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I love making drinks, cooking meals, and baking treats for friends and family and then passing along the recipes to them and the wonderful readers of my blog. This time of year, one way I like to personally share my recipes is by writing them on IBC Christmas recipe cards.

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In fact, I have offered an annual collection of free recipe card printables on Inspired by Charm for the past few years. A couple of the series include bonus Christmas recipe cards.

This is the Christmas recipe card I designed for last year’s series. I first showcased it with the recipe for my Great Aunt Maggie’s Cream Horn Cookies. You can find that recipe here. If you haven’t tasted Cream Horn Cookies (also called Lady Locks), I hope you’ll give them a try. They are yummy and enjoyable to make.

Cream Horn Cookies (Lady Locks) recipe

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Now, just in case you need a place to write down that recipe (or any others you come across this holiday season on IBC or elsewhere), all you need to do is print out this Christmas recipe card.

I recommend using cardstock because it’s sturdier, but regular paper will also work.

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I love this fun and festive design. Don’t you?

My favorite details are the adorable cat and dog on the front and the red car piled with packages on the back.

Want more Christmas printable? You got it!:

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You can also access the download in the IBC Printable Library, which can be found HERE.

If you’re new to Inspired by Charm, you can get immediate access to this library by SUBSCRIBING HERE. Once you’ve subscribed, you will instantly receive an email that contains a link to this download.

Already on the IBC Mailing list? You can find the password to access the library at the bottom of the latest email from Inspired by Charm.

And if you use any of my printables, I would so enjoy seeing what you do! Be sure to share your photos on Instagram and tag @inspiredbycharm.

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Holiday Gift Idea: A pack of seasonal recipe cards would be a perfect stocking stuffer for any cooks on your holiday gift list. Grab them all in the IBC Printable library!

‘Tis the season to be sharing!

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Learn how to make these DIY Christmas Cookies Bags! #Christmas #holiday #cookiebags #diy #craft

With two unique and festive designs, these DIY Christmas Cookies Bags are a great way to gift your holiday baking in style.

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You’re in for a treat today, and it’s in the shape of these DIY Christmas Cookie Bags! And best of all, you can make the bags in just a few simple steps.

A couple of weeks ago when I was out shopping, I spotted some sweet cotton cookie bags. They were a bit pricey so I immediately thought about how I might DIY them.

Here’s what I came up with.

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Aren’t they adorable? I’m kind of obsessed.

I took the hard work out of the process by having two fun graphics created. One is a bit more classic. It was inspired by the design I saw on the bags in the shop: “Homemade Cookies. Santa Approved.”

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The second is something I dreamed up. It’s a line from my favorite Christmas movie, Elf: “I’m sorry I ruined your lives and crammed 11 cookies into the VCR.”

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Whether you prefer classic or Buddy, either one of these would be a great design option.

How do you make these DIY Christmas Cookie Bags?

You need five things to put these DIY Christmas Cookie Bags together:
5 x 7 cotton fabric bags
iron-on transfer sheets
inkjet printer
iron
– scissors

Yes, that’s all it takes!

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I purchased these transfer sheets from Amazon. The instructions I’m going to provide are based on these particular sheets. (I assume the process is similar for other brands. To be on the safe side, be sure to read and follow the instructions that come with your sheets.)

I also located the cotton bags on Amazon. They are available elsewhere online and in craft stores in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and prices. I thought these were well suited to this project.

Once you have those two items, you’ll need the graphics files. You can download them here. (Please see the note at the end of this post to learn more about the IBC Printable Library*.)

The download is two pages. The first page has the red graphic I designed and the second page has the green one. You can print one of them or both.

The transfer paper I bought is compatible with inkjet printers. Before printing, adjust your settings to the highest quality. You’ll also want to select the option that allows you to print the “mirrored version” or to “flip horizontally.” Since you’ll be ironing these transfers with the printed side down, you want the image of the graphic mirrored so it will read correctly when the paper backing is removed.

Here’s what they should look like after printing.

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Cut out each graphic as neatly as possible, leaving a narrow white border around the graphic.

Next, set your iron on medium-high heat (polyester setting). Make sure the steam setting is turned off and that the water reservoir has been completely emptied.

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Quickly iron the bag to remove any wrinkles. Then place the graphic on the bag so that the printed side of the graphic faces down. I positioned the graphic a bit closer to the bottom of the bag rather than in the center of it.

Using the iron, apply heat to the transfer for about 45 seconds. Press down fairly hard and be sure to move the iron around to avoid scorching the bag.

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Let each bag sit for about 2 minutes or until cool before peeling off the paper backing.

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And with that, your DIY Christmas Cookie Bags are complete and ready to be filled with delicious treats!

This size bag will hold 4-6 cookies, depending on their size. Just the right amount for a sweet gift.

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I recommend placing the cookies in a small plastic food storage bag before putting them in your fancy new custom bag. This will keep the cookies fresher longer and prevent any staining of the fabric bag.

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These Christmas Cookie Bags could also serve as a cute and creative way to present a gift card. You might even fill bags with candies or mini bottles of liquor. How you use them is totally up to you.

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Bonus Idea: If you don’t want to mess around with the iron-on transfer, just print the graphic on cardstock. Then, cut the graphic out, punch a hole in the top of it, and tie it to a bag for a quick and easy gift tag!

Looking for more festive DIY projects? Try these:

No matter how you make or gift them, I hope you enjoy these delightful little bags as much as I do.

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Christmas Cookie Bags graphic Download.

You can also access the download in the IBC Printable Library, which can be found HERE.

If you’re new to Inspired by Charm, you can get immediate access to this library by SUBSCRIBING HERE. Once you’ve subscribed, you will instantly receive an email that contains a link to this download.

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With two unique and festive designs, these DIY Christmas Cookies Bags are a great way to gift your holiday baking in style. You’re in for a treat today, and it’s in the shape of these DIY Christmas Cookie Bags! And best of all, you can make the bags in just a few simple steps. A […]




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Free Download: Printable Recipe Cards for Christmas #christmas #recipecards #recipe #card #printable #holiday

These printable recipe cards for Christmas are an easy way to jot down new holiday favorites or share classic recipes with friends and family.

Yes, my friends, I’m back with another set of free printable recipe cards. This time, they’re for Christmas!

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As you may know, I’ve been creating printable recipe cards for a few years now. I think I might take a break after this year, but I’m super excited to share my latest creation with you. (I’ll also have one more card to wrap up this year’s collection so stay tuned for that.)

I’m crazy about the design on these printable recipe cards because they feature a couple of vintage cars complete with a tree tied to the roof. Such a timeless holiday motif that lots of us recognize and love.

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There is likewise plenty of space on the card to jot down all of your ingredients with room on the back for those longer recipes.

As always, I recommend printing them on cardstock for a sturdy recipe card. You can use a paper cutter like this one to ensure straight, clean edges.

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If for some reason you want a bunch of these cards, you could also get a local printer (or an office supply store like Staples) to print a bunch for you.

Details on how to download these cards can be found below.

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Download my latest Printable Recipe Cards for Christmas here.

You can also access the download in the IBC Printable Library, which can be found HERE.

If you’re new to Inspired by Charm, you can get instant access to this library by SUBSCRIBING HERE. Once you’ve subscribed, you will instantly receive an email that contains a link to this download.

Already on the IBC Mailing list? You can find the password to access the library at the bottom of the latest email from Inspired by Charm.

And if you use any of my printables, I would so enjoy seeing what you do! Be sure to share your photos on Instagram and tag @inspiredbycharm.

Want More Holiday Printables? Try these:

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I hope you love these printable recipe cards as much as I do and have a chance to use them throughout the holiday season.

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These printable recipe cards for Christmas are an easy way to jot down new holiday favorites or share classic recipes with friends and family. Yes, my friends, I’m back with another set of free printable recipe cards. This time, they’re for Christmas! As you may know, I’ve been creating printable recipe cards for a few […]




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This Mascarpone Cranberry French Toast recipe makes the perfect holiday breakfast! #breakfast #recipe #frenchtoast #cranberry #mascarpone #holiday #christmas

With creamy mascarpone and fresh tart cranberries, this Mascarpone Cranberry French Toast recipe will quickly become your new favorite breakfast for the holiday and winter season.

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Yes friends, we’re serving up some holiday inspired breakfast today on Inspired by Charm. I made this Mascarpone Cranberry French Toast recipe as part of a brand collaboration I shared on social media.

And while I created a video (below) detailing the recipe step-by-step, many of you were asking for it in blog form, so here it is!

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I thought this would be a unique, seasonal, and somewhat fancy breakfast idea for the holidays. And not to pat myself on the back, but goodness this is a delicious recipe!

