Thanksgiving Tablescape 2014

The pantry is stocked, the puzzle has been selected, the wine is on the way… and the table has been set.  The best part is that I kept my … [Continue Reading]

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A Hanging Cookie Display For Your Holiday Table

It is crunch time in homes across the country.  Mine included.  While we are crunching time, why not crunch some cookies as well?  Before we … [Continue Reading]

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Last Minute Thanksgiving Table Decor

Are you a last minute type of person?  Do you like to be spontaneous and shoot from the hip rather than prepare and take aim?  Does it … [Continue Reading]

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Frosted Glass Glitter Pumpkins

So did you hold your breath?  I hope not.  I told you on Tuesday that Thursday might arrive with some more sparkle.  This is a throwback to … [Continue Reading]

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Getting My Sugar Cone & Ice Skate Swag On

The nature of this business requires talking about Christmas before Thanksgiving – or even Halloween – has passed by.  I can’t live in the … [Continue Reading]

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Making Corn Husk Flowers – Holiday Style

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Corn husk flowers.  There is beauty in the simple things. Simple things made by unrelated items that you may find in the places you frequent the most. Your house.  Your garage.   The grocery store. Fall isn’t only about the vibrant colors of maples, aspens and oaks. The neutrals play a big role as … [Read more...]

How To Do A Linen Napkin Turkey Fold

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Good morning!  In the past, I have a showed you a variety of ways to fold your linen napkins for your table settings, and today, we are going to add a turkey fold to the library just in time for Thanksgiving. Cassidy is going to be my hand model so I can use my hand to get the best possible picture. And her hands are … [Read more...]

My Breakfast Nook Makeover Reveal

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Well, it has been a while but I’m finally able to show you my breakfast nook makeover.    To refresh your memory, this wasn’t a big makeover – just some paint and furniture changes. The goal was to lighten things up. Here is an old before picture a couple of years ago at Christmas.  Notice the lights, … [Read more...]

10 Thanksgiving Day Activity Ideas For The Family!

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Each year, as we start our planning for Thanksgiving, we find ourselves thinking of ideas to keep everyone comfortable, happy, busy, well-fed and entertained.  We need Thanksgiving Day activity ideas to put into action.  After all… Most homes will have little feet running around in multiples here in a few weeks.  Sneaking … [Read more...]

This San Francisco Trolley Bell Is Now A Part Of My Thanksgiving

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Being my favorite city, San Francisco does indeed have my heart.  However, in return, I have something from San Francisco.  I couldn’t resist it when I found it:  an antique trolley bell.     And I’m going to be putting it to good use this Thanksgiving.  With over 30 people mingling about over the noise of … [Read more...]

Preparing The Cornucopia

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If we had to choose one tradition that is indicative of the Thanksgiving holiday, I believe it would be the cornucopia.  Also known as a Horn Of Plenty, it is a symbol of abundance.  Although it dates back to times before the American Thanksgiving, it is our way of showing that the harvest was bountiful and we will not go … [Read more...]

DIY: Wine Cork Place Card Holders

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Here we go!  The start of the holiday season and the start of  The Holidays at Turnstyle Vogue.  To kick it off, let's combine entertaining and DIY and create something for your Thanksgiving table such as Wine Cork Place Card Holders! Thanksgiving is a busy day.  The hustle and bustle in the kitchen.  A line of cooks … [Read more...]

Happy Halloween … And An Announcement

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Happy Halloween!  Although this is primarily a day for the little ghouls and goblins, children, no matter their age, never really grow up.  Do they? Mine don’t.  Instead, they call mom and ask if they can come over and carve pumpkins. Perhaps I’ll feed them as well. And they always bring friends. But that is … [Read more...]

Natural Fiber Rugs – The Ultimate Guide

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Have you ever been to Cheesecake Factory and found yourself reading the menu over and over again only to get frustrated because there are too many choices?  Selecting a natural fiber rug for your home is a lot like that!  There are so many options, so many factors to consider.  Size?  Color?  Pattern?  Density?  Cost?  … [Read more...]

Creamy Mushroom Cheddar Soup Recipe

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Sometimes, a day calls for something extra.  Something warm.  Something seasonal.  Something like a good creamy mushroom cheddar soup. A day that calls for the pace to slow down a little.  A stormy day. A lazy day. A football-watching-kind-of-day. We all long for days like this and when one pops up in the middle … [Read more...]