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Happy Friday!  I’ve got big plans on my weekend to-do list including getting my Christmas shopping done and my holiday cards made.   I’m also planning to do some gift wrapping which you all know is one of my favorite things to do.

I know that many of you will be wrapping gift too so I created these fun and festive gift tags that you can download for free {link at end of post}.  Print the tags on glossy photo paper, card stock or even sticker paper so you can use them as envelope seals or on other paper goods.

Printable Holiday Gift Tags from ConfettiStyle

The circle tags are oversized (about 2 3/4″ in dia) so they would stand out on a gift.  

 

Printable Holiday Gift Tags From ConfettiStyle

The rectangular tags measure 4″ x 1 1/2″. I recommend using black ink or an extra fine white Sharpie Paint Pen to write on them.

Printable Holiday Gift Tags from ConfettiStyle

To make your tags extra fun, I recommend two-color twine to attach the tags to gifts.  The more color, the merrier!

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Next Wednesday, in part 2 of the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour I’ll share my holiday gift wrap including how I’ve used these fun tags.

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Download Merry & Bright Printable Gift Tags

 

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Have a great weekend friends.

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Junk Gypsy Collection For Pottery Barn Teen

Thanks to the kind folks at Pottery Barn Teen, I now have a new set of beautiful sheets for our guest bedroom.

Junk Gypsy Collection For Pottery Barn Teen

Junk Gypsy Collection For Pottery Barn Teen

The Bohemian Geo Cuff Sheet Set is part of their new Junk Gypsy collection and is made of 100% percale which is so soft and cozy.  And the embroidered diamond pattern that accents the flat sheet and pillowcases has a classic yet bohemian vibe.

Junk Gypsy Bohemian Geo Cuff Sheet Set-Pottery Barn Teen

The sheets are a soft off-white color that will mix easily with other bedding, adding to their versatility.

Junk Gypsy Collection For Pottery Barn Teen

 

Junk Gypsy Collection For Pottery Barn Teen

Upon opening the package I recognized how well made the sheet set was and it fit our queen bed like a glove.

Junk Gypsy Collection For Pottery Barn Teen

 I’ve stared to add holiday touches to the guest room and the new sheet set works great with the classic holiday decor I’m adding.

Junk Gypsy Collection For Pottery Barn Teen

Junk Gypsy Collection For Pottery Barn Teen

Junk Gypsy Collection For Pottery Barn Teen

Junk Gypsy Collection For Pottery Barn Teen

The Junk Gypsy collection for has lots of items that will work for adult spaces as easily as they do for a teens room.  I love the Wanderer Fur Throw and the Tufted Lounge Rug .  And the Country Blooms Duvet Cover + Sham are perfect for a soothing bedroom design.

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To check out the full Junk Gypsy collection head here. And pick up a copy of Amie and Jolie Sikes new book, Designing A Life at the Crossroads of Wonder & Wander. The book will make a great holiday gift for anyone that loves design and diy transformations. 

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I’ll be sharing another great piece form the Junk Gypsy collection next week so stay tuned.

This is a sponsored post with Pottery Barn Teen.  Pottery Barn & Pottery Barn Teen are one of my go-t sources for stylish and affordable decor and gift items.  I am happy to partner with them in sharing some of the products I love.   All text and opinions are my own. 
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ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

I’m back today with another awesome blog hop.  It’s the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour that I host with my blogging buddy Kellie from Design Asylum.  This is the second year for the  tour and we have an amazing line-up of 12 bloggers taking you on a tour of their holiday homes. If you’re coming over from Meg’s blog Green With Decor, welcome!  I ‘m happy you’re here.

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The Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour takes place over next three weeks with today being the first in the series. We’ll be sharing more holiday cheer on Dec. 7th and Dec. 14th so mark your calendars.

Enough with the details…let’s get this party started!

Today I’m showing you my Christmas tree as well as a couple of sneak peeks at some of the other holiday decor that you’ll see next week.

If you remember a few weeks back I shared the inspiration for my holiday decor.  It was this Poinsettia themed wrapping paper from Paper Mart.