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How to Make Mascarpone Cranberry French Toast:

This recipe is really simple to put together. It only takes about 10-15 minutes to put together. How perfect is that for assembling in the morning.

You’re going to start by whisking together a quick custard base in a bowl. You can use milk or half & half if you want something a bit more decadent.

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For the bread, I used this French Brioche I found at Walmart. It comes pre-sliced and it works beautifully for this recipe. I mentioned needed a loaf below, but you could probably squeeze in a few extra slices from a second loaf if you’d like.

Dip the bread into the egg mixture and then lay it all out into a baking pan. The size of this particular bread fits perfectly into a 9×13 pan in two rows. Then pour the remaining egg mixture into the pan.

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(If you wanted, you could stop at this point and leave this sit in the refrigerator overnight if you want even less work in the morning.)

With the bread in the pan, sprinkle the top with fresh cranberries and dollops of mascarpone. The mascarpone will melt so the placement of the dollops isn’t super important, just make sure it’s somewhat even.

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Also, if for some reason you don’t like mascarpone, you could easily substitute cream cheese or even goat cheese.

To cut the tang of the cheese, drizzle everything with some honey.

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With that, this Mascarpone Cranberry French Toast is ready to be baked. I baked it for a bit covered and then for a bit uncovered so the top can get a little golden brown.

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When it comes out of the oven, add some orange zest to the top and it’s ready to be served!

I like mine with pure maple syrup, but you can use more honey or even just a dusting of powdered sugar would be delish.

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Speaking of maple syrup, I always have to give a shout out to my friend Laura over at Finding Home Farms.

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Her maple syrup is the bomb.com. In fact, it’s the only syrup I’ll buy. She’s built an incredible business over the past few years and I’m always thrilled to support a friend. You can check her (and her syrup) out here.

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And that’s it, this Mascarpone Cranberry French Toast recipe is complete!

Looking for more delicious breakfast ideas? Try these:

This would be delicious for breakfast over the holidays and beyond. It’s the perfect way to entertain and warm up overnight guests (or your family) on a chilly morning.

Enjoy!

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Mascarpone Cranberry French Toast Recipe Video:

 

Mascarpone Cranberry French Toast
Servings: 10 people   |   Prep Time: 10 mins   |   Cook Time: 1 hr   |   Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins
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With creamy mascarpone and fresh tart cranberries, this Mascarpone Cranberry French Toast recipe will quickly become your new favorite breakfast for the holiday and winter season.
Ingredients
  • 1 loaf French brioche sliced (I got mine at Walmart)
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups milk or half & half
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups cranberries
  • 8 ounces mascarpone
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • fresh orange zest and pure maple syrup for serving
Instructions
  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 375 degree F. Spray a 9x13 baking pan with baking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, brown sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and kosher salt.
  3. Dunk each piece of bread into the egg mixture for a few seconds and then set into the baking dish. Continue with all of the bread overlapping as needed in the pan. Pour the remaining egg mixture onto the bread.
  4. Sprinkle the top with cranberries and dollops of mascarpone. Drizzle with honey.
  5. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the aluminum foil and bake for another 20-30 minutes.
  6. Serve warm with freshly grated orange zest and pure maple syrup and / or additional honey.

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With creamy mascarpone and fresh tart cranberries, this Mascarpone Cranberry French Toast recipe will quickly become your new favorite breakfast for the holiday and winter season. Yes friends, we’re serving up some holiday inspired breakfast today on Inspired by Charm. I made this Mascarpone Cranberry French Toast recipe as part of a brand collaboration I […]




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These colorful Christmas Sprinkle Cookie Cups are a delicious and easy to make Christmas Cookie. #christmas #cookie #recipe #dessert #holiday #sprinkles

These Christmas Sprinkle Cookie Cups are an easy and delicious Christmas cookie recipe that is certain to add color and fun to your holiday cookie tray.

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When it comes to Christmas cookies, all I really need are these cream wafer cookies. For years, they have been (and will probably always be) my absolute favorite. However, that doesn’t stop me from experimenting with a few new cookie recipes every year. (You can find all of my Christmas cookie recipes here.) This year, I’m trying these Christmas Sprinkle Cookie Cups!

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These colorful Christmas Sprinkle Cookie Cups are a delicious and easy to make Christmas Cookie. #christmas #cookie #recipe #dessert #holiday #sprinkles

I am thrilled to again be teaming up with some of my blogger friends for this holiday cookie recipe party. We like to call ourselves the #ChristmasCookieSquad. This is our third year coming together to bake up dozens of creative and classic Christmas cookies.

If you’re looking for new and different Christmas cookie recipe Ideas, you’ll want to check out all of these talented gals. You can find their tasty recipes here:

More Christmas Cookies Recipes:

Classic Frosted Cut-Out Sugar Cookies – Freutcake
Chocolate Linzer Cookies – The Effortless Chic
Fudge Dipped Chocolate Peppermint Cookies – The Sweetest Occasion
Gingerbread Egg Nog Cookie Sandwiches – Paper & Stitch
Ice Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies – Pizzazzerie
Latte Joy Espresso Cookies – Julie Blanner
Holiday Wreath Meringue Macarons – Sugar and Cloth
Mini Gingerbread Alphabet Cookies – Lovely Indeed
Festive Macarons for the Holidays – The Proper Blog
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Christmas Sprinkle Cookie Cups:

As I mentioned, I’m making Christmas Sprinkle Cookie Cups. I first spotted them in an issue of BHG. They looked so festive and fun – I had to give them a try.

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to Christmas cookie baking, I’m usually doing it about a week before the big event. And after an extremely busy time with the blog (Christmas is my craziest season on IBC.) and the stresses that come with holiday preparation, the last thing I want to deal with is complicated cookie recipes.

That’s why I’m always on the hunt for simple recipes that look beautiful and taste great. I promise you these Christmas Sprinkle Cookie Cups are just that.

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These colorful Christmas Sprinkle Cookie Cups are a delicious and easy to make Christmas Cookie. #christmas #cookie #recipe #dessert #holiday #sprinkles

How Do You Make Christmas Sprinkle Cookie Cups?

The dough is easy to make and comes together in minutes. It also requires zero time in the refrigerator so you can keep the momentum going.

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Another reason I love this dough is that it contains sprinkles. It’s almost like Christmas funfetti. I stuck with classic red and green, but you could do any combination you like.

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These cookies also bake in mini muffin tins which makes preparing them a breeze. Once the cookies are baked, pipe on some frosting and top everything with more colorful sprinkles.

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And just like that, you have several dozen of these Christmas Sprinkle Cookie Cups ready to add color and more deliciousness to your holiday cookie platters.

Delectably doable!

Want more Christmas Cookie recipes? You’ll love these:

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These colorful Christmas Sprinkle Cookie Cups are a delicious and easy to make Christmas Cookie. #christmas #cookie #recipe #dessert #holiday #sprinkles

Happy Holiday Baking, my friends. And don’t forget to check out all of the #ChristmasCookieSquad recipes above.

Oh, and if you’re looking for some festive Christmas recipe cards, the new designs are here! You can use these free printable recipe cards to easily jot down your favorite recipes from this holiday season. Print them here.

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Christmas Sprinkle Cookies Cups
Servings: 4 dozen   |   Prep Time: 15 mins   |   Cook Time: 10 mins   |   Total Time: 25 mins
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These Christmas Sprinkle Cookie Cups are an easy and delicious Christmas cookie recipe that is certain to add color and fun to your holiday cookie tray.
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cups unsalted butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup red sprinkles
  • 1/4 cup green sprinkles
Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons milk
  • Additional sprinkles for garnish
Instructions
  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Spray mini muffin pans with baking spray and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, add the butter and beat with a mixer for about 1 minute. Then add the powder sugar, baking powder, and salt. Beat until creamy (2-3 minutes), scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  3. Next, beat in the egg and vanilla. Then beat in the flour until just combined.
  4. Divide the dough into two portions. Stir green sprinkles into one half and mix red sprinkles into the other half.
  5. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls. Then, press the balls into the prepared mini muffin pan. Press each dough ball with your thumb.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are light brown. Remove from the oven and press the centers with the rounded side of a measuring teaspoon. Cool in pan for 5 minutes. Then remove to finish cooling on a wire rack.
  7. In the meantime, prepare the frosting by beating together the softened butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt. Add as much milk as needed to create a smooth frosting.
  8. Use a piping bag with a large star tip to frost the cooled cookies. Top with additional sprinkles. Pack and store in an air-tight container.

