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~

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LEGO Flower Bouquet Building Kit

Rose wines

As always, please drink responsibly

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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.

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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)

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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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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.

19th Century French Carved and Painted Buffet with Carved Roses

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.

Candy Dish, Red Hershey's Kiss Box

Candy Dish, Red Hershey’s Kiss Box

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Williams-Sonoma Peppermint Bark Sampler

Stunning!

Carrie Underwood - My Gift (Target Exclusive, Vinyl)

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.

Let's Play Boxed Notecards

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.

Animal Instincts Black And White Mate Poster Print by Jace Grey

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?

Leopard-Print Glitter Clutch

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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Mother’s Day Gift Giving Ideas

As May approaches Mother’s Day gift giving ideas come to mind.

Mother's Day gift giving ideas

Rose Stepstone Dark Walnut

Rose Stepstone Dark Walnut

Delicate.

Delightful.

Distinctive.

The Pioneer Woman Floral Nonstick Cast Cakelet Pan

The Pioneer Woman Floral Nonstick Cast Cakelet Pan

Flowers and a mother’s love share a common thread.

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Patterned Satin Scarf in Cream Floral

Inspiration for this post begins with The Art of Flowers from the editors of Victoria Magazine.

Victoria: The Art of Flowers (Hardcover)

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Victoria: The Art of Flowers (Hardcover)

4oz Glass Jar 3-Wick Mom Candle - Opalhouse™

4oz Glass Jar 3-Wick Mom Candle – Opalhouse™

Winky Lux Cheeky Rose Blush

Winky Lux Cheeky Rose Blush

Gorgeous carries through from garden to table.

House and Garden Indoor Outdoor Hydrangea Bouquet Tablecloth

House & Garden Indoor/Outdoor Hydrangea Print Tablecloth

Petal Fiber Flower-Shaped Placemat

Petal Fiber Flower-Shaped Placemat

quilted blue and white flower coasters

Rose Coasters in Classic Blue and White

April showers bring this May flowers canvas art print perfect for a lasting Mother’s Day gift.

Painted Potted Flowers Canvas Art Print

Painted Potted Flowers Canvas Art Print

Dearfoams Women's Reba Mama Bear Clog Slippers

Dearfoams Women’s Reba Mama Bear Clog Slippers

NEST New York Mini Perfume Oil Set

NEST New York Mini Perfume Oil Set

Rifle Paper Co. Garden Party Recipe Box

Rifle Paper Co. Garden Party Recipe Box

Nordicware Wildflower Loaf Pan

Nordicware Wildflower Loaf Pan

Simple yet stylish, the very cute and affordable Women’s Backless Printed Loose Strap Dress wears well for a spring or summer day out and about.

Women's Backless Printed Loose Strap Dress

Women’s Backless Printed Loose Strap Dress

lonna & lilly Gold-Tone Pavé, Mother-of-Pearl & Leather Flower 26" Adjustable Necklace

lonna & lilly Gold-Tone Pavé, Mother-of-Pearl & Leather Necklace

Absolutely gorgeous accurately describes these Nicola Bathie Austen earrings.

Nicola Bathie Austen Earrings

Nicola Bathie Austen Earrings

Once a theme is established, the ideas begin to flow.

I hope one or more of these Mother’s Day gift giving ideas results in a gift she will love.

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Deck the Halls Decorista Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday gift guide inspiration kicks off this second week of December.

With the shopping and shipping days left until Christmas growing ever closer, The Places In The Home Gifts for the Deck the Halls Decorista holiday gift guide is primed and ready to lend an idea or two for your deck the halls gift giving needs.

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We’ve got a wide range of gift ideas for the halls, entryways, bedrooms, home offices, nooks, places and spaces that make up house and home. Santas-route-ornament

Let’s begin with the gift of home as in a hand drawn house sketch of your home sweet home.

Folks, Dave and I did this for my brother and my parents several Christmases ago and it was a huge holiday gift hit.

The local artist also created custom notecards from the images based on the photo shoot(s) of their homes. front door hand drawn custom house portrait

Hand Drawn Original House Sketch

Face it, this silhouette pillow is a stunner.

