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Easy Strawberry Trifle Recipe for Christmas

Easy Strawberry Trifle Recipe for Christmas

My easy strawberry Trifle recipe is an absolute must on our Christmas dessert menu. Everyone loves this strawberry trifle recipe [...] Read More

Christmas Parties

Christmas Disposable Plates & Napkins

Christmas Disposable Plates & Napkins

Christmas parties are always fun, but the clean-up is hardly exciting.  Some years we are really excited to pull out the Christmas china for guests.  Other years, we opt for the disposable plates with matching or complimentary napkins.  Even though the plates and napkins are disposable, we still want them to add beauty to our […]

Beautiful Christmas Serving Platters

Beautiful Christmas Serving Platters

One of my favorite traditions for Christmas is serving dinners on my Christmas china, as well as using my Christmas serving platters and serving dishes.  Each year, I take my Christmas platters off the shelf and wash them in preparation for the holidays.  I use two platters each year.  One for turkey and one for […]

Vintage Christmas Party Invitations

Vintage Christmas Party Invitations

When it comes time to plan your holiday party this year, you may want to consider a vintage theme. Vintage Christmas party invitations start the theme off right. You can choose your invitation then use the design elements to help you with decorations, even menu ideas. Let me show you how. Vintage Christmas Party Invitations […]

Fancy and Elegant Holiday Party Invitations

Fancy and Elegant Holiday Party Invitations

Holiday parties are a that we all love. Setting a tone of elegance with a beautiful fancy invitation is a great way to let your guests know what to expect. If a fancy and elegant holiday party is one your list, here are some of the best invitations to choose from. The Golden Touch for […]

Vintage Christmas Decorative Plates

Vintage Christmas Decorative Plates

Decorative Christmas accents for the home or kitchen are great when they are also functional. These Vintage Christmas plates make lovely decor items, but also beautiful ways to serve holiday cookies or other food. Double duty gives you extra value. Vintage Christmas Decorative Plates These plates are some of my favorites. Since I love the […]

Christmas Cake Stands — Gifts and Buffets

Christmas Cake Stands — Gifts and Buffets

I love the holidays! Two of the most fun parts are giving just the right gift, as well as setting up my holiday party buffet table. One, indispensable item that can cover both categories is a cake stand. Yes, they are a wonderful gift for any friend or family member that loves hosting Christmas dinner […]

Christmas Cards

Nativity Christmas Cards

Nativity Christmas Cards

 As Christmas approaches, we start to focus on what needs to be done to prepare for the holidays.  One of the first things we do to get into the mood of the season, is to buy, address and mail our Christmas cards.  We want to take a moment to share holiday greetings with our loved […]

Newlywed Photo Christmas Cards

Newlywed Photo Christmas Cards

A couple’s first Christmas together is a special time and one for remembering. Also one for sharing with friends and family. Holiday cards just for newlywed couples to send out to commemorate their first Christmas as husband and wife are ideal. Adding in a photo or two makes it even better. Our First Christmas Holiday […]

Family Photo Christmas Cards

Family Photo Christmas Cards

If your family likes to send out photo Christmas cards, then you’ll want to take a look at these delightful designs ready to add in your pictures. Created for family photos, they make it easy for you to personalize with your own name or customize the greeting. Family Photos for the Holidays With plenty of […]

Christmas Gifts

Retro Christmas Glass Cutting Boards

Retro Christmas Glass Cutting Boards

Some of the prettiest glass cutting boards feature vintage images.  Perhaps that is because it brings back memories of our childhood.  Or, maybe it is simply because they are normally so colorful.  Regardless of the reason, we love the retro images on cutting boards in our kitchens during the holidays. The vintage decorated reindeer is […]

Beautiful Christmas Serving Platters

Beautiful Christmas Serving Platters

One of my favorite traditions for Christmas is serving dinners on my Christmas china, as well as using my Christmas serving platters and serving dishes.  Each year, I take my Christmas platters off the shelf and wash them in preparation for the holidays.  I use two platters each year.  One for turkey and one for […]

