Preparing for the Holidays

There is a crisp in the air, leaves are falling, and the clocks have turned back. All signs that the holidays are nearing. Here at Flair Designery, we begin by playing christmas jazz and designing our holiday paperie. Every once in a while we get distracted by decorating, shopping and of course, eating. We’ve gathered some of our favorite items that help us prepare and really feel ready for the holidays. What’s your sure sign that the holidays are nearing? How do you prepare for the holidays?
preparing for holidays
We begin by decorating the home with Stockings and a Simple Lovely Wreath.
This of course must be done while enjoying a Hot Cocoa (this one may be for grown ups).
After decorating, it’s time to relax… can never have enough cozy Blankets.
Next the food & drinks…
Every bar needs some beautiful coasters and a delicious snack, Cinnamon Sugared Almonds.
Of course, it’s not a holiday without a full bar.
Prepare for table decorations. We love these napkin rings, they’re lovely & smell wonderful!
You’ll need to start shopping for that perfect holiday outfit! Abby’s Holiday’s include fun tights & Sorel boots.
Every holiday baker needs a Pie Box & every holiday drinker an Apple Cider Sangria .

Happy Holiday Preparing!

Fancy That… Fall Favorites

Oh my goodness, how I love Fall. It’s always been my favorite season… even though it nows leads to my least favorite. In Missouri, Summers are too hot, Winters too cold, Spring doesn’t exist and Fall is usually just right. The only thing I hate about it? Less daylight. Otherwise, the best season for fashion begins… big sweaters, layers, scarfs and my all time favorite, boots! & not to mention the food… pumpkin everything, soup, pies and a hot cup of coffee (or tea!). These are just a few of my favorite things, what do you love about Fall?
Fall Favs

1. Leggings! Oh how they are comfortable. Current obsession: these super thick Pixie Pants at J. Crew.
2. Homemade soup. Can’t wait to try Barefoot Contessa’s Winter Minestrone with Garlic Bruschetta.
3. Boots… booties, riding boots, snow boots… I LOVE THEM ALL!
4. … More boots.
5. I’ve been a bit reluctant to buy a vest, until I saw this.
6. Fun tights and more boots.
7. I did say pumpkin everything, right? How about Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls… start your day right.
8. Don’t forget the pup… he needs a sweater too! 🙂 I picked this sweater specifically because Fall really is cuddle season.
9. Put on that big comfy sweater & snuggle up on the couch with your pup, hot tea & a book…the perfect lazy Sunday.
10. Last but not least, the leaves changing colors and the lovely smell in the air… is why I love Fall.

An End of Summer Soiree

Summer Party

Parties are just an excuse to eat amazing food, drink delicious drinks and wear lovely clothes, right? Well, of course it’s also a great way to hang out with your favorite people. Here is our round up of favorite foods, drinks, decor and party necessities to have an amazing, cute and creative end of summer party.

We love these mason jar sippers with fun straws from Anthropologie.
This flower box turned drink cooler is such a unique way to chill all those yummy summer drinks.
A pink and gold stripe dress.. yes please!
A floral tag and bright napkin is a really lovely way to make plastic cutlery actually cute.
In my opinion, it isn’t an outdoor summer party without summer lawn games! My favorite… bean bag toss.
Eat, Drink and Celebrate!… Such a fun way to display the menu.
& what else would be on the menu but BBQ! .. Love the serving trays as well.
Of course you’ll need a way to serve fresh lemonade or margaritas!
Stay out all night with this Glass Globe Oil Lantern from Anthropologie.
Summer screams berries… so finish off dinner with this beautiful blueberry and cherry summer tart.

Organization and Decoration >> Home Office

Love what you do, do what you love… & there’s no better way than with some lovely office organization & decoration.

Keep you most precious items organized with Flair Designery Ooh La La Lucite Tray.
Every office needs some beautiful flowers.
Organize your books, crafts and office supplies with this amazing & huge shelving unit.
Keep all your notes & inspiration on these lovely clip boards.
Sit comfortable and look beautifully with this awesome chair.
A dog letter and pen sorter… are you kidding, this is a no brainer!
Take & send notes with Flair Designery Hello Lovely Note Pad.
Another mail filer or paper organizer.

We hope this helps keep your office clean & beautiful!

DIY: Custom Glitter Vase Cover

With the holidays officially here, I am always looking for fun, new and inexpensive ways to fancy up a table. These glitter vases can be used for so many things…looking for a fun way to house your silverware? Want to sass up a simple clear vase? This is quick and simple and makes a HUGE impact all for under $5.

You Will Need:

  1. Round Kraft Hat/Gift Box
  2. Mod Podge
  3. Inexpensive Paint Brush
  4. Glitter
  5. Glass Vase
All of these items can be found at your local kraft store such as Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Joanne’s, etc.

STEP ONE: With paint brush apply Mod Podge liberally from top of box to the bottom across entire box.

STEP TWO: Sprinkle glue covered box with glitter and let stand for 2-3 hours.

STEP THREE: If there are any spots that need more glitter, you can touch up with glue and glitter. When dry place glass vase inside newly glittered vase cover and fill with flowers.