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These colorful Christmas Sprinkle Cookie Cups are a delicious and easy to make Christmas Cookie. #christmas #cookie #recipe #dessert #holiday #sprinkles

These Christmas Sprinkle Cookie Cups are an easy and delicious Christmas cookie recipe that is certain to add color and fun to your holiday cookie tray. When it comes to Christmas cookies, all I really need are these cream wafer cookies. For years, they have been (and will probably always be) my absolute favorite. However, […]




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A Christmas Tree Fit for the Emerald City - Emerald Green Christmas Tree #christmas #chirstmastree #emerald #decor #decorations #holiday

Following my Christmas Home Tour last week, someone somewhere made a connection between my latest Christmas tree and the Emerald City. That comment set my holiday heart all a flutter. And even though you’ve already seen my emerald-inspired Christmas tree, I couldn’t resist giving it a post of its own.

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A Christmas Tree Fit for the Emerald City - Emerald Green Christmas Tree #christmas #chirstmastree #emerald #decor #decorations #holiday

I have been overjoyed to share this tree with you, so I hope you don’t mind looking at a few more photos of it. As I mentioned on the Christmas Home Tour, I recorded several short videos on my phone as I decorated the tree. I’ll be putting together a large post of my entire Christmas tree process in the very near future. (Hopefully, I’ll have it ready as early as next week.) However, in the meantime, I thought you might enjoy a closer look at this tree.

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As you may recall, the inspiration for the tree came from my new velvet green chairs. I must confess that at first, I was a tad hesitant about doing another gold and green tree. (I used those colors for my Adele-inspired tree a few years ago.) Yet, the more I thought about it, I was sure this one would look very different.

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A Christmas Tree Fit for the Emerald City - Emerald Green Christmas Tree #christmas #chirstmastree #emerald #decor #decorations #holiday

I adore the reference that a wonderful reader/follower made to the “Emerald City.” The Wizard of Oz has been a favorite of mine ever since I played the scarecrow in a grade-school play. I didn’t make the connection myself, but as soon as I read those spot-on words, I fell in love with the notion.

Although I’ll be doing a deep dive into my whole process in a later post, I should tell you that when decorating a tree I like to find my ribbon first. Since Amazon is my go-to source these days, I searched for “emerald ribbon” and was so excited when I stumbled upon this one. As far as I could tell from the online photo, the color matched my chairs exactly.

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A Christmas Tree Fit for the Emerald City - Emerald Green Christmas Tree #christmas #chirstmastree #emerald #decor #decorations #holiday

I decided to use my flocked tree as the base for this tree because the white background would make the green really pop. (I got this tree from Lowe’s a couple years ago. It’s made by GE. Unfortunately, Lowe’s no longer carries it.)

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A Christmas Tree Fit for the Emerald City - Emerald Green Christmas Tree #christmas #chirstmastree #emerald #decor #decorations #holiday

I did pick up a few new ornaments. I was so lucky to find these emerald green balls at HomeGoods. I also purchased matching ornaments in gold. For more interest, texture, and sparkle, I bought large mercury glass ornaments in gold and silver.

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In my search for ornaments, one of the places I went to was Michaels. I love Michaels because they offer ornaments in several shapes and a wide assortment of colors. On sale (which they usually are), a box of their ornaments runs about $5. What an easy and inexpensive way to add a lot of color to your tree!

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A Christmas Tree Fit for the Emerald City - Emerald Green Christmas Tree #christmas #chirstmastree #emerald #decor #decorations #holiday

A Christmas Tree Fit for the Emerald City - Emerald Green Christmas Tree #christmas #chirstmastree #emerald #decor #decorations #holiday

Besides the ball ornaments, I added a few of these gold and mirrored stars I found at a local greenhouse. I think the stars are interesting and that they bring something special to this tree.

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A Christmas Tree Fit for the Emerald City - Emerald Green Christmas Tree #christmas #chirstmastree #emerald #decor #decorations #holiday

A Christmas Tree Fit for the Emerald City - Emerald Green Christmas Tree #christmas #chirstmastree #emerald #decor #decorations #holiday

If you look closely, you might notice quirky things on my tree. Even on a more formal-looking tree, I like a touch of whimsy. I’ve included sequined unicorns and lions, wagoneers topped with trees (to echo my red tree), gold cats, plus a couple fuzzy white skiing Santas.

 

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My personal preference is to have mostly glass ornaments with the exception of ones (like the sequined ornaments or felt Santas) that are intentionally made from other materials. I think glass ornaments look richer. And because they are a bit heavier, they tend to hang nicely. It’s a subtle difference, but I appreciate it.

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A Christmas Tree Fit for the Emerald City - Emerald Green Christmas Tree #christmas #chirstmastree #emerald #decor #decorations #holiday

So, with the ribbon put on first (learn how I add ribbon to my tree here), followed by lots of ornaments, I finished things off with a beautiful pearl and gemstone beaded garland from Balsam Hill. When I saw it on their website, I was instantly obsessed and knew it would be perfect on this tree.

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A Christmas Tree Fit for the Emerald City - Emerald Green Christmas Tree #christmas #chirstmastree #emerald #decor #decorations #holiday

A Christmas Tree Fit for the Emerald City - Emerald Green Christmas Tree #christmas #chirstmastree #emerald #decor #decorations #holiday

And with that, my tree was complete.

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Elegant yet fun! Isn’t she beautiful?

I did dress up the bottom with a new tree skirt. This one is white faux fur. It has a subtle diamond pattern with tiny pearls at the intersections of the lines. I thought it partnered well with the pearls in the beaded garland. I found the tree skirt at HomeGoods.

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All in all, I’m super pleased with how this tree came together. I think the emerald green is special because it’s something different. While I’ve decorated a lot of trees (You can see most of them here.), this is definitely near the top of my list of favorites.

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A Christmas Tree Fit for the Emerald City - Emerald Green Christmas Tree #christmas #chirstmastree #emerald #decor #decorations #holiday

I hope you’ve enjoyed this closer look at my Christmas Tree Fit for the Emerald City and found some inspiration for trimming your own tree.

Following my Christmas Home Tour last week, someone somewhere made a connection between my latest Christmas tree and the Emerald City. That comment set my holiday heart all a flutter. And even though you’ve already seen my emerald-inspired Christmas tree, I couldn’t resist giving it a post of its own. I have been overjoyed to […]




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The Ultimate Christmas Appetizers

Like a lot of folks, I’m always searching for Christmas appetizers that will tantalize taste buds and add a festive touch to holiday celebrations.

Over the past few years, I’ve posted many recipes that do just that. This collection highlights some of the Christmas appetizers that my family and friends and I have especially enjoyed. Each delectable treat is part of joy-filled holiday moments that begin with creating and serving and end with eating and savoring.

(Click the recipe name or image for a link to the full recipe.)

Christmas Appetizers: Classics with a Twist:

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts
I amped up this standard with thick-cut bacon and used an entire water chestnut in each to balance all that bacony goodness. Yummy!

These Cranberry Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts make the perfect Christmas appetizer recipe. #appetizer #bacon #waterchestnuts #holiday #christmas #recipe

Roasted Parmesan Garlic Shrimp
If you’re looking for a traditional Christmas appetizer that’s exceptionally delicious and easy to make, this is it. To punch up their flavor, toss medium-sized shrimp in olive oil, spices, Parmesan, and fresh garlic. Then roast the shrimp in the oven and serve them with cocktail sauce.

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Really Good Jalapeño Dip
The recipe for this dip came from my dad’s wife. The recipe name is an understatement. It truly is the best jalapeno dip I’ve ever tasted. It has just the right amount of heat, but you can make it hotter if you like.

This Really Good Jalapeño Dip is easy to make and perfect for any celebration. #christmas #appetizer #recipe #holiday #dip #jalapeno

 

Mini Cheese Truffles
My fondness for cheeseballs is widely known. (Find all of my cheeseball recipes here.) These Mini Cheeseballs/Cheese Truffles are a cute and delicious take on this ever-popular Christmas appetizer. What’s especially great is that the presentation stays neat and lovely throughout your event.

 

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Everything Bagel Cheeseball
Speaking of cheeseballs, this Everything Bagel Cheeseball is one of the most popular recipes on Inspired by Charm. While I originally created it to look like a pumpkin, you can shape it into a ball to suit any season.

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Christmas Appetizers – Forever Favorites:

Cranberry Meatballs
The addition of cranberry sauce in the glaze nicely complements the onion and other seasonings in these meatballs. Your guests will ooh and aah about them and immediately go back for more!

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Really Good Veggie Dip
Although veggies are tasty on their own, this dip will take them to another level. To me, this veggie dip is the “best of the best.” I was lucky enough to get the recipe from the deli in my hometown.

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Artichoke Wonton Wrappers
My mom has often made these for family Christmas Eve get-togethers. I love the look and taste, and recently found out how easy they are to create. A Christmas appetizer triple win!

