Posts Tagged ‘Entertaining’

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Mix and Match for Christmas

by Carol Caggiano on December 10, 2015 at 7:51 am

Caggiano photo 4_Christmas blogChristmas is fast approaching and if you are like me you are beginning to think of entertaining family, neighbors and friends. The time comes when the tree is up and the house looks great, ready for one guest or twenty, and to make it perfect fresh flowers are the finishing touch. With multiple things going on I like to make my décor a little convertible so that I don’t have to change everything for each gathering.

Picking a theme is usually a good way to start, and color is a huge part of the decision. Red and green is, of course, traditional but for the more contemporary home almost any color story can work. Adding colors that coordinate with your home’s décor can make your decorating sophisticated and aesthetically pleasing. Metallics such as gold, silver, copper or bronze should also be considered and can add a wonderful dimension to whatever your color palette. Read More

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Enjoy Dinner Time Together

by Leanne Kesler on October 19, 2015 at 8:15 am

Garden-Rose-Centerpiece— Leanne and David Kesler, Floral Design Institute, Inc., in Portland, OregonOh, what is the world coming too? I saw a survey recently that said 20% of meals are eaten in the car.  What?! That cannot be. Just how do you have a life, with friends and family, if you are eating in the car?

It’s time to take charge and reclaim life. Start with flowers on the table. Yes, it is that simple.

Make sure there are flowers on your dining table. Visit your local florist and get flowers. Flowers on the table command attention to living. And, living life is what it is all about.

It’s a simple circle. Eat. Laugh. Love. Repeat. That’s life. Read More