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Holiday Platters :: Serve in Style

   1.   Turquoise Lace Serving Tray   by tamarack stoneware  2.   Melamine Wood Tray   by birribe  3.   Tree Stoneware Platter   by karo art  4.   Mid-Century Modern Tray   by mungo and midge  5.   Gray Serving Platter   by ceramica botanica  6.   Lotus Serving Tray   by clay shapes

 

1. Turquoise Lace Serving Tray by tamarack stoneware  2. Melamine Wood Tray by birribe  3. Tree Stoneware Platter by karo art  4. Mid-Century Modern Tray by mungo and midge  5. Gray Serving Platter by ceramica botanica  6. Lotus Serving Tray by clay shapes

That's right - it's Monday.  That would be Monday the 22nd of December.  I sure hope you've gotten all your last minute gifts all buttoned up over the weekend - I did.  Phew!  Now this week is going to be a lot of busy work around food prep - finalizing my list of items to make and then going food shopping.  I love cooking and always approach it with a creative flair, especially when it comes to presentation.  I feel presentation is just as critical as whether or not your dish tastes good!  I love the idea of serving my dishes on beautiful platters and I've presented 6 options which will each help you show off your delicious creations.  This holiday season, serve it up in SYTLE!


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Holiday Beauty :: Pamper YOU

1.   Facial Scrub   by fig and yarrow  2.   Demerara Facial Scrub   by ha'andah products  3.   Rose Hip & Lavender Scrub   by wild botanicals  4.    Pink Sugar Facial Scrub   by sylva pagana  5.   Tea Tree & Honey Scrub   by ayelet naturals  6.   Bamboo Rice Cleansing Scrub   by natural logic  7.    Coconut Lime Salt Scrub   by whiskey ink & lace 

1. Facial Scrub by fig and yarrow  2. Demerara Facial Scrub by ha'andah products  3. Rose Hip & Lavender Scrub by wild botanicals  4.  Pink Sugar Facial Scrub by sylva pagana  5. Tea Tree & Honey Scrub by ayelet naturals  6. Bamboo Rice Cleansing Scrub by natural logic  7.  Coconut Lime Salt Scrub by whiskey ink & lace 

We've entered the final stretch where in just one week, we will land on December 25th.  Your holiday check list might be looking like a crazy crossword puzzle that's been stuffed in your pocket and gone through the wash - one where you've got all bases covered from gifts to decorations.  Yet, I wanted to take a moment to get something else ready - YOU.  Yes, you!  Let's take a moment to step out of the holiday blaze towards next week and take some time to get Y-O-U ready for the holidays.  My post today highlights seven all natural facial scrubs to gently exfoliate your skin while leaving you feeling refreshed!  I'm a huge lover of all natural skincare products and I was just swooning over the amazing ingredients found in these scrubs - rosewood, lime, raw honey, pure cane sugar.  Yummy, right?  

Take a little "Pamper YOU" time this coming week in preparation for having a super fabulous holiday season!    


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Fashion

Holiday Fashion :: Be Beautiful

1.   Vintage Silk Gown   by miss farfalla  2.   Mineral Eyeshadow   by c marie minerals  3.   Porcelain Gold Earrings   by jewelry from imka  4.   Rosa Natural Perfume   by illuminated perfume  5.   Gold Rose Quartz   Ring by lebenslustiger  6.   Vintage Beaded Clutch   by be something new 

1. Vintage Silk Gown by miss farfalla  2. Mineral Eyeshadow by c marie minerals  3. Porcelain Gold Earrings by jewelry from imka  4. Rosa Natural Perfume by illuminated perfume  5. Gold Rose Quartz Ring by lebenslustiger  6. Vintage Beaded Clutch by be something new 

Living in New England during this time of year where the sky gets dark at 4:30pm, one turns to the holiday lights which come twinkling on to conjure a magical feeling within.  Add to that some beautiful snow and as it shimmers, it creates that sparkle effect during the holidays.  Building upon that holiday sparkle which is everywhere during the holidays, I've put together a Fashion Forward Holiday Outfit.  It's a snapshot of a glam outfit to wear to a fabulous holiday party hosted in the city - where merry is the theme!  Isn't that vintage silk dress simply jaw dropping-ly stunning?  Chris - your vintage dresses always evoke such beauty and elegance!  So, let's get those holiday outfits ready because both Christmas and the New Year are around the corner, folks!


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Holiday Gifts :: Artful Giving

When we began the process of putting together our 82 page Etsy Holiday Gift Guide, we first began by choosing categories.  Thinking like a gift giving divas, we laid out the basic framework for the gift guide to be built upon.  One category we debated was the art category.  We had to consider whether or not people would feel comfortable giving art as a gift, but we splashed some cold water on our faces and said, "Well heck, why not??"  We wanted to take the mystique out of buying art and make it very approachable through our handpicked selections.  Amber, Cinne and I curated art walls based on different themes.  One page from my spread is featured above.  Can you guess what my theme is?

Be sure to check out the full layout in our Elite16 Holiday Gift Guide and let's do away with the notion that art is challenging to give as a gift!  

 

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Modern Home

Holiday Decor :: Finishing Touches

   1.    Custom Striped Pillow Set   by Jillian Rene Decor  2.    Ceramic Nesting Bowls   by Karo Art  3.    Red Poppy Holiday Vase   by Romy & Clare  4.    Red Flower Candle Holders   by Orly Design  5.    Hand Stitched Hoop Ornament   by Sarah K Benning  6.    Vintage White Bird Ornament   by All Things White 

 

1.  Custom Striped Pillow Set by Jillian Rene Decor  2.  Ceramic Nesting Bowls by Karo Art  3.  Red Poppy Holiday Vase by Romy & Clare  4.  Red Flower Candle Holders by Orly Design  5.  Hand Stitched Hoop Ornament by Sarah K Benning  6.  Vintage White Bird Ornament by All Things White 

I happened to look at the calendar today and looked down 2 rows.  My eyes landed on the big day - the 25th.  That would mean that Christmas is just 2 weeks away!  Did that day just come into focus real fast or what?  Hopefully you've done all your holiday shopping and now it's time to start thinking about getting your home ready to entertain.  Is everything in place?  I've put together a full collection of 16 items to get you ready for holiday entertaining - giving you the handmade and vintage touches to bring home the spirit of the season!  


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Holiday Gift Wrap Check

See our whole selection of gift wrapping goodies in our   Elite16 Holiday Gift Guide  ! Are you ready to rock the holiday wrapping?

See our whole selection of gift wrapping goodies in our Elite16 Holiday Gift Guide! Are you ready to rock the holiday wrapping?

There are so many super fun and creative ways to wrap gifts and the holiday season offers up the perfect opportunity to present your gifts IN STYLE!  Do you have all your wrapping paper and gift tags in order this year?  Each day we're inching closer to the 25th, so let's get things ready to be sure you're a gift giving rock star this year!  Our Elite16 Holiday Gift Guide has a section on wrapping and cards - cool items that we've hand selected from over 40,000 Etsy items!  Don't fret if you haven't gotten all those gifts to even wrap yet!  Our Holiday Gift Guide is filled with beautiful handmade and vintage gifts all from shops right on Etsy.  Now - let's get to work so we're not doing the last-minute-gift-panic-shuffle!  

  

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