Red Christmas Pajamas for Women

Red Christmas Pajamas for Women

Let’s face it, Christmas pajamas are a necessity for most of us.  If you happen to be a mom, the children will get up on Christmas morning before you do.  If you happen to be spending Christmas with your in-laws, your mother-in-law will be out of bed, dressed and made-up for the day before sunrise.  […]

Christmas Trains for Gifts and Decorating

Christmas Trains for Gifts and Decorating

Trains and dolls have always been a part of our Christmas.  We started out receiving them as gifts when we are little.  Then, we gave them to our children as gifts for their first Christmas’.  As we have aged, we have been reluctant to put away our trains and dolls.  Therefore, they have become part […]

Christmas Movies Make Great Gifts

Christmas Movies Make Great Gifts

There are lots of great Christmas movies available to buy on DVD or Blu-ray.  Since Christmas is a time that many of us have company for several days, it is a really good idea to have Christmas movies on hand for entertaining.  It is nice to be able to sit down, put up your feet […]

Specialty Christmas Soap Gifts & Decor

Specialty Christmas Soap Gifts & Decor

If you are searching for that unique Christmas gift that won’t be duplicated, you will definitely want to consider giving these gorgeous Christmas soaps.  Since they are not perishable, these decorative soap gifts can be mailed, arrive early, arrive late or be right on time in a package under the tree. Everyone uses soap, but […]

Lenox First Blessing Nativity Sets

Lenox First Blessing Nativity Sets

In many homes, the most cherished Christmas decoration is the family nativity set.  We actually have several in our own home, but I do have a favorite.  Each year, I carefully unwrap the individual pieces and arrange the beautiful nativity scene.  Some years, I set it out in our family room or den.  However, last […]

Christmas Pajamas for the Whole Family

Christmas Pajamas for the Whole Family

Christmas morning is always fun, but you can jazz it up a little more by giving everyone in the whole family the gift of Christmas pajamas on Christmas Eve or before.  Having every member of the family in Christmas pajamas on Christmas morn makes for some really great family photos and a lot of laughter.   […]

Old World Christmas Ornaments Sets

Old World Christmas Ornaments Sets

The Old World Christmas Boxed Ornaments Sets are among the most beautiful available today.  The Old World ornaments are blown glass and are quite lovely on the Christmas tree.  Authentic “Old World Christmas” ornament are handmade, hand painted and embellished by hand.  Due to the labor intensive steps for creating these gorgeous ornaments, they are […]

Give a Christmas Tree Gift

Give a Christmas Tree Gift

The Unusual Gift of a Christmas Tree Looking for an unusual gift to give for Christmas this year? Do you want one that will last a long time? Maybe even something with a dual purpose? Well, I have the perfect recommendation! A Christmas Tree!   Trees Make Great Gifts As you can see by my […]

Decorative Christmas Night Lights

Decorative Christmas Night Lights

I truly love adding touches of Christmas in every room of our home.  Plugging in a Christmas night light is really a fast and easy way to add a bit of Christmas decor in any room, including the bathroom! Night lights also serve a practical purpose, especially at Christmas when furniture and everyday decor have […]

Buri Animal Ornaments

Buri Animal Ornaments

Buri Ornaments are also known as Brushkin or Brushart Animal Ornaments The Buri ornaments are awesome natural ornaments made from a Buri Palm tree without harming the tree.  They make absolutely adorable animal ornaments that often look quite real! I love animals and some of my all time favorite Christmas decorations are the Brushkin animal […]

Madame Alexander Dolls for Christmas

Madame Alexander Dolls for Christmas

Madame Alexander Dolls: Great Gifts Today, Treasured Heirlooms Tomorrow Why would I recommend a Christmas Madame Alexander doll?  Simply because over 40 years ago, my parents gave me a Madame Alexander doll.  She was one of my favorite Christmas gifts and I still cherish her today. When I was a little girl, my Madame Alexander […]

Lego Stocking Stuffers Under $15.00

Lego Stocking Stuffers Under $15.00

Great Lego Gifts for Under $15.00 Kids love Legos!  Parents will love the prices of these Lego Sets perfect for stocking stuffers! These adorable Christmas Lego Sets cost less than $20.00 each, most are actually under $15, and they all make excellent Christmas gifts. Who wouldn’t want a Christmas Lego Train, Santa or Snowman?  Take […]

