Decorative Storage Solutions

Getting your house in order and neatly organized is a necessary all things house that make a home activity.

Real life calls this week (the nerve), so in order to not leave you all without a post this week today’s post is a refreshed read for the new year.

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We accumulate scads of stuff in a 365 day period, and organizing it all can be quite the task.

The upside to this sometimes dreaded, always necessary task is decorative storage solutions.

Putting the spaces and the places in your home on a diet will help to get the job done. 

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Declutter 

Declutter by definition is removing unnecessary items from an untidy or overcrowded place.

Decluttering is a physical and mental activity.

You stretch, you reach, you bend, you lift, you give thought to.

When you live in a clutter free (or greatly reduced) environment, you can find things easier.  You can get from point A to point B without having to negotiate an obstacle course of stuff.

Decluttering restores order, reduces stress and anxiety, and gives instant visual results.

If you haven’t used or admired it or over the last year, the time is now to part ways with it

If you haven’t used, admired, or simply lost that loving feeling for a particular item, the time is now to part ways with it.

Of course, exceptions to this suggestion exist.

Family heirlooms, inherited collections, and items steeped in sentimental value, but not your present day décor choices, may better fit your décor tucked away in a keepsake storage box-container.

Edit

Editing allows you to clear the canvas so you can see the space in a new light.

Taking away from often adds to the flow of a space and promotes a comprehensive appearance.

Transferring from Within

Transferring furnishings and décor accessories from one room to another puts a new spin on things.

Groupings with the emphasis placed on cohesiveness will balance the scale of the room.

Absolutely play with the look.

Give thought to placement; mixing and mingling about the space furnishings and accents at first glance may not seem to play beautifully together.  Some of the best looks I’ve ever put together began just this way.

If the look doesn’t work your keen eye will know it.

As smart and savvy ideas for decorative storage solutions go, baskets, boxes, compartmentalized organizers, racks, and dividers continue to lead the way in stylish options for honing our home storage and organizational skills.

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Virginia Living

Antique armoires, sideboards, cupboard cabinets, new or vintage display cases, bookcases, crates, and trunks make great housing for just about everything we need and use while feathering our nest.

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 W Design Collective

Antique Armoire, French Provincial Carved Oak Wedding, Cabriole Legs

Antique Armoire, French Provincial Carved Oak Wedding, Cabriole Legs

Antique Hand Paint Decorated Wardrobe Armoire

Antique Hand Paint Decorated Wardrobe Armoire

Maison Jansen French Louis XV Style Large Partial Gilt Painted Armoire Cabinet

Maison Jansen French Louis XV Style Large Partial Gilt Painted Armoire Cabinet

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House & Garden – Photography by Paul Massey

Tracking in the outdoors wreaks havoc on our floors, rugs, and carpets. Stopping tracked in stuff in its tracks may not be completely doable, but what you can do is mitigate the problem by having decorative storage solutions utilized in entryways and mudrooms to house, store, and organize at the ready.

There’s a place for everything, and built in cubbies allow organized storage housing for shoes, backpacks, pet leashes and the like.

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House & Home- Photography by Sarah Shields

Hooks strategically hung hold coats, jackets, hats, sweaters, and raincoats.

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House & Home – Photography  by John Gruen

Containers, tubs, and baskets for umbrellas, shoes, boots, and seasonal gear.

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House & Home

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Tyler Square Tall Tote Basket with Handles

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House & Garden

Trunks, chests, benches, and coffee tables make excellent 2-for-1 storage options.

Farmhouse Country Pine Antique 1840s Immigrant Trunk or Blanket Chest

Farmhouse Country Pine Antique 1840s Immigrant Trunk or Blanket Chest

Blankets and quilts in all their warm, cozy, and thick wonder take up a lot of valuable real estate in the linen closet.

Enter the blanket chest- the perfect storage solution and gorgeous addition to any space.

Ashban Natural Trunk

Ashban Natural Trunk

Small Sea Grass Wicker Storage Chest

Small Sea Grass Wicker Storage Chest

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Amy Morris Interiors

Farmhouse Solid Wood Storage Bench

Farmhouse Solid Wood Storage Bench

WYNDENHALL Hampshire SOLID WOOD 42 inch Wide Traditional Entryway Storage Bench

Wyndenhall Hampshire Solid Wood Traditional Entryway Storage Bench

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Back in our flipping days, Dave the Builder thought I had lost my mind when I campaigned for converting small, basic utilitarian spaces such as side porches, nondescript alcoves, or even a bedroom into a large closet.

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Most of the houses built in the 30s-40s-50s did not offer adequate closet space, especially by modern day standards.

Storage space is a hot commodity, as witnessed by the in demand designer closet suites of today.

