Ottoman

My Life In Color Guided Activity Book

My Life In Color Guided Activity Book

Stylish accessories extend to our four-legged friends and family members.

Bow Tie Dog Collar Cat Collar

Lionet Paws Christmas Dog – Cat Collar Bowtie


Rae Dunn Pet Dishes

PawHut Raised Wicker Plush Faux Fur Pet Sleeping Couch with Cushion - Gray

PawHut Raised Wicker Plush Faux Fur Pet Sleeping Couch with Cushion – Gray

It’s the most wonderful gift giving time of the year.  Complete the home for the holidays sentiment with stylish and chic holiday gifts for home and hostess.

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With Love and Style In Mind Valentine’s Day Gift Suggestions For Him and Her

The Places In The Home Valentine’s Day gift suggestions for him and her guide features objects of affection with love and style in mind.  Presenting your loved one with just the right gift or gifts on Valentine’s Day sets the tone for a grand and stylish celebration of love.


C’est bon Porcelain Mug

Topping the With Love In Mind Valentine’s Day Gift Suggestions for him and her guide is a delectable one- a Valentine’s Day breakfast for two.  Start your Valentine’s Day off on a delicious note.


Breakfast In Bed Equals Love Valentines Day 


Cooking for Two Cookbook

CucinaPro Heart Shaped Waffle Maker

CucinaPro Heart Shaped Waffle Maker

Serve it with love and kate spade new york style.


Rose Park 8″ Plate kate spade new york

Not a breakfast person?  How about a noontime nosh picnic built for two packed in a heart shaped picnic basket.

heart-willow-picnic-basketPicnic Time ‘Heart’ Willow Picnic Basket with Deluxe Service for Two

Roses are red, pink, yellow, orange and lavender, but what does it all mean?

Let’s find out, shall we?

Red = romance


Scented Soap Petals

Pink = love and gratitude


Chiffon Flower Cushion Cover

Yellow = friendship, joy


Antique Square Hand Painted Rose Plate

Orange = desire, passion

Orange-Rose-flower-pinOrange Rose Floral Pin

Lavender = love at first sight


Lavender Rose Cake


This With Love and Style In Mind Valentine’s Day Gift Suggestions For Him and Her gift guide is packed with a variety of options.  Options are good, and these pull back Cupid’s arrow and take aim at the heart of the Valentine’s Day matter.

For Her:


 valentine's day gift suggestions for him and her


 Candy Hearts Accent Pillow 


Rosé Chocolate Covered Strawberries 


Rose Gold Heart Appetizer Plate by Red Pomegranate


Jenna Rae Cakes


Sorbus Acrylic Cosmetic Makeup and Jewelry Storage Case Display

valentine's day gift suggestions for him and her

Coshine 10pcs Rose Gold Unique Mermaid Makeup Brush Set Cosmetic Tools Kits


Michael Kors Sexy Ruby


Estee Lauder Holiday Nights ~ The Red Lip


Kiel James Patrick


All About Us: For the Two of You 

For Him:


Love by Philippe Hugonnard Photographic Print on Wrapped Canvas


Estarer Canvas Leather Laptop Briefcase  ♥   Nell Arts and Crafts Pottery Table Lamp      Color-block Silk Handkerchiefs     Versace Men’s Eros Eau de Toilette Spray   ♥  Lizard-Embossed Leather Passport Case  ♥  Bulova  Men’s Chronograph Precisionist Bracelet Watch    The Art of Shaving After-Shave Balm, Sandalwood     Derby Shoes    Bugatchi Graphic Socks   Le Creuset Deep Covered Square Marseille Pot  ♥  Colibri
Equinox Rollerball Pen


You Light My Fire Paperweight


Put a Little Sizzle In Your Valentine’s Day

I hope this With Love and Style In Mind Valentine’s Day Gift Suggestions for Him and Her gets your into the spirit of love and Valentine’s Day.

Happy Valentine’s Day shopping!

Love your style!


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With Love: Mother’s Day Gift Suggestions

May flowers, fun in the sun travel finds, colorful accessories and someone’s in the kitchen baking with Mom gadgets to celebrate and commemorate Mom make this year’s Mother’s Day gift suggestions list.

Once a theme is established the special attention to Mother’s Day gift details fall into place.  Take the following for example.  After playing this fun in the sun and sand video, who wouldn’t be inspired?

Beach weather is here for some, right around the corner for others.  A day of, weekend getaway or week long fun in the sun vacation makes a big splash for Mother’s Day gift suggestions giving.  Wrap up these stylish travel adventure-fun in the sun and sand gifts and Mom is good to go.