First Christmas Ornaments

First Christmas Ornaments

Collecting First Christmas Ornaments Some of my own personal favorite ornaments on my tree, are from those “first” events and celebrations in our lives. After nearly 30 years of marriage, my husband and I have quite a collection of Christmas ornaments that commemorate the big events in our lives, starting with our first Christmas together […]

Christmas Kitchen Towels

Christmas Kitchen Towels

Decorate Your House with Christmas Towels Christmas kitchen towels can be a lot of fun and their designs vary from very cute to extremely beautiful. In preparation for the holidays, we decorate our yards, our trees, buy gifts, and some years even plan a party. One of the little decorating touches around my home are […]

Christmas Aprons

Christmas Aprons

  Whether you are cooking for Christmas or looking for a Christmas gift for the cook in your family, you will love these Christmas aprons! Everyone who prepares food for the holidays needs a Christmas apron to protect their clothes from spills and splatters. Even those who help out in the kitchen will benefit from […]

Celebrate Your Dog in a Photo Christmas Ornament

Celebrate Your Dog in a Photo Christmas Ornament

If a beloved dog is part of your life, celebrate with a photo Christmas tree ornament. Whether this is your puppy’s first Christmas, one of many your dog has shared with you, or a remembrance of your beloved pet who has crossed the rainbow bridge, a personalized photo ornament for the tree is ideal. Beloved […]

Baby’s First Christmas T-shirts and Onsies

Baby’s First Christmas T-shirts and Onsies

With a new baby in the house for the holidays, it’s always fun to show off their first Christmas. These Baby’s First Christmas t-shirts and onsies are a great way to do that. They make ideal gifts for the baby, too. Cute Animals to Celebrate Baby’s First Christmas Being an animal lover, I couldn’t resist […]

Holiday Barbie

Holiday Barbie

 Have you seen the 25th Anniversary Holiday Barbie?  She is a vision of wintry beauty with snowflakes flowing down her stunning white ball gown, accented with a lovely tulle overlay! Not only is she the Holiday Barbie for 2013, but this Holiday Barbie has a second title.  She is also the 25th Anniversary Holiday Barbie, […]

Christmas Outdoor Inflatable Santa and Sleigh Decoration

Christmas Outdoor Inflatable Santa and Sleigh Decoration

 A Christmas Outdoor Inflatable Santa in his sleigh is an awesome addition to Christmas yard decorations! Fast and easy to set up, either of these Christmas Inflatables are sure to [...] Read More

Christmas Decorations

Bumble Abominable Snowman Christmas Yard Decoration

Bumble Abominable Snowman Christmas Yard Decoration

If I said “Bumble”, many of us would immediately think of the Abominable Snowman from “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” Christmas tv movie.  The annual special has entertained families for decades, through multiple generations. As a child, I watched it on television.  As a parent, I watched “Rudolph” with my own children on tv. Even […]

Retro Christmas Glass Cutting Boards

Retro Christmas Glass Cutting Boards

Some of the prettiest glass cutting boards feature vintage images.  Perhaps that is because it brings back memories of our childhood.  Or, maybe it is simply because they are normally so colorful.  Regardless of the reason, we love the retro images on cutting boards in our kitchens during the holidays. The vintage decorated reindeer is […]

Star Tree Toppers for Christmas Trees

Star Tree Toppers for Christmas Trees

Many of us never feel like a tree is completely decorated until the tree topper is in place.  Star tree toppers are among the most popular toppers.  For some, it is the religious connotation of the star.  For others, they like them because of the astronomical significance.  And, of course, there are those who simply […]

Prepackaged Coordinating Christmas Tree Ornaments

Prepackaged Coordinating Christmas Tree Ornaments

Some years we need to be able to decorate our Christmas tree quickly.  Or, perhaps, we want a second tree in our home that has the designer touch.  The containers of prepackaged coordinating Christmas tree ornaments make beautifully decorating a tree fast and easy! All of the ornaments in a container match and compliment each […]

