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 […]
Christmas Time Treasures, Sylvestermouse
Sylvestermouse, has decades of experience in planning and hosting Christmas parties as well as preparing her own home for Christmas.
Join me for this Christmas Celebration as we share our decorating ideas, gift suggestions and our own personal tried and true Christmas recipes!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]