Nostalgic Holiday Dinner and Serveware

Looking for some dinner ware and serve ware for your Christmas dinner party? Here’s some with a nostalgic holiday flavor.. And this is a r... thumbnail 1 summary

Looking for some dinner ware and serve ware for your Christmas dinner party? Here’s some with a nostalgic holiday flavor..

And this is a really cozy Christmas dinner setting..

img100m All items from Pottery Barn.

Twelve Days Of Christmas Salad Plates, Set Of 12 ($99)

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Nostalgic Carol Plates, Set Of 4 ($29)

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Nostalgic Carol Mugs ($6.50) – I want one of these…

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Twelve Days Of Christmas Serving Platter ($39)

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Songbird Salad Plates, Set Of 4

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Lovely right? What I love about this is that, your serve ware is enough of a decor already. You don’t have to decorate much. Let these items be what would spruce up your dinner table. =)

 

Candle Lanterns for That Warm, Glowing Ambiance…

You don’t have to spend thousands to create a warm ambiance in some little corner in your home. Or perhaps you’d want to have a unique feel ... thumbnail 1 summary

You don’t have to spend thousands to create a warm ambiance in some little corner in your home. Or perhaps you’d want to have a unique feel and romantic air to your dinner party. Or you simply wanna spruce up the way your outdoor patio or garden looks.

Candle lanterns are one of the best and cheapest decor items you can add to create that warm and glowing ambiance anywhere. What I personally like about it is that it creates a dancing light effect across the room making it feel more lively and sets a really mellow and romantic mood.  I came across this site – WholesaleMart.com and they have really pretty as well as very affordable selections of candle lanterns. Here’s some picks..

Christmas Angel Glass Candle Lamp – just in time for the holidays!

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Retail Price: $14.95; Wholesale Price: $7.95; Holiday Sale: $4.39

Copper Moroccan Candle Lamp

candlelantern_Copper Moroccan Candle Lamp Retail Price: $27.95; Wholesale Price: $13.95; Holiday Sale: $8.70

Mystic Moroccan Candle Lamp

candlelantern_Mystic Moroccan Candle Lamp Retail Price: $62.95; Wholesale Price: $31.95; Holiday Sale: $19.54

Mystical Candle Lantern

candlelantern_Mystic Moroccan Candle Lamp Retail Price: $18.95; Wholesale Price: $9.95; Holiday Sale: $5.70

Asian Calligraphy Lantern

candlelantern_asian calligraphy Retail Price: $18.95; Wholesale Price: $9.95; Holiday Sale: $5.70

Large Ivory Color Glass Lantern

candlelantern_lage ivory color glass Retail Price: $18.95; Wholesale Price: $9.95; Holiday Sale: $5.61

Florals Hanging Votive Lantern

candlelantern_florals hanging votive Retail Price: $14.95; Wholesale Price: $7.95; Holiday Sale: $4.39

Medallion Candle Lantern

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Retail Price: $13.95; Wholesale Price: $6.95; Holiday Sale: $4.35

Moroccan Birdcage Candle Lantern

candlelantern_morrocan birdcage candle Retail Price: $20.95; Wholesale Price: $10.95; Holiday Sale: $6.45

Exotic Azure Pedestal Lantern

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Retail Price: $41.95; Wholesale Price: $20.95; Holiday Sale: $13.00

(note: This is not a paid post, neither am I an affiliate. I have no experience shopping with above mentioned shopping site. I simply found their items nice so I’m sharing it.)

Mammut Children’s Furniture from IKEA

Decorating a child’s room is a really fun fun task! In fact, I often think of it not as a task or work but more like fun time! Hubby and I a... thumbnail 1 summary

Decorating a child’s room is a really fun fun task! In fact, I often think of it not as a task or work but more like fun time! Hubby and I are planning on rebuilding our house soon. One primary change would be room provisions for a home office, a bedroom/study room for our daughter, and a guest room.

