We’re in full preparations for hosting Thanksgiving and I’m off to buy the staples and pick up the turkey tomorrow. We took on two home improvement projects last week, having the gutters and eaves and shutters of our house painted before the rains come. We also retextured and repainted the study and I love the new darker color, it’s Oil Cloth by Benjamin Moore. It will take a few more weeks to fully reassemble the space since I have other things on my plate, but by January it will be the coziest sitting room with an electric fireplace surrounded by art, books, and plants and the best space to relax during the cold winter months.
My daughter comes home from college this week so we are already planning all the baking and decorating fun. She loves prepping Thanksgiving and I love having the help! It will be nice to have a full house once more. I still have more holiday decorating to do, I’m decking the halls this weekend and next, and will be sharing images in December when complete!
I’ll also be sharing some gift ideas in the next few days and linking to them from my Instagram stories, or just visit the Holiday 2023 page which I’ll update throughout the week.
Favorite links from the week:
Charming and creative Christmas tree themes.
This English pub inspired basement space.
This dramatic and lovely Christmas mantel.
This painted gingerbread house holiday wreath.
17 ways to reimagine old Christmas decor.
Festive holiday color palettes to consider that are not red and green.
A list of excess things to remove from your kitchen before Thanksgiving.
The integration of AI into the world of retail and interior design.
If you’re wondering, here’s how to spot an AI generated image.
Funny: how to select a superior baby name.