Happy Thanksgiving from our home to yours!
I wanted to share our Thanksgiving table setting with you. It’s not the traditional Fall feel with leaves and pumpkins, I went with a winter white, silver, and gold theme. It feels elegant and warm don’t you think? To give it a Thanksgiving feel I picked up this fun silver pheasant from Target and added antlers and wooden details. TIP: for adding layers to your table-scape find items around your home that work in your color/theme. Pay attention to heights, find items from low to high, but not too high that you can’t see around it. I love pieces that are general and don’t scream a certain holiday so you can use them more often. Items like glass, mercury glass, and solid colors like gold, silver, white, and red (red works for Christmas, Valentines day and Summer). Pieces that give your table a glow like candles, votives, and candle sticks are great pieces to collect. Another TIP I love to share is layer your tablecloth, this works great if you don’t have the perfect size for your table. Here I used a large plain white tablecloth that fits the table and to add a pop of design. I used the gold stripe tablecloth that was meant for a smaller table but you would wouldn’t notice it doesn’t fit the table because of the layering. I also like to layer different tablecloths of different sizes if you don’t have one that fits! Just remember they need to be in the same color family for it to work. Our table is for 8, yet I always buy everything in sets of 12. I do this in case anything breaks or if I have extra people we can make a kid table for 4 at our kitchen island. It is also because I am a little bit of a collector….(my boys are going to hate me when I die!)
I just love collecting things to entertain and make life beautiful, I can throw any kind of party on a moments notice because of the pieces i’ve collected over the years! So If you’re wanting to build your entertaining collection keep following along with me. I plan on sharing more of my entertaining tips and collections with you as I have had so many of you ask for me to share this part of my life. Would you like a list of my basic entertaining starter kit? This would be the must have items and then be able to build from that. *If so please leave a comment below.
I love Thanksgiving and spending time with family and friends over good food and I know you do too! So next time make it a beautiful experience and share your love over a beautiful designed table, there is no better way to show off the hard work you spent in the kitchen. TIP: You can build your perfect table-scape weeks before to take the pressure off.
May you have a beautiful Thanksgiving, yummy food and a great time with your family and friends. We’ll be having a Friendsgiving as all of our family is out of town. OX, D’Arcy
PS: Are you excited for Black Friday or do you stay home and put up Christmas? This is my first year not in retail for the Holidays and I can’t tell you how excited I am! I’ll be staying home to decorate and enjoy my family. I will be shopping a little online and I can’t wait to share with you all the deals I found this week for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday! My DEAL post will go live tonight at MIDNIGHT!
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Gift Guide for Dad’s of all kinds
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I kept in mind all types of dad’s, when I created this fun shopping guide. I love Shopbop and that, they really do have something for everyone. My hubby and our dad’s would love everything on this list. I also put in items for every budget. Really hoping I could help inspire you to give something the Father’s in your life would love.
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Do you have a fun Father’s day tradition? Or do you have any fun plans? Both our parent’s live out of state, so we don’t celebrate with them any more, but they’re celebrated for sure! We’re lucky to have such great men and role models in our lives for our boys. My hubby is happy to go to the lake or have a BBQ, so no big plans here yet. I have to say all the boys at our home already enjoyed the dessert bar, I joked to my hubby “Happy Father’s day!” we’re celebrating tonight! He’s so easy going he’d be ok with that!
I hope what ever you do or how you celebrate the father’s in your lives, that you have a great time and that they realize how important and loved they are! Enjoy your day! OX, D’Arcy
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How to look Chic in that Ugly Christmas sweater……
I don’t know about you but I never really wanted to look UGLY or dorky! (I always wanted to be something pretty or cute for Halloween!) Really …..Wait for it… I really never loved Halloween! I love getting dressed up Pretty for a party, dance or Black tie event….But costumes No!
The Ugly Christmas Sweater Party has become more and more popular and like “Halloween” for Christmas! At least at my Girlfriend Kjirstin’s Annual Sweater party! Don’t get me wrong it’s a hoot of a party! we’ve had the Griswolds, Whoville’s and some crazy ugly sweaters! It’s a great night and really fun to see what people come up with! As for me…. I’ll take the Chic route:)
Easy way to “CHIC” up that Christmas sweater…is A ..pick a cute one, Wink! Snowman sweater was Nordstrom last year… A cute choice here B wear you festive pants= red jeans or like shown above Silver Kut from the Kloth jeans or Black Leather pants! C wearing a fun pump or a stylish bootie D Statement earring!
