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    Christmas Decorations and Tablescapes December 23, 2014 14:35 1 Comment

    Christmas is in the air! Christmas decorations are gracing tables and mantles and Christmas recipes are being reviewed ahead of the big day! How are you going to be decorating your home this Christmas? What recipes do you reach for or do you try out something new?

    We scoured Pinterest and looked for great Christmas decorations and recipes to find some gems that match the Cutlery Couture Christmas pouch styles. We love the look of rustic, handmade and DIY ideas. So much of Christmas can be about bringing the winter outdoors in and sprigs of holly and evergreen branches are such a fun way to decorate your home for the holidays. Of course, we also enjoy a well wrapped present. Some of these ideas are stunning, but also simple to pull off. Take a peek through our choices and let us know which would be a great fit for your Christmas style!
    Home Decor Ideas
     
    Ornaments
    DIY ornaments are such great Christmas memories to make. Rustic and classic, these ideas are sure to give you some holiday cheer.
     
    Christmas Wrapping
    A beautifully wrapped gift can sometimes be as good as the gift inside!
    Christmas Recipes
    As you get ready to set the table for Christmas Eve dinner, take a look at this adorable idea from Simply Sweet Soirees.
    Christmas breakfast would be extra special with this Christmas Cranberry Pound Cake recipe from OMG Chocolate Desserts.
    Get Christmas Eve or Christmas Day dinners rolling with yummy options like these.
    Great holiday desserts can make everyone jolly!
     
    This Peppermint Punch recipe, from Kara's Party Ideas, is perfect as a cocktail before or after dinner.
    Need someting with a light kick? A Winter Sea Breeze like these from Catch My Party is fun and festive.
    Of course, Christmas cooking would be nothing without Christmas cookies. We love these whimsical and unique takes from The Gunny Sack and In Katrina's Kitchen.
    Can't you see the kids giggling as they set these out for Santa?
    We hope that you all have a wonderful holiday season and look forward to hearing about how you decorate and celebrate at your home. Check out our Christmas Pinterest Board for these and other ideas!

    A Touch of Christmas for Your Table December 11, 2014 16:18 1 Comment

    Christmas is upon us and we are so excited to begin the final preparations for the holiday! We are proud to showcase our Christmas themed pouches that are currently for sale on the site. 

     

    From classic red and green ribbons to the beautiful whimsy of a holly sprig and Christmas tree, these pouches are sure to bring a great touch to your Christmas table. If you have the classic Lenox Christmas tree dishes, the red ribbon set would add a great pop next to those plates. If you have a more neutral set of china, our Christmas tree can be a great way to add some detail to your table. 

    In addition to using these for Christmas Eve dinner or Christmas breakfast or dinner, you can always leave a scroll note in a pouch with a candy cane for Santa. The kids will love adding a little something extra when setting out his cookies and milk. If you think ahead to next year, our pouches could even make for a innovative advent calendar if you tuck a treasure into one each morning. Our chalkboard pouch could even be set up as a countdown to Christmas set! 

    We'll be back with another post about Christmas table decorations, so stay tuned!

    Remember that if you want our pouches on your table for Christmas this year, the last day for ordering and shipping for Christmas delivery is DECEMBER 18th, 2014.

    We look forward to hearing about how you are using our pouches on your tables this holiday season!


    How to Decorate for Fall October 10, 2014 06:28 1 Comment

    The fall tablescape is such a fun one to plan with oranges, yellows, browns and golds at your fingertips. If you think about how to decorate for fall, your ideas can last you from September through November with slight changes to the theme. From your tables to your mantles, harvest themes of bountifulness, pumpkins, cornstalks and fall leaves are so much fun to design. Below are our tips for how to decorate for fall by maintaining a simple, but stunning fall table theme.

    Photo courtesy of Hoosier Homemade

     

    First, keep the basic theme simple. Drape some burlap of autumn colored cloth across the mantle to act as bunting and your backdrop.