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Key Largo Kubu Rattan Set Of 3 Storage Trunks

Key Largo Kubu Rattan Set Of 3 Storage Trunks 

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Braided Seagrass Basket

Set of 3 Rectangular Seagrass Baskets with Lids by Trademark Innovations

Set of 3 Rectangular Seagrass Baskets with Lids by Trademark Innovations

Pioneer Woman Oval Blue Floral Maize Basket, Set of 3

Pioneer Woman Oval Blue Floral Maize Basket, Set of 3

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Fabric Cube Storage Bin – Threshold™

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Stack, store, and display decor need not be plain, boring, or lacking in decorative oomph.

Household Essentials® Collapsible Storage Boxes with Lids in Orange (Set of 2)

Household Essentials® Collapsible Storage Boxes with Lids in Orange (Set of 2)

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Amazon

Hard Large Orange Gift Box with Lid

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Toadstool ring holder checks the on trend for 2022 box.

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Toadstool Ring Dish

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Duck Trinket Tray

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Vie en Bleu

Small decorative plates, bone dishes, seashells by the seashore all make great jewelry holders.

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Pick them up at discount-home-resale-antiques stores, sites, and garage sales and scatter them about vanity-table-counter tops to holder everything from earrings to bracelets to eyeglass/readers.

The Pioneer Woman Jade Salad Plate

The Pioneer Woman Jade Salad Plate

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Photo by Kathleen Jacobson, The Couture Closet

Gold Lacquered Boxes

Gold Lacquered Boxes

Leigh Chiu Designs closet

Leigh Chiu Designs

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European Grain Pantry Box

 Grain Pantry Box

Modern Mudroom Polypropylene Storage in Orange

Modern Mudroom Polypropylene Storage in Orange

Pack away memories, photos, papers, collectibles, ties, socks, dress shirts, etc…

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Black Memory Box by Simply Tidy™

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Copper & Mocha Woven Kiva Storage Bins

Versatile and affordable, collapsible fabric storage cubes suit your storage needs in an array of sizes and designs.

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Mainstays Collapsible Fabric Cube Storage Bin- Rustic Wood

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Kimberley Harrison Interior Design

Carbon Loft Lochhead Vintage Decorative Suitcase (Set of 3)

Carbon Loft Lochhead Vintage Decorative Suitcase (Set of 3)

Area rugs may not immediately come to mind when considering decorative storage solutions,  but certainly qualify as an excellent choice of prominent décor accent to complement.

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Carson Carrington Ytlings Animal Grey Area Rug

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Fresh Home

Aria 2 Door Modern High Gloss Wardrobe Armoire

Aria 2 Door Modern High Gloss Wardrobe Armoire

Espresso Media Storage

Espresso Media Storage

Dry Oak Wood 18-shelf Standard Bookcase with Adjustable Shelves

Dry Oak Wood 18-shelf Standard Bookcase with Adjustable Shelves

Antique Arts & Crafts Quarter Sawn Oak Glass Front Triple Bookcase, Circa 1900

Antique Arts & Crafts Quarter Sawn Oak Glass Front Triple Bookcase, Circa 1900

 Espresso Wood 4-shelf Barrister Bookcase with Storage

 Espresso Wood 4-shelf Barrister Bookcase with Storage

The Gray Barn Combe Magna Wood China Cabinet in Weathered Barley

The Gray Barn Combe Magna Wood China Cabinet in Weathered Barley

Bountiful Wood and Glass Tall Cabinet - Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee

Wood and Glass Tall Cabinet – Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee

Alternatives open up a world of decorative options.

Silver Trimmed Faux Leather Lockable Square Lined Storage Trunk, End Table on Metal Stand

Silver Trimmed Faux Leather Lockable Square Lined Storage Trunk

Army Canvas Laundry Basket

Army Canvas Laundry Basket

SAFAVIEH Sidonie Dark Natural Rattan Storage Trunk

SAFAVIEH Sidonie Dark Natural Rattan Storage Trunk

Better Homes & Gardens Large Wood and Poly Rattan Cane Weave Storage Crate

Better Homes & Gardens Large Wood and Poly Rattan Cane Weave Storage Crate

Wooden Trunk Blue Trunk

Wooden Trunk Blue Trunk

Industrial in style.

Fabulous in color choice.

These decorative storage solutions report for two for one duty as home décor pieces and smart storage options.

Red Metal 5-shelf Cart Bookcase with Adjustable Shelves

Red Metal 5-shelf Cart Bookcase with Adjustable Shelves

Vintage Churchill Hats Hat Box

Vintage Churchill Hats Hat Box

Mix and mingle your choice of decorative storage solutions throughout the space to broaden the style perimeters and achieve a custom layered effect.