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Every year I change my tree decor and this year I decided to go with a theme that is perfect for the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour. The red, pink and green in the paper set the tone for my tree decor with a few additional colors thrown in to spice things up.  I’m calling my tree the Merry & Bright tree.

ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

During the day the bright colors make me smile and in the evening, all lit up the tree is just as beautiful.

ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

Since the background of my inspirational wrapping paper is black, I decided to use two different ribbons on the tree.  One is a black and white plaid and the other is a two-sided red and green satin.

ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

To keep things simple, I used only solid colored ornaments in different colors, sizes and finishes. And I layered the ornaments from the inside out to give the tree a full look.

ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

 

ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

Bar Cart (thrifted) // ‘Tis The Season Sign from HomeGoods (similar here)

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Fun Plaid Ribbon // Ornaments collected over the years

ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

 

ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

Here’s a little glimpse of some of the gifts I’ve wrapped so far.  Next week I’ll share all of my wrapped packages with you as well as some fun gift wrapping ideas.

ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

This green bubble ribbon makes an appearance in several areas of my decor and is so beautiful as a bow. Did I mention that I love making bows!

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Bubble Embossed Satin Ribbon // Disco Ball Ornaments

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Ornament Art

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Next week you’ll also get to see my new blue and white bedroom decor which I’ve decked out for the holidays.

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ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

Oh Christmas Tree, oh Christmas Tree

ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

We’ll friends, that’s my Christmas tree.  I’ve got more decorating to finish up this week and can’t wait to show you more of my holiday home.

Now it’s time to head over to The Home I Create and check out Linda’s beautiful holiday decor.

And be sure to stop by all the participating bloggers to see how they’ve decked out their homes for the holidays…

Design Asylum //  Love Your Abode // Refresh ReStyle // Life and Style At 60 // Positively Southern
 M. Jones Style // Chic On A Shoestring Decorating // My Life Well Loved // Green With Decor 
ConfettiStyle (me) // The Home I Create // Wife In Progress 

I’m also excited that one of my favorite wrap, ribbon and paper goods companies has joined on as a sponsor for this years Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour.  Throughout the tour the participating bloggers will be showcasing Paper Mart ribbon and gift wrap products to inspire your holiday decor.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

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I’d like to thank Paper Mart who graciously supplied some of the wrapping paper and ribbon featured in this post. As a designer and avid gift wrapper, Paper Mart is one of my go-to source for quality wrap ping paper and paper products. And I love sharing my favorite resources with you.  All images and opinions in this post are mine.

The holiday cheer is in full swing today at ConfettiStyle.  I’ve joined 8 of my blogger friends for a fun & festive Reindeer Recipes blog tour hosted by Heather from Totally Tailgates.   If you’re coming over from Positively Southern, welcome?  I’m glad you’re here with me today.

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While most of the bloggers on today’s blog hop are sharing one of their favorite holiday recipes, I put a little spin on things and I’m sharing my holiday bar cart. Plus I’ve got a few tips to help you style your bar cart for the season.

Holiday Bar Cart by ConfettiStyle

Every season I change the decor on my mini bar.  During the holiday season I love to dress it up with a few festive touches.

Creating a holiday cocktail bar is all about pretty glassware, fun cocktail accessories and cheery Christmas decor.

Holiday Bar Cart by ConfettiStyle

One of the decorative pieces I love using on my bar cart is a small decorative tray.  An acrylic tray is ideal because it’s clear and keeps the look light and airy.

tip:  It’s also fun to  add a decorative paper liner to your tray for an easy holiday update. I’ll share more about my tray next week.

Holiday Bar Cart by ConfettiStyle

If you have a small bar cart like mine, use petite glasses instead of regular size wine or martini glasses.  I love these and these.

tip:  use glittered washi tape to dress up plain glassware for a holiday party

Holiday Bar Cart by ConfettiStyle

Stemless goblets and cordial glasses which are perfect for serving up a signature cocktail like a Cranberry Blueberry Cosmo.  In my book cocktails can be served in any style of glass so don’t let you glassware limit your cocktail offering.

