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Five adorable snowman plates for Christmas table setting decorations! Fun inspiration for cute DIY snowman place setting crafts to make and decorate for a holiday party tablescape.
Snowman Plates! Cute Christmas Table Setting Decorations
When it comes to decorating for the holidays, you can’t get any cuter than these Snowman Plates for Christmas Table Setting Decorations! I’ve featured cute snowman plate table settings in the past and have always wanted to come up with my own. When I got the Living Locurto Team together this fall, I created a Snowman Plate challenge and excited to reveal what we all came up with for you today!
Making snowman plates for your Christmas table is super easy! I packed up a bunch of white and light gray plates, various cloth and paper napkins, carrots, blueberries, flatware, ribbon and anything else I could think of that could be used for making funny snowman place settings. I then gave everyone a set amount of time and we started decorating!
It was so much fun to decorate snowman plates! These would not only make gorgeous table decor but a fun Christmas game with your family. I think my husband would really get into this tablescape challenge too! I hope you enjoy the ideas my team and I came up with at our retreat.
More fun ideas from the Living Locurto Team Retreat!
5 Cute Snowman Plates for Christmas Table Settings
Snowman Plates 1
Annaliese came up with a super cute traditional little snowman. She found some googly eyes in my stash of crafts that I didn’t realize I had brought! I love the tied napkin scarf.
Snowman Plates 2
I was busy taking photos, so my snowman plate table setting is VERY simple as I was rushed. But I though he turned out super cute! I used a ribbon for his smile and a black paper napkin for a hat.
Snowman Plates 3
I think Pamela won our challenge with her creative napkin idea that is folded into a snowman cap! She was seriously working in a corner and now I know she meant to win! ha!
Snowman Plates 4
Natalie’s snowman plate is perfect for kids! What kid wouldn’t be happy to see this at the dinner table! So cute!
Snowman Plates 5
Naomi got fancy with her flatware and napkin, then used floral decor for her snowman’s arms. You could easily go outside to find twigs for arms. I didn’t think of doing that until just now!
I hope these fun Snowman Plates inspired you to get creative for your Christmas table decorations!
Which Snowman Plate is your favorite?
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Inspiration for creating cozy plaid Christmas table decorations. Learn how to set a table with flowers and fruit for a holiday party! Beautiful table decorations with navy and red plaid place settings, DIY centerpieces and simple place card holders. Enjoy these creative ideas for your Christmas tablescapes.
Plaid Christmas Table Decorations with Flowers and Fruit
I love finding new ideas for Christmas table decorations. Lately I have been obsessed with navy and red plaid for the holidays. It’s also fun creating simple DIY centerpieces and finding unique ways of decorating with fruit. I’m excited to share these gorgeous plaid Christmas table decorations that our team styled during our Living Locurto retreat.
Table Decorating Challenges
One decorating challenge for these Christmas place settings was to incorporate flowers. Did you know that having fresh flowers in your home actually reduces stress? I’m definitely ordering flowers during the holidays, because I need all the help I can get with our busy schedules. ha! If you are interested in learning more, click here to read all about the new study. It’s super interesting.
Another decorating challenge was to use fruit for table decorations. Either in a centerpiece, place card holder or as general place setting decor. Since red and navy was my choice of color scheme, we used bright red apples, pears and blueberries throughout our different tablescapes.
5 Beautiful Tablescapes with Plaid Christmas Table Decorations
I’m so thrilled with these five beautiful table decoration ideas and hope you are inspired by our simple and inexpensive ways to set a table with flowers and fruit.
Elegant Plaid Tablescape
My grandpa was from Holland, so I have grown up with all kinds of Delft Blue china. The blue and white plates with pops of red is a classic look and perfect for any occasion. You can find beautiful Delftware at antique shops or newer less expensive blue and white dinner plates online.
Personalized Apple Place Holder
An apple makes an easy alternative to the usual place card for a pop of Christmas red. Use a metallic marker to write the names of your guests on the fruit. This is definitely one of my favorite DIY table setting tips!
Rustic Plaid Christmas Tablescape
If you like more traditional Christmas table settings, then you’ll love this rustic plaid tablescape. You probably already have most of the items needed for this table decor in your home. With pine cones, fruit, candles, berries, greenery and a few flowers, this pretty centerpiece can be made in minutes!