I hope you liked my tips on How to look Chic for a Ugly Christmas Sweater party, OX D’Arcy
I would love to help you with any Styling questions… Just leave a comment!
Happy Friday Beautiful’s!
Just a quick little post for Friday Bar cart Beautiful!
Today I wanted to share with you a fun little date night or even Boy’s Game night idea for your bar cart! Super easy & quick to throw together idea for a fun Night. Just a couple Items to throw this look together! If you’ve been following me you know I love to entertain and have been a collector of thing’s I think will make for good serving pieces or fun props that you can use over & over! Here’s some tips on what to look for to make your carts come together with easy….
I love the Word BAR I picked up at Homegoods and use a ton! Look for words you would use like EAT & Yum if you don’t drink! (Bar can be used for…. Candy BAR, Coco BAR, Cup cake BAR) You get the Idea! I love trays and consider this Coke Cola crate a tray (found mine on etsy) Collect fun Cups that can be used for multiple occasions. These lidded Mason jar glasses work great for picnic’s, Ice Tea, lemonade and perfect for game or movie night! I save cute bottle or cool soda cans and use as props. Glass jars are great to serve food and treats out of! Use things around your house…Like games, silk flowers, real plants, candles, books for risers Etc.
Collecting serving pieces & glass ware that can serve multiple occasions is smart… Don’t get to caught up in a theme you might not be able to get multiple looks out of it! Think Glass, White, solid colors or a pattern if you can use it for multiple seasons or holiday’s! ( I collect black and white stripes and polka dots) Which can be used for many occasions!
Hoping you are enjoying My Bar cart Beautiful Series!
Have a great weekend Beautiful’s! Ox, D’Arcy
It’s time for Friday Bar cart styling = Hot summer night’s Nautical theme & Watermelon Moscow mules….
I hope your having a wonderful Summer! It’s been a really HOT summer in Utah! All anyone wants to do is float in the water or do something indoors! So I hope your staying cool!
We live in a lake town in Utah and I am a California girl at heart! So the nautical themed bar cart for Summer just feels perfect! This would be cute by your pool or a cute Summer Birthday party theme.
I don’t know if you remember a couple months back, when I decorated the Junior Leagues annual Gala? It was ” A night at the Cape”…. Which had me collecting a ton of nautical decor! (I had to do something with it!) Another inspiration for our Summer Bar cart! I hope this inspires you to have fun with your Bar cart and decorate it for the seasons!
My Favorite Drink these day’s is my Watermelon Moscow Mule cocktail creation! Yum! You can make a Mocktail by leaving out the vodka..
A copper cup ( I think it’s a must)
Ginger beer (our fav is Fever Tree) 1 bottle makes 2 drinks
vodka (leave out if making Mocktail)
mint for garnish
3 slices of watermelon
Fill your copper mug with Ice, pour 2 shots of vodka in mug, squeeze in the lime add to side for garnish, use 1/2 of the ginger beer in each mug….set aside!
cut up 1 water melon slice into 2 for garnish and other 2 watermelon slice’s put in plastic bag and smash into juice…
add juice to both mugs you set aside & stir top off with club soda and finish garnishing with watermelon slice a sprig of mint! YUM…If you try it leave me a comment and tell me how you liked it!
Hope your enjoying your Summer loves! OX, D’Arcy
Hello Beautiful’s It’s Friday Yippee! If you’ve been reading my Blog for awhile, you know I love to entertain and any reason to throw a party! With that said I started Doing Friday’s post on Bar cart Beautiful. (I have been slaking lately on my blog! Sorry!) I have been posting a pic or two on instagram and I promise I am going to be more consistent here! Bar Carts don’t just have to be for cocktails or BAR drinks! They can be used for any type of serving and make a great statement piece for a party theme! ( I have even posted using 1 of mine for for a vanity or a fun desert cart!) Really the possibilities are endless! This is why I own over 3 carts….(Making a teethe gritting look!!)