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American Art Decor Large Storage Crate with Wheels

Tall Woven Striped Basket BlackNatural - Threshold™

Tall Woven Striped Basket Black Natural – Threshold™

Wooden Treasure Chest Box for Home Decor, Suitcase Style Storage

Wooden Suitcase Style Storage

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Storage Basket with Lid
Round Wooden Box
Wire Round Basket Copper Handle with Mesh Bottom Pewter  
Large Wire Basket in Gold
Metal Storage Basket
Extra Large Round Wire Decorative Storage Bin with Handles Copper

Mainstays Medium Round Wire Copper Basket - 4 Pack

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Mainstays Medium Round Wire Copper Basket – 4 Pack

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How stinking cute is this mushroom basket!

Mushroom Storage Bin

Mushroom Storage Bin

Round Paper Box - Pillowfort™

Round Paper Box – Pillowfort™

Vintage Style Multi-colored Wood Book-Shaped Storage Boxes, Set of 6

Vintage Style Multi-colored Wood Book-Shaped Storage Boxes, Set of 6

Decorative Basket White - Threshold™

Decorative Basket White – Threshold™

Unique vintage boxes, a spot dish, or Toby mug becomes a handsome alternative to the customary dresser tray as a holder for cuff links, change, keys, phone, jewelry, or sunglasses.

Vintage Italian Florentine-Gilded-Box

Vintage Italian Florentine Gilded Box

Antique Victorian Inlaid Wooden Jewelry Box

Antique Victorian Inlaid Wooden Jewelry Box

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Beefeater Toby Mug Royal Doulton

Items that make one pretty look polished and organized when housed in vintage silver tea set pieces.

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1900s Silver Sugar Bowl Claw Foot Etched Flowers

1900s Silver Sugar Bowl Claw Foot Etched Flowers

Antique Webster & Son silver plated Fancy 2 handle sugar bowl

Antique Webster & Son Silver Plated Fancy 2 Handle Sugar Bowl

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Pinterest

The quickest way to clutter up the top of your desk is to let the mail stack up on it.

Antique Style Vintage Letter Holder

Antique Style Vintage Letter Holder

Not all of us have gone paperless or digital (e.g., bills and magazines).

Marble Vanity Box

Marble Vanity Box

Metal & Faux Leather Mail Sorter TanBrass - Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia

Metal & Faux Leather Mail Sorter TanBrass – Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia

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As much as I love receiving greeting cards through the USPS/snail mail, they do tend to stack up.

Tapered Oval Seagrass Braided Basket Natural - Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee

Oval Seagrass Braided Basket Natural 

Woven baskets, bins, and decorative trays solve the problem, free up valuable desktop space, and look smashing.

Gray Washed Woven Willow Storage Basket

Gray Washed Woven Willow Storage Basket

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Organizing in style doesn’t stop at the desktop.

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Bergdorf Goodman

Open, under, over or behind doors- shelves hold the key to clever storage solution success.

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House & Garden

Vintage Large Wicker Basket with Lid

Vintage Large Wicker Basket with Lid

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Antique Shoppes At 1100 Barksdale

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Vintage pitchers, tins, containers, and crocks make a charming choice of housing for kitchen utensils.

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Steel Cookware Stand w/ 6 Shelves

Steel Cookware Stand w/ 6 Shelves

Once upon a time function and style was an either/or situation.

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Fortunately, designers and retailers got the memo, and the decorative storage solutions in today’s market offer both.

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Waterpipe Metal Wall Decor With Hooks

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M. Parker Design

Wicker Laundry Basket with White Liner

Wicker Laundry Basket with White Liner

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Michael Aram Clothespin Pull

Bonanza Olive 2-Door Metal Locker Storage Cabinet

Bonanza Olive 2-Door Metal Locker Storage Cabinet

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Anchor Hocking Glass Storage Heritage Hill Jar, 1 Gal

Vintage Wire Collapsible Laundry Basket Hamper

Vintage Wire Collapsible Laundry Basket Hamper

GrayNatural Nesting Paper Straw Laundry Baskets with Handles Set of 3

Gray Natural Nesting Paper Straw Laundry Baskets with Handles Set of 3

Giving the Dog a Bone

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Beau, the wonder Shepherd, loves his afternoon treats.

Each afternoon at promptly 3:00 p.m. he appears at the French doors ready for his afternoon snack.

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The Ziploc bag I presently store the box of bones in gets the job done, but isn’t exactly what one would deem stylish storage solutions.

Pet Woven Rattan Bone Toy Basket

DII Bone Dry Small Wicker-Like Bone Shape Storage Basket

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I Wuff You Canister

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Riverside Homes

Towels, keys, leashes, coats, backpacks, messenger bags, purses, jewelry,  scarves, and robes hang in style on decorative wall hooks.

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Lion Wall Hook - GoldLion Wall Hook – Gold

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Decorative storage solutions bring style to the job of getting organized by offering options big on both function and style.

Love your style!

