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Halloween Will Be Here Before You Know It

I am always looking for items that I can use in the house to decorate for Halloween and I have found a cute little item that will work in the kitchen or dining room for this year and years to come. A two-tier basket that looks like a spider web is perfect for serving all kinds of small treats.


2 Tier Metal Basket Spider Web Bowl Treats Candy Holder Halloween Kitchen Decor

This fun little piece of decor can be so useful! I can place small candies in it for people to help themselves. It would look adorable with small little gourds and pumpkins displayed for a centerpiece. The spider web basket will fit on the kitchen or dining room table, the counter or a buffet if you have one.

It is even a fun idea for an office to have on the desk or perhaps in the reception area for customers or clients to enjoy. I think it would be hysterical to place a fake spider under some of the candy to scare people with but I have a bit of a sick sense of humor.

This is one of those things that you might find way before you need it but that is no problem. Just store it away until it is time to get those Halloween decorations out. I think it is so cute, I may have to get two or three of them and have them sitting in different rooms. It is really going to coordinate with just about any Halloween theme in a room, that is for sure. I think it is one of those subtle little touches that can be added to the decor that kind of finishes the room. It is all in the details and this little detail just makes me smile with the possibilities of it’s functionality.

St. Patrick’s Day Sun Catchers

St. Patrick’s Day Sun Catchers

St. Patrick's Day Sun Catchers

If you’d like to add a little luck of the Irish to your home to help celebrate this coming St. Patrick’s Day, why not display an attractive sun catcher? St. Patrick’s Day sun catchers will bring the rays of the sun into your home, making it appear cheerful and bright. Whether you’re Irish or not, we could all use something that adds a special touch of charm to our home. All of these lovely St. Patrick’s Day sun catchers are available from Amazon.

Shamrock Garden Sun Catcher with Pressed Flowers

This lovely sun catcher features a clear glass Irish shamrock shape with real pressed flowers, greenery, and shamrocks inside. Shamrock rim is silver and hangs from a silver colored chain. The pressed flowers can be found on each side leaf of the shamrock, with the actual shamrocks and the phrase “Bless The Irish” being found on the top leaf. The item measures four and one half inches by three and one half inches. The perfect way to bring some light and Irish charm into any room. Simply hang in front of any window and enjoy.

Irish Angel Sun Catcher Wind Chime

We could all use an angel watching over us at St. Patrick’s Day or any day of the year. This little angel is silver and features green stained glass. She is holding a white shamrock in her hands. Below her, small metal chimes hang, making a soft chiming sound when moving in the breeze. A green, stained glass shamrock hangs from the bottom of the longest chime. This sun catcher measures ten inches long from the top of the angel to the bottom of the shamrock. May be used either indoors or outdoors. Perfect way to brighten up your home and add a festive touch.

Oval Sun Catcher with St. Patrick’s Day Angel Design And Inscription

This beautiful sun catcher will not only brighten up your home, but your mood as well. Oval-shaped design features hand-painted glass. A beautiful angel with golden hair wears a wreath of shamrocks, catching falling shamrocks in her long, white, flowing gown. The sun catcher has a decorative, detailed border done in green and white, with shamrocks and other designs. Below the angel, there is an inscription that reads “May you be blessed always, with a sunbeam to warm you, a moonbeam to lift you, a sheltering angel, so nothing can harm you”. Includes a silver chain for hanging, and comes in a box, perfect for gift giving!

Celtic Leaves Circle Sun Catcher

This lovely sun catcher features hand-painted glass and is circular in shape. This item measures four and one half inches tall and wide. It has a silver rim, with a large, bright green shamrock in the middle of the circle. A pretty border circles the center shamrock, featuring four yellow and white designs, with small green shamrocks on each end. A perfect item to bring the sun inside your home and show your pride in your Celtic heritage. Even non-Irish people will love to brighten their homes for St. Patrick’s Day with this pretty hand painted piece. Includes a silver colored chain for easy hanging, and comes in a sturdy gift box, making it perfect for giving as a gift.


Christmas Deviled Egg Plates

Christmas Deviled Egg Plates

deviled-eggs Are you looking for a serving dish for your Christmas deviled eggs this year? I am, too! Take a peek at the ones that I have found.

