Loving this Shutterfly's custom mugs. We think this mug would make a wonderful teacher holiday gift, especially at 40% off. The chalkboard chic pattern with your child's teacher's initial has a cool teacher vibe yet is not another apple gift.
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Although the original autumn paper table setting placemats sold out long ago, we just found these very similar Farmers Market Paper Placemat Pads (and no, they are not limited time offerings – they are available all year round!)
We recommend you combine these stylish-yet-rustic paper placemats, paper napkins, and paper table runners, each adorned with a motif of fresh garden vegetables, to create a stunning Thanksgiving table. The combination will result in the oft sought but hard to achieve sense of sophistication and quality that comes across as effortless.
Although I haven't completely made up my mind, with 50 relatives ringing the doorbell at exactly 1:00 on Thanksgiving Thursday, I am very tempted to go with this design aesthetic. The idea would be to combine the causal elegance of this kraft paper design with my collection of fine china, Fiesta dinnerware and crystal stemware. Not only does this design blend seamlessly into my industrial modern home decor, I think it will make re-setting the tables in between courses so much easier – I can just snatch up the dirty placemats, toss them in the trash and add a fresh mat at each place setting Plus, I could pull the look all together with copper colander centerpieces (filled with fresh seasonal vegetables, and cacti or ivy filler) and chalkboard chic food tags. Since I serve so many different dishes to satisfy a vast array of dietary restrictions, I think it might be helpful to label them all so individuals can choose whether or not to partake. And while I am thinking about it, wouldn't it be great to serve Moscow Mules in copper cups as a festive drink to visually compliment the centerpieces?
We told you we were obsessed! We love Minted’s new inspiration board builder and are going crazy creating boards. Our latest board features three of Minted's chalkboard theme holiday cards and coordinating postage, adorable chalkboard chic labeled mason jars and retro paper straws for Santa's treat, and chalkboard frosted-glass tea light holdersto use as party favors, place cards, and to add sparkle to your holiday table. More Chalkboard Chic Party Ideas
If you too enjoy creating boards like this we would love to partner with you by offering to host your Minted Inspiration Board Challenge entry right here on PartyIdeaPros.com.
So here’s how Minted's contest works:
Find your favorite Minted holiday card or Christmas card.
Click the green plus sign to start your Inspiration Board. Now double click the image you just added to edit your board. To upload more images and style your Board there is an easy to use interface running just above the board itself..
Embed your Inspiration Board on your own website or blog (Pinterest or Facebook do not qualify) by clicking to retrieve your code or we will be happy to host your inspiration board as a guest blogger on PartyIdeaPros.com if you send us the code.
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Simple Summer Decor Ideas
A few days ago, we showcased the new chalkboard chic and I mentioned that my always on trend daughter added a highly practical (and well used) chalkboard wall to her summer rental. Yesterday, I happened to be in Los Angeles for a meeting and stopped by her room to check out the wall and drop off a few packages. The chalkboard wall looks as great as I thought it would. What she didn't tell me is that she also added a chandelier decal to the top bunk wall. It was so, so cute!
Jewel Chandelier Black Wall Decal | Chandelier w/Gems Peel & Stick Giant Wall Decal | Jewel Chandelier White Wall Decal | More Chandelier Decals
This decal is on sale for just $8.00 and would look way more elegant on a white wall so the white sticker elements would not show so much!
So if you are looking for a simple way to decorate or redesign any room this summer (even a sticky, icky fraternity dorm room!), wall decals might be the perfect solution! Here are a few of our favorite designs:
Birds Wall Stickers | Butterfly Wall Decals | Just Dots Green/Brown Peel & Stick Wall Decals | Chalkboard Owl
Make your walls take flight with these 3D white Pop Up Birds. Just remove from the sheet and pop out or fold on the creases to create unique birds in assorted shapes and sizes. This Foil Butterfly wall decal is a fun and bright room addition, especially at the sale price of just $15.00. These adorable Baby Blue Dots wall decals are the perfect touch for any baby or little boy's room. Multi-sized dots in shades of blue and brown are the colors “du jour” adding just the right combination to his special room. Apply in minutes and enjoy! And finally, wouldn't it be cute to set up a summer reading corner? Simply apply two Owl Chalkboard Decals to a corner wall near a comfy chair. Now all you need to do is keep a running list of all the books you have read this summer on one owl and the ones you want to read on the other. Use colored chalk!