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Valentine’s Day Gifts Game Plan

With love in mind and ample time to order, this Valentine’s Day gifts game plan gets to the heart of the matter.

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Bountiful bouquets of ideas await your gift giving consideration with this Valentine’s Day gifts game plan gift list for your Valentine with love.

14K Yellow Gold Plated 10mm Pearl Heart Pendant Necklace

14K Yellow Gold Plated 10mm Pearl Heart Pendant Necklace

Unique jewelry pieces quickly become treasured keepsakes.

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Versus Versace Goldtone Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch

Versus Versace Goldtone Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch

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Made In India Sterling Silver Rose Quartz And Garnet Earrings

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Eye Candy LA Love, Believe, Hope Triple Bar Pendant Necklace

Genuine White Diamond Sterling Silver Round Bolo Bracelet

Genuine White Diamond Sterling Silver Round Bolo Bracelet

Womens Lab Created Multi Color Sapphire 14K Rose Gold Over Silver Sterling Silver Cocktail

 Lab Created Sapphire 14K Rose Gold Over Silver Sterling Silver Ring

Juvale Antique Heart Shape Jewelry Box with Soft Black Velvet for Rings, Earrings, Necklaces and Bracelets, Silver

Juvale Antique Heart Shape Jewelry Box with Soft Black Velvet

For her

Corner Zip Wristlet With Horse And Carriage

COACH Corner Zip Wristlet With Horse And Carriage

Love and marriage, love and marriage, go together like a horse and carriage.

 Small Town Bucket Bag In Signature Canvas

COACH Small Town Bucket Bag In Signature Canvas

Monet Jewelry Compact Mirror

Monet Jewelry Compact Mirror

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Dahlia & Vines Eau de Parfum Rollerball
Gold Tone Triple Heart Drop Earrings
Floral Bouquet Soap Petals 20 Piece
Coppola Sofia Rosé
Eye Candy LA Love, Believe, Hope Triple Bar Pendant Necklace
goodness & grace Garden Petals 3 Wick Candle
  Heart and Love Jersey T-shirt 
Flex Rose Gold Tone Satin Love Bracelet
Shearling Lined Duck Boots
Michael Kors Gorgeous! EDP
L’Absolu Rouge Valentine’s Edition Hydrating Shaping Lip Color

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Vintage Paris & London Bricks

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Distinctive finds such as this vintage Marilyn Monroe “The Seven Year Itch” McCormick Bourbon Ceramic Decanter found at Everything But The House often become focal point pieces of interest.

Hall Porcelain Clem Harvey Spirits Liquor Bottle

Hall Porcelain Clem Harvey Spirits Liquor Bottle

Keep an eye out for vintage decanters on auction sites and resale shops as they make wonderful gifts as a liquor decanter accessory for the very on trend 2022  home bar, conversation piece, or collectible accent.

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The Inn at Kenmore Hall – One Kings Lane

Dining in is in these days.

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Heat Shaped Picnic Basket

How about a picnic lunch or home cooked romantic dinner planned, prepped, and prepared for two served on the porch, al fresco under a tree in the yard, on the patio or balcony, or inside by the fire built for two?

The Pioneer Woman Timeless Beauty Enamel on Cast Iron 3-Quart Dutch Oven, Pink

The Pioneer Woman Timeless Beauty Cast Iron 3-Quart Dutch Oven, Pink

Dear Cupid,

Please present to me this pretty in pink Dutch oven.

Thank you, and Happy Valentine’s Day,

Darleen

Emile Henry French Ceramic Ruffled Heart Dish

Emile Henry French Ceramic Ruffled Heart Dish

Nathalie Lete Charmante Dinner Plate

Nathalie Lete Charmante Dinner Plate

Perfect for serving sweets to the sweet, a vintage hand-painted plate makes a beautiful keepsake after dinner present as well.

Simply gorgeous.

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Vintage Hand Painted Plate

Options grant the giver leeway to reinterpret and build upon traditional Valentine’s Day favorites.

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Black Square Flower Box with Decorative Rope Set of 3

Decorative boxes and vases enhance the presentation as well as complement floral bouquets purchased from your local grocery store floral department.

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Emma and Edward Altered Art Portraits

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Emma and Edward Altered Art Portraits

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A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose~

LEGO Flower Bouquet Building Kit 10280

LEGO Flower Bouquet Building Kit

Rose wines

As always, please drink responsibly

I us gifts aim cupid’s arrow right at the heart of the matter. 

