Monthly Archives: November 2013

:: Coastal Thanksgiving Centerpieces ::

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Tuesday Tips

095d19ba11aa897ae05088d254afe74eThanksgiving is days away and we hope you’re ready for it! We tried our best to give you guys some tips and tricks to help you get ready. This last Thanksgiving post is all about the Thanksgiving table centerpiece. We’re sure you have something in mind for your centerpiece and it may already be done as well as set up on the table, but it’s never too late for a little inspiration. We’ve grabbed some great coastal centerpiece photos for you guys to draw some inspiration from. These are great because you can add to your existing centerpiece or even just be starting on it and these photos will help inspire. Check out some these photos and get your centerpiece looking stunning and beautiful! 196c5cf2f0d4e952569e92f018ddfbea 677dcf8e5e6cbeb1744e08ef6740ebbc 41086c0a9b3a7937924c2be003c81952 c3c1d81e2346beeeb59325413f762793 d24c966bc6602edfc9591293846bfa92 d33324fce32334ccf0b88a077323bed5 thanksgiving-tips-garland-1113-lgn

:: 3 Tips For A Holiday Ready Table ::

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Tuesday Tips

c62148255d6dbb752c3e7f9e27aba401Preparing is half the battle. We’re trying to get you guys prepared for the upcoming holidays so it won’t be as stressful as it’s already going to be. Last week we gave you a few tips to get your kitchen ready for the upcoming holidays, if you missed it jump over to it here. This week we’re focusing on the table. Let’s get your table ready for the holidays. It’s going to see the most action it will see all year in the upcoming months, so let’s make it ready! We’ve got 3 tips to help you and your table make it through these holidays. Ready? Let’s go!

1.  Stack & Layer

Let’s give your table some depth. We can accomplish this with table clothes, runners, place mats, and stacking dishes. Layering your table linen will instantly give your table some depth and if you want to play with colors it can even add contrast or fun pops of color. Don’t limit yourself by placing each and every dish, utensil or napkin on its own. Stack them up to add dimension to the table. Place those beautiful napkins on the stacks for the bonus cherry on top.

2. Simplify The Centerpiece 

We love gorgeous and stunning centerpieces, but usually they are large and take up some valuable table space. So this year try to keep it simple. This way it will save you time and hassle. Depending on your table size, you may be able to leave your stunningly simple centerpiece out for the actual dinner. No extra time spent removing it and no one will be left out of the conversation due to the monstrosity of a centerpiece.

3. Prepare For The Mess.

Holidays are messy – plain and simple. So prepare for them. Mentally preparing for that stain that’s going to happen on your new/favorite table runner is probably going to help you cope with it a lot better when it happens. With that in mind, maybe we don’t want to use our newest or best stuff during the holidays. Food for thought.

:: Kasumi Pearls ::

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Feature Friday

7a098d5901a56fc4e115f69e6a406c2bCandace from Neck Candy drops a new necklace in the store for us! This time she strings together some Kasumi pearls and they’re absolutely beautiful! Candace wanted to create a casual, go-to pearl necklace and we think she’s done just that! She used oxidized sterling to make the pearls pop and demand the attention they deserve. Pair this beauty with a Tibetan piece on a heavy sterling chain or just let the pearls shine in all of their glory, it’s a piece you’ll love to wear and won’t want to take it off! Come in today, try it on and take it home! Happy Friday!

:: Built In Lovin’ ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

4e134a4ab547098146bc7714ee09e593We’re loving these built in’s today! Who doesn’t like more storage? We know we do! We’re always wishing we had more space for stuff around the store and in our homes. This thought got our brains thinking about extra storage and shelves. So naturally we hit the internet in search of some inspiration and now we’re sharing some of our favorites.

We adore and swoon over these built ins. They kind of make us, okay they really make us, want to tear into some walls and start a new project. Unfortunately, that’s not going to happen. Until then we’ll just dream and share some beautiful built in shelves we find around the web.