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More Merry & Bright Christmas Appetizer Bites:

Red Pepper Jelly
Red pepper jelly goes beautifully with cream cheese and crackers. I’ll show you how to make your own red pepper jelly, so you can get just the right amount of heat.

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Christmas Tree Cheeseball
Deck the halls with cheese and fun! This colorful tree-shaped cheeseball is a show-stopper that is also a delight to put together. (IBC readers know how much I enjoy decorating Christmas trees!)

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Fried Ravioli
This recipe is a fan-favorite probably because it’s super easy and oh-so tempting. It uses store-bought ravioli and three ready-made sauces for dipping. I even recorded a video to show you what to do.

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Walnut Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
These mini-portobello mushrooms are divine! Their rich and hearty flavor and convenient bite-size make them a perfect nibble. I promise your guests will be begging for the recipe.

These Walnut and Blue Cheese-Stuffed Mushrooms make the perfect appetizer recipe for the holidays! #christmas #appetizer #recipe #stuffedmushroom #mushroom

BLT Dip

If you’re bored with the classic taco dip, switch things up and try this BLT Dip recipe. It’s a personal favorite!

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Want more tasty Christmas treats? Try these:

I hope this round-up of ultimate Christmas appetizer recipes has inspired you.

Which recipes will you be making for your next big party? Which ones will you be surprising your friends or family with on a quiet evening at home during the holiday season? I’m confident everyone will love the Christmas appetizers you create.

Like a lot of folks, I’m always searching for Christmas appetizers that will tantalize taste buds and add a festive touch to holiday celebrations. Over the past few years, I’ve posted many recipes that do just that. This collection highlights some of the Christmas appetizers that my family and friends and I have especially enjoyed. […]




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These Mini Skillet Cookie Cakes are a delicious holiday dessert. #christmas #cookie #skillet #cookiecake #sundae

These Mini Skillet Cookie Cakes make a delicious dessert recipe that combines the flavors of a cookie with the texture of a cake.

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Yes, friends, today we are serving up another tasty treat just in time for the holidays: Mini Skillet Cookie Cakes!

These Mini Skillet Cookie Cakes are a delicious holiday dessert. #christmas #cookie #skillet #cookiecake #sundae

I’m teaming up again with my Tastes of the Season blogger friends for our final post of 2018. In this round, each of us is sharing a delicious holiday sweet! You can see all the yummy desserts at the end of this post.

When I was planning what to make, I thought I’d do a classic flavor combination with a twist. I also remembered that I had recently picked up these festive mini cast iron skillets that were just begging to be used. (I found mine at TJ Maxx but also saw them at HomeGoods. There were a variety of holiday shapes.)

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These Mini Skillet Cookie Cakes are a delicious holiday dessert. #christmas #cookie #skillet #cookiecake #sundae

Since I had a couple of bags of holiday M&Ms on hand, I thought a classic M&M and chocolate chip cookie would suit these skillets perfectly. Topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of hot fudge, this is bound to be a winning holiday dessert.

How do you make Mini Skillet Cookie Cakes?

The dough for these mini skillet cookie cakes is simple to put together. It’s similar to mixing up chocolate chip cookie dough. If you can make those, I’m confident you can handle these.

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These Mini Skillet Cookie Cakes are a delicious holiday dessert. #christmas #cookie #skillet #cookiecake #sundae

I decided to use a mix of milk chocolate chips and mini holiday M&Ms. However, you can use whatever you like: peanut butter chips, dark chocolate chips, peanut M&Ms,… Get creative or use your favorites.

I filled my mini skillets fairly high, maybe too high. I recommend around 3/4 full for the best results.

As I mentioned above, these festive mini skillets are available from TJ Maxx and HomeGoods. Following a quick online search, I learned that you can also find mini square and round skillets on Amazon.

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After removing the baked Mini Skillet Cookie Cakes from the oven, I topped them with a sprinkling of extra M&Ms and chocolate chips. This is optional, but I think it’s an appealing finishing touch.

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Serve the cookie cakes warm with a big scoop of your favorite ice cream and a drizzle of hot fudge. They taste a lot like a chocolate chip cookie sundae, and who wouldn’t love that?

Want more Christmas desserts? You’ll love these:

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Mini Skillet Cookie Cakes
Servings: 6 servings   |   Prep Time: 10 mins   |   Cook Time: 30 mins   |   Total Time: 40 mins
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These Mini Skillet Cookie Cakes make a delicious dessert recipe that combines the flavors of a cookie with the texture of a cake.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup M&Ms
  • Vanilla ice cream and hot fudge for serving
Instructions
  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray the inside of each mini skillet with baking spray and set aside.
  2. Place the butter, brown sugar, and sugar in a bowl. Beat to combine. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and beat again until smooth.
  3. Then add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips and M&Ms, reserving a few to press into the top of each cookie cake after baking.
  4. Bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes or until the edges are golden. (The center will still be slightly underbaked. The cookie cakes will continue to bake once they are removed from the oven.) Press the reserved chocolate chips and M&Ms into the top of each cookie cake.

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Want more sweet holiday inspiration? Be sure to visit my blogger friends below. Happy Holiday Baking!

Allow the cookie cakes to cool slightly before serving. Serve warm, topped with ice cream and hot fudge.

4 Minute Decadent Microwave Fudge by Ella Claire | Individual Ornament Cakes by Zevy Joy | Dipped Marshmallows by My Sweet Savannah | Individual Chocolate Souffle by Town and Country Living | Santa Munch Christmas Popcorn by Tidy Mom

Mini Skillet Cookie Cakes by Inspired by Charm | Cinnamon Buns by So Much Better with Age | Peanut Butter Fudge by Anderson + Grant | Peppermint Brownies by Nina Hendrick Design Co. | Deconstructed Apple Pie Bites by Taryn Whiteaker

Christmas Energy Snack Bites by Nest of Posies | Peppermint Bark by Boxwood Avenue | Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles by Tidbits | Keto Cinnamon Sugar Pecans by Home Stories A to Z | Candy Cane Pretzels by My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Caramel Popcorn Crunch by Shabby Fufu | Individual Ornament Cakes by Summer Adams Designs

These Mini Skillet Cookie Cakes make a delicious dessert recipe that combines the flavors of a cookie with the texture of a cake. Yes, friends, today we are serving up another tasty treat just in time for the holidays: Mini Skillet Cookie Cakes! I’m teaming up again with my Tastes of the Season blogger friends […]




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A delicious and easy Non-Alcoholic Sangria for Christmas #christmas #holiday #sangria #mocktail #recipe #drink

This Non-Alcoholic Sangria, flavored with cinnamon, oranges, and cranberries, is a delicious mocktail recipe that everyone can enjoy during holiday parties.

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Over the years I’ve shared many Christmas cocktail recipes. The other day someone asked for a few non-alcoholic mocktail recipes. I thought that was a wonderful idea, and I’m happy to deliver. That’s why I decided to create and share this beautiful and delicious Non-Alcoholic Sangria.

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Most of you probably know that I love a good sangria recipe. So that’s where I got the inspiration for this holiday mocktail.

Of course, you’re probably wondering how can you make sangria without the alcohol since the base of sangria is wine? Well, I have a few tricks to share that make this mocktail super delicious and doable!

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How do you make a non-alcoholic sangria?

There are two key ingredients.

First, you’ll need sparkling grape juice. I opted for red grape juice because I’m serving this mocktail for the holiday and wanted a rich red color. This will cover the grape-aspect of the wine and add a little fizziness.

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The second main ingredient is brewed tea. One of the key elements in red wine is the tannin. In short, it’s responsible for the woodsy, sometimes bitter flavor and dryness of red wine. Brewed tea can create a similar effect, which is why we’re adding it to this non-alcoholic sangria.

Pretty interesting, right?

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A delicious and easy Non-Alcoholic Sangria for Christmas #christmas #holiday #sangria #mocktail #recipe #drink

So for this mocktail sangria recipe, I started with the sparkling red grape juice and the brewed tea. I used Bigelow’s Constant Comment. Its notes of orange and sweet spices work great for this particular recipe.

Next, I added cranberry juice for seasonal flavor and a touch of sweetness. Finally, it wouldn’t be sangria without some fruit. I tossed in sliced oranges, fresh cranberries, and cinnamon sticks. Pomegranate seeds or cubed green apples would likewise be beautiful and delicious!

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And with that, this Non-Alcoholic Sangria is ready for serving!

(Since someone will probably ask, the cute pine tree drink stirrers came from Target a few years back. However, CraftyLumberjacks have a great DIY version which you can find here.)

Looking for traditional sangria? Try these recipes:

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Tasty, gorgeous, and festive. What more could you ask? Cheers, my friends!