Custom couple portrait

Custom Couple Portrait

Love Poems for Married People by John Kenney (Hardcover)

Love Poems for Married People by John Kenney (Hardcover)

i love us throw pillow

I Love Us Throw Pillow

Sacred Heart, Milagro Heart, Large Gold Heart Box, Catholic Heart, Prayer Box

Sacred Heart, Rhinestone M, Heart Milagro

Large Gold Heart Shaped Milagro Box
Sacred Heart, Rhinestone M, Heart Milagro

Hers

Stoneware French Mug Set - Threshold

Stoneware French Mug Set – Threshold™

His

Stoneware Best Person Ever Color Splash Mug - Threshold

Stoneware Best Person Ever Color Splash Mug – Threshold™

Us

Disney Mickey and Minnie Mouse™ Mug

Disney Mickey and Minnie Mouse™ Mug

Community Coffee hits the java jackpot just in time for Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras coffee talk times.

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Say it with a decorative throw pillow, slides, chocolates and music.

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Te Amo Heart Pillow

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Rae Dunn Love Slides

Russell Stover Assorted I Love You Milk and Dark Chocolates

Overture

Set your Valentine’s Day night to music.

Harry D. Koenig 4-pc. Gold-Plated Shave Set for Men

Harry D. Koenig 4-pc. Gold-Plated Shave Set for Men

Good clean fun.

RAE DUNN 8oz Love You Bar Soap

RAE DUNN 8oz Love You/XOXO Hand & Body Bar Soap

Men's 2-Pc. Polo Red Eau de Parfum Gift Set

Men’s 2-Pc. Polo Red Eau de Parfum Gift Set

Dublin Red Coasters

Dublin Red Coasters

Unique accents and accessories for home or office make a lasting impression and style statement.

Chloe-Tiffany-Style-Mission-Design-2-1-light-Blackish-Bronze-Table-Lamp

Chloe Tiffany Style Mission Design Blackish/Bronze Table Lamp

Thuya Burl Hinged Box

Thuya Burl Hinged Box

Metal & Faux Leather Mail Sorter TanBrass - Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia

Metal & Faux Leather Mail Sorter Tan/Brass – Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia

Grey 3-Wick Soy Candle

Grey 3-Wick Soy Candle

HomArt Large Decorative Cigar Matches

HomArt Large Decorative Cigar Matches

Working with a theme gives you a good base to begin with.

These NASA themed socks send an I love you to the moon and back message.

Mens 2 Pair Crew Socks

Mens 2 Pair Crew Socks

I Love You to the Moon and Back by Amelia Hepworth (Board Book)

I Love You to the Moon and Back by Amelia Hepworth (Board Book)

JFK full portrait stretched canvas

John F. Kennedy Full Portrait on Canvas

The Atlas of Bourbon and American Whiskey - by Eric Zandona (Hardcover)

The Atlas of Bourbon and American Whiskey – by Eric Zandona (Hardcover)

Perhaps not his idea of a slinky little something, but this blast from the past goodie made a big splash in the Christmas stockings of the men of Places In The Home.

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The Original Slinky Walking Spring Toy, Metal Slinky

Another Christmas to Valentine’s Day gift idea is this Lodge Cast Iron Buffalo Nickel Skillet paired with Texas brand mixes, sauces and ribeye steaks.

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Lodge 10.25″ Cast Iron Buffalo Nickel Skillet

Our nephew, the loyal Texan who was the gift recipient, declared it a Texas-sized hit!

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Included is packages of Texas style cornbread mixes, hot sauces and seasonings, and two Texas sized beef ribeye steaks.

Collapsible Fabric Cube Storage Bin

Wrap it up in a collapsible fabric cube storage bin and embellish accordingly.

Valentine's Day gift for him embellishments

Antique style skeleton keys are a great for him gift wrap embellishment; one that says you have the key to my heart in true Valentine’s Day fashion.

Maud Borup Falling Fore You Valentine's Day White Chocolate Golf Balls - 2.1oz

Maud Borup Falling Fore You Valentine’s Day White Chocolate Golf Balls – 2.1oz

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and I hope this Valentine’s Day gifts game plan proves helpful in your pursuit of the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.

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Trend Report 2022

Let’s begin the new year with the Places In The Home Trend Report 2022- a window into what interior design and decor trends will be the cat’s pajamas in the months to come.

Trend Report 2022

What’s on trend is what appeals to your gorgeous sense of style is my motto, but I do enjoy studying the inside scoop of the trend report forecast.

Snowy Morning by Andrew Wyeth (1947)

Winter has come to call, and cozy answers back nestle in and stay awhile.

Freshening up your core decorating style for a long winter’s nap, the slow pace associated with this baby, it’s cold outside time of year, further puts style to sight.

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Better Homes & Gardens – Stacy Zarin Goldberg Photography LLC

Rooted in  creating an atmosphere of warmth with a cozy and comfortable winter ambiance, lusciously thick throws, candles filling house and home with warmth, flicker and fragrance, and layers and levels of lighting build and balance the gray doldrums associated with wintertime.

Texture

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Mallory Mathison Design

Texture is beneficial to tactile and visual appeal.

Color absorbs light and distributes the warms and cools throughout a space.

