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Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Decorating for a Modern Holiday

Becky

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It’s time to start planning decorations for a modern holiday. One of my favorite Thanksgiving posts of all time was written by Dwell Studio’s founder, Christiane Lemieux awhile back. You can revisit it here. Here’s a little teaser:

Since I didn’t grow up with all the trappings of an American Thanksgiving, I felt free to create my own tradition. On this holiday, the meal itself will be the center of attention, so you don’t need to do much in the way of decorating. The rich cranberry red, the warm orange of pumpkin and sweet potatoes, the perfect honey brown of a crisp turkey — it’s already a gorgeous color palette.

She let the food be the star of the show by using beautiful monochromatic linens. It’s such a nice balance:

Thinking ahead to Hanukkah, how happy are you with your menorah? If you’re looking to break with tradition and try something more modern, there are tons of options out there. I love this organic one from Flickr member Less&More:

I also love the simplicity of this understated menorah by Josh Owen:

Thinking ahead to Christmas, we’re finding inspiration from our Fresh New Spaces Group on Flickr. Thanks to Flickr member citrusandorange for switching up our ideas about sticking with red and green:

Branches and beautiful vintage ornaments in unexpected colors make for beautiful vignettes.

Speaking of vintage, Flickr member Electica Miamiadded ths fun vignette, which makes me feel nostalgic for my old Flexible Flyer:

Flickr member Peezeth knows how to keep things minimal, sleek, and subtly festive:


Flickr member 1richtungsblog kept things limited to gold and white, adding sophisticated holiday style:

How will you be decorating for the holidays? PLEASE share your photos from the past and present with us in our Fresh New Spaces Group, or share links in the comments section to wherever you have them posted online.

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Monday, October 31st, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Becky

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Happy Halloween Everyone! What are you going to be giving out tonight? I’ve loaded up on Kit Kats, which is dangerous, because they are my favorite, and they may all be gone before the first trick-or-treater gets here.

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Monday, July 4th, 2011

Happy Fourth of July!

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Happy Fourth Y’all! And thanks to Flickr memeber cyberrat1111 for posting a picture of the most awesome looking fireworks store I’ve ever seen outside of Tennessee (apparently this one is in Indiana).

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Friday, July 1st, 2011

Flickr Faves on Friday: Get Beachy for the Long Weekend

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For those of you who aren’t getting away to the beach for the Fourth of July weekend, bring a little beach to your home like Flickr member NCYLQ has. Found objects are free, and add texture and a natural element to you home. Check out all of her styling talents at her blog, FOCAL POINT. She has a ton of fun Independence Day images posted right now!

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Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Happy Flag Day!

Becky

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Americans, are you flying your flag today? It’s too rainy where I am right now, but I’m thinking about it.

Image by Philip Clayton-Thomas/Blackstone Edge Studios via Houzz

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