“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
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
“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
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 – West Elm
Beauville Rialto Brick Red Napkin – Gracious Style
L’Objet Gold Bird Napkin Ring – Gracious Style
Michael C. Fina Palais Royal-Prestige Collection
Set of 8 Chamberlain Wercester Imari Dessert Plates
Juliska Colette Tumbler – Juliska
Amber Crystal Glasses
L’Objet Gold Pinecone Placecard Holder – Gracious Home
Serving trays by Kay Bojesen
Birds of a Feather Salt and Pepper Shaker – West Elm
Elegant Pair of Polished Brass Peretti Style Candlesticks
Wishing everyone love and happiness in the New Year. Xoxo Kris
“From Labor there shall come forth rest.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Vogue May 1941
Vogue July 1932
Ralph Lauren Ad
Picture of my grandparents on their honeymoon
Vintage Cole Swimwear AD
Photo by me
“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
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
Kenneth Jay Lane Necklace
Large Painted Retreat Sign
Peter Som Hand Painted Stripe Dress
Green Painted Bench Nantucket House Antiques
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
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!
Charlotte Moss House Beautiful
Traditional Home Fortuny Salad Bowl
Eddie Ross for Lonny Mag