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Silhouette Pillow

Collecting vintage portrait paintings is my new decorative accessory passion.

Unknown subjects in the beginning become familiar family members over time, adding a sense of curated intrigue to your decor.

Vintage Mid-Century Portrait of Blond Young Girl Signed Painting

Vintage Mid-Century Portrait of Blond Young Girl Signed Painting

File this next holiday gift guide suggestion under S for stunning.

Hand Carved Wood Chairs

Hand Carved Wood Chairs

This set of hand carved wood chairs is this decorista’s dream Christmas gift.

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Josh Young Design

James Dean The Rebel Urban Poster Print

James Dean The Rebel Urban Poster Print

Ruffled chenille pillow shams is always an appropriate gift giving theme to go with.

Pure Linen duvet cover 'Diane' with ruffles and ties

Pure Linen Duvet Cover ‘Diane’ with Ruffles and Ties

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Flower Magazine | Styling by Margaret Zainey Roux
Photography by Sara Essex Bradley | Interior design by Alix Rico

French Louis XVI Style Gilt Painted Trumeau

French Louis XVI Style Gilt Painted Trumeau

Music-Themed Trumeau MirrorMusic-Themed Trumeau Mirror

During these strange and Covid-19 times, cozy at home is the mantra many of us are comfortably living with.

Luxe Embossed Micro Mink Twin Faux Fur Blanket

Luxe Embossed Micro Mink Twin Faux Fur Blanket

Winter cold and holiday stress play heck with our skin.

Pamper yourself with a holiday-at-home spa treatment of sorts with the Estee Lauder Life & Glow Skincare Gift Set.

I personally use all these products, and absolutely love the performance and scent of the entire Resilience Multi-Effect product line- aroma therapy, if you will.

Christmas is the holiday for the senses.

We see, touch, hear, taste, and smell the beauty, love, joy, excitement, c’est si bon, and scents that nudge a cherished memory from Christmas past as well as serving as the catalyst for new experiences sure to become traditions.

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Estee Lauder 4-Pc. Lift & Glow Skincare Gift Set

Wrapping holiday gifts to rival artistic perfection is simpler than you think.

Deviate from the traditional with colors, textures, and patterns suited to the theme of the gift(s), giver(s), and/or recipient(s).

Striking in both color and pattern, this toile nursery rhyme gift wrapping paper makes a lovely presentation.

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Toile Nursery Rhyme Reversible Gift Wrapping Paper

Add embellishments such as fresh greenery, velvet or silk ribbon, and top it off with a chic ornament and you are good to go.

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State-themed gifts give home for the holidays a whole new meaning.

High Chancellor Crocwell portrait Serving Tray

High Chancellor Crocwell Portrait Serving Tray

Audubon on Louisiana - by Ben Forkner (Hardcover)

Audubon on Louisiana – by Ben Forkner (Hardcover)

Well-appointed accessories used in the busy blogging- working-working from home-creating-planning-scheduling-balancing act lives we lead need not be plain, boring or ugly.

Music and a stylish bluetooth speaker to stream it through is a necessary tool of the blogging trade.

JBL - GO 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Gold

JBL – GO 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker – Gold

Gift the on-the-go decorista with this hot or cold beverage Spode Blue Italian Travel Mug.

Spode Blue Italian travel mug

Spode’s Blue Italian features a detailed Italian countryside scene with an 18th century Imari Oriental border.

Classic and gorgeous wrapped up in one lovely gift.

Ceramic Vase

Ceramic Vase

Desk accessories unique in form and presence serve as a catchall and catch the eye accent.

Victoria+Bookends

Victoria Bookends

Raemon+Scroll+Bookend Raemon Scroll Bookend

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Home Sweet Maison: The French Art of Making a Home
by Danielle Postel-Vinay

Disco Cube Cocktails - by Leslie Kirchhoff

Disco Cube Cocktails – by Leslie Kirchhoff

Pattern on parade best describes these next gift guide recommendations.

Leopard - by Hilary Alexander (Hardcover)

Leopard – by Hilary Alexander (Hardcover)

Leopard and zebra and cheetah, oh my!

