Christmas, Entertaining, Gifts, Holidays, Mid Century Modern

5 Ways to Make Your Home Mid Century Merry

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Welcome back to the blog! Decorating your home in a Mid Century Modern way can add a touch of whimsy and uniqueness to your home for the holidays. Here are some things you can do to add a little Mid Century Modern Christmas magic to your home this year.

1. Make homemade Christmas decorations.

There are a few reasons why you should make your own homemade decorations. It may be difficult to find Mid Century Modern Christmas ornaments, stockings, and other decorations in an average store. Another reason to make your own decorations is that was what was popular (and often necessary) to do back then. People were into making their own items back then even more so than they are now. You will also be able to customize your own looks and colors. These decorations do not need to be complicated. Here are some ideas for mid-century modern Christmas decorations from DIY you can make. This DIY Starburst Wreath by PMQ for Two is beautiful!  Click Here for instructions on how you can make your own!

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2. Opt for a unique Christmas tree.

Instead of picking out a fake green evergreen tree, look for one that is white, silver, pink, or teal aluminum. If it is sparse, that is even better! Trees that were smaller and sparser were all the rage back in the 1950s. If you can’t find an aluminum tree in the store, you can always cover your tree with lots of tinsel, or even spray paint a tree to coordinate with your theme better.

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3. Choose designs you will be able to use all year round.

While choosing items to add to your home, it can be really fun to add items that are specific to Christmas and the holidays, but some items can add to your home all year round and be used for other holidays as well. For example, these vintage champagne glasses would be amazing to use for New Year’s Eve and any other special toast:

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4. Plan on hosting a party!

Once you have decorated your house in this special way, plan to show it off! You can serve fabulous cocktails in these green wine goblets that just scream Christmas!

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Or if you want to bring a little gold to the party look at this gorgeous Vintage Bohemia Czech Crystal Cocktail set.

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5. Go all out!

Let your theme extend into all areas of your celebration! Bake cookies for the holiday and sing carols by the piano. Give Mid Century Modern gifts and wrap your presents in fun retro wrapping paper. Make popcorn garlands and gather around the Christmas tree. Have fun with your theme and remember the simplicity and fun of the 1950s and 60s.

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Until Next Time,

Kathie

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Gifts, Mother's Day

20 Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts That Won’t Break the Bank

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20 Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

(That Won’t Break the Bank)

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Ok, who else is scrambling around trying to decide what to buy Mom for Mother’s Day? Can I get a show of hands?  I know there are a few of us out there who haven’t even thought about what to buy yet.

Below you will find 35 last minute Mother’s Day Gifts that can be ordered from Amazon and if you have Amazon Prime you will receive it within 2 business days.  Sweet!  If you don’t have an Amazon Prime account you can sign up at Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial

1. Rustic 4×6″ Picture Frame – by Malden International Designs

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2. 12 Fresh Cut Rainbow-Swirl Roses w/Vase – by Kabloom

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3. Picnic Backpack Bag with accessories – by Apollo Walker

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4. Mom and Me Cookbook – by Annabel Karmel

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5. Whistling Tea Kettle, Owl – by Supreme Housewares

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6. Glass Coral Tree with Ornaments 6″ – by LSArts

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7. Wine Bottle Stopper “Mom’s Little Helper” – by Deco Flair

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8. Wooden Decorative Sign “I’m so lucky…” – by About Face Designs

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9. Crystal Winetini Glasses 17 oz. – by Rolf Glass

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10. 50×60 Inch Quilted Throw – by Duke Imports

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11. Iced Tea Glasses 14.5 oz. – by Rolf Glass

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12. Stoneware Mug with Mother Poem – by Petals

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13. Mango Pear Spa Gift Set – by Freida Joe

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14. Bath Bombs Gift Set – by Hanza

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15. Prayer for My Mom Wall Art – by James Lawrence

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16. Bamboo Cutting Serving Board for Mom – by Stocking Factory

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17. Wood Finish Jewelry Music Box (Wind Beneath My Wings) – by Cottage Garden

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18. Burt’s Bees Classic 6 Piece Gift Set Tin – by Burt’s Bees

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19. Mom Life:  A Snarky Adult Coloring Book – by Papeterie Bleu

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20. Amazon Print From Home Gift Card – by Amazon

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Now you’re all set!  Just have Amazon ship it direct to her and she will love you forever.  Well, we all know she will always love you, but now you won’t feel guilty for forgetting Mother’s Day. 🙂

Until Next Time,

Kathie

Coffee Mugs, Gifts

25 Unique and Funny Coffee Mugs You Can Purchase Right Now

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25 Unique and Funny Coffee Mugs You Can Purchase Right Now

We all have that one person we have difficulty knowing what to get them.  That’s why I love coffee mugs so much.  Everyone likes funny and unique coffee mugs. Heck, I don’t even drink coffee and I love them!

So, I’ve scoured the online shopping universe and found some of the best coffee mugs that will satisfy even the most difficult person on your shopping list.

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  1. The Original Prescription Mug By BigMouth Inc

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2. Do not disturb while watching football mug by Timmer

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3.  Heat Changing Constellation Mug by The Unemployed Philosophers Guild

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4.  I Would Exercise But It Makes Me Spill My Coffee Mug by Clay Art

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5. A.S.A.P. “As Southern As Possible” Mugby About Face Designs

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6. I Can’t Even Mug – by LaTazas & MAUAG Funny Mug Gifts

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7. Badass Trombonist Mug – by Starry Knight Store

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8.  Get Your Shizz Together People Mug – by Stone Creek Boutique

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9.  Ceramic Unicorn Coffee Mug by Comfify

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10.  Rubiks Cube 3D Mug by Paladone

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11.  Handmade Wood Coffee Mug – by WorldWood

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12. I Flunked Anger Management Mug – by BigMouth Inc.

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13. Builder at Work Mug – by Codyne

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14. Nope Not Today Mug – by Boston Warehouse

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15. Sister Poem Mug – by Petals

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16. Hand Painted Vintage Floral Mug – by Moonwind

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17. I Will Not Knit Today Mug – by CoolShirtDesigns

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18. Nurses Earn Their Wings Mug – by About Face Designs

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19. I Like Big Cups and I Cannot Lie – by AmazCups

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20. Grenade Mug – by BigMouth, Inc.

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21. Dear Mom Mug – by Smashed Banana

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22. Violin Handle Mug – by Buyneed

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23. The Original Donut Mug – by BigMouth, Inc.

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24. Handcrafted Peacock Mug – by Claybox

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25. F Bomb Mug – by BigMouth, Inc.

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Which ones did you like best?  I seriously love #21.  I gave it to my parents for Christmas. My family had a good laugh over that one – even my bratty sibling!

Until Next Time,

Kathie