Holidays 213 Ideabooks

Even with just a few days till October 31, it's not too late to decorate. Pumpkins from the grocery store, leaves from the backyard and a few things around the house can transform a table or mantel into Halloween central.
Your Easiest Fall Decorating Ever
Fill a basket with a range of pumpkins and gourds from the market or pumpkin patch, and you'll have everything you need to welcome fall holidays with style. Then, when Thanksgiving rolls around, you can turn your decorations into pumpkin breads, squash...
8 Creative Accents to Set Your Holiday Table Apart
It's that time of year again, when dried leaves crunch under the soles of your boots, the evening air is crisp and it's time to gather with family and friends for food and drink. I recently asked some experts — including...
Easy Halloween Decorations From Stuff You Already Have
By upcycling household items with a little paint and glue, you can quickly add some Halloween spirit to your mantel. Experiment with colors beyond the traditional orange and black for a chic alternative look; maybe even go for a monochrome palette. Try...
Make a Long-Lasting Eucalyptus Holiday Wreath
Fragrant and textured, this wild eucalyptus and juniper wreath can be a pleasant addition to a front door or a wall above a fireplace mantel. Tracy Goldman of Sabellico’s Florist breaks down the steps.
A Contractor's Secrets to Hanging Holiday Decor
Whether you're looking for a spot to put up your Christmas wreath for a week or need something more permanent, hanging decor on the exterior or interior of your home can be tricky sometimes. Where you're hanging it makes all the difference. Here are a...
Hang Your American Flag With Etiquette and Style
The day before my house burned down, I was thinking about flags. It was the end of June, and we were in the midst of painting our home's exterior....
16 Creative Ways to Hide Easter Eggs
The countdown is on to Easter, and it’s time to lay down a strategy for the annual egg hunt. Instead of hitting up the usual hiding places — behind the throw pillows, under the couch — have a little fun this year by stashing the eggs in unexpected...
These Homes Say Happy Mardi Gras!
Happy Mardi Gras, everyone! In case you’re wondering how the date of Fat Tuesday is determined, it’s easy — it’s always the day before Ash Wednesday. Fat Tuesday is the last day of the carnival festivities, the last day to whoop it up before starting...
Send Your Sweetie Some Love — Houzz Style
Forgot to order flowers for that special someone this year? Fret not; Houzz has you covered. Aside from helping to solve your latest design dilemmas, we’ve come up with some cards to help...
Dress Your Dining Room With Love
As soon as my Christmas tree comes down, my Valentine’s Day decor goes up. A heart-shaped wreath made from a wine barrel strap goes on the front door, primroses populate my coffee table and valentine hearts — sometimes in the form of iced cookies,...
The Real Importance of Valentine’s Day
Years ago I was shopping with my daughter and being helped by a pleasant young woman. As she and I chatted, a man came into the shop, holding a small bouquet and a card, and stopped at the register. The young woman excused herself. She and the...
Got Hand-Me-Down Dinnerware? Make a Memorable Meal
I’m not one to hang on to everything, but there are certain things that have been passed on to me from loved ones that I can’t let go of. Recently, while organizing our storage room, I came across a box of milk glass dinnerware...
Christmas Cleanup Tips for the Not Naturally Organized
Cleanup? I finally got my feet up! Let’s face it: After all the time and work we’ve put in to making the holidays, the last thing anyone wants to do is clean it all up. If that resonated with you, you are probably Not Naturally Organized and...
Celebrating Kwanzaa: Honor African Heritage All Over the Home
If you feel like extending your holiday festivities beyond Christmas, then consider embracing Kwanzaa, a weeklong celebration honoring African heritage in African...
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