Non-Alcoholic Sangria Recipe
  |   Prep Time: 10 mins
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This Non-Alcoholic Sangria, flavored with cinnamon, oranges, and cranberries, is a delicious mocktail recipe that everyone can enjoy during holiday parties.
Ingredients
  • 4 cups cranberry juice
  • 2 cups brewed black tea, cooled (I used Bigelow Constant Comment.)
  • 1 bottle (750mL) sparkling red grape juice
  • 1 orange sliced
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 5 cinnamon sticks
  • Ice
Instructions
  1. Start with a pitcher of ice. Pour in the cranberry juice, brewed black tea, and sparkling red grape juice and mix to combine.
  2. Add orange slices, fresh cranberries, and cinnamon sticks for a little holiday spice. Stir again for a final mix.
  3. Serve this Holiday Sangria Mocktail in glasses filled with ice. Garnish each with a slice of orange, more cranberries, and a cinnamon stick.

This Non-Alcoholic Sangria, flavored with cinnamon, oranges, and cranberries, is a delicious mocktail recipe that everyone can enjoy during holiday parties. Over the years I’ve shared many Christmas cocktail recipes. The other day someone asked for a few non-alcoholic mocktail recipes. I thought that was a wonderful idea, and I’m happy to deliver. That’s why […]




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Christmas at Bayberry House - Holiday Home Tour with color Christmas Decoration ideas. #christmas #holiday #home #decor #decorations #christmastree

Christmas has definitely made its appearance at Bayberry House. Welcome to my Holiday Home Tour!

Folks who have been following IBC for a while know that this is one of my favorite posts each year. While I’ve been gabbing about Christmas for a month now, this post kicks off the season in my home. As always, it is my pleasure to show you around.

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This tour is part of Jennifer Rizzo’s Holiday Housewalk. Coincidentally, this is my third year on the Housewalk and my third home. Crazy, right? If you’re currently on the tour and have clicked over from Kristen of Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, welcome! Her holiday decor is so lovely!

In case I’m your first stop on the Holiday Housewalk and you want to see all the homes, you can click here to start at the beginning. Each blogger will link to another blogger so you can easily continue on the Housewalk!

Whether you’re new to Inspired by Charm or a long-time reader, I am delighted you’re here! I bought this home, which I’ve named Bayberry House, back in May so this is my first Christmas here. I still have lots of remodeling and updates to do in the kitchen, bedrooms, office, and other spaces, so those places aren’t included on this tour. But don’t worry, that hasn’t stopped me from decking out the rest of my halls!

I will also have many more decorating and entertaining ideas to share as the holiday season progresses, so be sure to join the IBC Mailing List if you’re not already on it. I send out an email every Saturday morning with all the posts from the week. I don’t want you to miss a thing.

Now that the introduction is complete, let’s get into the Holiday Housewalk. I think I’ll start in my entryway.

(Also, just wanted to note there are a lot of pictures. Not apologizing, just noting.  I suggest grabbing a cup of cocoa and listening to my Christmas playlists while your scroll.)

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This space recently received a paint job. The deep blue walls certainly make the holiday decor pop, don’t you think?

I have a few themes going on in my holiday decor this year. The most notable may be the touches of Christmas past. Throughout my spaces, you’ll see nods to nostalgia and family.

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Christmas at Bayberry House - Holiday Home Tour with color Christmas Decoration ideas. #christmas #holiday #home #decor #decorations #christmastree

Christmas at Bayberry House - Holiday Home Tour with color Christmas Decoration ideas. #christmas #holiday #home #decor #decorations #christmastree

The banister is wrapped in a faux pine garland with a Christmas ball garland and a felt ball garland woven in. I also brought in this little table that I found at a local thrift store. It’s the perfect spot to drop my keys and mail when coming in the door. I even added a real Christmas tree (well, the top of a one) to this glass jar.

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Christmas at Bayberry House - Holiday Home Tour with color Christmas Decoration ideas. #christmas #holiday #home #decor #decorations #christmastree

There’s another small table in my entryway where I’ve placed glass trees, a set of plastic deer from my grandparents (they are my favorite Christmas accessory), and a holiday print with my favorite quote from the movie Elf.

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Christmas at Bayberry House - Holiday Home Tour with color Christmas Decoration ideas. #christmas #holiday #home #decor #decorations #christmastree

If you make a left when coming through the front door, you’ll end up in my family room. In the corner, is my red nostalgia-inspired Christmas tree. (I shared that tree on the blog last week. You can see more of it here.)

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With a huge fireplace and a TV, this is where I spend time when I’m home in the evenings. I shared a separate post with all the details of this space decorated for Christmas. You can see that here.

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I ordered new furniture for this room, but the delivery is running a little late. That means I’ll probably be showing you around this space again in a couple weeks. Stay tuned!

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Across the hall from the family room is my living room.

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I have been bursting with excitement to share this space. In fact, I’ve been teasing you with my “green tree” on Instagram for weeks and weeks. Here she is in all her splendor!

(I have a full post dedicated to this tree. You can read it here.)

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Christmas at Bayberry House - Holiday Home Tour with color Christmas Decoration ideas. #christmas #holiday #home #decor #decorations #christmastree

I couldn’t be more pleased with the way this tree turned out. It may be one of my new favorites.

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The inspiration for this tree came from these velvet emerald green chairs I ordered in the fall. I also thought that a green tree would be a fitting complement to my red one.

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Christmas at Bayberry House - Holiday Home Tour with color Christmas Decoration ideas. #christmas #holiday #home #decor #decorations #christmastree

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Christmas at Bayberry House - Holiday Home Tour with color Christmas Decoration ideas. #christmas #holiday #home #decor #decorations #christmastree

I put together a separate post to tell you more about this green tree. You can find that here.  I even filmed a few quick videos to walk you through my process of decorating a tree, so stay tuned for that. I’ll be sharing it soon.

Once the theme was set for the tree, I used it as inspiration for the rest of the room. While I never want my home to feel “don’t-sit-on-the-furniture fancy,” this space is definitely on the formal side. With that in mind, I added touches of gold, white, and wood.

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There is likewise a bit of navy blue since I used my existing rug and ottoman.

Over on the fireplace, I arranged another faux pine garland and strung a delicate gold garland on it. The large mirror is another thrift-store find. So are the beautiful brass candlesticks.

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I tucked a random assortment of stockings into the garland. I was especially excited to use my DIY wood stockings again. (Yes, I made those! You can find the tutorial here.)

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You’ll notice there’s a bar cart in this room as well. (There’s one in my family room, too.) I didn’t intend to have a bar cart in here, but I got this one for a project and ended up liking it so much that I decided to make it work. (Speaking of bar carts and cocktails, I have a full list of holiday cocktail recipes here.)

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On the opposite side of the room, I finally got my new-to-me cabinet filled and styled. It’s a mix of things cozy and Christmas.

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No, your eyes did not deceive you. That’s a different sofa! Although it’s the same color as my previous one, it’s much bigger, sexier, and more comfortable. I’m loving it.

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I’ve also added art to the walls, including the piece that used to be in my dining room, a vintage photo of my grandparents, and this new canvas print from Lindsay Letters. Isn’t it gorgeous!?

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Speaking of art and Lindsay Letters, let’s move to the next room to check out the new art in my dining room.

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I love me a paint-by-number print (in keeping with my vintage-inspired Christmas theme), so when I saw this piece, I knew I had to have it for this space. I’m crazy about it!

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(I’m also excited to tell you that Lindsay has graciously offered IBC readers a discount code to TheArtBar.co (her shop)! You can use the code “inspiredbychmarm” to save 15%! I’ve been buying from her for years and have never been disappointed.)

With the art in place, I decorated the rest of the room to match. It’s a touch of modern and a splash of vintage all rolled into one. My holiday heart is happy!

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I used this vintage pie safe (I had been a bar cabinet in my former apartment.) to set up a hot cocoa station.

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I was so excited to find this vintage plaid thermos. It truly brought this little vignette to life. Speaking of cocoa, you can grab the recipe for my hot cocoa mix here. It’s yummy, and it makes a great gift!

 

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Along the dining table, I laid down a fresh pine garland and tucked in white trees and candles.

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Over on the sideboard, I added modern glass trees, vintage jars with peppermint sticks, and a bottle of the bubbly set in a vintage ironstone tea leaf bowl.

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For a final quirky touch, I hung this neon “merry” sign on the front of the sideboard. It’s sold out now, so I’m so glad I snagged it early. It’s such an unexpected piece.

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And with that, I would say Bayberry House is merry, bright, and ready for Christmas. Don’t you agree?

I’m still putting the finishing touches on the exterior of Bayberry House, but I’ll be certain to share pictures of that as soon as the decorating is complete. Hopefully, by next Christmas, I’ll have a new kitchen and will have made more progress in my bedrooms so I can do a whole house Holiday Home Tour.