I could barely summon much interest in looking up ideas for all the other rooms but I’m having a blast hopping from one site to another soaking up ideas for the kiddo’s room. Here’s a recent find from Swedish furniture firm IKEA. I love these Mammut Series of children’s furniture.

They are colorful, functional and looks really sturdy. Too bad we don’t have IKEA here but I want something like these..Lol! I feel like I’m in some storybook just looking at these.

Mammut children’s nightstand - $29.99

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Mammut Wardrobe - $179

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Mammut 3-Drawer chest - $129

ikea mammu 3 drawer chest Mammut Shelf Unit - $99

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Mammut Bedframe with slatted bed base - $159.99

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Mammut children’s stool-$7.99

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Mammut children’s chair - $14.99

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Mammut Children’s Table - $34.99

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That Totally Geeky Wall Clock!

I Heart! Not that I’m a Math geek, but yeah I wanna pretend to be one. Or I could get to practice my ‘compute-without-paper-trails’ skills w... thumbnail 1 summary

I Heart! Not that I’m a Math geek, but yeah I wanna pretend to be one. Or I could get to practice my ‘compute-without-paper-trails’ skills with this clock.

Math Pop Quiz Clock from ThinkGeek:

  • Black chalkboard-style clock for math geeks
  • Solve the equation to figure out the time
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    Cool right? Perfect gift for  math geeks and teachers..=)

    Unique Wall Decor Idea: Family Tree Wall Art

    Saw this in UncommonGoods and I think it would make an interesting and personal wall decor. Holds 12 photos; easy-to-remove backing. Made i... thumbnail 1 summary

    Saw this in UncommonGoods and I think it would make an interesting and personal wall decor. Holds 12 photos; easy-to-remove backing. Made in the UK. Designed by Julie Marabelle.

    FAMILY TREE WALL ART - Picture Frame, Photo Holder - UncommonGoods_1290848821010

    I’ve always loved the idea of putting photos in the house. If you’re not comfortable with it in your living room, then just have it in private areas like the bedroom. Having photos somehow gives the house a more homey feel. And its also great if you can showcase your photos in a unique way and this is one great idea..

     

    Colorful Kitchen Gift Ideas

    Don’t you just love colorful things? And I want to have lots of colors in my kitchen. Most kitchen items I see in stores and shopping center... thumbnail 1 summary

    Don’t you just love colorful things? And I want to have lots of colors in my kitchen. Most kitchen items I see in stores and shopping centers are of boring black, white, gray, chrome variety so I went online to look for some nice colorful sets to add to my kitchen.

    And they’d also make wonderful Christmas gift ideas for home makers..I found these items at Bodumusa. They lots of colors in their product range and it was such a delight browsing their online store..

    Bistro Juicer - Electric Two Speed Juicer & Bonus Pavina Cups

    Brazil Set – Brazil 8 cup press & 4 Pavina Cups

    Pavina Set of 6

    Brazil Set – All 3 Coffee Presses

    Bistro Thermo Jug – available in lots of colors!

    Chabord Thermo Jug – also in different lively colors..

    Stainless Steel Travel Mug

    Ettore – electric water kettle..

    Presso Storage Jars – assorted sizes and colors. I want this. Really.


    I just love the colors! They can even be decors in themselves. Imagine having great functionality as well as aesthetics. That’s a great value in my opinion!

     

    Color Schemes for Christmas

    When decorating, its important to first choose a color scheme to follow. It helps in keeping the over all look of your decor cohesive and le... thumbnail 1 summary
    When decorating, its important to first choose a color scheme to follow. It helps in keeping the over all look of your decor cohesive and less scattered. Making the first step is indeed very daunting. And that is usually the case for me and I bet most home makers. There are simply too many choices available and I mostly end up very confused.
    I don’t profess to have a good eye for color and times like this I don’t hesitate looking around for help and ideas. Here’s one site I found that would most definitely help us if you are also looking for color schemes for Christmas. In fact, I would recommend bookmarking this site coz you can find lots of color schemes here you can use not just for the holidays but for all occasions.
    Love! Here’s the screenshot of some schemes you can use and base on.
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    Among those listed in their gallery, I’m torn between these colors combinations…
    Natural Yule Colors – earthy, warm colors. Makes me think of mugs of hot chocolate, books, ottomans, rugs.. You get the picture.. Not too bright but warm.
    New Blue Christmas – subtly elegant. I could imagine decking our home with this.. but I think daughter would protest coz there’s no hint of red.. lol!
    Xmas – lovely earth colors. Makes me think of autumn, of pine cones, roasted turkey…=)
    Victorian Christmas – go vintage? yes! I fancy that..
    Christmas – Oh! Candy colors! The kiddo would go giddy with this, that’s for sure

