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Getting Ready, Holiday Decorating

Martha Stewart

Hard to believe November is less than two weeks away, isn’t it?

I took the kids to Lowes Saturday night to do a return, and they were enthralled with the huge Christmas section.  We stood in front of the wall of singing animals/characters for literally forty-five minutes.  I enjoyed listening to them giggle.  After much begging, I told them we could pick ONE to take home.  It was quite the democratic discussion on which one to pick.  We ended up with a Santa that shakes his maracas and sings “Feliz Navidad” – he has been singing and shaking nonstop since Saturday night.

Yes, the “most wonderful time of the year” is around the corner.  Time to start thinking about decorating for the festivities.  I have rounded up some photos I thought were interesting, some different and/or pretty ideas…

House to Home


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Isabella Boyer Sikaffy


Wool and Wood

Dottie Angel

Emily Henderson



Which is your favorite?

I do have a very few spots left for holiday design boards, consultations, and/or full holiday decorating.  If you live in the DFW area, and would like some help, please contact me at submissions @astoriedstyle .com.

Plate Collections…

they’re not just for Donna Reed or Lucy Ricardo anymore.

They can be modern, clean, colorful, artsy, and chic.


House and Home

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House and Home

Apartment Therapy

Plates instead of a guest book at your wedding?

Martha Stewart Weddings

Nuestra Vida Dulce

The Nester

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Better Homes & Gardens


Martha Stewart


How beautiful are these vintage Majolica platters on this wall?

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Addicted 2 Decorating

Miss Mustard Seed

I am especially drawn to white plates on charcoal walls.  So classic, yet very modern.

Decor Pad

Courtney Giles Interiors

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What do you think of the look outdoors?  To dress up blank walls?

Hallie Burton via CocoCozy

Katherine Center

The Viceroy Hotel

For a year, I have been picking up vintage and antique plates as I find ones that are interesting to me.  It is a small collection, and I finally finished my project!  Come back next week for the reveal, plus the step-by-step tutorial to get the shape you want, and what I think is the best way to put them on the wall.

Is there room in your home for a plate collection?  Which type of design is your favorite?


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