Texture exudes warmth and invites cozy to the party.

Woven.

Sisal.

Plush.

Bouclé.

Furniture, fabric, upholstery, shades, rugs, throw pillows- texture will be big in 2022.

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Better Homes & Gardens – Photography by Annie Schlechter

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

California Chic

Bring home the sophisticated California chic instantly identifiable by its brilliant color plays, effortless charm, and cool west coast vibes.

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Luxe Interiors + Design – Photography by Brantley Photography

Sloan Adjustable 8-Light Iron Sputnik Chandelier in Brass Finish

Sloan Adjustable 8-Light Iron Sputnik Chandelier in Brass Finish

Roadhouse Saddle Leather Chair

Roadhouse Saddle Leather Chair

French Oak Rincon Engineered Hardwood Flooring

French Oak Rincon Engineered Hardwood Flooring

California chic meets curves meets antiques equates to implementing three decorating classics into one visually impressive space.

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Architectural Digest

Design by Nature

Sustainability is in style, natural lighting promotes a calming environment, and going green works beautifully with natural elements and color palettes.

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Chango & Co. 

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Southern Living – Photography by Laurey W. Glenn

Travertine

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House & Garden – Photo by Richard Powers

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Have it, love it.

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Antiques

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Veranda- Photo by Matthew Millman

Antiques once again make the list.

Timeless in presence and provenance, antique pieces lend a quality to most design styles as a lone focal point accent or anchor style of the space.

Antique pieces play the room beautifully as well as complementing other design styles.

Provenance tells the story of premier craftmanship and sustainability while finishes and details create visual interest.

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Better Homes & Gardens – Photo by John Bessler

As far as I’m concerned the addition of an antique piece or two to your design and decor is always on trend.

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Maison MxM – Photography by Daniel Johnson

Curves

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House & Garden- Photo by Michael Sinclair 

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Dwell – Photo by Gieves Anderson

Swedish designer Ebba Thott’s choice of an antique art deco mahogany haberdashery counter adds statement piece quality and contrast value.

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House & Garden – Photo by Paul Massey

Curved shapes evoke Art Deco inspired styles incorporating the Art Deco trend.

Tiled Margot Monogram Mug

Tiled Margot Monogram Mug

The thing is you don’t need to flood the zone with a style your curious about trying out.

Sample the style while achieving the look through small accents demonstrating big details.

Let’s Talk Color

Gasalier Light

deVOL Kitchens

Warm.

Earthy.

Dramatic.

Color is served in a big and colorful way in the 2022 kitchen, and according to the experts at Domino, pink is the hot cabinet color topping the trend report 2022.

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Glidden Premium Paint
Brandy Snaps  ||  Tawny Mushroom  ||  Mesa Pink
Sunstone  || Parfait  || Earth Rose

Again, you don’t need to flood the zone with a style your curious about trying out.

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Stoneware Knob

Introduce color with a hardware redo.

The result is almost instant, and the beautiful part about cabinet hardware is you can find it in great styles and good prices making it an affordable update option.

Pantone Color of the Year 2022 is Very Peri deemed a periwinkle shade of blue.

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Veranda – Photo by Victoria Pearson

This is my idea of winter blues, and a lovely hue to design and decorate, accent and accessorize to.

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Patterned Glass Vase

Make Room for Mushrooms

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Must Love Herbs

Woodland whimsical is the term I assign to the still on trend must love mushrooms happening.

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From dining table to side table, mushroom madness makes the trend report 2022.

Mushroom Art Plates

Mushroom Art Plates

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Glidden Sauteed Mushroom

Perfect accent option for wading into the Deco and mushroom trend.

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Nourison 17″ Modern Mushroom Iron Metal Table Lamp

Grows on you, doesn’t it?

Hixon Handcrafted Modern Mushroom Side Table

Home Bars

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Ashley Montgomery Design

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Style Me Pretty – Photography by HomeGoods/Reid Rolls

Be it cart, accent cabinet, shelf, table or countertop, a well-appointed home bar hospitality station serves distinctive style and personality.

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House Beautiful – Photography by Brian Doben

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Southern Living – Photography by Laurey W. Glenn

1970s Style

Being a child of this swingin’ decade finds me appreciating the design trends of the day that captured the eye of decoristas and fashionistas alike.

Everything old is new again to some extent, so why not approach this trend with whimsical fancy?

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Well, what do you think about these trend report 2022 projections?

A mad dash to home decor sources of choice is not exactly my new year, new style first priority, opting instead to first take an inventory of the accents and accessories presently in stock at Places In The Home and editing from within.

Believe me when I tell you how visually appealing and decoratively surprising the result is with one or more edits and placement adjustments.

Affordable, sustainable, and a fantastic way to spend a winter afternoon indoors.

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Truer words, Mr. Morris.

Beauty is in the eye and the personal design style of the beholder, never failing to be on trend.