White Christmas Tree Skirts

White Christmas Tree Skirts

Tree skirts are the final touch when decorating a Christmas tree.  They certainly make a big difference in the overall look of the tree. No one wants to see the tree stand.  No matter how long you spend decorating a tree, seeing the tree stand diminishes it’s beauty.  A tree skirt not only adds design, […]

Christmas Shower Curtains

Christmas Shower Curtains

One of the easiest ways to decorate a home for Christmas is to change your shower curtain.  It is fast, easy and very effective.  These Christmas shower curtains bring holiday cheer into your bathroom.  You can start your day with a shower and a bit of Christmas cheer everyday of the holiday season.  Plus, if […]

Lenox Holiday China for Christmas

Lenox Holiday China for Christmas

Christmas china is part of our family annual tradition.  It is as important to our home as my bridal china, perhaps even more so.  I set the table every year with our holiday dinnerware.  Not only do the adults love the holiday china, but our children even look forward to seeing the table set with […]

Christmas Trains for Gifts and Decorating

Christmas Trains for Gifts and Decorating

Trains and dolls have always been a part of our Christmas.  We started out receiving them as gifts when we are little.  Then, we gave them to our children as gifts for their first Christmas’.  As we have aged, we have been reluctant to put away our trains and dolls.  Therefore, they have become part […]

Christmas Wreaths for the Front Door

Christmas Wreaths for the Front Door

One of my own personal favorite holiday decorations is the Christmas wreath for the front door.  Not only is a Christmas wreath beautifully decorative, but it is a welcoming beacon to friends, family and guest.  When company arrives at your front door, they are immediately put in a happy and festive mood just seeing the […]

Lenox First Blessing Nativity Sets

Lenox First Blessing Nativity Sets

In many homes, the most cherished Christmas decoration is the family nativity set.  We actually have several in our own home, but I do have a favorite.  Each year, I carefully unwrap the individual pieces and arrange the beautiful nativity scene.  Some years, I set it out in our family room or den.  However, last […]

Christmas Bedding:  Duvet Cover Sets

Christmas Bedding: Duvet Cover Sets

I love decorating my entire house for Christmas!  I enjoy spreading the holiday spirit by adding something to each room in our home.  For the bedrooms, I enjoy using Christmas Duvet cover sets!  There are some really pretty styles and options that are not too expensive.  Since I only leave them on the beds for […]

Decorative Christmas Night Lights for Children

Decorative Christmas Night Lights for Children

Most children hate the dark!  Placing Christmas night lights in their bedrooms or bathrooms has a double benefit.  It adds just enough light to the room to vanquish the darkness without disturbing needed rest.  A night light also add a touch of beautiful Christmas decor to the room. I personally very much remember my childhood […]

Christmas Wreath Storage Containers

Christmas Wreath Storage Containers

The Christmas wreath on the front door is often one of the first “welc0mes” your guests will receive during the holidays.  We often spend hours searching for just the right one.  Once we find a wreath we love, we want to be able to use it for several years.  Plus, no one wants unnecessary expenses […]

Christmas Ornament Storage Boxes and Containers

Christmas Ornament Storage Boxes and Containers

Christmas tree ornaments are very precious to all of us.  Year after year, we painstakingly put them on the tree one by one.  Many of us even have a certain place reserved on the tree for certain ornaments.  After Christmas is over, we try to carefully store them to ensure they will be around for […]

Christmas Tree Storage Bag on Wheels

Christmas Tree Storage Bag on Wheels

We all love Christmas, but when the holidays are over we are faced with the chore of putting all of the decorations away for the next 11 months.  Having a Christmas tree storage bag on wheels will certainly make that job a whole lot easier.  Plus, when you are ready to decorate next year, it […]

Christmas Door Mats

Christmas Door Mats

I absolutely love my Christmas door mats!  They are among the first decorations I put out for Christmas, and the last I take up.  Christmas door mats are not only for decorative purposes.  They actually serve a very practical purpose, which is the biggest reason why I love them so much. Guests and residents get […]