     

    Next, a simple glass or ceramic bowl can act as your centerpiece to have apples in September and pumpkins or gourds in October and November. Edible centerpieces are great for the kids too, since they can grab those apples as an afternoon snack or you can make the most of a rainy fall day and put them together for an applesauce recipe. Just grab some more at the store the next week and you’ll have that fall tablescape filled again.

    Our burlap pouches are great for a fall theme and can be used in so many ways. Use them to set your table for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Have them be a spot to leave messages for the kids on the weekend for a surprise field trip. What a reveal that could be each Saturday or Sunday when the kids rush down the stairs to find out what the mystery destination is! Apple picking, pumpkin picking, a fall music festival, a haunted house, the local football game, a corn maze, etc. could all be possibilities. The surprise fall fun could be endless!

    Finally, add some glitter and shine to your table with mercury glass figurines, sparkled pumpkins and gold spray painted gourds are great ways to make the fall tablescape pop and shine. We love these tablescapes pictured above and have more fun ideas linked on our Fall Pinterest Board. We hope you have a great time checking them out!

    What’s your favorite thing on your fall table?

    How to Use Simple Table Decorations That Your Guests Will Love August 10, 2013 18:05

    Set the Mood with Simple Table Decorations

    Whether it's a wedding reception or a small birthday party, simple table decorations can bring a certain mood to your event. It's not always about the money you spend or how expensive the decorations are, but how creatively you've decorated your table. Often it's not required to spend a lot of money to make your table decor stand out.

    Getting inspiration for designing your table can come from an internet website like Pinterest, or from craft stores or magazines and will depend on the size of the event as well as the mood of the occasion. Often it’s wise to plan out your simple table decorations on a piece of paper by listing all the items that should be included on the table. These may include any table settings, crafts, confetti, candles, and objects from nature, or decorative items that may already be available in your home.

    Don't Overlook Table Coverings

    An often overlooked aspect of simple table decorations is table coverings. For casual occasions, wrapping paper or vibrant colored plastic tablecloths usually suffice. Even inexpensive bed quilts can be used. Elegant linen tablecloths are usually reserved for more formal occasions. These can be layered with complimentary colors, or opposing colors such as black and white.

    Centerpieces Can Steal the Show

    Special attention should be given to the centerpieces since they are one of the most important features of a well-decorated table. They shouldn’t be so overwhelming that guests have a hard time talking to each other across the table. The centerpiece arrangement should be dictated by the occasion. A formal event such as a wedding may not warrant bold colors, but rather subdued colors such as whites, creams, pinks or peaches. Making your own centerpiece can be less expensive and can show off your flower arranging talent if you are one to take on such a task. You can choose flowers from your own garden or buy them from a local florist. If you have many tables to decorate such as with a wedding reception, alternating high and low centerpieces throughout the room is more pleasing to the eye. Sometimes positioning your centerpiece on a mirror adds another dimension to the table decor. You can also add loose "gems", "pearl" strands or other items on the mirror, circling your centerpiece.

    Silverware Pouches Add a Special Touch

    One of the simplest things that add a touch of elegance and class to an event are beautifully designed silverware pouches by Cutlery Couture. They can include a beautifully folded napkin, a fork, knife, and spoon or a variation of those items. Often people ignore an accessory like this, but a well-designed silverware pouch can greatly enhance the look of any table. You may have an apprehension that the use of silverware pouches may be too formal for your simple table decorations but they are generally appropriate for all kinds of events. For instance, they can be used at informal dinner parties, family picnics or barbecues. The Summer Brights silverware pouches are great for such occasions. For special celebrations like weddings, baby showers, birthdays, or more formal dinner parties that demand great table décor; you might consider the Wedding Whites silverware pockets. These are just two of the Collections Cutlery Couture offers.

    To see all Cutlery Couture's silverware pockets Collections, visit CutleryCouture.com and make your next event one to remember!