Holiday Serving Dish For Deviled Eggs

Just about every gathering for the holidays calls for having a serving dish for one of my family’s favorites and I want a unique Christmas deviled egg plate this year. My family loves my deviled eggs. So, I think it would be fun to display them on a dish that helps celebrate the Christmas gathering with a festive tone. I have been shopping around and am delighted that there are several styles of Christmas deviled egg plates to choose from. Now, all I have to do is decide which one will serve my own deviled eggs this year and in the years to come. That is the great
thing about getting a serving dish like one of these, you can use them for several years and make it a tradition.

I thought you might be looking for one for yourself or to give as a gift so, I have listed several options for you to consider. Follow me on down this page to see the delightful choices we have.

Christmas Tree Plates For Deviled Eggs

Serve Your Eggs On A Tree Plate! There are serving plates that are shaped like a Christmas tree made to hold your deviled eggs. You can have a traditional green tree or a winter white one. Personally, I like the green one with its whimsical feel. A white plate can add a little more elegance to the table if you want a more formal look. Both will hold one dozen deviled eggs (that is 6 eggs halved).

deviled egg plate
Spode Christmas Tree Figural Deviled Egg Tray

Pfaltzgraff Egg Serving Plate

If you already have the Pfaltzgraff set of Christmas Dinnerware in the Winterberry pattern, then you will be delighted to see that they have a deviled egg plate that matches the pattern. A pretty red bow drapes over the tree shaped plate with the holly and berries design decorating in between the indentions for the 12 egg halves.

Made of stoneware it is oven, freezer, microwave and dishwasher safe.

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Pfaltzgraff Winterberry Sculpted Egg Tray

Plate For Deviled Eggs With Santa Image

deviled egg plate
Portmeirion A Christmas Story 12-Inch Hors d’Oeuvres Egg Tray

Holiday Wreath Plates

Festive Wreath Shaped Plate For Your Eggs. How about using a Christmas wreath theme for your table? Either one of these specialty plates made to serve deviled eggs would make a lovely statement on your holiday buffet or dining table.

deviled egg plate
Holiday Wreath Egg Platter

A Little More Traditional Options

for Christmas Egg Plates

If your Christmas dinner or party has a more formal feel to the table settings then you might not want something whimsical to serve your eggs on. You may prefer a more traditional look to the plate. I found two nice options for you to consider.


Nikko Christmas Deviled Egg Plate, 9.5″

I hope you enjoyed seeing the fun selections of specialty plates made specifically for serving deviled eggs at Christmas time. Did you find one that will work for your dinner this year? These plates make a great hostess gift, too.

Tablecloths For Halloween

Tablecloths For Halloween

Decorating for Halloween has become almost as popular as decorating for the Christmas Holiday. The table should not be forgotten when deciding on decorating items. Follow along with me as I give you some ideas for your table in your home or for that special Halloween Party you are planning. You will find Halloween Tablecloths, Halloween Table Runners, and other Halloween table linens.

Your Table Sets The Mood

No matter which holiday you are decorating for, the table sets the mood. Choosing a fun and whimsical tablecloth for Halloween can be the beginning of your theme for this fun fall holiday.

Once you have made your selection for the tablecloth, you can then decide what will fit nicely for your centerpiece and go from there.

Depending on whether you are decorating for the entire month or just for a special Halloween party you can find a tablecloth to suit your mood. There are scary ones, creepy ones, and whimsical ones to choose from or really simple ones like the image below.

autumn table

If you are feeling really creative and have an artistic and crafty gene that you want to connect with you can take some ideas from this video and make something really unique for your table decoration with a cloth for the table that you created yourself.

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Make it yourself

One way to decorate your Halloween table with a unique tablecloth is to purchase some really great Halloween fabric and make your own. That way you can have something that fits your personality and a tablecloth that is not found in stores. Tablecloths are easy to make, just pick the fabric and make sure it will cover your table, hem the edges and it is done. A great source for fabrics is shown below.


Fall Flowers For Your Halloween Table

You may decide that a tablecloth with a specific Halloween theme just is not right for the look you want. You can go with a more traditional look with a cloth, runner, or placemats that are in fall colors. Placing a lovely bouquet of flowers on top of the tablecloth will add a finished look to your table at Halloween and can continue into the rest of the fall season.

Not Feeling Crafty?

Hey, that is OK, not all of us have a desire to make things ourselves. There is no crime in that. There are plenty of options of ready made Halloween tablecloths that can be purchased and put right on the table. One hint that I would give on these that you purchase from a store is that once you have taken it out of its packaging you might want to get those creases out of it. You know what I mean, I am sure, those deep creases caused from the manufacture when they placed it in the sleeve. What I do is (if it is cloth!) put it in my clothes dryer. I put a damp towel in with it and tumble it for about 20 minutes. The dampness from the towel helped to get the crease out. Of course you can always get the old iron out and press those creases out, too.

