Okay, maybe that’s not actually a good thing! My uncle once told me that 3 days should be your max stay when visiting someone. “Company is like fish. After 3 days they start to stink.” So if that’s your philosophy, then you don’t need to bother with this article.
Personally, I love to make sure my guests feel comfortable and welcome. Probably because this is how I want to feel when staying away from home. I also hate to bother my hosts with little needs like a fan or a hair dryer or an extra blanket. Makes me seem high-maintenance, which I might be, but nobody else needs to know that!
My favorite takeaway from this article in Houzz is the carafe of water! I’m always dehydrated from travel and this is such a thoughtful touch. And the full-length mirror would be super helpful. I’d suggest some fresh flowers to brighten the room, too. Check out some of the other great ideas that will make your guests feel well taken care of…
Decorating the house for the holidays is one way to bring a festive spirit to the season. There are many obvious places most of us tend to focus our decorating efforts…the tree, the outdoors, a mantle, the dining room table. One room typically gets neglected – the kitchen.
The kitchen is our hub as the holidays are filled with lots of entertaining. We host gift exchanges, throw cocktail parties, invite dinner guests and call friends in for coffee during the season. We spend lots of time in the kitchen baking goodies, planning menus and gathering with friends and family. The kitchen needs to have some fun decorations, too!
Decorate cabinets with wreaths or Holiday photo cards you’ve received. Windows are a great place to hang garland and lights. Chandeliers, or even pot racks, are perfect for dangling ornaments with decorative ribbon. A grouping of glass canisters and cake stands filled with edible treats is a true crowd pleaser!
Enjoy this Holiday season with your friends and family and make sure your kitchen has a few special decorative surprises for everyone to enjoy!
Dressing your table should reflect you as the host/hostess. You decide how simple, chic, traditional or formal you want the table to feel. Candles are a must for ambience, plus the glow from a flame is one of the most … Continue reading →