Party Time!

We will be hosting a Party to celebrate the birthdays of our son and daughter-in-law. They created the guest list and my husband & I along with my parents (both great cooks) will provide the dinner and service restaurant style! To personalize the decor for them, I made a simple change by swapping out the… Continue reading Party Time!

POP of Color

The beauty of decorating with Black & White (see previous article) is the ease of changing the look with a POP of Color. It is as simple as changing out the napkin! For Mother’s Day, I exchanged the black napkins with a fuchsia pink. What a beautiful transformation! The color will change again for a… Continue reading POP of Color

Easter

To Christians, Easter season is the remembrance of the crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Christ. After the season of Lent, commemorating the 40 days Jesus spent fasting in the desert, Christians recognize Palm Sunday and Easter. It is complicated to determine which Sunday Easter takes place each year. I found this article to be informative.… Continue reading Easter

Spring Decor

I had intended to design a new Spring look for the Dining room this year, but the supply chain issues ruined that plan. I hope to have everything by next Spring! The second obstacle I faced was being really sick for nearly 3 weeks. I didn’t have the stamina to take down the Fasching decor… Continue reading Spring Decor

Fasching Party

Invitations Vorspeisen (Hors d’ouevres) Personal Menu Suppenkurs (Soup course) Hauptkurs (Main course) Nachtisch (Dessert) Parting Gift Previously, I shared my seasonal decor for Fasching. Since the place was so festive, we also had a Fasching Party! Why a Fasching Party? On my earlier blog post, I shared that I lived in Vienna for several years… Continue reading Fasching Party

Fasching

Known as Carnival around the world, “Fasching” is German for the winter celebration. It is the time before the Christian season of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday and is a period of preparation for Easter Sunday. Until about 100 years ago, Fasching started on January 6th (Epiphany). These days, the official start of Fasching… Continue reading Fasching

Christmas Unwind

As much fun as it was to decorate and celebrate, the inevitable always happens…..Christmas decor must come down. It goes faster taking things down than putting them up, but the excitement and thrill of the season is definitely missing. To keep it more interesting, I took inventory of everything I used to give you an… Continue reading Christmas Unwind