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Valentines Day is a great opportunity to express the love you have for the special ones in your life. From simple to exciting it’s the thoughtfulness behind it all that counts the most.

Breakfast is a great time to catch them by surprise. In the morning rush, a prepared breakfast means a lot. You can prepare breakfast in a heart shaped bowl, and shape food into heart shaped designs. Heart shaped pancakes and eggs will make an ordinary breakfast into a special one. Thisolemom.com has an adorable idea for Valentines Day Cupid Arrow Pancake Kabobs. The link is below.

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http://www.thisolemom.com/2017/01/valentines-day-cupid-arrow-pancake-kabobs.html

Decorate the table and make it look pretty. Please a red tablecloth or red placemats on the table for your base. Then add plates and cutlery. for a special touch, scatter rose petals on the table.

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In the link below there is demonstration how to make a heart shaped napkin that is so perfect for this occasion. Enjoy the day and let us know how you made it special.

 

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Spring is in the air! Let’s rejoice by throwing a party together. Which are your favorite colors of spring? Is it bright pinks, a strong yellow, orange, and green? Or is it the pale pastels such as mint, peach, and pale pink?

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There are so many tablecloth colors to choose from. Basic Poly cloth tablecloths are available in over seventy colors and Miranda damask tablecloths have beautiful spring colors with a pretty white floral design. The Galaxy Vinyl Tablecloth has over thirty colors and perfect for indoor or outside use. It definitely adds to the decor and cheers up the whole surroundings.

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There are an abundance of gorgeous spring flowers that can be placed in the middle of the table as a centerpiece, as a place setting, or even to enhance your napkin rings. Place a napkin ring, greenery, or a thin string around a cloth napkin and then slide a flower through. It brightens up the table in a fresh and inexpensive way.

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Celebrate with making your fruit and veggies into spring treats. Kitchen Fun with my Three Sons made a flower pot cupcake and used fresh fruit to make flowers. Carrots and hummus in a small terra planter is an adorable idea as well. Have fun with these ideas and let us know what you come up with. Enjoy the weather and enjoy celebrating!

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Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Over two dozen cities and towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. While Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, it’s difficult to prove conclusively the origins of the day.

Regardless of the exact date or location of its origins, one thing is clear – Memorial Day was borne out of the Civil War and a desire to honor our dead. We also celebrate the beginning of summer. We tend to have nice weather (we hope!) so we can enjoy the outdoors while honoring those whose lives were lost.

Here are some red, white and blue ideas to celebrate the day and make it special:

The checkered cloth tablecloth and cloth napkins are a classic for Memorial Day. It’s bright and bold colors of red and blue checkered are patriotic, classy and fun.  They are also popular for July 4th, summer parties, picnics, weddings etc.

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The Galaxy Vinyl Tablecloths are great for summer parties as well. Easy to wipe clean and loads of colors to choose from this makes a great outdoor tablecloth.

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Still some time to make a decoration or two! I loved this cupcake liner wreath idea from the Gunny Sack. Check out her tutorial of how its done http://www.thegunnysack.com/2014/05/patriotic-cupcake-liner-wreath.html

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I also loved the Flip Flop wreath from mamadanddaboyz.com. It’s amazing how many inexpensive items you can find to create beautiful, creative designs.

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Let us know if you have any good ideas-we would love to hear from you! Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

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Halloween is a busy day. There’s the costumes, Trick or Treating and Halloween Parties. Decorating the the house with Halloween Decor does not have to be complicated. It can be fun and simple. After spreading out your favorite tablecloth, preferably black, white, orange or grey, and decorate with a Spider Web  Table Cloth or Spider Web Table Topper and give the house a spidery appeal. You may want to consider putting on a vinyl tablecloth so there will be an easier cleanup  when the party is over. Fold some cloth napkins and make some fun spider napkin rings. This is something you can make in advance with the children. Made with felt, black pom poms, and pipe cleaners is it fun and inexpensive and is pleasing for children and adults alike. Here’s how its done:

http://www.hgtv.com/entertaining/how-to-make-spider-napkin-rings/index.html

Spider Napkin Rings

 

