Well, the Hampton Hostess might have been hanging with William and Kate last week, but remember how Kate practically welcomed me to England (I "ran into" her after I'd been there for all of 14 hours)?

I love looking at other people's houses all holiday'd up. Linda's decorations are refined, unique and restrained. I bet everything she puts out has a story. I love it.

This foraged wreath is to die for. The how-to post is almost as beautiful as the finished product.

This is not at all a very cheery topic, but finally people are starting to learn about options for a green burial. Hopefully this option will become better understood and more accepted in the future. The quicker I become compost, the better.

Justina Blakeney photo via Apartment Therapy

Are you hosting a holiday dinner at your house? Here are some great ideas for decorating your table (note that I have refrained from using the hideous word "tablescape").

Have a great weekend everyone! I've got cookie baking on the brain.


  1. Nice post, things explained in details. Thank You.

  2. Great ideas...I love the use of fresh fruit on the table! Hosting our next dinner tomorrow....wondering if I have the energy to go to the shops! I really enjoy your blog...I should comment more. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Thanks for the mention. Love the wreath; totally stunning and such good directions. And I liked the black and gold round table. I have to remember that centerpiece with the pears as I collect pears so have lots to use for such a project.

  4. Love that wreath! Think I'll do that next Christmas.....starting my list early :) I'm not doing one more thing this week....except eat and drink, haha. Merry Christmas, Erin!


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