Lighted Fiber Optic Angel Tree Toppers

Lighted Fiber Optic Angel Tree Toppers

Few things are more beautiful than an angel tree topper at Christmas.   Angels are such an intricate part of Christmas decorations.   Placing an angel treetop on your Christmas tree seems like a fabulous finishing touch.  From the top of a tree, the angel appears to watch over the home. I personally have several Christmas trees […]

Pre-lit Artificial Christmas Trees with Clear Lights

Pre-lit Artificial Christmas Trees with Clear Lights

Pre-lit artificial Christmas trees make decorating for Christmas so much easier.   No more dropped pine needles or water to spill on the floor.  The very best part of a pre-lit artificial Christmas tree is that the lights are already in the tree.  The years of struggling with strings of lights for the Christmas tree are […]

String Fairy Lights – A Curtain of Lights!

String Fairy Lights – A Curtain of Lights!

Everyone enjoys the beauty of outdoor string lights on the homes in our communities and neighborhoods.  Each year, it seems I discover a new way to hang lights on our home by simply looking around.  I absolutely love these string fairy lights, which are actually just a longer version of the popular icicle lights!  They […]

Old World Christmas Ornaments Sets

Old World Christmas Ornaments Sets

The Old World Christmas Boxed Ornaments Sets are among the most beautiful available today.  The Old World ornaments are blown glass and are quite lovely on the Christmas tree.  Authentic “Old World Christmas” ornament are handmade, hand painted and embellished by hand.  Due to the labor intensive steps for creating these gorgeous ornaments, they are […]

Pre-lit Christmas Yard Art Decorations

Pre-lit Christmas Yard Art Decorations

We all enjoy driving around and seeing the Christmas decorations in our neighborhoods, towns and cities.  It always makes me want to run home and add to our Christmas decorations. The easiest way to quickly decorate, or add to your existing outdoor Christmas decor, is with Christmas “yard art” structures. They really are some of […]

Give a Christmas Tree Gift

Give a Christmas Tree Gift

The Unusual Gift of a Christmas Tree Looking for an unusual gift to give for Christmas this year? Do you want one that will last a long time? Maybe even something with a dual purpose? Well, I have the perfect recommendation! A Christmas Tree!   Trees Make Great Gifts As you can see by my […]

Decorative Christmas Night Lights

Decorative Christmas Night Lights

I truly love adding touches of Christmas in every room of our home.  Plugging in a Christmas night light is really a fast and easy way to add a bit of Christmas decor in any room, including the bathroom! Night lights also serve a practical purpose, especially at Christmas when furniture and everyday decor have […]

Buri Animal Ornaments

Buri Animal Ornaments

Buri Ornaments are also known as Brushkin or Brushart Animal Ornaments The Buri ornaments are awesome natural ornaments made from a Buri Palm tree without harming the tree.  They make absolutely adorable animal ornaments that often look quite real! I love animals and some of my all time favorite Christmas decorations are the Brushkin animal […]

Christmas Throws and Blankets

Christmas Throws and Blankets

Simple Christmas throws and blanket can turn your room into a gallery of beautiful Christmas art. For as long as I can remember, my mother has had throw blankets on her chairs and couches. She displays them and uses them until they are threadbare. But, she is not the only woman in our family who […]

First Christmas Ornaments

First Christmas Ornaments

Collecting First Christmas Ornaments Some of my own personal favorite ornaments on my tree, are from those “first” events and celebrations in our lives. After nearly 30 years of marriage, my husband and I have quite a collection of Christmas ornaments that commemorate the big events in our lives, starting with our first Christmas together […]

Mrs Claus Costume

Mrs Claus Costume

We all watch for Santa Claus at Christmas, but Christmas would not be as magical without Mrs. Claus decked out in her beautiful Mrs Claus costume for Christmas morning! Just [...] Read More

Christmas Apparel

Christmas Sweaters & Sweatshirts for Women

Christmas Sweaters & Sweatshirts for Women

Every year I buy a new Christmas sweater to wear during the holidays.  It makes it so much easier when I don’t have to stress over what I am going to wear on Christmas day.  I need something that will allow me to move around, bend over or even lay down for a break without […]