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Merry Christmas 2021

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God grant you lightness in your step,

A smile on every face you meet,

Loved ones gathered at your hearth,

And at your door, good friends to greet

A holy hymn upon your lips,

A window candle burning bright

And may the Good Lord bless your heart

And come to dwell here Christmas night.

—Irish Christmas Blessing

From our house and hearts to yours, Dave the Builder and I wish you a very Merry Christmas 2021 filled with everlasting joy, peace, splendor, and love.

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Christmas Season 2021

The pace for Christmas season 2021 is set to slow in order to savor the season, embrace the true meaning of it all, and cherish the memories old and new that rush my mind and heart.

Christmas season 2021 Pretty At The Holidays highlights a collection of gorgeous images featuring scenes of the season guaranteed to inspire and impress.

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John Loecke & Jason Oliver Nixon – Photo Hector Manuel Sanchez
Styling by Kendra Surface – Southern Living Magazine

“Freshly cut Christmas trees smelling of stars and snow and pine resin—
inhale deeply and fill your soul with wintry night.”
—John J. Geddes

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House & Garden – Photo by Mark Fox

“The rooms were very still while the pages were softly turned and the winter sunshine crept in to touch the bright heads and serious
faces with a Christmas greeting.”
—Louisa May Alcott

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“Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it
by giving the light of love to those who need it most.”
—Ruth Carter Stapleton

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“We count down the days, just to experience it nearly
exactly as we always have.
It is so comfortable, familiar and perfectly nostalgic
that, frankly, we have no desire to improve upon it at all.”
— Joanna Gaines

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Kitchen Ghosts

“Christmas magic is silent.
You don’t hear it—you feel it.
You know it. You believe it.”
— Kevin Alan Milne

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House Beautiful – Photo by Gordon Beall

“Some Christmas tree ornaments do more than glitter and glow, they represent a gift of love given a long time ago.”
—Tom Baker

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“Christmas is a piece of one’s home that one carries in one’s heart.”
— Freya Stark

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Victoria Magazine

“As long as we know in our hearts
what Christmas ought to be, Christmas is.”
– Eric Sevareid

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Victoria Magazine

“Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind; Teach us to be patient and always to be kind.”
— Helen Steiner Rice

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“Let us keep Christmas beautiful without a thought of greed.”
—Ann Garnett Schultz

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“Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth sweetening every taste bud, making you wish it could last forever.”
— Richelle E. Goodrich

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Retro Christmas Tree Cake

“May your hearth be warm, your holidays grand, and your heart
held gently in the good Lord’s hand.”
— Unknown

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“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold,
everything is softer and more beautiful.”
— Norman Vincent Peale

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Festive anticipation is super setting in as Christmas week draws closer, and I fa la la la love it!

Flights carrying loved ones begin to arrive, Dave the Builder is patiently awaiting a pan of Fantasy Fudge brimming with chopped walnuts, and as much as I would love a visiting elf to grant me the pleasure of wrapping all the gifts for me, that’s one Christmas miracle I’m pretty sure is not going to happen.

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Holiday happenings, tasks, and undertakings can bring immense joy, however, the holiday hustle an bustle can be quite overwhelming at times.

Balance is a key component of design and decorating, life, and essential at this the most wonderful time of the year.

I’ve adopted a slow the pace, win the race attitude towards Christmas season 2021, seeing the beauty and the meaning of the season through a different lens.

Years of holiday decorating, open houses, and professional retail antiques and design business services brought joy, but I noticed by the second week of December I lost all interest in the holidays.  Can you say oversaturation?

For this reason, I keep my holiday social media postings light as well as my blogging in order to experience the joy rather than looking up and it being all over.

Remember this, my dear friends; the Christmas season is short at best. Treat yourself while treating others to the joy, the beauty, the goodies, and the glory of this beautiful season.

Merry Christmas, dear ones.

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Deck The Halls Holiday Gift Guide 2021

Happy Holidays, readers and friends!  On that note, may I present the annual Places In The Home Deck the Halls Holiday Gift Guide 2021.

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Taking all things house that make a home into consideration and mixing in gifts for her and for him, this year’s gift guide is a balance of personal style finds and home decor accents and accessories for the decorista minded all I want for Christmas list.

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Martha Stewart – Hannah Hudson Photography

Color plays a vital role in our taste preferences, and traditional holiday color choices play beautiful with fabulous new to the palette tones and hues thrown in for good and splendid measure.

Sounds beautiful to me!

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Wrap up a home for the holidays and beyond treasure in traditional holiday colors, add a splash of focal brilliance, neatly top and trim in velvet ribbon and bows, and prepare to delight and impress.

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Let’s holiday gift guide 2021, shall we?