Appeal to the whimsical style and the sand and sun aspect of Mother’s Day gift suggestions by presenting Mom the Life’s a Beach Throw Pillow by Beachcrest Home as a Mother’s Day card. 

wishboneLucky Token Keychain

floppy hat

Talk to the Sand Floppy Hat

Burberry sunglasses

Burberry Gradient Lens Wayfarer Sunglasses

Oceane eau de toilette

Outremer Mini Eau De Toilette

Live a great story and make sure to take notes and pictures of the people, places and things along the way.

Live a Great Story Journal

Pearls have long been a traditional choice of Mother’s Day gift.  I particularly like the new traditional styles, and love the classic traditional meets new trad look created when pairing the two styles.  pearl-necklaces

Belpearl 14k Freshwater Pearl Necklace  ||  Lapis LoisHand-Knotted Moonstone & Pearl Beaded Necklace  ||  Majorica Tu y Yo Pearly Stud Earrings

Flowers come in all colors and styles for Mother’s Day gift suggestions inspiration.

simple-pleasures Estée Lauder Pleasures Simple Moments Set


rose blush

Milani Rose Powder Blush


Handpicked : Simple, Sustainable, and Seasonal Flower Arrangements

wrapped canvas print

Rue Cambon Painting Print on Wrapped Canvas

Baking with Mom Mother’s Day Gift Suggestions

ceramic-pineapple-measuring-spoon-set White Ceramic Pineapple Measuring Spoon Set

Flowers and flour.

The Pioneer Woman Rose Shadow 2.83-Quart Batter Bowl

Color Mom’s World in Shades of Color Love


Sonia Kashuk™ Mother’s Day Limited Edition Large Organizer

plaid lamp shade

Nautilus Bold Plaid Shade Ovo Table Lamp


I.N.C. Stella Woven Beach Tote, Created for Macy’s

18k Two-tone Yellow Goldplated Diamond Accent Greek Key Bangle Bracelet


Happy gifting!



Black Friday Cyber Monday Finds Show and Tell

Holiday shopping season 2016 is in full on attention shoppers swing, and I am as guilty as the next savvy consumer who appreciates a fantastic deal. Since Places In The Home is all about the design and decorating show and tell, I thought an overview of the black Friday cyber Monday finds I snagged appropriate.


black Friday cyber Monday finds

Am I the only one who is totally confused about what day of the week it is? My Black Friday shopping excursion began Wednesday afternoon, and continued into the wee hours of Thanksgiving Thursday morning.  No sooner had I carved the bird, than the Cyber Monday sales were live and beckoning to me to get in on the savings. Spending a good deal (ha!) of time shopping online proved fruitful, but it also was the culprit in me kinda- sorta losing all track of time.  With all the black Friday cyber Monday finds excitement this deck the halls decorista may need a cocktail.

How is it no one ever seems to lose track of cocktail time?


I shared with you all a post or two ago that I love to give and receive the gift of home.

kate-spade-boardsThrow a stylish kate spade cutting board my way with signature pops of color fun and it’s all good from there.

laundry-basketLaundry, shmaundry.   I purchased several of these to use as gift baskets. A fantastic price coupled with the potential for presentation wow factor is a Christmas gift home run in the making.

feast-board-carvingFeast your eyes upon the newest addition to the kitchen in Dave the Builder’s man cave.

utensils-holderPrice persuaded me to add this number to the shopping cart.  It may or may not translate to ooh la la lovely in person, but for the price I could not pass it up.

teak-boards-setHoliday dishes, baked delights and delectable appetizers make an impressive show when served or photographed on a nice cutting board. This cutting board trio will come in holiday entertaining and staging handy.


A long standing fascination with vintage or in the style of glass ornaments and hot air balloons came together with the purchase of this glass ornament.  glass-colored-ball-ornamentsBoth will be nice deck the halls additions to the French themed decorations soon to adorn the grapevine Christmas tree and dining room sideboard.


Do you black Friday cyber Monday finds shop?  What holiday deals and steals did you find?

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The Places In The Home His and Hers Valentine’s Day Gift Guides

I have it on good authority that many a thought and heart is zeroed in on February 14th.  Time again for the Places In The Home His and Hers Valentine’s Day gift guides featuring objects of affection for your object of affection.

strawberry-crepesla Madeleine Country French Cafe

Topping the Places In The Home His and Hers Valentine’s Day Gift Guides is the suggestion for an ooh la la Valentine’s Day weekend breakfast for two.