Thank you so much for joining me on this Holiday Housewalk. It is a joy to share my home. I hope you enjoy this post as much as I’ve enjoyed creating it!

If you’re continuing along, Sarah from The Yellow Cape Cod is next. You will love her festive holiday home.

Merry Christmas to each of you!

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Christmas has definitely made its appearance at Bayberry House. Welcome to my Holiday Home Tour! Folks who have been following IBC for a while know that this is one of my favorite posts each year. While I’ve been gabbing about Christmas for a month now, this post kicks off the season in my home. As […]




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The BEST recipe for delicious Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix #hotcocoa #hotchocolate #cocoa #recipe #holiday #christmas

Hot cocoa is a winter staple. This is my favorite recipe for creating a large batch of Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix that can be ready in an instant!

While I was decking my halls, I decided to set up a hot cocoa station in my dining room. That inspired me to whip up a big batch of this delicious homemade hot cocoa mix.

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I also found this super cute vintage metal thermos on eBay, and it was begging to be a part of a hot chocolate display. Mission accomplished.

If memory serves me correctly, this recipe came from my sister-in-law who used to make it for my nephews and niece. Now you can skip the store-bought pouches and just whip up a big container of this. It’s great to have on hand for when the mood strikes or company arrives over the holidays.

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How do you make hot cocoa mix?

It’s simple. Combine non-dairy powdered coffee creamer, dry powdered milk, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, and sugar in a large bowl. Whisk together. (You can also put all of the ingredients in your storage container and shake well to combine.)

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And that’s it, my friends! Your homemade hot cocoa mix is ready!

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To serve, place 1/4 to 1/3 cup cocoa mix in a mug. Pour in warm milk. (You can also use hot water, but I think the warm milk adds to the creaminess.) Stir until well blended. Top with mini marshmallows.

It truly is that easy.

I also have two other variations on this recipe: White Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix and Spicy Hot Cocoa Mix. You can find those here.

This hot cocoa mix also makes a great gift. I would double the batch and portion it out in small mason jars. Tie a pretty ribbon around each jar and add a candy cane, and you’re good to go.

I hope you love this hot cocoa mix recipe as much as I do. Here’s to many a hot cocoa mustache!

Looking for more cold weather treats? Try these:

 

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The Best Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe:

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix
  |   Prep Time: 10 mins
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This is my favorite recipe for creating a large batch of Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix that can be ready in an instant!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup non-dairy powdered coffee creamer
  • 1 cup nonfat dry powdered milk
  • 1 cup milk chocolate morsels
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Miniature marshmallows
Instructions
  1. Combine the ingredients, except for the marshmallows, in a large bowl. Whisk thoroughly to combine. 

  2. Place in a sealed container or divide into individual servings. One serving is 1/3 cup cocoa mix plus milk. Garnish with mini marshmallows.

  3. To prepare the hot cocoa, place 1/4 to 1/3 cup cocoa mix in a mug. Pour in warm milk. Stir until well blended. Top with mini marshmallows.

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The BEST recipe for delicious Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix #hotcocoa #hotchocolate #cocoa #recipe #holiday #christmas

Hot cocoa is a winter staple. This is my favorite recipe for creating a large batch of Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix that can be ready in an instant! While I was decking my halls, I decided to set up a hot cocoa station in my dining room. That inspired me to whip up a big […]




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How to make The Easiest Fudge Recipe #fudge #recipe #candy #chocolate #christmas #holiday #dessert

This Easy Fudge Recipe, made with only three ingredients, is the creamiest fudge you will ever taste.

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Right now my mind is on holiday entertaining. That means all sorts of savory appetizers, festive cocktails, and decadent desserts are dancing in my head. Because the Christmas season can be a busy and stressful time, I’m all about recipes that impress but are simple and quick to make. This Easy Fudge Recipe is just the ticket!

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I’ve had this fudge recipe for about 20 years. Yes, it’s an oldie so there’s a chance you might know it. It seems as if almost everyone has a family member or friend who makes this recipe. For me, it’s my mom’s friend, Kathy.

As a matter of fact, in my early days of blogging, I shared this recipe as part of Newly Woodards “Dare to…” Christmas series. However, waaay back then my pictures were terrible, and the post didn’t have a printable recipe card. That’s why I’m giving the recipe a new life today here on IBC.

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What is a good fudge recipe?

There are several things I absolutely adore about this fudge.

– Unlike a lot of fudge recipes, it’s almost impossible to mess up.
– You only need three easy-to-find ingredients.
– It’s so creamy and delicious, making and eating it should be a crime.

Who knew a fudge recipe could be this good!?

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How do you make foolproof fudge?

So how do you make this easy fudge recipe? It’s simple.

Add white chocolate candy melts, milk chocolate candy melts, and creamy peanut butter to the top of a double boiler. (I don’t have a double boiler, so I just place a heatproof glass bowl in a saucepan that has a little water in it. Just make sure the bowl doesn’t come in contact with the water.)

Heat the chocolate and peanut butter, stirring until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth and everything is well combined.

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Pour the melted chocolate-peanut butter mixture into a baking pan and let it cool until set. That’s it!

I told you it’s nearly impossible to mess this up. One thing to note: Do not refrigerator the fudge. It will become way too stiff and lose its smooth and creamy texture.

And that’s it, my friends. I like to dress my fudge up with these sugar cake decorations. They make it look more festive, don’t you think? I found the light bulb candies here.

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I hope you will give this recipe a try! Let me know what you and your peeps think.

Want more festive holiday recipes? Try these:

Homemade Fudge Recipe:

Easy Fudge Recipe
  |   Cook Time: 15 mins
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This Easy Fudge Recipe, made with only three ingredients, is the creamiest fudge you will ever taste.
Ingredients
  • 14 ounces white chocolate candy melts
  • 14 ounces milk chocolate candy melts
  • 14 ounces creamy peanut butter
  • sugar cake decorations optional
Instructions
  1. Add both candy melts and peanut butter to the top of a double boiler (or to a heatproof glass bowl resting in a saucepan with a couple inches of water in it).
  2. Heat the mixture until melted and smooth.
  3. Pour the fudge into an 8x8-inch baking pan lined with a sheet of parchment paper. Allow the fudge to set. Do not refrigerate.
  4. Once completely set, cut the fudge into squares, and if desired, top with decorative sugar cake decorations. Store in an air-tight container at room temperature.
Recipe Notes

*I assume that when this recipe was developed, these three items came in 14-ounce packages. However, product sizes have changed over the years. Ultimately, you will need equal amounts of each ingredient. Adjust your pan size accordingly.

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This Easy Fudge Recipe, made with only three ingredients, is the creamiest fudge you will ever taste. Right now my mind is on holiday entertaining. That means all sorts of savory appetizers, festive cocktails, and decadent desserts are dancing in my head. Because the Christmas season can be a busy and stressful time, I’m all […]




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How to make a Christmas Tree Shaped Cheese Ball #christmas #appetizer #cheeseball #recipe

I love cheeseballs. In fact, I love them so much that I’ve made a cheeseball recipe for every season.

Cheese is one of those foods I enjoy eating year-round. As seasons change, I like to make cheeseballs that highlight flavors and shapes we associate with different times of the year. In this round-up post, you’ll find cheeseballs to delight the palate and the eye. There truly is A Cheeseball Recipe For Every Season.

Click on the cheeseball name or photo of the cheeseball for the full recipe.

Cheeseball Recipes for Fall:

Cheddar Bacon Cheeseball (Apple Shaped)

Easy Cheddar Bacon Cheeseball appetizer recipe. #cheeseball #cheese #appetizer #snack #recipe #entertaining

Fall “Apple” Cheeseballs
These easy-to-make cheeseball recipes will wow partygoers with complex flavors, rich colorings, and authentic apple stem and leaves.

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Spider Cheeseballs
Get your spook on with these cute spider-shaped cheese treats. Before adding pretzel legs, simply roll each mini-cheeseball in black sesame seeds.

Spooky Spider Cheeseball for Halloween #appetizer #recipe #halloween #snack #cheeseball #spooky

Sun-Dried Tomato Cheeseball (Pumpkin Shaped)
In this recipe, the basic cheeseball gets a mouthwatering and eye-popping makeover with dried tomatoes, seasonings, and breadcrumbs. It’s then shaped like a pumpkin, complete with a stem.

A Sun-Dried Tomato Cheeseball: Fall-inspired and pumpkin shaped cheeseball recipe for entertaining. #cheeseball #sundriedtomato #appetizer #recipe

Everything Bagel Cheeseball (Pumpkin Shaped)
This is another cheeseball shaped like a pumpkin that will grab the attention of your guests. Rolled in “Everything But the Bagel Seasoning,” it’s a fan favorite.