Holiday Bar Cart by ConfettiStyle

Every holiday bar cart needs fun cocktail swizzle sticks.  I’ll be sharing how easy it is to DIY these cocktail stirs next week on the blog.

Holiday Bar Cart by ConfettiStyle

Holiday Bar Cart by ConfettiStyle

Cocktail napkins are another bar cart essential and since my Christmas decor is all about color this year, a stack of colorful napkins adds a pop of color to my cart.

Holiday Bar Cart by ConfettiStyle

Holiday Bar Cart by ConfettiStyle

Holiday Bar Cart by ConfettiStyle

Holiday Bar Cart by ConfettiStyle

Holiday Bar Cart by ConfettiStyle

Thanks for stopping by today friends.  I hope you enjoyed my holiday bar cart!

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The Reindeer Recipes blog hop fun doesn’t end here! The next stop on the tour is M. Jones Style so hop on over to Marsha’s blog for more holiday merriment.

And be sure to head over to the other Reindeer Recipe participants on the tour their yummy holiday recipes and tablescape inspiration!

Positively Southern|| M. Jones Style ||  Swirls of Flavor || Clutter Cafe

Life At Lydia’s House || Brittany’s Pantry || Totally Tailgates

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Can you wrap your head around the fact that Christmas is just over 4 weeks away?  I sure can’t.  Preparing for Christmas this year has been a whirlwind and my list just keeps getting longer instead of shorter.  Oh, and did I mention that I haven’t even started on those handmade Christmas cards I plan to make!  Yikes.

Since I know most of you are on top of your holiday game and are in the process of getting your cards ready to mail, I thought I’d share some fun and easy Christmas card envelope decorating ideas with you.  Enjoy and be inspired!

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Check out these creative ideas for personalizing Christmas envelopes and let me know which is your favorite!

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DIY Fabric Gift Tags

DIY Fabric Gift Tags by ConfettiStyle

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Because I’m a designer, I have always have a pile of fabric scraps lying around.  A few weeks ago I was in the middle of cleaning up my office and preparing for The Art of Gift Wrapping workshop when an idea struck me.  Why not makE gift tags out of my fabric scraps?

This is a super easy project that I  know you’ll love so continue reading and check out my cute tags.

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Creating The Perfect Holiday Gift Basket by ConfettiStyle

Hi friends!  I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving and survived all of the Black Friday madness.  I woke up with the chickens yesterday morning and popped into a few stores.  I’m happy to say that I was able to snag a couple of really great deals (for the hubby) but sadly I didn’t get anything crossed off my Christmas gift list 🙁  Oh well, I still have 28 more days to get my shopping done, right?!

Yesterday I mentioned my 30 Days of Holiday series.  I’ve been doing this series for a couple of years and I’m excited to bring it to you again this year.  From now until Christmas Eve I’ll be sharing loads of holiday inspiration with you including the 2016 Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour.  This is the second year for the tour and over next 3 weeks I’ll be joining an awesome group of bloggers to share our fun and festive holiday homes with you.  Stay tuned because the tour starts Wednesday, Dec. 30th.

Today I’ve got a fun post, all about holiday gift baskets.  During the holidays, gift baskets can be a fun gift to give especially for that hard-to-buy-for person.  I also thing gift baskets are great for family gifts too.  If you’re looking for a creative gift, follow these tips that will help you create the perfect holiday gift basket.

Holiday Gift Basket Tips

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CREATE A THEMED BASKET

It’s easy to build a themed gift basket if you think about the hobbies and activities someone loves. Fill a basket with art supplies for someone who love to draw or paint.  Or create a book lovers basket filled with new books, a throw blanket and a pretty tea-cup.  A holiday themed gift basket can be just about anything you can think of so let your imagination soar.

Holiday Gift Basket Idea

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USE A FUN & FUNCTIONAL CONTAINER

One of the things I love most when creating a gift basket is finding a unique container.  Any item that can hold things is an option for a container.  How about a vintage urn filled with a candle, design magazines and small decorative tray for someone who loves design? Or stuff a pair of cozy slippers with beauty products as a ‘pamper yourself’ gift basket.  When I’m building a basket, I always find my container first and then find items to fill it.