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Lana’s Shop S/10 Zebra Note Cards

Gold Leopard Glam Table Lamp - (Set of 2 )

Gold Leopard Glam Table Lamp – (Set of 2 )

Erin Gates by Momeni Acadia Animal Print Faux Hide Area Rug

Erin Gates by Momeni Acadia Animal Print Faux Hide Area Rug

Bringing this fashionista meets decorista favorite out of media retirement seems stylishly appropriate for the holidays.

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Traditional holiday parties may be out of vogue this holiday season, but I say seize the holiday moment, dress up in sparkle and shine finery, and throw a ’tis the season soiree for you and yours at chez moi.

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Tulle Skirt

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  Faux Fur Collar Wrap Stole

Big Letter Necklace by Caitlyn Minimalist

Big Letter Necklace by Caitlyn Minimalist

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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Mother’s Day Celebration Ideas

With the closings, limitations, concerns, and interruptions in the normal Mother’s Day celebration ideas and retail shopping routine, Mother’s Day will be somewhat different this year, and that’s not a bad thing.

Necessity is the mother of invention.

Curbside pick-up is a helpful, healthier, and convenient option (don’t spread the germs, but spread the tip love to our hero clerks) for these Mother’s Day celebration ideas gifts and ingredients.

Mother's Day celebration ideas

Going out to eat at a restaurant is out for this year, so we’re considering hosting a picnic complete with social distancing etiquette.

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Warmer afternoons and sunny May days invite a picnic to the list of Mother’s Day celebration ideas.

Besides, a picnic spread gives me the perfect gift idea.

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Better Homes & Gardens Hannalore Quilt

One can never have enough romantic floral quilts in soft tones and shades of pink and green reminiscent of an English garden.

The Better Homes & Gardens Hannalore Quilt from Walmart is picnic perfect for a Mother’s Day spread and a lovely from me to you picnic parting gift.

Plastic Dinner Plate - Room Essentials™

Plastic Dinner Plate – Room Essentials™

Included in our picnic basket is a set of plastic dinner plates and gingham check napkins.

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DII Pink & White Reversible Gingham Check Napkin Set, 4 Pieces

Melamine is outdoor entertaining friendly, and offers an array of color and pattern choices.

Lenox® Butterfly Meadow® Melamine Small Butterfly Trays (Set of 2)Lenox® Butterfly Meadow® Melamine Small Butterfly Trays (Set of 2)

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Inspired by the hibiscus plant my brother recently gifted me, I’ll be serving  hibiscus peach tea with fresh lemon slices and fresh mint.

Pure Leaf Peach Hibiscus Herbal Tea

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If you’re looking for an impressive taste of spring dish for a Mother’s Day brunch, lunch, snack or supper, Strawberry Watermelon Chicken Salad served with a light homemade basil dressing from Sandy aka Reluctant Entertainer is a standout dish.

Click HERE to get her divine recipe.

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Bacon and Cheddar Grits Quiche is the best of Southern light fare, or at least our idea of it.

Bacon and Cheddar Grits Quiche

Ingredients

6 thick bacon slices

2 ¼ cups milk

2 tablespoons butter

½ cup uncooked stone-ground grits

2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided

1 teaspoon black pepper, divided

2 ½ cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided

6 large eggs

2 ½ cups half-and-half

1 cup heavy cream

1/3 cup sliced green onions

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°.  Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon; drain and crumble.  Transfer 2 tsp. bacon drippings to a saucepan.

Bring drippings, milk, and butter to a boil over medium heat. Gradually whisk in grits, 1 tsp. salt, and ½ tsp. pepper; cook, whisking constantly, 15 minutes or until very thick. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes. Stir in 1 cup cheese; let stand 10 minutes.  Stir in 1 egg; spread in a 9-inch springform pan coated with cooking spray.

Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until set and browned. Sprinkle remaining 1 ½ cups cheese over warm grits, spreading to edges.  Let stand 15 minutes.

Reduce oven temperature to 325°.  Combine half-and-half, cream, onions, and remaining 5 eggs, 1 tsp. salt, and ½ tsp. pepper.  Pour over grits; sprinkle with crumbled bacon.  Place pan on a foil-lined baking sheet.

Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until lightly browned and just set. Let stand 20 minutes.  Run a sharp knife around edges of quiche; remove sides of pan.

-Southern Living

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Dave the Builder presented me with a bouquet of garden gardenias picked on his late evening walk around the grounds of Places In The Home (the backyard).

His Mother’s Day celebration ideas gesture is a gift to the senses.

Vintage pitchers and crystal rose bowls full of fresh cut gardenias make a pretty sight, and the intoxicating scent floats throughout the entire house.

Majestic Gifts Inc. Hand Cut and Mouth Blown Crystal Rose Bowl

I am so pleased with the look created with this arrangement of peonies from the Kroger floral department (included in our pick-up grocery order) paired with a variety of fresh cuttings that I’m adding it to my Mother’s Day celebration ideas portfolio.

The cost is minimal, the effort simple, and the finished result a visual gift to the eye.

I’m excited to try this Rose and Lemon Layer Cake recipe from Victoria Magazine made with lemon curd, lemon zest, and rose water.

With the help of a pastry bag fitted with a large fluted tip, oodles of delicate rose frosting rosettes complete this dessert stunner.

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Creative Mother’s Day celebration ideas show love and gratefulness in ways beyond retail.

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At The Holiday Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

Santa’s elves are working diligently to give last minute Christmas gift ideas inspiration to those of us who invariably feel the need to pick up one or two more little things for that special someone on our Christmas gift giving list.

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Zip-Top Wristlet For Women

All that glitters is a winter glam gift idea.

This super on-trend glitter wristlet from Old Navy is a great gift option for the holiday of it all as well as winter fetes and Mardi Gras gatherings.

I know this firsthand from the “I love it” reaction our daughter-in-law had when she found one in her stocking when they visited last week.

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Target order pickup is a life saver during these hectic holiday times, especially when the son and daughter-in-law volunteer to go on a Target run.

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As I flipped through the pages of last week’s weekly ad, this stocking mug caught my eye.

It’s got pencil, pen, and whatnot holder for my desk written all over it.

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Art is the gift you can’t go wrong with.

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Josh Young – Domino

James Dean canvas print

James Dean Print by Phil Stern

An encore from Josh Young Design House.

Emma in blush framed

Emma in blushEmma in Blush

Leopard love this haircalf tray with leopard print from TJ Marshall’s (what I call it when the item can be found at both outlets).

Haircalf Tray With Leopard PrintHaircalf Tray With Leopard Print

There’s nothing cheesy about spending the night in with delicious bites served in style with a side of all things cheesy trivia.

the big cheesy night in

Big Cheesy Night In Game

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Dave the Builder’s idea of Christmas lights.

18-Volt ONE+ Lithium-Ion Cordless LED Light

18-Volt ONE+ Lithium-Ion Cordless LED Light

Cookbooks, spices, sauces, and grilling kits are my last minute Christmas gift ideas go-to for the host, hostess, him, and/or her.

The Southerner's Cookbook: Recipes, Wisdom, and StoriesThe Southerner’s Cookbook: Recipes, Wisdom, and Stories

last minute Christmas gift ideas

Jim Beam Grilling Essentials

Color, texture, and pattern for the holidays.

JBL Clip 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Carabiner - CamoJBL Clip 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Carabiner – Camo

We’ve already had our big Christmas when the Canadian snowbirds were home, so I’m hitting the reset button for the second round of celebrating the most wonderful time of the year.

With all there is to do in these last few days before the big day, last minute Christmas gift ideas come in holiday handy.

I don’t want to rush, forget, or overlook the season and all its fabulous traditions, which can be easy to do if you don’t take a moment or two to take it all in.

Classic, old, and vintage Christmas songs on YouTube are keeping me company as I source and sip Christmas cider (apple cider or juice and red hots warmed on the stove until the red hots melt).

Now for a blast from Christmas past.

I found this Kmart in-store Christmas music from 1974 video on YouTube and to say it brings back holiday shopping to merry Muzak memories is an understatement.

Happy holiday shopping.

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In Holiday Style Hostess Gifts

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m ready to get the holiday style hostess gifts party started.