49136314Conversation Heart Tin from Target

Included in the conversation hearts mix is a match the rose color to the rose meaning guide.

ShakespeareWhat’s in a color and a meaning?


These Valentine’s Day gift giving ideas offer how do I love thee Valentine’s Day gift options for him and for her.


 Valentine's Day gift guides

Audriana Metal Ceiling Lamp      Jubilee Collection Cord Cover in Pink  ♥  Eiffel Tower Plates    Jo Malone™ Red Roses’ Bath Oil  ♥  Too Faced
Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blush   Rebecca Minkoff Lexi Leather Bucket Bag   Gianna Rose Atelier Heart Pearl Soap   Joy Bliss Love Non-slip Coir Doormat   Pencil Case   ♥  Karen Kane Rose Stellar Drop Earrings   Heart Candy Dish


Love Poems & Sonnets of William Shakespeare

Bulldog+Authentic+Foundry+Iron+Door+KnockerI love this Open the Door to Your Heart Bulldog Door Knocker  from Design Toscano.  

Valentines fortune cookiesSay it with Lucky in Love Valentine Fortune Cookies


Wing and a Prayer Canvas Art Print

I just want your extra time, an evening at home, a great love story, and your kiss.



French Kiss

I hope the Places In The Home His and Hers Valentine’s Day Gift Guides gives good gift giving inspiration.

Happy Valentine’s Day shopping!

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Deck the Halls Decorista Holiday Gift Guide

For the making a list and checking it twice crowd, those of us who aren’t exactly finished with our holiday shopping and may just need a tad of inspiration in the gift giving department (and you know who you are), holiday help is here.  With the shopping days left until Christmas growing ever closer, The Places In The Home Gifts for the Deck the Halls Decorista holiday gift guide is updated and ready to lend inspiration for your deck the halls gift giving needs.  We’ve got a wide range of gift ideas for the halls, foyers, kitchens, powder, bed and dining rooms, dens and places and spaces that make a house a home.  For stylish measure I have also included accessories of the sparkle, glitter and catch the eye kind for our first cousin of style, the fashionista.  To view the complete Gifts for the Deck the Halls Decorista holiday gift guide Pinterest board, click on the image below.


Let’s kick off this decorista’s Dear Santa wishlist with a necessary tool of the blogging trade that sets the gold standard.


kate spade new york – Portable Bluetooth Speaker – Black/Gold Saffiano

Double the chic and double the style.

crystal-lampsSafavieh Indoor 1-light Olympia Crystal Table Lamps (Set of 2)

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Our pets absolutely are a part of the family.

bull-dog-in-tutuStyle Me Pretty



Primp and pamper pet and owner accordingly.

fur-collarElizabella Drop Earrings  ||  Tuscom Faux Fur Collar Wrap Stole


The ooh la la factor is always an appropriate gift giving theme to go with. C’est si bon!



Ladurée Macarons 


Macaron Lip Gloss Set

Add a good read, an elightening read, delicious read and stylish read  to their personal reading library.


The more I look at this faux leather gold crocodile trunk, the more I like it.

Faux-Leather-Gold-Crocodile-Trunk-51194342-e464-4eec-b023-35c2b855ebc1_600Faux Leather Gold Crocodile Trunk

Louisiana is Home for the Holidays!


‘American Flamingo’ by John James Audubon

Gorgeous knows how to make an entrance.


Serpentine 3 Drawer Trim Chest

Tools of the trade we use in the busy blogging, working, creating, planning, scheduling lives we lead need not be plain, boring or ugly.  Stay connected, informed, tuned in, organized and caffeinated in style.


Nate Berkus Scissors and Stapler || Leopard Trinket Box ||  Gold of Dreams Coffee Cup  ||  BOSE SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker  ||   BOSE in-ear Headphones  || More Creating Journal ||  Glam Ooh La La Pencil Holder  ||  Gold Zebra Frame

These gift suggestions are just a preview of the bigger holiday gift giving (or anytime of year) ideas picture.  Pop on over to Pinterest to see the other goodies on my Gifts for the Deck the Halls Decorista holiday gift guide.  Happy Holiday Shopping!

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Isn’t She Lovely Mother’s Day Gifts

The Places In The Home Isn’t She Lovely Mother’s Day Gifts guide is updated to reflect stylish, on trend, traditional, classic, and seasonally chic  wrap it up and put a bow on it Mother’s Day gift suggestions.