What do you guys think? Which one’s your favorite? Are you in need of built in shelves? Wait, of course you are! Share some of your thoughts or favorite built in’s with us! We’d love to see them!

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:: 3 Quick & Easy Tips For A Holiday Kitchen ::

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Tuesday Tips

13c0ecffdae18cf6703ad61df6af3b88It’s the season of the kitchen and we’re spending a good chunk of time in our beloved space. When we’re whirling around conducting a spiced filled symphony in our kitchens, we want to make sure all is in harmony and on cue. There’s no need to suffer and make life more difficult while you slave away on each perfectly prepared dish. That’s why we’ve come up with these 3 quick and easy tips to get your kitchen ready for the holidays. Our goal is to help you out and prevent the stress breakdown whilst basting the golden, glowing turkey this holiday season. So strap on that apron, heat up those ovens and get ready for this season of blood, sweat and cheers!

1. Cut the clutter

If it doesn’t need to be in the kitchen get rid of it. Seriously, the last thing we need is for you to be tripping over junk on the floor or frantically searching for counter space holding a burning hot pan. The holidays are stressful enough, the last thing we need to add to it is mess and clutter.

2. Check the kitchen tools

Is everything good to go? Are those whisks still, well, whisky? Do those pots and pans have another season in them? Are those mixers still mixing? Get your tools of the culinary arts working and sorted. Check and make sure everything you need is actually going to work. We don’t want a meltdown while that souffle is melting down.

3. Carry a stockpile

We’re not saying you need all Costco this holiday season, but you definitely want to make sure you have plenty of goods. Running out mid-meal to grab ingredients is completely avoidable these holidays. Also the holidays are always faster and demand more time for everything. That being said, make sure you have some quick, healthy and easy meals ready to go.

Got all that ladies and gentlemen? There’s no reason these holidays shouldn’t go smooth and be successful. Tuvalu wants to help you guys out, but much more importantly, we want you guys to enjoy yourselves over the holidays. Happy cooking!

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:: Spotted! Arteriors Lola Floor Lamp ::

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Look what we found in this month’s Coastal Living, one of our favorite floor lamps! The Arteriors Lola Floor Lamp is a piece that can effortlessly blend into any space. It’s clean lines and shape paired with the basic shade lets you use the lamp without you worrying about obstruction.

:: Mint Condition ::

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What’s trending Wednesday

coastal2The color mint is a refreshing, soft tone that can make a home feel welcoming and calm. It’s also a versatile color that looks good painted on the walls and scattered throughout a space in the form of accessories. There aren’t too many colors that can get away with that. Plus we can’t forget that it’s totally a coastal color. It belongs in a coastal home just as much as shells and coral. We love the use of mint in the kitchen. There’s just something about using the color in the kitchen that just feels right. Those mint painted cabinets look so inviting and draw our eyes to them. They makes want to be in the kitchen.

What are your thoughts on the color mint? Are you fan? Using it already? Or is the color not for you? Let us know! And check out how some of these designers are using mint in the spaces pictured below!

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:: The Perfect Holiday Table ::

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Tuesday Tips

2bb7f4db3c787616b0aa7fb03e768a1eOne of the best family holidays is coming up. No, not Christmas! That one is the best holiday, nothing will beat Christmas! But we’re talking about Thanksgiving! We’re talking about all of the family getting together, tasty food and lots and lots of pumpkin pie! There is one thing that can pose quite the problem during this Thanksgiving season – your table space. You want to make sure that everyone has a place to sit and more importantly, a place to put all of the food.

Well, your table space problems are solved! A farm table will host plenty of guests and an overabundance of food! Farm tables were created to promote large gatherings of friends and families. They give you the needed space for everything Thanksgiving. Plenty of room for that turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes and everything else delicious!

So for this upcoming holiday season look into a getting a farm table for your family. For those of you that already have been enjoying your farm table, let your friends know what they’re missing out on! If you’re interested in switching it up this holiday season check out some of the farm tables we have online here! Check out some of the farm tables in this post and imagine how helpful one would be during the holidays!
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