DIY Apple Candle Holders
Cut the top off of an apple and hollow out the inside with a spoon to make room for a candle. Squeeze lemon juice over the apple to keep it from browning right away before inserting your candle. Use battery operated votive candles if you plan to keep them on for a long period of time.
Simple Natural Christmas Tablescape
This simple Christmas table setting is one of my favorites! I love the easy DIY centerpiece made with fruit. This look can easily be done with items from your home.
Fresh eucalyptus is wonderful to use on your Christmas table! It smells wonderful and is a trendy alternative to traditional holiday pine. Click here to find a local florist who can provide you with fresh eucalyptus arrangements.
You can also place large bunches of eucalyptus in the middle of the table and embellish with berry twigs, pine cones, fruit and flowers. Tie a napkin around a twig of eucalyptus and write your guests name on a leaf for a gorgeous place setting.
Which style is your favorite?
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A farmhouse kitchen can be elegant, rustic… or anything in between! Love the look? Then you’ll enjoy these tips on how to create it in your kitchen.
Now that I’ve been living in my new kitchen for a while, I’ve had time to enjoy it all so much! When I started the design process, I wasn’t sure what kind of style I wanted. I knew I wanted a white kitchen, but let’s face it, thanks to Pinterest, there are just too many great styles to choose from these days.
When I started working with Thomasville Cabinetry (exclusive at The Home Depot), I knew that I liked to mix vintage items with modern decor. As soon as they told me about their new Thomasville Studio 1904 line, I knew it was a perfect fit!
I chose a simple modern cabinet door style that could stand the test of time and by mixing antiques with industrial style lighting, my kitchen slowly morphed into a Modern Farmhouse Style.
I really had no idea how popular this look was until I was in the middle of my planning stage. It had been trending for a while, and didn’t even know it! ha!
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You’ll love these Kitchen Cabinet Organization Ideas from my new Modern Farmhouse White Kitchen!
Who knew a kitchen remodel could change your life? Well, mine did especially after installing Thomasville Cabinets! I shared my new White Kitchen Reveal before and after photos –>here, and now I’m excited to share what’s inside of the cabinets. The kitchen cabinet organization is seriously the BEST part!
I partnered with Thomasville Cabinetry (exclusive at The Home Depot) and chose their new Thomasville Studio 1904 line for the kitchen cabinets. Thomasville Cabinetry earned The Women’s Choice Award as America’s most recommended kitchen cabinets. You can see why they won after touring my kitchen!
Having an organized kitchen was my dream. I took a lot of time to think about how we used our kitchen the most, then added anything I could find to make it as organized as possible.
With so many great kitchen cabinet organization options from Thomasville Cabinetry, such as a utensil pantry pullouts to a wall messaging center, you can find the perfect idea for organizing your kitchen cabinets.
I hope you get inspired by these Kitchen Cabinet Organization Ideas!
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I’m so excited to share my Modern Farmhouse White Kitchen!
If you are dreaming of a new white kitchen, then you have to see my before and after photos. After living in my home for 16 years, my dream of a new white kitchen finally came true! As you will see from my before photos, it was about dang time!
I love a mix of modern with a dash of farmhouse style. It was sure fun planning and decorating! I’m just so happy that it’s finally done. The bright color makes me so happy! I hope you get some inspiration from my new kitchen remodel.
Choosing Brands for a Kitchen Remodel
Choosing to remodel your kitchen is a HUGE deal with so many hard decisions to make. I’m so happy to that I partnered with Thomasville Cabinetry (exclusive at The Home Depot), and Kenmore for my kitchen remodel. They are both The Women’s Choice Award winners for the most recommended kitchen cabinets and kitchen appliances. Knowing that other women have voted them the top rated companies for kitchen products made choosing brands for my remodel so much easier!
New cabinets really made this kitchen! I chose Thomasville’s new Studio 1904 line for the kitchen cabinets. I wanted my cabinets to be more modern, extend up to the ceiling and also have a lot of great organizing features. The Studio 1904 line has cabinets that embrace the furniture legacy with a modern vintage vibe that is perfect for my modern farmhouse style.