My here a list there a list, everywhere a list- list approach to holiday shopping and gifting is resulting in shopping carts brimming with goodies for home and hostess.

holiday style hostess gifts

shopping cart

Sharing the finds on my holiday style hostess gifts list and moodboard (yes, I mock up gift boards) with Mama Places In The Home proved a source of match game inspiration and direction.

The combination of matching gift with garb another is my decked out and dressed up holiday thing.

I’m a firm believer in head to toe house to home style, and in this season of gathering and gifting I like to give items that hit the holiday hostess style high note.

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Hostess gift etiquette works off the theory of appreciation.

The hostess/host strives to make every detail of the gathering perfect and memorable, and here’s where party guest gratitude comes in.

Your token of appreciation doesn’t need to be extravagant or expensive to be thoughtful and stylish.

josh-young-holiday-decorating-tips-domino

Josh Young – Domino

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

glass cheetah ornamentsGlass Animal Print Ornaments

Safavieh Handmade Soho Yamina Leopard N.Z. Wool Rug

Safavieh Handmade Soho Yamina Leopard N.Z. Wool Rug – 2′ x 3′

animal print upholstered chairs Christmas foyer

Victoria Magazine

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Embroidered Panther Tartan Pillow Cover, Red Stewart

Merrylife Sherpa Throw Blanket Plush Fleece Comfort Soft Home Decorative Couch Blankets Travel Use CheetahMerrylife Sherpa Throw Blanket 

‘Tis the season for hosting and attending holiday celebrations, and that means dressing for the occasion in holiday style.

The holiday season only comes around once a year, and it’s a magical time  to revel in a little glitz and glamour in all shapes, sizes, types, and tastes.

Framed Leopard Day To Evening Bag1

Framed Leopard Day To Evening Bag

2-Piece Leopard-Print Faux Fur Hair Clips Set

2-Piece Leopard-Print Faux Fur Hair Clips Set

Baggu - Set of 3 Pouches

Baggu – Set of 3 Pouches

Small Antique Gold Trinket Box With Handle

Small Antique Gold Trinket Box with Handle

Mud Pie 4-Piece Circa Spreader Set

Mud Pie 4-Piece Circa Spreader Set

wrapped gift in pink

Martha Stewart

Bowknot Back Crop Ribbed Knit Top in Black

Bowknot Back Crop Ribbed Knit Top in Black

Sweet Your Heart Bowknot Sequins Pleated Skirt in PinkSweet Your Heart Bowknot Sequins Pleated Skirt in Pink

pink pastel Christmas treeSouthern Living

Diamonart 2 CT. T.W. White Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Star Drop Earrings

Diamonart 2 CT. T.W. White Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Star Drop Earrings

Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris Eau de Parfum Spray

Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris Eau de Parfum Spray

The Complete Novels of Jane AustenThe Complete Novels of Jane Austen

Fragrance for home and hostess.

Illume Oud Wood Reed DiffuserIllume Oud Wood Reed Diffuser

Color, texture, and pattern shines in the holiday style hostess gift ideas spotlight.

tartan plaid accent chairs

Midwest Living

Off the Shoulder Satin Finish Blouse with Halter Bow Sash DetailCeCe Off the Shoulder Satin Finish Blouse with Halter Bow Sash Detail

How They Decorated Inspiration from Great Women of the Twentieth CenturyHow They Decorated Inspiration from Great Women of the Twentieth Century

Cook Like a Pro : Recipes and Tips for Home Cooks - by Ina Garten (Hardcover)

Cook Like a Pro : Recipes and Tips for Home Cooks – by Ina Garten (Hardcover)

Ina cooks and entertains like the pro she is.

Dublin red old-fashioned glasses

Dublin Red Double Old Fashioned Glasses

 

Etched Floral Wine Glasses, Set of 4 Created for Macy's

Etched Floral Wine Glasses, Set of 4 Created for Macy’s

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Fashion jewelry and/or a classic fashion piece in seasonal colors as a hostess gift?

emerald style statement bracelets

Esmeralda Emerald Green Rhinestone Statement Bracelet
Vince Camuto Dark Moss Green Button Hinge Bangle Bracelet

Friends love to gift the gift of sparkle and shine.

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Blue and white makes a grand holiday style presentation.

