Sleighride by Candlelight-A Tablescape

Growing up with a French mother who required little help in the kitchen and was an incredible cook, I was most often enlisted to decorate the table.  I’ve been playing with dishes ever since and confess to often planning an entire menu around how a dish will look when served!  Creating the ambiance of a gathering is still my favorite part of entertaining and what I am known for.  For a Christmas Eve Soirée, a sleighride was my theme.  This tablescape can easily be used for a Christmas brunch or dinner.  The beauty is that it is a make-ahead décor, which we all could use at this busy entertaining season. Continue reading

From Supermarket to Sensational: Pointsettia Topiary Tutorial

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I cannot tell a lie:  I am not a fan of pointsettias.  A pointsettia topiary however, gets my gardener’s heart beating a little faster.  I love bringing natural elements in my holiday decor and the lowly pointsettia lends itself perfectly to a Cinderella transformation.image Continue reading