Everything Bagel Cheeseball and Sun-Dried Tomato Cheeseball: Fall-inspired and pumpkin shaped cheeseball recipes for entertaining.

 

Cheeseball Recipes for Winter:

Cranberry Bacon Walnut Cheeseball
A cheeseball that is beautiful and delicious! – Who could ask for more? You are likely to have many of the ingredients on hand and can easily put this one together on a cold wintry day.

Try this Cranberry Bacon & Walnut Cheeseball for a delicious and easy fall appetizer recipe. #fall #cheeseball #cranberry #bacon #appetizer #recipe

Christmas Tree Cheeseball
I love decorating Christmas trees, so I reveled in adding sliced almonds, cherry tomato halves, and chopped parsley to this tree-shaped cheese creation. It’s even topped with a star cut from yellow pepper.

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Cheeseball Recipes for Spring or Summer:

Mini Cheeseballs/Cheeseball Truffles
These Blue Cheese, Bacon, and Pistachio Cheese Truffles and Cheddar, Bacon and Ranch Cheese Truffles will look gorgeous in your party spread. The latter cheese truffles are rolled in bacon bits or finely chopped pecans for even more visual variety.

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Each truffle contains enough cheese for three crackers. However, if you’re a fellow cheese lover, it’s a truffle per cracker!

Buffalo Cheeseball
This spicy cheeseball is a breeze to make for a spring or summer event. The crunch of celery or crackers nicely complements the heat and full-on cheddar flavor.

Homemade Buffalo Cheese Ball | Inspired by Charm #buffalo #cheeseball #cheese

Sun-Dried Tomato Cheeseball
I love this recipe in the summer, too. Shaped like a regular cheeseball (not a pumpkin with a stem! as described above) and served with crisp veggies and crudités, it’s sure to impress the people at your next pool or patio party.

Everything Bagel Cheeseball and Sun-Dried Tomato Cheeseball: Fall-inspired and pumpkin shaped cheeseball recipes for entertaining.

Everything Bagel Cheeseball
This cheeseball is fabulous for fall (as I shared above), but if you make it in a classic log or ball shape, it’s a perfect prelude to traditional summer cook-out fare.

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Bonus Recipes:

I know these aren’t technically cheeseballs. They’re a block of cheese dressed up in a delicious way. You can assemble them in minutes, and your guests will rave for days.

Red Pepper Jelly with Cream Cheese

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Caramel Cream Cheese Spread

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*Red Pepper Jelly is easy to make. However, if you’re not inclined to make your own, you can find it at most grocery stores.

What. more tasty recipe collections? Try these:

Happy Crafting with cheese!  I hope you will add at least one of my cheeseball recipes to your repertoire. Enjoy getting creative with cheese!

I love cheeseballs. In fact, I love them so much that I’ve made a cheeseball recipe for every season. Cheese is one of those foods I enjoy eating year-round. As seasons change, I like to make cheeseballs that highlight flavors and shapes we associate with different times of the year. In this round-up post, you’ll […]




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Learn how to make this DIY Vintage Christmas Ornament Wreath #christmas #ornament #wreath #shinybrite #vintage #christmaswreath #DIY #holiday

Dress up your home for the holidays with a touch of nostalgia. I’m so thrilled to be sharing this DIY Vintage Christmas Ornament Wreath with you today.

As I’ve mentioned a few times here on the blog, I have a mild obsession with glass Christmas ornaments. I’ve been collecting them for years. If I remember correctly, it all started with my rainbow Christmas tree. So of course, when I saw a few vintage Christmas ornament wreaths pop up online recently (shout out to The Makerista for posting one in her Instagram stories thrift store adventures), I knew I had to make one as well.

Here’s what I came up with:

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Isn’t she lovely? I do realize that this colorful and kitschy look isn’t for everyone, but it certainly makes my holiday heart sing.

DIY Vintage Christmas Ornament Wreath:

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Surprisingly enough, crafting a vintage Christmas ornament wreath is fairly straightforward. However, I do have a few tips to offer that will make the process even easier.

Let’s get started, shall we?

How to Make a Vintage Christmas Ornament Wreath:

1. You’re going to need ornaments. I decided to use all glass and mostly vintage ones. I pulled lots of ornaments from my collection and purchased some at local thrift stores and from Etsy and eBay.

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A couple things to note here: Vintage ornaments appear to be in big demand these days, so sourcing them online can be expensive. I recommend hitting up local second-hand stores for the best deals. Also, if you’re hunting for any vintage Christmas items, plan ahead and shop online from May to August. The demand (and price) isn’t likely to be as high.

In addition to their being vintage and glass, I wanted most of the ornaments to be round. I also decided to go with a mix of colors for an eclectic look. Your vision will probably be different. You can follow the same procedure using shatterproof ornaments or a selection of ornaments in a specific color palette. Make the wreath uniquely your own.

There are about 150 ornaments on my wreath. To get a full look, you will need ornaments in various sizes.

2. You’ll need a wreath. I chose this tinsel one because that felt vintage to me, but a green wreath with faux pine-like needles would work well, too. Having a wreath made from the right material is important because you’ll be hot gluing the ornaments to it. Hot glue does not hold glass on glass. A wreath like this one will give your ornaments something to adhere to.

3. Once you have your supplies, begin by cutting off 10-15% of the pine needles; set them to the side. Then, using a glue gun, start attaching the ornaments, one by one, to the wreath.

4. For the majority of the ornaments, I put the hot glue near the tops (hangers) because I didn’t want those to show. With the hot glue on the ornament, gently press it on the wreath. Ensure that the hot glue on the ornament is coming in contact with the tinsel/pine needles This will provide the hold you need.

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5. I started by gluing ornaments in a small section and then worked out from there. Attach the larger ornaments first and then fill in with smaller ones. Save your special ornaments and glue them on when most of the other ornaments are in place.

6. Once you start covering the wreath, it will be harder to find areas where you can attach the ornaments to the tinsel/pine needles. This is when you’ll use the pine needles that you cut off at the beginning. As needed, tuck them between the ornaments and use hot glue to secure.

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7. I also found it helpful to flip the wreath over and add hot glue in various places on the back of the wreath to ensure everything was well secured. However, as you work, be conscious of where you are adding the hot glue so that it’s not visible on the front of your wreath.

8. Once the wreath is covered, double check to make sure everything is well glued. (If you are using glass ornaments, be aware that you will probably break a few along the way. It’s almost inevitable.) If there are any areas where things aren’t securely attached, add hot glue to a piece of your reserved tinsel/pine needles and place it between the two ornaments. This will create a stronger bond.

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9. Finally, look the wreath over carefully and trim off any hot glue strands or tinsel/pine needles that might be sticking out. Then, attach a piece of floral wire to the back of the wreath. Put the wire around the metal frame of the wreath for a firm hold.

10. Sit back and admire your handiwork!

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That, my friends, is the step-by-step process I followed to craft this vintage Christmas ornament wreath.

The whole project took about 2 hours, and overall, things went swimmingly. The only exceptions were a few ornament casualties and one nasty hot glue burn.

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Like this wreath? See more of my DIY wreaths here:

I’m not sure where the wreath will end up hanging this Christmas season, but I’m having fun trying it out in different spots around my home.

I hope you find this tutorial helpful and enjoy making your own wreath. Happy crafting!

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Dress up your home for the holidays with a touch of nostalgia. I’m so thrilled to be sharing this DIY Vintage Christmas Ornament Wreath with you today. As I’ve mentioned a few times here on the blog, I have a mild obsession with glass Christmas ornaments. I’ve been collecting them for years. If I remember […]




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This White Chocolate Peppermint Martini makes delicious holiday cocktail. #christmas #cocktail #martini #recipe #peppermint #whitechocolate

Cheers to another holiday season! Today we’re shaking up this gorgeous White Chocolate Peppermint Martini. It’s a deliciously sweet and creamy cocktail with a peppermint twist.

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This White Chocolate Peppermint Martini makes delicious holiday cocktail. #christmas #cocktail #martini #recipe #peppermint #whitechocolate

For those of you who celebrated yesterday, I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving. It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is officially upon us. I don’t know about you, but I’m always excited about this time of year. While I’ve already been spreading Christmas cheer, I thought today would be the perfect time to mix up this White Chocolate Peppermint Martini.

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I love challenging myself to think of new and creative cocktails. (You can find all of my Christmas cocktails here.)  This libation came to mind after I had a Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha at Starbucks. I had a hunch the flavor combination would translate well into a cocktail.

My fondness for peppermint is interesting because, in my younger years, I never understood its allure during the holiday season. Now that I’ve been converted, I especially love it paired with chocolate.