Journee Collection Loxley Women's High HeelsJournee Collection Loxley Women’s High Heels

Blue and white makes a grand holiday style presentation.

Blue and White Floral Biscuit Jar

Blue and White Floral Biscuit Jar

geometric_jar_gift_wrap Geometric Ginger Jar Gift Wrap Sheets

French Bistro Appetizer Plates, Set of 4, Mixed BlueFrench Bistro Appetizer Plates, Set of 4, Mixed Blue

snow soiree

Antique Mercury Glass Candle HoldersAntique Mercury Glass Candle Holders

Adelaide Faux Fur Pillow

Adelaide Faux Fur Pillow

ILLUME ® Balsam and Cedar Scented Mercury Glass Candle

ILLUME ® Balsam and Cedar Scented Mercury Glass Candle

Godinger Rabbit Head Ice Bucket

Godinger Rabbit Head Ice Bucket

It’s the most wonderful gift giving time of the year.

Complete the home for the holidays sentiment with stylish and chic in holiday style hostess gifts for home and hostess.

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mothers’s Day gift ideas give inspiration for giver and recipient alike.

“Mother’s love grows by giving.”

– Charles Lamb

Haddon Sundblom printHaddon Sundblom

Mothers Day recognizes motherhood, the love a mother exemplifies, and sets aside a day to celebrate her through thought, word, action, tribute, and token.

mother and son paintingButterfly Kisses by Joe Bowler

“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” 

—Unknown

mother kissing child

Fashion Gone Rogue

Our Mothers-Moms-New Moms-Mothers-in-law-Grandmothers-Woman Who is Like a Mother to Me deserve acknowledgement.

Perhaps these Mother’s Day gift ideas will lend inspiration and idea.

mother's day gift ideas

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Powder Pink Pattern Scarf

 Sam Edelman Andy Leather Espadrille Sandals Sam Edelman Andy Leather Espadrille Sandals

straw tote handbag

Capacity Straw Bag Women Handmade Woven Basket Tote Summer Beach Bag

Invicta Women's Bolt 28963 Rose Gold Watch

Invicta Women’s Bolt Rose Gold Watch

your-mother's-story

Your Mother’s Story

Bouqs Co. spring flowersSpring Style

Flora by Flora Nikrooz 2pk Knit ShortsFlora by Flora Nikrooz 2pk Knit Shorts

Tie-Dye Robe, Cami & Capri 3pc Loungewear Set

Tie-Dye Robe, Cami & Capri 3pc Loungewear Set

French linensVictoria Magazine

Vintage linens make a lovely keepsake gift.

Large Open Ended Pillow Shams

Large Open Ended Pillow Shams

Brunch Tartines and Crepes with Three-Citrus Compote

Brunch Tartines and Crepes with Three-Citrus Compote
Click HERE for recipe

French Dinner Napkins - Set of 9French Dinner Napkins – Set of 9

You know what pairs well with vintage French dinner napkins?

A gorgeous tablescape fit for a delicious Mother’s Day brunch.

White Linen Cutwork Tablecloth and Napkin SetWhite Linen Cutwork Tablecloth and Napkin Set

Moms of all ages love the gift of beauty.

After reading positive review after positive review for Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater, it is now included as a must product in my morning and evening beauty regimen.

Mario Badescu 5-Pc. Glow Head To Toe SetMario Badescu 5-Pc. Glow Head To Toe Set

My mother swears by the benefits of the No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Skincare System.

No wonder it is a consistent top selling beauty product.

No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Skincare System

No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Skincare System

Welcome style home.

Ginger Jar Coir Mat

Ginger Jar Coir Mat

May I Come In?: Discovering the World in Other People's Houses by Wendy Goodman May I Come In?: Discovering the World in Other People’s Houses
by Wendy Goodman

The art of May flowers.

Waiting for Spring Canvas Art PrintWaiting for Spring Canvas Art Print

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It’s amazing the things you can learn and learn to cherish having tea, talking, and making memories with your mother.

Mother’s Day Duo Mother’s Day Duo

I hope one or more of these Mother’s Day gift ideas guides you to the perfect Mother’s Day gift.

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