Use this handy link to see your options at Amazon: Halloween Tablecloths. Sometimes you do not want a full tablecloth so you can also consider a table runner that will go down the center of your table. Actually, I like to use an autumn colored plain tablecloth and then top it with a festive runner. It gives the overall look more depth.

Placemats are a great option for the kitchen table for the month of October. I don’t particularly like to use them for a party but they do add some fun in decorating for Halloween for every day use.

Couples Mugs For Valentines Day

Couples Mugs For Valentines Day

This may seem a little outside the box for decorating for Valentine’s Day but then isn’t that a little more fun anyway? Using Couples mugs around the house can add to your special little touches for the day of love. They can also be a great gift idea for that special person in your life, not just for Valentines Day but also for an anniversary or even a wedding gift. But, that isn’t my purpose with this post instead we are going to talk about what you can do for decorating purposes.

I think a set of personalized mugs with a heart theme is a cute idea to have sitting on the kitchen counter. Something like the ones shown here looks cute just sitting there waiting to serve a cup of coffee, tea or any hot beverage. I love how the shapes of these two mugs fit together! A romantic idea for serving a hot beverage would be to fix two cups of hot chocolate, add a little coconut rum, and then top with some whipped cream and a cherry.

couples mug
Personalized Couple Mugs

Another idea for using couples mugs in your decorating theme is to place the matching mugs in the center of your kitchen or dining room table and add a sweet little flower arrangement in them. It wouldn’t take many flowers to fill each of them or to keep them fresh. It really wouldn’t matter what image is printed on the mugs as long as it gave the feeling of being a couple. You can choose flowers that go along with the colors in the mugs or you can go easy and find white and red flowers to arrange in the mugs. Something like this would be cute no matter what flowers you use.

boldloft mugs
BoldLoft “From My Heart to Yours” Couple Coffee Mugs

In the living room or a den you can place a mug with a couples theme on a table or desk and fill it with red and white candies, chocolates or a mixture of both. Whatever little sweets you like to have available is perfectly OK. In the bathroom you can use one to hold your toothbrushes and toothpaste during the time you are decorating for Valentines Day.

Use your imagination in how to incorporate them into different rooms and have fun with them. Using couples mugs can be relatively inexpensive and will just be a subtle little way to start to decorate or to enhance the other items you are using. The best part is that after you are finished using them as a part of the decor…they can actually be used to drink your favorite warm beverage from.

Christmas Cookie Jars

Christmas Cookie Jars

I think that I have probably mentioned that I love having seasonal cookie jars sitting in my kitchen to help with the holiday decor and Christmas is no exception. It is one of those holidays, if not the main holiday, that we think about baking. Many of us give baked goods like cookies as gifts to friends and co-workers while other just like to have some Christmas cookies around the house for when we have guests come to visit.

In my opinion, if you do not have any other holiday themed cookie jar in the house, Christmas would be the most important one. Well, maybe I shouldn’t say that is all that important, it is just that they can be so festive. We do tend to decorate more this this holiday than any other with Halloween coming in a close second here in the United States, anyway.

If you are not one who chooses to bake your own cookies, Christmas is a time that you can find some fun ones at the local bakery or grocery stores that you can place in a cookie jar for your family or guests who come over to celebrate the holiday with you.

There are so many styles to choose from anymore. I am particularly fond of the Santa ones but then I collect Santas so naturally my thoughts go there when looking for a Christmas cookie jar. Sometimes you can even find a Mrs. Claus, who is known the world over for her baking skills. How do you think Santa stays so round and jolly? Mrs. C supplies him with yummy treats throughout the year. At least that is what I have always heard.

I thought maybe it might be fun to show you an easy way to add to your Christmas decorating by showing you a few Christmas jars for cookies that are available to choose from.

Grasslands Has Cookie Jars For Christmas

Grasslands makes a lot of fun holiday decor items for just about any holiday we can think of. This year for Christmas they have three cookie jars that I particularly like. That owl is just so darn cute and I would be tempted to let it sit out on the counter even after Christmas is over.