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FILL YOUR BASKET WITH FUNCTIONAL and FUN ITEMS

What you put in a gift basket is key to making it great.  Fill your container with a mix of functional items, fun items and something unexpected.  If I were creating a gift basket for a man I might use a leather tray as the container and fill it with socks, beer and a collection of movies or video games.  And if my basket was for someone who loves fashion, I’d fill a cute tote bag with jewelry, a scarf and fashion magazines.

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USE A DECORATIVE FILLER TO FILL YOUR BASKET

Once you have your container use a fun filler to prop your gift items up.  Mix metallic and plain shredded paper or use fabric and linens in a food or drink basket.  And I love using wrapped candy like peppermints to fill a basket at Christmas.

tip:  create your own shred by running colored paper through your home paper shredder

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ADD A SWEET TREAT

Don’t forget to add a sweet treat to your gift basket.  Put candy canes in a cocktail themed basket (they can be used as drink stirs) or add a jar of holiday chocolates to a baking themed basket.

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PUT A BOW ON IT

Naturally if you want to hide the contents of your basket you’ll need to wrap it in a decorative bag or paper.  If not, tie a bow around some of the items or on the container to make it festive.  And don’t get a fun gift tag to finish it off.

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Holiday Gift Basket Idea

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I hope these gift basket tips and ideas will be helpful with your holiday gift shopping.  As always, thanks for stopping by… & happy gift-giving!

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Are you familiar with Small Business Saturday?  If not, let me fill you in.  Small Business Saturday is an event that American Express started several years ago to help promote and boost business for independent retail businesses around the country.

 The goal of Small Business Saturday is to encourage people to support and shop at the small businesses within their community.  As the previous owner of an independent retail store I can’t tell you how important it is to support the independent businesses in your area.

In honor of Small Business Saturday which is tomorrow, I thought I’d take you on a tour of one of my favorite independent speciality retail stores here in Atlanta–Steve McKenzie’s.

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I had the pleasure of conducting a holiday gift wrap workshop at the store a couple of weeks ago and while I was there I took note of all the wonderful products that were for sale.

One of the things the store is known for is its tabletop and entertaining items.  Melamine is hot trend in tabletop right now and there were some beautiful pieces in the store. I  had to get up close and personal with stemware before I realized they were melamine and not crystal.

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Steve McKenzie's

You’ll find everything you need if you love to host parties and entertain.

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Steve McKenzie's

Steve McKenzie's

Steve McKenzie’s sells two of my favorite brands, R.Wood Studio ceramics (above) and Blenko Glass (below)

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Steve McKenzie's
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Steve McKenzie's

Steve McKenzie's

The store also sells unique furniture and decor pieces. These teal decorative boxes and tray caught my eye.

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Steve McKenzie's

I wish you could transport yourself to the store and sit in this chair.  It was so luxurious and comfortable.

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The design on the front of this chest is a major style statement.

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Many of Steve’s custom art pieces hang in the store and are available for sale.

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Steve McKenzie's

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Steve McKenzie's

When it comes to gifts, there is something for everyone including a great selection of men’s gifts, women’s accessories and the Steve McKenzie line of custom candles.

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Steve McKenzie's

Steve McKenzie's

And naturally with it being the holiday season, there are lots of fun and unique holiday decor and gift items.

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I love the collection of holiday ornaments, many of which were vintage or chinoiserie inspired.  The Pagoda and the Budda ornaments were two of my favorites.

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Steve McKenzie's

Steve McKenzie's

Steve McKenzie's

I hope you enjoyed this virtual tour of Steve McKenzie’s!

If you live in the Atlanta area, stop by Steve McKenzie’s this holiday and shop local.  And if you can’t make it to the store you can shop online here.

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999 Brady Ave NW #1
Atlanta, GA 30318

Holiday hours:  Monday thru Saturday 10:00 am -4:00 pm and Sunday 12:00-4:00 pm

And don’t forget that wherever you live, get out and support the small businesses in  your community on Small Business Saturday.

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