Create a witches place card and invite all your friendly witches inside. Get the children involved by asking them to go outdoors and collect the branches. Personalizing the place cards makes everyone feel special. Click on the link to show how its done:

http://www.hgtv.com/entertaining/witchs-broom-halloween-place-card-holders/index.html

Witches Broom Placecard

 

This Halloween Pinata may take some time to put together-but a fun activity with candy? What can be better than that?! This bright candy corn pinata is a great colorful decoration as well. There’s still enough time! Lets roll up our sleeves and take out our scissors and glue. We may still have some time for some Halloween desserts as well!

http://www.hgtv.com/handmade/how-to-make-a-candy-corn-pinata-for-halloween/index.html

Candy Corn Pinata

 

 

 

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Have you ever wondered how a tablecloth or cloth napkin is finished on the edge? There are two ways it can be done: Merrowed or Hemmed.

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A merrowed edge finish is the standard finish for all table linens. A merrowed edge finish is done on a surging machine, typically with a matching thread. It can also be done with a contrasting color if preferred for a dramatic look or to match a color theme. The merrowed finish seals the edges of the fabric to prevent fraying.

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A hemmed edge finish gives the cloth a more formal look than the merrowed edge finish. A hemmed edge finish is when the seamstress folds over the edges of the fabric and sews the fold down like the hem on pants. It is done only on some of our cloth napkins and tablecloths.

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Hemmed edge finish is not available for round and oval tablecloths or more delicate fabrics. The hemmed edging on these shapes and fabrics don’t look as clean as a merrowed edge finish.

 

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As July Fourth approaches we like to come up with some new ideas of how to celebrate the freedom we have here in America in style. Since the day is all about freedom we would like to give you some quick, cute and easy ideas so as not to work too hard on a celebratory day!

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Traditionally we celebrate with Red, White, and Blue the colors of our Flag and the colors that symbolize our Freedom. Start with spreading out a Gingham Cloth Checkered Tablecloth that’s either red and white or blue and white. For a nice contrast, put blue color tableware and cloth napkins on your red and white tablecloth or red plates, red silverware and red cloth napkins on your blue gingham tablecloth.

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Decorate your table with DIY Candle Holders. Layer a glass jar with red, white, and blue rice (divide rice in three and then color some rice red and some blue with food coloring) and then insert a candle in the middle. For less of a hassle, layer your jar with kidney beans, (red) baby lima beans or navy beans (white) and black beans (for the blue) and insert a candle.

 

There are many patriotic desserts out there but what about dinner? Try a  layered taco salad layered with tomato, cheese and black beans. You can also try layering a pasta dish with pasta and tomatoes or pasta sauce as the stripes.

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Have any other dinner ideas? We’d love to hear from you on how you make your Fourth of July a really special one.

 

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The weather now is thankfully warmer and we hope that the nice weather sticks around for a while. What a great way to enjoy the outdoors by hosting a great backyard party or picnic or enjoying a neighborhood potluck.

Spring is here and we would love to show you some refreshing new ideas for spring.  Our polka dot tablecloth is the modern version of the lace tablecloth. Also available as a table topper and table runner, this sheer tablecloth with white polka dot designs adds freshness and spunk to your surroundings.

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Its all about bold color when it comes to the Nantucket line. The reversible place mat has two great designs so you can choose whatever design you are in the mood for that day! Pretty Damask design on a bright blue background on one side and colorful Chevron design on the other. Matching Chevron cloth napkins will complement the decor as well.

Nantucket Reversible Place mat

 

Our most popular Galaxy Vinyl Tablecloths now come in baby blue, pink, lavender, lilac sea foam and banana. These are great colors for baby showers, spring parties, get togethers and events.  Spring Galaxy Colors

So whether you like to entertain, have an upcoming event or like to redecorate your home, enjoy the warm weather and the warm feeling it brings to you.

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