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Happy Easter from KRIS Likes……

“‘Twas Easter-Sunday. The full-blossomed trees
Filled all the air with fragrance and with joy.”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Easter Egg Setting

Anyone who knows me knows that I am happiest when entertaining.  There is nothing I love more than setting up for and hosting a party.  I am always on the lookout for new and creative ways to set a table or create that perfect party ambiance. For all of you hosting Easter this Sunday here are a few inspiration images to get your creative juices flowing….  Happy Easter and Enjoy!!  xx K

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Gweneth Paltrow Easter Lunch in London

Gweneth Paltrow Easter Lunch in London

Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart

Easter Violet

Personalized chocolate filled candy eggs

Personalized chocolate filled candy eggs

Better Homes and Garden

Better Homes and Garden

Rustic Easter

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wedsociety.com

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Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart

Better Homes and Garden

Better Homes and Garden

Eddie Ross

Eddie Ross

Eddie Ross

Eddie Ross

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Celebratemag.com

Svitlana Flom

Svitlana Flom

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Happy New Year from KRIS Likes…..

vintage-new-years-eve-fashion-party-streamers“Another fresh new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!

This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest . . .
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!

I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!”

– William Arthur Ward

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So grateful for everything and everyone in my life this year.  Wishing everyone peace, happiness, love and good health in this new year!  See you in 2015!  xxK

Merry Christmas from KRIS Likes…

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“This is my wish for you: peace of mind, prosperity through the year, happiness that multiplies, health for you and yours, fun around every corner, energy to chase your dreams, joy to fill your holidays!”  – D.M. Dellinger

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Wishing everyone a very merry Christmas!  xx K

KRIS Likes… Thanksgiving Tablescapes

“Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.” – William Shakespeare

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays to set the table for.  I love working with a fall color palette and bringing nature indoors. I like to think of the table as its own small landscape; incorporating flowers and natural elements throughout the table setting. Here are a few Thanksgiving tablescapes for inspiration and some of my favorite items to set the table with this year.  Enjoy!  xx K

Natural Tablescape

Feather Setting

Country Living

Whenever I am setting a table I love to mix the high and low.  For example, putting fine china on a more rustic wood slab charger as I did in my Thanksgiving table “wishlist” below…

Ward Bennett Prisma Flatware Setting For 16

Wood Slice Charger

Wood Slice Charger – West Elm

Rialto Brick Red Napkin

Beauville Rialto Brick Red Napkin – Gracious Style

Gold Bird Napkin Ring

L’Objet Gold Bird Napkin Ring – Gracious Style

Palais Royal-Prestige Collection

Michael C. Fina Palais Royal-Prestige Collection

Set of 8 Chamberlain Wercester Imari Dessert Plates

Colette Tumbler

Juliska Colette Tumbler – Juliska

Amber Crystal Glasses

L'Objet Pinecone Gold Placecard Holder

L’Objet Gold Pinecone Placecard Holder – Gracious Home

Serving trays by Kay BojesenBirds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather Salt and Pepper Shaker – West Elm

Elegant Pair of Polished Brass Peretti Style Candlesticks

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! 

KRIS Likes… America

“The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun.  It’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for it’s existence against the winds and rain and scorching sun.” – Napoleon Hill

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“For this is what America is all about.  It is the uncrossed desert and the unclimbed ridge.  It is the star that is not reached and the harvest that is sleeping in the unplowed ground.” – Lyndon B. Johnson

9/11 tribute

In loving memory….

KRIS Likes… The New Year!

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Wishing everyone love and happiness in the New Year. Xoxo Kris

HAPPY LABOR DAY WEEKEND from KRIS Likes!

“From Labor there shall come forth rest.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Vogue 1954

Vogue May 1941

Vogue July 1932

Australian Vogue

Ralph Lauren Ad

Picture of my grandparents on their honeymoon

Vintage Cole Swimwear AD

Photo by me

KRIS Likes … The Color Green

“He had that curious love of green, which in individuals is always the sign of a subtle artistic temperament.” –Oscar Wilde, Irish Playwright, Novelist, Poet, Short Story Writer and Freemason

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Since today is St Patricks day and the streets are filled with the gaudy use of green; I thought it would be nice to show you the many chic ways in which this favorite color of mine can be used. Hopefully, the pictures below will leave you all green with envy!  Enjoy!

Oliver Goldsmith Orbison 1964 Sunglasses

A Rare Late 18th c. English Green Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy

Derek Lam Evie Clutch

Steven Gambrel’s House

Celerie Kembel

Kenneth Jay Lane Necklace

Steven Gambrel

Large Painted Retreat Sign

Peter Som Hand Painted Stripe Dress

Green Painted Bench Nantucket House Antiques

Mary McDonald

DAVID WEBB Gold and Enamel Ring

Angelina Jolie in Verscace Gown at 2011 Golden Globes

Pair Awaji Pottery Buttress Handle Vases C 1920 at Thomas K Libbey

Love in the Afternoon – Laura Stone Eckhart

Happy New Year! from Kris Likes…

‘The book is closed, the year is done, the pages full of tasks begun.  A
little joy, a little care, along with dreams, are written there.  This
new day brings another year, renewing hope, dispelling fear.  And we
may find before the end, A deep content, another friend.”

-Arch Ward

KRIS Likes… Thanksgiving Tablescapes

Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace, the celebration of work and the simple life… a true folk-festival that speaks the poetry of the turn of the seasons, the beauty of seedtime and harvest, the ripe product of the year… -Ray Stannard Baker (David Grayson)

The Thanksgiving table takes center stage on this holiday as families gather around to eat, enjoy each others company and give thanks.   It establishes the festive mood for the gathering with its burnt umbers, reds, yellows, golds and aubergines.   Bring the outdoors in with all the natural elements Autumn offers us as inspiration.  What fun!  Enjoy!

Traditional Home

Charlotte Moss House Beautiful

Elle Decor

Eddie Ross

Traditional Home

Traditional Home Fortuny Salad Bowl

Pottery Barn

Eddie Ross for Lonny Mag

Steven Gambrel

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!