Thanksgiving Tablescape 2014

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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 Thanksgiving tablescape very simple this year.  Take a look… The biggest impact was the easiest:  greens cut from bush along my driveway and a bunch of tangerines from my fruit … [Read more...]

A Hanging Cookie Display For Your Holiday Table

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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 do though, let’s display them in a fun way for Thanksgiving by creating a hanging cookie display!    Don't laugh at me...     My original intent was to find a … [Read more...]

DIY: German Glass Glitter Wine Stems

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As the holidays approach, it is most likely that we will be hosting friends and family on more than one occasion.  Whether it be a quick and casual get-together, or a long weekend of gathering, why not give your hosting skills a signature?  Something that makes you stand out and that they will remember, or perhaps share with … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

DIY: Denim Banner With A Secret Twist

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A good pair of jeans goes a long way, don’t you think?  I mean, seriously, is there anything more useful for repurposing than denim?  And denim does not discriminate.  We all have denim – regardless of age or size.  It is an American staple. Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and  - denim. Although we may wear denim … [Read more...]

DIY: Sun Glow Jars

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We are oh-so-close to Memorial Day Weekend and I am ready.  This will be the first time in 13 years that we have not had a baseball, volleyball, soccer or softball tournament to go to.  While I love nothing more than spending a sunny weekend at a field or court or some sort, I admit that it will be nice to be home for a few … [Read more...]

DIY: 13 Things You Can Create For Your Holiday Table

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Happy Friday! Another week closer to Thanksgiving and now it is time for everyone to start their panic engines.  Have you started your menu?  Have you planned family activities?  Have you thought about how you are going to style your table?  Buffet?  Sit down? The list goes on and on and on. I’m here to help Today … [Read more...]