Preparing 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.
Candace 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!
What’s Trending Wednesday
We’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!
It’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!
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.
One 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!