Tag Archives: modern holiday decor

A Cable & Cotton special offer….

12 Nov

Have you heard of Cable & Cotton?

They are so great for making a cool light feature in a room and you can customize them in ANY color choice  using their pick your own tool, which is perfect for the little light feature I am making for my eldest sons room.

Based out of the UK  (and shipping to the USA) they create beautiful handmade string lights in Thailand  using skilled workers  to weave natural cotton and glue into the ball shapes around balloon which they then pop and  secure onto the sting lights. They also provide training and education for their workers and insist on healthy working environments so you rest assured that your dollars or pounds are ging to help others.

Cable & Cotton String Lights

There’s so many things you can do with these lights – table top decor, or a cool light feature in a glass vase. You could even make a set of lights to match your holiday decor – I just ordered a plain white string so that I can hang them over our stairwell.

Cable & Cotton light decor

They  have a great deal on right now – 40% off for their US-based Customers. Enter XMASUSA  at the checkout. And don’t delay – this offer expires in either 7 days or when they sell 1,000 sets of 20 lights!!!!

Winter Wonderland

25 Nov

Its getting to the season where we snuggle up and keep warm and drink copious amount of peppermint mocha (what?  Just me then!). As we start to think about the upcoming winter  its time to think holiday decor… often its super tacky but here’s some of my fave ideas to make your house sparkle in style!

This mobile from Pottery barn kids is just fabulous. I’d love to get one of these to hang in a quiet corner of the house.

My son is obsessed with snow globes, these are a modern take on a childhood fave.

How adorable are these santa salt & pepper shakers?

Or how about a gorgeous snowy print to hang on your walls? Shot in New England it screams WINTER IS COMING!!!

Finally check out this snowflake lantern…so cute.

Let it Rein…

6 Nov

As the weather has just started to turn here in California (and by that I mean it’s no longer 80 degree days!!) my mind has started to think about the holidays and how we will be celebrating in the money pit! My first inclination was to run away, book a vacation somewhere as the thought of living in a building site during the holiday season  is not very appealing but its our baby’s first Christmas and Jon has assured me that he will do his best to have the house as finished and nice as possible for this season.

As we’ve never really been able to do it properly before, I’d like to decorate the house.  My toddler loves all the kitsch (he just pulled out the nutcracker in Nov!)  and it makes the house feel homely and warm so I started scouting around for little accents that we could bring home. I found a ton but I thought I would collect them in theme’s , this one being Reindeer’s and what’s not to love about a reindeer????

These plates from West Elm are  in beautiful colors and offer a nice holiday meal touch without being too garish.



This Reindeer door mat is super cute.




A Papier Mache Reindeer??  Oh yes!!!


Um Reindeer candles?? Maybe not so much!


I could go on and on but I think you get the idea…… I’m off to search for santa’s next!







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