Snowman Cookie JarSnowman Cookie Jar

Winter Owl Cookie JarWinter Owl Cookie Jar

Hungry Snowman JarHungry Snowman Jar

Santa Cookie Jars

I am sure you are not surprised that I would find some Santa ones! I am absolutely in love with the Victorian one and just may have to get that one to just sit on a shelf as a decoration. It looks too fragile for little hands to be messing with. The Chef want is just as cute and maybe a little more durable for grandchildren to take cookies out of.

Victorian Santa Victorian Santa

Chef SantaChef Santa

Traditional SantaTraditional Santa

Additional Options For A Holiday Cookie Jar

There were three additional ones that I thought were different and fun for placing in the kitchen during the time that we have our Christmas decorations up. As you can see from the ones that I have shown in this post, there is a cookie jar that can go in just about any style of kitchen.

Cute For ChristmasCute For Christmas

Stack Of GiftsStack Of Gifts

Christmas House JarChristmas House Jar

A hint that I can give you is that it is a good idea to save the box that your Christmas cookie jar comes in. That way when the holidays are over and the cookies have all been eaten, you can wash the jar and safely store it away until next year.

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Easy Autumn Decorating Ideas

Easy Autumn Decorating Ideas

I like to do a little something to the house to decorate for Fall that doesn’t have anything to do with Halloween. I don’t spend a lot of time or money on going all out because most of October has the Halloween decorations out and then around Thanksgiving I start putting out the Christmas decorations. So, I like to have something for that in-between time to make the house look festive.

I’ve found that one of the easiest ways is to have a wreath on the front door that has some pretty fall colors that dresses up the entrance. I place a planter of autumn colored silk flowers in a few places in the house and that is about it. Because I spend so much energy on the October and December holiday decorating, I like to give myself a little break for the short time that I do Fall decorating.

This year, I decided that the ones that I have been using are about spent. They are starting to look a little faded, especially the wreath for the door. So, I’m getting something new. I love my flower beds and so when I find something that has autumn colors and flowers, I am one happy little camper.

Autumn Door WreathAutumn Door Wreath

Silk Flowers In Fall ColorsSilk Flowers In Fall Colors

These are relatively inexpensive when I figure that I will probably use them for somewhere around 3 to 5 years. When I amortize it out over at least 3 years then the set only costs me less than $40 a year to use. That isn’t too awfully bad and it allows me to have something pretty in the house that looks warm, welcoming and delightful during the fall season.

See, it can be as easy as this to do autumn decorating in your home, too. If you are just starting out, get one or two items that you can use for a few years and then each year, add to them if you like. It does not take much to change a room from “just there” to warm and friendly with a touch of a seasonal decoration.

Halloween Salt And Pepper Sets

Halloween Salt And Pepper Sets

I am still looking at ideas to use to decorate the kitchen for Halloween and this week I have found salt and pepper sets with the theme that can be used during the month of October. Did you know that there ever were cute little sets to use as a part of your decorating? I didn’t until I just happened to be looking around and saw some really cute ideas.

The fun thing about having one or two sets of salt and pepper shakers for any holiday decor is that they can be used to just sit on a shelf or they can be on the table ready for the family to use while you dine. Heck, some of them are so darned cute, I am tempted to sit them around in other parts of the house just as a decoration for a shelf!

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See what I mean? This is only my four most favorites! I am showing the Furry Bones Cats and there are several other options in the Furry Bones line that would look adorable sitting just about anywhere. They do not HAVE to have salt and pepper in them, ya know.

When I was a kid and would go visit my Great-Grandparents they did not have any shakers for salt or pepper on their table. Instead there was a small sized bowl (almost a berry sized bowl) sitting on the table with salt in it. If you needed extra salt you took a small spoon and dabbled it onto your food. What I did not know then but I do know now was that it was their own version of a salt cellar. You see there have not always been shakers for salt. It is believed that John Mason (the same guy who gave us canning jars) invented a receptacle to dispense salt evenly through holes in the lid. It did not work so well in the beginning. Fifty years later, the Morton Salt company added magnesium carbonate to their salt and bing, bam, boom….the salt could pour out of a shaker.

What I like about having special little sets for Halloween is that they can be cleaned and stored away after Halloween and then brought out again for years to come as a part of the  overall decorating for this fun October holiday each year. It can begin to be a tradition just as we often have decorations for Christmas that we use each year. Items like these become things that the family begins to look forward to seeing again.

To view even more ideas for shakers for your kitchen visit this link:  Halloween S & P Sets.

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