Bar car beautiful this week was inspired by the First day of Summer! Yippee!! Summer Flamingos, Palms & pineapples, YES PLEASE! Styling a perfect bar cart is about balance but really it’s about picking a theme! Once you have picked a theme you keep it balanced by working in ODD numbers! Yes… Odd numbers not even! This is a interior design trick. Never work in even numbers, people think that’s the balance but truly it isn’t! Note: Top shelve has 11 items including palm mats and bottom has 5 items (pink flamingo stirs count as 1) So when your shopping or going through your house to collect items keep that in the back of your Mind!
I also let a cocktail be my inspiration! Say…Champagne float=Girl’s Night or bridal shower. Bubbly Coconut Rum=Vacation cart, Whisky and soda= Game night You get the picture….
Enjoy your weekend beautiful’s! Ox, D’Arcy
Detail’s= Cart= Vintage KSL, palm leaves, sign,flamingos, umbrellas, napkins, glass tassel’s and stir sticks= Target $1-$3 bin, Gold pineapple= Home Goods, Cocktail glasses with Pink base= Zgallery ( years ago) glass decanter= gift, Beads=etsy, pink candle=chic style utah by voulspa, glass bowl with gold stripes= Vintage etsy, small gold pineapple (candle)= Target, flowers= homegoods
What’s better then Friday? A 3 day weekend! Kicking off Memorial weekend with this Friday’s Bar cart beautiful=BBQ ready! A fun way to use and style a bar cart! Use it for serving…We have a great menu ready and looking forward to having friends over to celebrate this fun Holiday! Memorial Day is the perfect way to kick off BBQ season!
I let the Menu be the STAR of this Bar cart styling….The tried and true favorites of BBQ season! Pull out your patriotic decor, your favorite foods and serve it up fun!
Hope you have a wonderful and safe Holiday weekend! OX, D’Arcy
Details= Menu board= Potterybarn, Vintage Coke create= Etsy, Barn wood flag= My Hubby made for me, Glass mason jars with lids= online years ago, Striped jar= Secret Haven boutique, Red bowl= Create Barrel, red, white & blue garland = Ti Pan
It’s Friday Beautiful’s and you know what that means….Bar cart Beautiful! This weeks styling was inspired by Girl’s Movie Night!
So gather up your girl friends and have a fun movie night at home.
Here I played up the color of my popcorn boxes and snack tin! Red just screams Movies and popcorn to me! I let good old Coke be the lead for a cocktail (Rum and coke) but for my non drinkers just serve a old fashion glass bottle of Coke Cola! Nothings better with popcorn then a yummy COKE!
Grab a bunch of Chic flick’s and some candy and call the girl’s! This Friday is gonna be fun!
Details; Ribbon garland I made, Roll of heart tickets I had in my craft supplies (scrapbooking day’s) popcorn boxes= Target’s $1 bin a long time ago, popcorn bowl=Rock loft, Snack Tin= General store a cute little boutique that went out of business years ago, Movie picture=Hobby lobby, glass Mason jars with lid & straw= Online years ago before they were cool:)
Cinco de Mayo bar cart styling!
I don’t know about you but this California girl loves Mexican food! By now you know I love styling my bar cart for parties and social hours! So having Cinco de Mayo on a Friday was pretty exciting to me! (I know doesn’t take a lot to get me excited for a party!)
I drew my Inspiration from this photo above while on a photo shoot a couple weeks ago! I loved the bright colors of the paper flags and knew I had to mimic for my Friday Cinco de Mayo bar cart! Bright colors Margaritas and chips & salsa….Well and Maybe a shot of tequila! Is whats on our cart for tonight! We’ll be serving nachos and a taco bar as well and I am so hungry I can’t wait!
Have you tried Skinny Girl mixers? Yummy, pour or Ice add a shot and a twist of lime! Super easy and great on the calories! YAY!
If you have any questions on the above items or on How to style your Bar Cart comment below and I’ll be happy to help! Otherwise Look for next weeks Mother’s Day cart….
Have a wonderful weekend! Ox, D’Arcy