As for the appliances, I chose the new Kenmore Pro line because I knew that this line could upgrade my kitchen appearance to a professional kitchen without changing sizes of my cabinets or relocating them. Kenmore Pro appliances are also affordable and full of amazing features! I really do feel like a pro chef now and love to use my new appliances. I lost 4 pounds just from cooking in the new kitchen the first week!
Are you ready for the before and after photos? I’m so excited!
I’ll give you a quick before and after problem that we solved. Glance at the photos, then come back and read the details. I’ll be sharing more on the appliances, pantry and kitchen cabinet organization soon!
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White Kitchen Update!
Our new modern farmhouse white kitchen remodel is almost done and I thought it was the perfect time to show you the kitchen sink and a sneak peek of a few other goodies! I’m happy to partner with my friends at Wayfair and Elkay who provided some amazing products for the new kitchen.
These are the FIRST photos I’ve shown of the new white kitchen, so I think it deserves a before photo so you can appreciate the after results!
It’s been 16 years of dark cabinets, yellow striped wall paper (what was I thinking when I picked this out?) and an off-white double bowl kitchen sink.
The kitchen is still not done, but man what a difference now! I’m so excited!!! It already looks like a modern farmhouse bright and cheery kitchen.
I had the hardest time deciding on the sink. Luckily, Elkay has some great sinks available at Wayfair and I found the perfect fit for my kitchen. I debated over white or dark quartz, but ending up going with this gorgeous stainless steel undermount sink.
The best part about the new sink is the large basin! It’s just like an old farmhouse sink, but modern. In our old kitchen, we had a double bowl sink and now I realize just how great a one bowl sink can be. They fit so much! This sink will be perfect during the holidays when we have large pots to clean.
I was worried about a stainless steel sink getting spots, but Elkay sinks are very high quality, non-staining, sound deadening sinks. The bottom grid and offset drain are great features as well. We’ve been using it for a few weeks now and LOVE it!
I haven’t been able to cook in the kitchen yet, but can serve up drinks and enjoy the new view!
Cute dish towels are a must too!
Besides the Elkay kitchen sink, our new chandelier is another one of my favorite things.
I’m in love with the beautiful light fixture over my breakfast table! The natural tones balance out the bright white, making the room seem more homey. The galvanized parts provide a farmhouse industrial look that I had imagined for my kitchen. Find this chandelier on Wayfair –> here.
I seriously can not wait to get this remodel finished so I can show you the rest! To learn about my beautiful Thomasville kitchen cabinets and how to choose some for yourself, check out this post. I’ll be sharing more of the new white kitchen soon!
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How to choose the perfect kitchen cabinets!
Dreaming of an upgrade to your kitchen? After living in my home for 16 years, my dream finally came true! I’m so excited to be giving my kitchen a FULL makeover this summer! If you follow me on Pinterest, you have probably seen me pinning kitchens like crazy. ha!
Choosing new kitchen cabinets can be such a hard decision to make. I’m thrilled to be partnering with The Home Depot and Thomasville Cabinetry! They are The Women’s Choice Award winner for the most recommended kitchen cabinets. Knowing that other women have voted Thomasville the top rated company has made choosing which brand to go with a no brainer. Plus, they are exclusive to The Home Depot which makes it easy to shop their amazing solutions that can easily transform any room! Be sure to follow along my kitchen remodel on Instagram. I’ll be doing some LIVE Facebook updates as well.
Whether you are choosing to upgrade a few things or remodeling your entire kitchen, these handy tips will get you started without stressing out.
Cabinets are one of the most important decisions you can make when remodeling your kitchen. If you go with a company recommended by The Women’s Choice Award, like Thomasville Cabinetry, you will have no worries about getting high quality products along with beautiful designs.
Of course a great new look is a must have, but how do you choose the right components to a fabulous kitchen?
1. Choose a Cabinet Door Profile First
Cabinet doors are the most visible design elements in your kitchen, so your door style is one of the most important decisions you will make. A great way to narrow down your choices of cabinet doors is to decide on a door profile. Here are samples of some I got to choose from with Thomasville.
I knew I wanted a more modern look with a classic feel that would last for generations. I also wanted something different than I already had in my current kitchen. I loved the look of the slab, but it was just a bit too modern for me. So I decided I liked recessed square the best, because of its simplicity with a touch of decorative edge to add a pretty design element. Now that one decision is made, it’s easier to make the rest!
