What better way to work off the extra calories than to set up a brilliant outdoor holiday display. Need inspiration? Check out the Amazing Fact blog spot, it’s got extravagant light displays from all over the world – everywhere from Malaysia to Columbia. (Click on each image to see them a bit bigger.)
Do you already have the best light display on your block? HGTV is looking for spectacular lighting displays for an upcoming four-part special. Follow this link to find out more.
Our sister site, DIY Network.com has plenty of do-it-yourself projects you can put together for your yard – everything from man-size toy soldiers to giant gift boxes. If you’d rather shop for your display items, we’ve compiled a list of some of the hottest illuminated outdoor decorations this season.
Have fun and happy Thanksgiving!
I can’t stand it. It’s time! The cat is coming out of the bag. Today – Thanksgiving – is the day. And boy, do we have a lot to be thankful for. Get ready, HGTVers. We’ve cooked up quite the giveaway, just in time for the ho-ho-holidays. *Big, big thanks to the many elves who have been working behind the scenes on this one, first and foremost, Angelo Surmelis.
Design Happens readers: Have we got a gift for you! Oh, yes. A golden opportunity. It’s true. For one fortunate participant who can provide the right clues: an Angelo chair – delivered to you. This time next week, someone is going to have a delicious decision to make. (Come back Monday for the scoop, straight from the designer himself.)
Tis the Season! Have a blessed and beautiful Thanksgiving Day!
Everyone needs a toy for the holidays, no matter what your age. Check out our Kid at Heart gift list.
Go medieval on your coworkers with the desk catapult!
Disney artwork/properties: ©Disney
After the turkey gets put away, it’s time to jump into the shopping and decorating fray. But somewhere between feeling just plain busy and over-the-top overwhelmed, imagine having to put up 8.5 million lights and 15 miles of garland. That’s what the Disney folks are doing this year. For me, watching Behind the Magic: Disney Holidays (Sunday, Nov. 29, 8/7c) will get me into the spirit & and put my Christmas to-do list into perspective.
Thanksgiving is this Thursday. Not much time left before guests arrive. I have a few ideas for simple centerpieces that are big on style but can be put together using elements gathered on a walk through the woods or from your own backyard.
Okay, in all truth, these hedge apples (a.k.a osage oranges) didn’t come from my backyard. A neighbor has a well-established tree that dropped fruit the size of softballs onto the sidewalk. I just slowed down on my walk and scooped em up. Placed in an antique brass urn, they add a bright chartreuse pop to my dining room.
The perfect shade for Fall is Pantone’s Honey Yellow. Pair it with peacock blue or a brilliant purple for a fresh color scheme. Check out some of our favorite products in this warm, subdued hue.
They’re pretty spuds, but they’re not for the table. Garden blogger Kylee, at Our Little Acre, has dug up the tubers of her ‘Margarita’ sweet potato vine (Ipomoea batatas ‘Margarita’), hoping to repeat her past success at holding them over until spring. It’s a smart idea. We gardeners love to keep things going whenever we can, so we overwinter tender plants, nurture cuttings, propagate “pups,” divide and repot. For one thing, it saves money; for another, we get to develop long-term relationships with the plants we love.
This year when selecting a wreath for your home, play with shape and materials to make your wreath more unique and stylish. Create an eye-catching focal point with this blossom wreath. It has color and texture with velvety, fabric petals. Using boxwood, magnolia or holly branches can update your look without changing your color scheme. This square boxwood wreath is simple and contemporary at the same time. You can also go for a more natural look with this tree-shaped cedar bough and pine cone wreath. This allows for Christmas decorating, but it will not over-shadow your home for those who believe less is more.
Definitely the most feminine shade of Pantone’s Fall Color Trends, Rapture Rose is a sophisticated way to add pink to your favorite room. We’ve pulled together a few fun products that feature this girly hue.
Spotted on rugs, towels, pillows and much more, giraffe print can add a little bit of the wild to your decor or wardrobe.