Monday, November 17, 2014

Fresh And Bright Fall Tablescape!

Hi Glam readers!  Can you even believe Thanksgiving is next week?!
I love hosting a gathering any time of year, but Thanksgiving is really special to me.  That's why, even though we wont be here hosting this year, I still had to do a tablescape for you guys.

This post is pretty heavy on pictures, so stick with me.  :)

I love the striped taper candles World Market is carrying, so I had to add those in!

I wanted to use fresh, bright colors that would be a new, exciting take on a traditional Autumn table.

I love the gold dot tablecloth!!!  That was a HomeGoods find.

My thrifted gold flatware and chargers were also put to good use again!

Thrifted brass deer made a great addition.

I found this set of brass candle holders for .99 cents each at Goodwill and fell in love with them!  They are varying heights, and I love the shape as well.

I found the mix to be a great balance of the colors in our home with a nod to Fall.

Mini pumpkins finish off each place setting.

I truly love this tablescape!

How about you?  Are you looking for ways to freshen up your decor this year?

I would love to hear what you come up with!


Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Five Under $5! A Foodie's Arsenal For Thanksgiving!

Hi Glam readers!  Can you believe Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away??
One of the things I love about this time of year is all the seasonal flavors!
Today I have a round up that will be perfect for your holiday entertaining!

Is a ham on your holiday menu this year?  If so, this glaze could be the perfect item for your pantry!  At just $3.99 it won't break the bank and it's sure to impress your guests!

I absolutely love roasting veggies!  I definitely plan on picking up this veggie seasoning to add to my holiday menu!  This is on sale for $2.99!

This bacon cheddar onion muffin mix sounds amazing!  I think I'll win some big points with the hubby if I add this to our table!

This bread mix is just $4!  It's a quick and easy mix, the perfect thing to have on hand if unexpected guests drop by.  It's also the perfect way to get the scents of the season to fill your home!

These pancake mixes are on sale for just $3!  They come in a variety of flavors and it seems like the perfect quick, go-to breakfast for Thanksgiving morning!

So there you have it!  A frugal round up for all you foodies out there!

I hope you have an amazing weekend!


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Fashion Files: Animal Instinct

Hi Glam readers!  Today, I have more thrifted fashion to share with you.
Always so fun to see what you can come up with from thrift store finds, it truly is treasure hunting at it's best!

I found this great, zebra print skirt from Express for $3.99 and scooped it right up.

These were taken on a very mild, Fall day.  If I was wearing the skirt this week, I would change things up, because it's FREEZING here this week.  Switch the button top for a long sleeved sweater, add some tights, etc.

I love that you can add some extra elements to this outfit just by adding a pop of color

Because the skirt is neutral colors, you can really play with the look by adding in other colors and layering elements.

I also love that this skirt has pockets.  It would be really fun to dress it down a bit with a chambray shirt as well.

I think it was $3.99 well spent!

How about you?  Have you scored any great clothing items while thrifting lately??

I would love to hear about it!


Monday, November 10, 2014

Autumn Bar Cart Styling

Hi Glam readers!  One of my favorite things to do is switch things up with the seasons.
My bar cart, which I use primarily for display and serving, is one of my absolute favorite pieces in our home and it gets changed up often!

I moved things around a little and did a few quick and easy DIY projects to add some Autumnal touches.

The DIY leaf banner was quick and super simple!  I'll be sharing more on that soon.

One of my favorite new finds is this gold dot vase.

Truthfully, it may be a glass, but there was only one at HomeGoods and for $3.99, I couldn't pass it up!  It feels very "Kate Spade" to me and sits perfectly with the Kate candle.

I also did a quick DIY Fox picture, which I'll share more on soon as well.

Just a few touches go a long way.  Sometimes less is more and a "nod" to the season can be a more elegant, understated way of celebrating!

How about you?  Do you have any subtle touches you've added to your decor? 
 I would love to hear about it!  I'll be sharing tutorials for the Fox art and leaf banner soon!


Friday, November 7, 2014

Friday Five Under $5!!!

Hi Glam readers!  This week has flown by and here we are in November, almost into full holiday swing!  I honestly can't believe how quickly the year has gone by!

Today's round up of finds is full of holiday sparkle and I'm loving it!

Cute 'falalalala' banner by Oh Joy #xmas #holidays

Available at Target $4.00

How cute is that banner?!  Plus it's gold and I can think of about a thousand ways and places you can use it!!!

Omg, oh joy for target goblets are BACK fir xmas and are four for $4. Sold!!! The perfect hot pink toothbrush cup....

These come in packs of 4, for $4.00!  I have them in the Spring color palate and I love them!  I think the colors for the holiday collection have a retro feel, which I love!

I love the shape of these!  A 10 count for just $3.00.  Perfect for small bites and appetizers.

I also like these napkins.  I feel like the design is fresh and different.
I like the price even better!  $3.00

Oh Joy for Target Holiday Collection  oh I love Christmas

The mugs might be my favorite from this collection!  They're only $5.00 and really large.  If you're anything like me, you need coffee in copious amounts in the colder months and this mug is perfect.  After posting this, I'm also going to be needing hot chocolate...SOON!

I hope you enjoyed the round up this week!  It's certainly getting me in the mood for all the upcoming festivities.


PS.  This post is in no way sponsored by Target, I just happen to love these things and these prices!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Vintage Campaign Furniture

I have a "thing" for vintage campaign furniture. 
 Truthfully, it's a bit more than a thing...I think it has progressed to a full blown love affair.
Any time I come across one, I can't resist!

I recently redid this one.  For the life of me, I can't find the "before" picture!
I love the way it turned out in high gloss white! 

Honestly, if there were two of these I would have kept them myself!

I figure if I keep my out, luck may still strike yet.

Last week, I found another vintage Bernhardt dresser with a hutch attachment.

This is the third one we've had this year and they were made with different wood finishes and hardware.  The last one had brass hardware.

One thing is for sure, regardless of the finish this piece is always beautiful!

There's been a resurgence of this style with furniture designers as of late, but all the new ones I've seen can not stand up to the quality and craftsmanship of these vintage pieces!!

I do have one vintage campaign piece I'm still on the hunt for.
I've done three or four desks, but I have yet to find one in this style...

Vintage Campaign Desk by Bernhardt
It's the one I'm still searching for.  My unicorn.  I love the unique legs!  I think the wood with the brass is gorgeous, but it would look amazing in high gloss black as well.  I think if I keep searching I'll find one someday and if I do, I'm pretty sure I'll have to keep it!

How about you?

Have you found any good vintage furniture lately?

I would love to hear about it!!