Red Christmas Pajamas for Women

Red Christmas Pajamas for Women

Let’s face it, Christmas pajamas are a necessity for most of us.  If you happen to be a mom, the children will get up on Christmas morning before you do.  If you happen to be spending Christmas with your in-laws, your mother-in-law will be out of bed, dressed and made-up for the day before sunrise.  […]

Christmas Pajamas for the Whole Family

Christmas Pajamas for the Whole Family

Christmas morning is always fun, but you can jazz it up a little more by giving everyone in the whole family the gift of Christmas pajamas on Christmas Eve or before.  Having every member of the family in Christmas pajamas on Christmas morn makes for some really great family photos and a lot of laughter.   […]

Santa Clause Costume

Santa Clause Costume

 A visit from Santa Clause adds a lot of fun and excitement to Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. When my children were little, my grandparents hired a Santa Clause to actually come by the house for a visit with all of the children on Christmas Day. This annual visit from “Santa Clause”  was great photo […]

Christmas Aprons

Christmas Aprons

  Whether you are cooking for Christmas or looking for a Christmas gift for the cook in your family, you will love these Christmas aprons! Everyone who prepares food for the holidays needs a Christmas apron to protect their clothes from spills and splatters. Even those who help out in the kitchen will benefit from […]

Baby’s First Christmas T-shirts and Onsies

Baby’s First Christmas T-shirts and Onsies

With a new baby in the house for the holidays, it’s always fun to show off their first Christmas. These Baby’s First Christmas t-shirts and onsies are a great way to do that. They make ideal gifts for the baby, too. Cute Animals to Celebrate Baby’s First Christmas Being an animal lover, I couldn’t resist […]

Cat Lovers Christmas Scarves

Cat Lovers Christmas Scarves

Adorable Christmas cats make great adornments on fashion accessories for the holidays. These charming little creatures, all decked out for Christmas, on comfortable wrap scarves, will be make an easy way to show your own holiday spirit. Charming Christmas Cats As a cat lover myself, these delightful wrap scarves were especially appealing. There is something […]

I Believe In Santa Christmas Tote Bags

I Believe In Santa Christmas Tote Bags

With all the fun of Christmas and holiday shopping, a tote bag decorated just for the occasion is ideal. I believe in Santa makes a fun way to show your love of the season and all the joys of shopping at Christmas. I Believe in Santa Claus Tote Bag Picking the right tote bag for […]

Mrs Claus Costume

Mrs Claus Costume

We all watch for Santa Claus at Christmas, but Christmas would not be as magical without Mrs. Claus decked out in her beautiful Mrs Claus costume for Christmas morning! Just as every home should have a Santa Claus, every home should also have a Mrs. Claus to greet the morning and warmly welcome family and […]

Christmas Jewelry

Christmas Earrings for the Holidays

Christmas Earrings for the Holidays

There are definitely times throughout the holiday season that I want to wear just a touch of Christmas fun and celebration.  Christmas earrings are always the perfect choice.  When I am shopping, cooking, or simply greeting my family, I can don Christmas jewelry and instantly feel more festive. The really neat thing about earrings is […]

Christmas Tree Brooch Pins

Christmas Tree Brooch Pins

  I have always loved the Christmas Tree Brooch pins. Most likely because my grandmother and my mother always wore one on the lapels of their coats. They would pin them on their coat lapels right after Thanksgiving and wear them through New Years. I suppose it was a bit of a tradition in our […]

Lego Stocking Stuffers Under $15.00

Lego Stocking Stuffers Under $15.00

Great Lego Gifts for Under $15.00 Kids love Legos!  Parents will love the prices of these Lego Sets perfect for stocking stuffers! These adorable Christmas Lego Sets cost less than [...] Read More
Madame Alexander Dolls for Christmas

Madame Alexander Dolls for Christmas

Madame Alexander Dolls: Great Gifts Today, Treasured Heirlooms Tomorrow Why would I recommend a Christmas Madame Alexander doll?  Simply because over 40 years ago, my parents gave me a Madame [...] Read More

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