    Color schemer also has a software you can use to make your own color schemes, pick colors from photos etc. This would be handy if you work a lot of times with colors =) Visit Color Schemer.

    Video: Christmas Decorating Ideas for the Budget Conscious

    I found these videos on Youtube and I thought its great. Particularly in these ‘need to budget’ times, decorations could sometimes take a ba... thumbnail 1 summary

    I found these videos on Youtube and I thought its great. Particularly in these ‘need to budget’ times, decorations could sometimes take a backseat but with these frugal Christmas decor ideas, we might just be able to make our homes sparkle and bit more festive on a budget.

    Here’s one from designer Debbie Daley. Some very easy and practical design ideas..

    Lynn of Salisbury Greenhouse shares some decor ideas from old decors you already have..

    MommySaver’s decorating tips and ideas under $10..

    I’ll be posting more finds, tips and ideas on decorating for Christmas soon =)

     

    Productive Mind's Tea Cup Light

    Oh! This is adorable and very dainty looking.. Made by Productive-Mind . Called 'Every Light Thing' Lovely, right? thumbnail 1 summary
    Oh! This is adorable and very dainty looking.. Made by Productive-Mind.

    Called 'Every Light Thing'



    Lovely, right?

    Cool Finds: Library Information Desk Made Of Books

    I love recycled things and if you also manage to make old things into something functional as well as beautiful then I would be raving about... thumbnail 1 summary
    I love recycled things and if you also manage to make old things into something functional as well as beautiful then I would be raving about it! Isn't this just so awesome?




    If I was living anywhere near that, you'll probably see me rushing off to see it in person, but alas, this is somewhere in the Netherlands..TU Delft architecture.



    Why am I posting this here? Well, its a great idea. I know this is on a grand scale but you can also create something like this on a smaller scale say a low coffee table made of old books, boxes etc. The possibility is actually endless. I just find this really inspiring..


    This awesome feature was found through RecycleArt.Org

    Quirky Unique Frames

    I love putting photos in my home. Though I hang frames, collages, etc mostly on bedrooms, as I like to keep the living room a bit more forma... thumbnail 1 summary
    I love putting photos in my home. Though I hang frames, collages, etc mostly on bedrooms, as I like to keep the living room a bit more formal. And I'm always on the look out for fun, quirky frames that would go well with a child's bedroom or even the kitchen or informal living area..

    Here's some really nice and funky frames kits/ideas I saw on PerpetualKid. I just adore this site, it's like a wonderland for me. Lots and lots of funny and entertaining gift ideas, home decor finds etc. So go visit the site.

    Picture Frame Tape Kit - a totally cool idea!

    Frame It! tape rolls out to be the perfect frame for anything… use it around an electrical outlet, frame some pictures, or use around your next TPS report! Frame that mirror, frame your car door… the possibilities are endless!

    Chalk Board Picture Frame

    Personalize your frame using any message, doodle or artwork masterpiece with our Chalk Board Picture Frame. Use the included 5 pieces of non-toxic colored chalk to create your perfect picture frame.


    Recycled Colored Pencil Picture Frame



    Recycled Magazine Picture Frames - oh! Love this!! A green, environment friendly option..

    Recycled Magazine Picture Frames are made from magazine overprints and extra copies that would otherwise have been discarded. The magazines are rolled by hand, cut and shaped into newsworthy home décor. Show off your environmental awareness and “re”decorate with some eco-friendly goodies.

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