2. Narrow Down Your Favorite Cabinet Door Styles
Next decide on the style. A lot of times, this is easily narrowed down by budget. So with your budget and door profile in mind, the choices get easier. Thomasville carries many gorgeous styles. I recommend going to the store to see samples and taking photos of your top 3 or 4 styles on your phone. Just take four photos max and don’t go back to the cabinet samples! Look through your photos and delete the ones you don’t love. This should lead you to your top choice for a cabinet door style.
I’m excited to be going with Thomasville’s brand new Studio 1904 line! This line has cabinets that embrace the furniture legacy with a modern vintage vibe.
Here are my four photos. Can you guess which door style I chose? Keep reading and you’ll find out…
3. Know Your Wood Type and Color
I think most of us know what our dream cabinet color and finish would be. If you aren’t sure about the type of wood, then ask your experienced kitchen designer.
I’m jumping for joy to say goodbye to my ornate dark cherry wood cabinets and hello to bright white cabinet doors! It’s going to look so different!
After deciding on a style and finish for your cabinets, think about your kitchen’s function. You are the chef, baker and cleaner of your kitchen and know exactly what will work best for you. Lucky for us, Thomasville Cabinetry mixes function with beauty!
4. Think About Both Function and Beauty
Now you have so many different choices when choosing new cabinets. For example, I decided to have more drawers under my counter tops rather than shelves. That will be a nice change for me! Once you decide on the type of style, there are even more ways to add personality such as decorative or textured glass doors.
Have you heard about QuietClose? It’s a premium hardware that is mounted to the hinge and engages when the door is 1” from closing. This creates a smooth, silent self-closing motion. I was over the moon when I found out this feature comes standard on Thomasville doors! No more kids slamming doors or leaving drawers open, they shut all the way on their own. One function I would definitely want when choosing kitchen cabinets.
5. Make Organization an Important Part of the Decision Making
Having an organized kitchen is very important. Think about how you use your kitchen the most and how it will need to function throughout the years to come as your family grows.
With so many great organization options from Thomasville, such as utensil pantry pullouts to a wall message center, you can find the perfect idea for organizing your kitchen cabinets.
6. Maximize Every Inch
Lastly, you want to maximize every inch! An efficient kitchen is a happy you! A great place to maximize your space is with your kitchen island.
Will you want bar stools or use the entire space for cabinet organization? Would a lazy Susan, SuperCabinet or a pots and pans pullout make your life much easier?
With a world of options, Thomasville Cabinetry makes it easy to design your kitchen with the best look and functionality in mind. Be sure and check them out online today or next time you are at The Home Depot!
As my daughter gets older, I get asked more often about changing her bedroom style. My minor in college was interior design and when there is a chance to redecorate something, I’m always up for that challenge! I love home design and one rule I seem to always stick by is to keep it simple and change things up with accents and added color.
As I’ve been searching for new bedroom ideas for my daughter, I came across three styles that seem to be very popular now. There is so much you could do with these styles of bedrooms!
I hope you enjoy today’s fabulous bedroom ideas for girls. BONUS – There is a $2,000 SERTA PERFECT SLEEPER MATTRESS GIVEAWAY when you get to the end!!! Don’t miss out!
Tribal prints and macrame are everywhere! I love this bedroom inspiration in black and white and found similar Black and White Tribal Bedding and White Faux Fur Throw Blanket to help you achieve this look.
Of course, it wouldn’t be the same without Macrame Plant Hangers! Who remembers these? I actually found a Macrame Plant Hanging kit from the 70’s in my mom’s house not too long ago. I’m happy they are back in style!
This platform bed would be fantastic for a relaxed tribal bedroom!
This fabulous Pale Pink and Gold Girls Bedroom is a girl’s dream! My daughter said this was her favorite look. I’m glad because I love it too!
I found a beautiful Tufted Wingback Nail Bed that looks very similar if you want to achieve this bedroom style. I want this for my room now!
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Serta Mattress Giveaway!
Need a new mattress? I do! My friends at the Women’s Choice Award® have a wonderful giveaway for a NEW SERTA MATTRESS valued at $2,000!!! They do all the research for us to find highly recommended brands. Now you can enter to win a Serta perfect sleeper mattress. Sleep will never be the same again if you’re the lucky winner!
Go enter today! Good luck!!!