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Last Minute Table Inspiration

Are you getting excited? Is your turkey defrosting, family traveling, and pies baking? I know many of you are old hats at this whole entertaining thing, but for those of you hosting for the first time or finding yourself at a loss when it comes to visualizing your perfect table layout, here are some beautiful tablescapes from My Domaine.







What do you think? Personally, I am loving the splashes of purple in that top one. The mix matched place settings are also a really cool idea. It is perfect for people who aren’t used to entertaining large numbers; mix what you already have with some new pieces, and you have a gorgeous table that has a lot of visual interest. Good luck, and I’d love to see what you come up with!

All images are from MyDomaine.com

Christmas Inspiration

It is finally time to start celebrating Christmas! I know a lot of the stores started right after October 31st, but I like to wait until after Thanksgiving to get my Christmas groove on. We kicked things off yesterday by getting our tree, the first real tree I’ve had in years. The house smells lovely and the cats can’t seem to decide if it’s a fancy holiday salad bar or some evil pine scented monster that activates the equally evil spray bottle, but it made it through the night relatively unscathed so we’ll probably start decorating today. And by we I mean me, Andy usually supervises from the safety of the couch, but he will do any of the high spots that I can’t reach. I haven’t decided what theme, if any, I want to do this year(I am big on themes), but this Pinterest board entitled Xmas Naturel has given me a few ideas.

Xmas Natural 1 Xmas Natural 2

Xmas Natural 3Xmas Natural 5

Xmas Natural 8

Xmas Natural 9.0

Xmas Natural 9.1

Xmas Natural 9.2

Xmas Natural 9.3

Xmas Natural 6

Andy finds my need for a theme incredibly amusing.

Melissa Haslam

I don’t really have a lot to say today, we’ve reached the portion of tax season where I am just really tired and a little sad.  But there is only two days left, and my brother and my mom are going to drive up on Friday for a longish weekend. I think the worst thing about growing up is realizing that you’re going to spend a great deal of you adult life doing things you don’t like doing.  I really hope that I can pull things in a more positive and fulfilling direction by this time next year.

What does this have to do with Melissa Haslam? Not really anything.  I find her work incredibly beautiful and just the tiniest bit disturbing, and I’ve been meaning to share some of her work with you guys for a while now. This afternoon seemed like a pretty good time to sit down, unwind a bit and share some of my favorite pieces.

To see more recent work check out her website here.  I hope you guys enjoy the rest of you weekend.  I am going to try to post at least once more before the end of tax season, but that depends entirely on how high my blood pressure gets between now and then.

Images in this post from here.