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Vintage Chandelier Light Fixture Farmhouse Crystal Ceiling Light – Rustic

I have the same philosophy about statement chandeliers that I do about wearing makeup- stand out for all the right reasons.

Be noticeable, but not garish.

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19th Century French Carved and Painted Buffet with Carved Roses

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Amelie Wall Mirror in Gold

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Freshly decked out for the holidays in green and gold.

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My attraction to center door knob placement is traced back to the front doors of the apartment in the beloved television series Family Affair.

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6ft. Tall Double Sided Fancy Door Panel Canvas Room Divider

Jenna 31 in. Dark Red Stacked Ball Table Lamp with Off-White Shade (Set of 2)

Jenna 31 in. Dark Red Stacked Ball Table Lamp with Off-White Shade (Set of 2)

2021 Christmas with Southern Living Inspired Ideas for Holiday Cooking & Decorating

2021 Christmas with Southern Living Inspired Ideas for Holiday Cooking & Decorating

Hershey’s Kiss= the holidays.

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Candy Dish, Red Hershey’s Kiss Box

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Williams-Sonoma Peppermint Bark Sampler

Stunning!

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Carrie Underwood – My Gift (Target Exclusive, Vinyl)

Holiday for Her:

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Nathalie Lete Charmante Dinner Plate
Godinger Red Salt & Pepper Shakers
Pinecone Cut Decanter
Plaid Smoking Loafers
Michael Kors Watch
Santa Socks
Faux Fur Pom Pom Hat
BEARPAW® Suede Sheepskin Pom Pom Boot
Voluspa Japonica Goji Tarocco Orange Large Embossed Glass Candle
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Lipstick Balm

Holiday for Him:

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Kikkerland Tabletop Bowling Table Game
Designworks Ink On the Rocks Glass
Cotton Truck and Tree Sweater
Mens Quilted Puffer Jacket
Deer Stags® Plaid Nordic Clog
Duke Cannon Supply Co. Frothy the Beer Man Gift Set – 3pk
Andes Creme de Menthe & Peppermint Crunch Thins Gift Box
Dopp Kit
Sony Portable Bluetooth Speaker Waterproof

Crosley-Faux Leather Cruiser Deluxe Ostrich Bluetooth Record Player

Crosley Faux Leather Cruiser Deluxe Ostrich Bluetooth Record Player

Safari Shaped Foil Puzzle

Jonathan Adler Safari Shaped Foil Puzzle

Antique Gold Hare Table Lamp With Green Velvet Shade

Nakisha Velvet Square Bean Bag Ottoman by Christopher Knight Home

Nakisha Velvet Square Bean Bag Ottoman by Christopher Knight Home

Our Canadian snowbird has flown home (well, to Texas) for the winter and beyond which means new digs to furnish.

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Let’s Play Boxed Notecards

Sourcing items to share with you all often benefits members of the family as is the case with this Cherokee Strawberry Blush Stonewash Printed Cotton Accent Rug.

Cherokee Strawberry Blush 4 ft. x 6 ft. Stonewash Printed Cotton Accent Rug by French Connection

Cherokee Strawberry Blush Stonewash Printed Cotton Accent Rug

Affordability aligns with need, color, pattern and texture, and in the cart it goes.

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Most Wonderful Time by PI Holiday Collection – Decorative Throw Pillow

What would the Places In The Home Holiday Gift Guide 2021 be without that touch of pink.

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10″ Glass, Resin LED Sweet Dreams Globe

Pink Faux Fur Poncho

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Inspiration is everywhere,  and I love the Pinterest show and tell.

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Gifts For The Deck The Halls Decorista is a holiday gift guide 2021 visual showcase for holiday gift ideas for the Deck the Halls Decorista.

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Animal Instincts Black And White Mate Poster Print by Jace Grey

FYI:

According to a survey conducted by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics, holiday shoppers are planning to spend $977.73 on holiday gifts and non-gift purchases with an emphasis on gifts for family and friends and food or décor purchases.

What say you?

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Leopard-Print Glitter Clutch

Click here to head over to the complete Pinterest Gifts For The Deck The Halls Decorista board where you can check out my fabulous and festive finds of the season and resource information.

You can also shop the sidebar full of holidays into winter season selections.

Merry shopping!

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Fetching Friday: December Wonderland

Today’s Fetching Friday finds us in the holiday spirit scrolling in a December Wonderland.

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The twelfth month of the calendar year ushers in season’s greetings, snow dusted scenes, and visions of seasonal beauty dancing in a December wonderland.

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Rachel Parcell – Pinterest

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French Toast Christmas Tree

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House & Garden – Photo by Paul Massey

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“Kindness is like snow.
It beautifies everything it covers.”

—Kahlil Gibran

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Classy Girls Wear Pearls

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Southern Home Magazine

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Wallpaper Cave

Yes, Virginia, it is the most wonderful time of the year in a December wonderland.

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