Blooms, sweet treats, spring into summer fashions, good reads, tassels, tech and jewelry in trend perfect rose gold, and home is where the mom is finds make the list.

lovely Mother's Day gifts

Violets and Butterflies

May flowers and decadent chocolates have long been can’t go wrong traditional Mother’s Day favorites.


Frango Spring Chocolates Collections

Eat Pretty Every Day Daily Inspirations Book

Eat Pretty Every Day Daily Inspirations Book




lovely Mother's Day gifts


Peony Mist and Mask Gift

Wrap it up and put a bow, faux flower, ribbon or strand of pearls on it.


Hobby Lobby

This vintage inspired Simplicity Vintage Tin Box makes a cute gift and gift tin.

Simplicity Vintage Tin Box

Simplicity Vintage Tin Box

Summer is coming, and mom will be in summer chic style in one or all of these seasonal accessories.


Women’s Wide Larege Brim Caps Summer Floppy Beach Straw Hat



Amuse Society Bag Of Tricks Clutch    
JSlides Ritsy Suede Platform Espadrille Slide Sandal

Fringe and tassels are all the trend.

SUGARFIX by BaubleBar Statement Earring Gift Set

SUGARFIX by BaubleBar Statement Earring Gift Set


Mondevio Sterling Silver 35 mm Diamond-cut Hoop Earrings



Mondevio Sterling Silver Slider Bead Bracelet – Rose

Beach, poolside or simply an afternoon on the patio with a good read and  summer style essentials.


The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews


Patterned Sarong



 Cooper Mini Straw Shoulder Bag


mophie - Powerstation 6000 mAh Portable Charger for USB devices - Rose gold

mophie – Powerstation 6000 mAh Portable Charger for USB devices – Rose gold


Apple iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi 128GB Gold

Apple iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi 128GB Gold


Leopard Train Case Trunk

Leopard Train Case Trunk 

Home Is Where the Mom Is



“Dear Mom” Mug


Large Graceful Magnolia Canvas Art Print

Large Graceful Magnolia Canvas Art Print


Safavieh Midnight Navy And White Painting Flower Garden Stool

Safavieh Midnight Navy And White Painting Flower Garden Stool



Steve’s Blinds and Wallpaper ~ Pattern Information Available Upon Request

Wallpaper as a Mother’s Day gift?


For the mom who is a decorista at heart, a home is where the mom and her impeccable style is gift makes a big hit.  Several days before Mother’s Day  our son will ask me if there is a particular item I have my eye on for Mother’s Day.  Two years ago it just so happened I had my eye on new wallpaper for the foyer.


The foyer was sitting prepped and ready for new wallpaper, the pattern was selected, and all that was left was to do was to place the items in the cart and hit place order.  I passed this bit of information on to our son, and voilà!

One of the best Mother’s Day gifts I have ever received.


Speaking of all that’s left to do, choose a gift for the mom, like a mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and sister moms that suits her style, her taste, and her isn’t she lovely personality.   I hope the Places In The Home Isn’t She Lovely Mother’s Day Gifts guide does in fact guide you to the perfect gift.

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Guide

Placing much I wouldn’t mind having that thought into it, may I present to you the Places In The Home Mother’s Day gift ideas guide.  These Mother’s Day gift selections range from the uh oh, those summer nights out on the town chic accessories, sparkly lovelies and color rich applications to practical kitchenwares with the accent on delicious, and blooming beauties.


Lancome-La vie-cologne

Lancome  La vie est belle LEclat Eau de Parfum



Danielle Matte Statement Earrings In Ivory Mother Of Pearl



Sterling Silver Twisted Lapis Bangle Bracelet

Samuel B Jewelry Sterling Silver Twisted Lapis Bangle Bracelet


Butterfly Garden Scented Drawer Liners From Scentennials (6 Sheets)

Butterfly Garden Scented Drawer Liners From Scentennials (6 Sheets) 



Jack Rogers Hampton Sandal



Dooney & Bourke Large Barlow Tote


Anchor Hocking Laurel Embossed Pie Dish


Design Imports Fleur De Lis Apron

Design Imports Fleur De Lis Apron


Sparkling Crystals Mini Perfume Bottle

Sparkling Crystals Mini Perfume Bottle



Southern Living Plant Collection  2 Gal. Dear Dolores Hydrangea(Macrophylla) Live Deciduous Shrub, Pink or Blue Mophead Blooms


Resting Cherub Angel Outdoor Patio Garden Statue

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