2022 NorthPark Ambassadors Announced

Jan 5, 2022 |

I’m thrilled to kick off 2022 with an announcement of a new class of NorthPark Ambassadors.  Every year of this programs brings new ideas and wonderful new Ambassadors who are selected for their contribution to the community and to helping those in need.  Each Ambassador selects a non-profit to represent and, throughout the year, NorthPark…

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New Years Eve Party Tips

Dec 27, 2021 |

  Excited to repost this fun segment from a few years ago!  I hope you like these tips for your New Year’s Eve Celebration! I had a blast sharing tips for your New Years Eve Celebration on Today Show this morning.  I hope you like them!  I’d love to know what you plan to do…

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Twenty Four days of Tablescapes – Day 24!

Dec 24, 2021 |

I can’t imagine a better table to post for the 24th than my mother’s Christmas table!  She has used her collection of Tiffany’s Christmas pattern on Christmas Day for many years and I just love the way she finds a new way to set the table with it every year.  Last year, shown here, she…

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Twenty Four Days of Tablescapes – Day 13

This tablescape was created by my mother for our Christmas Day luncheon last year.  She has been collecting Tiffany's Christmas Garland for many years and I love it when she pulls it out in December.  Her long lasting centerpiece is the perfect complement to this gorgeous porcelain and stays out ...
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Twenty Four Days of Tablescapes – Day 12

  Hosting family for Christmas Eve Supper after attending a candlelight service is one of my favorite things to do. Last year's celebrations looked a little bit different but I still set a Christmas table.  Using my wedding china, Herend's Chinese Bouquet in Rust, Royal Stemware by Moser, a light ...
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Twenty Four Days of Tablescapes – Day 11

Today's Tablescape is for the little ones! These photos are from the gingerbread house decorating party that my daughter, Millie, hosted for her friends a few years ago.  The sweet little aprons were from a fabulous Etsy maker and they served as the party favors for each of the little ...
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Twenty Four Days of Tablescapes – Day 10

Today's tablescape came to mind because our friends at Mottahedeh featured this detail shot on their instagram page today.  I styled this place setting in May of this year in preparation for our Christmas in July features for ShopKSW.com.  Our popular wipe-clean placemats in green made a great base for ...
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Twenty Four Days of Tablescapes – Day 9

Today's tablescape was created by Kate Stewart of Bauble Stockings for her catalogue photo shoot. If you are not familiar with Bauble Stockings yet, please click here to learn more about this meaningful holiday tradition.  I love the way she layered her personal porcelain and gave blue and white a ...
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Twenty Four Days of Tablescapes – Day 8

Famille Verte is a popular pattern with a rich history.  Click here to learn more about it.  It is known as a spring pattern but I love it paired with tartans, jolly reds and rich greens around the holidays.  Our wipe-clean linen placemats are so popular for both their elegant ...
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Twenty Four Days of Tablescapes – Day 7

I had the vision for this table when Caroline's Cakes asked me to be a part of their Holiday collaborations.  I didn't realize how tricky it was going to be to get the ribbons right though!  It took a yard stick, a box or strait pins and loads of patience ...
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Twenty Four Days of Tablescapes – Day 6!

  I created this tablescape last Christmas for a collaboration with Meri Meri.  I used their wonderful wooden advent calendar pieces in the center of the table, their "crackers" at each place setting and their charming nutcracker gift tags as place cards tied to each napkin.  It was so much ...
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Twenty Four Days of Tablesacpes – Day 5

I have always loved mixing and matching China patterns.  This table is a great example of that. I used Herend Rust Bouquet tureens to hold flowers in the center of the table and layered Bernadaud Chargers, Herend's Livia Dinner Plates and Rust Bouquet Crescent Salad Plates.  The crystal is one ...
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Twenty Four Days of Tablesacpes – Day 4

Why not invest in a classic Canton Blue and White Pattern and pair it with green linens for a magical holiday look!  These pieces by Mottahedeh can be used all year long! I also love the special pieces available in this pattern, like the salt cellars included here or the ...
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