How to Make a White Chocolate Peppermint Martini:

To make this White Chocolate Peppermint Martini, start by preparing your glass. I rimmed my glass with white chocolate syrup (found in the coffee section at the supermarket) and then dipped it into crushed candy canes.

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Next, I poured all the liquors into a cocktail shaker with ice, shook it up, and strained it into the glass.

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If you like things mintier, add more peppermint schnapps. Don’t have peppermint schnapps? Use peppermint vodka instead of white chocolate.

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This White Chocolate Peppermint Martini makes delicious holiday cocktail. #christmas #cocktail #martini #recipe #peppermint #whitechocolate

No matter how you shake it up, this White Chocolate Peppermint Martini will be a delicious sip for any get-together this time of year.

Like this recipe? More Holiday Cocktail Recipes:

Cheers to you and a joyous holiday season!

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White Chocolate Peppermint Martini Recipe:

White Chocolate Peppermint Martini
Servings: 1 cocktail   |   Prep Time: 10 mins
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Cheers to another holiday season! Today we're shaking up this gorgeous White Chocolate Peppermint Martini. It's a deliciously sweet and creamy cocktail with a peppermint twist.
Ingredients
  • 1.5 ounces white chocolate liqueur (Godiva)
  • 1.5 ounces vanilla vodka
  • 1 ounce creme de cacao (clear/white)
  • 1 ounce half and half
  • .5 ounce peppermint schnapps
  • White chocolate syrup and crushed peppermints to garnish
Instructions
  1. Begin by preparing your martini glass. Rim the edge of the glass with white chocolate syrup; then dip it into crushed peppermint candies or crushed candy canes. Set glass aside.
  2. Add the white chocolate liqueur, vanilla vodka, creme de cacao, half and half, and peppermint schnapps to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and then strain into your prepared martini glass.

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Cheers to another holiday season! Today we’re shaking up this gorgeous White Chocolate Peppermint Martini. It’s a deliciously sweet and creamy cocktail with a peppermint twist. For those of you who celebrated yesterday, I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving. It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is officially upon us. I don’t know […]




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A Nostalgia-Inspired Christmas Tree - How to Decorate a Christmas Tree inspired by the past. #christmas #decor #christmastree #decorations #holiday

I’m so excited to share my latest Christmas tree with you! My Nostalgia-Inspired Christmas Tree is a nod to holiday memories, designs, and ornaments of the past.

If you’ve been following IBC for a while, you might be aware that decorating Christmas trees is one of my most favorite things to do. Even though it does take work, time, and money, coming up with a new concept (or two) every year and bringing it to life brings me immense joy.

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A Nostalgia-Inspired Christmas Tree - How to Decorate a Christmas Tree inspired by the past. #christmas #decor #christmastree #decorations #holiday

Today is an especially fun day because not only am I sharing one of my Christmas trees, but I’m back with my Seasons of Home blogger friends. There are 16 of us who are showing you our Christmas trees or offering a look into our living rooms decked out for the holidays. This group is always inspiring, so you’ll definitely want to check out the links. I’ll include all of them at the end of this post.

Last week I took you on a mini-tour of my family room. I dressed up my mantel and added a little holiday flair to my bar cart. I also gave you a glimpse of my Christmas tree which I promised I’d be sharing soon. Well, today’s the day!

As the title of this post suggests, I wanted to do a tree inspired by the Christmases of yesterday. And while I know everyone’s holiday memories vary, I chose elements that felt nostalgic to me. This is what I came up with.

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A Nostalgia-Inspired Christmas Tree - How to Decorate a Christmas Tree inspired by the past. #christmas #decor #christmastree #decorations #holiday

Nostalgia-Inspired Christmas Tree Decorations:

The whole process started when I found a bunch of these glass Santas at HomeGoods. I told myself, “One year I should do a whole tree of glass Santas.” Then I thought, “Why not this year?” So into my cart, the lot went.

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In bringing this vision to life, I realized I was going to need a different tree. To get the look I was after and showcase these ornaments, I ended up purchasing a faux Noble Fir tree from Terrain. (Apparently, a lot of you bought it too as it’s currently sold out.) I love this tree because it’s not as full as a traditional tree, so there’s a lot of space between the branches for ornaments.

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A Nostalgia-Inspired Christmas Tree - How to Decorate a Christmas Tree inspired by the past. #christmas #decor #christmastree #decorations #holiday

A Nostalgia-Inspired Christmas Tree - How to Decorate a Christmas Tree inspired by the past. #christmas #decor #christmastree #decorations #holiday

Since most of the Santa ornaments are red, I was inspired to wrap the tree in this holiday hue. I own a lot of round glass ornaments in various colors, so I went through them and pulled out most of the red ones. From large to small, they went on the tree.

I also picked up a few new ornaments that have a nostalgic/vintage feel: red Wagoneers with a tree on top, this cross-stitched red truck, and a couple dozen pipe cleaner candy canes.

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A Nostalgia-Inspired Christmas Tree - How to Decorate a Christmas Tree inspired by the past. #christmas #decor #christmastree #decorations #holiday

A Nostalgia-Inspired Christmas Tree - How to Decorate a Christmas Tree inspired by the past. #christmas #decor #christmastree #decorations #holiday

And because I like adding ribbons to my tree, I thought this plaid flannel-like ribbon had the perfect classic feel. Because of the openness of the tree (and because this ribbon wasn’t wired), I just draped it between the branches rather than using my usual method.

However, if you struggle with adding ribbon to your Christmas tree, I recommend checking out this post. In it, I walk you through my usual process step-by-step. There’s even a video.

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To finish off the tree, I needed two more things. First, more lights! As much as I love the small LED lights on this tree, they just weren’t bright enough in my space.

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A Nostalgia-Inspired Christmas Tree - How to Decorate a Christmas Tree inspired by the past. #christmas #decor #christmastree #decorations #holiday

When I saw these battery-powered LED candles from Balsam Hill, I knew they would be ideal! Not only would they give more light, but the glowing candles would enhance the nostalgic feel I was going for.

(And in case you’re wondering, I’m crazy about them! You can switch to colored lights and adjust the brightness of the lights to the level you like best. I used two sets of twenty on this tree.)

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Second, I needed a beaded garland. I was ecstatic when I found this gold beaded garland complete with these vintage looking glass Santas at a local Christmas shop.

To finish off the tree, I dug out my vintage metal star tree topper. I found this guy several years ago. In fact, if your memory is really good, you might remember it from my (somewhat famous) rainbow Christmas tree.

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And with that, my tree is complete and my family room is now officially ready for Christmas!

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Ain’t she a ‘beaut? I’m so pleased with the look. It’s exactly what I was envisioning.

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Putting this tree together was bunches of fun, and I’m just loving how well it complements this room. Paired with that big brick fireplace, this is honestly where I want to be every night: fire roaring, lights on, and hot cocoa in hand.

Want to check out more of my Christmas Trees? Start here:

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Now, be sure to check out all of my talented blogger friends below. I’m confident you’re going to love seeing their trees and homes decked out for the holidays.

Seasons of Home Christmas Decorating Ideas:

Ella Claire | Nina Hendrick Design Co. | Zevy Joy | Beneath My Heart

Boxwood Avenue | Craftberry Bush | Inspired by Charm | Home Stories A to Z

French Country Cottage | Rooms for Rent | City Farmhouse | Nesting with Grace

Thistlewood Farms | Jennifer Rizzo | Dear Lillie | Love Grows Wild

I’m so excited to share my latest Christmas tree with you! My Nostalgia-Inspired Christmas Tree is a nod to holiday memories, designs, and ornaments of the past. If you’ve been following IBC for a while, you might be aware that decorating Christmas trees is one of my most favorite things to do. Even though it […]




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These Cranberry Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts make the perfect Christmas appetizer recipe. #appetizer #bacon #waterchestnuts #holiday #christmas #recipe

These Cranberry Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts are an essentail Christmas appetizer recipe!

These Cranberry Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts make the perfect Christmas appetizer recipe. #appetizer #bacon #waterchestnuts #holiday #christmas #recipe

Like a lot of folks, I have a hard time resisting anything made with bacon. Among my bacony favorites are these Cranberry Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts.

My family often enjoys bacon-wrapped water chestnuts during winter holiday parties, but this tasty appetizer is equally delicious at warm-weather gatherings. And of course, I’ve given the standard recipe an IBC twist. Check out my Cranberry Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts!

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If this appetizer is new to you, you’re in for a treat. If you’ve tasted the usual version, I think you’re going to love my take on it.

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How to Make Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts:

For this recipe, I didn’t cut the water chestnuts in half. With regular bacon, I wouldn’t recommend this. However, I used thick-cut bacon, so a single water chestnut is the perfect size.

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To make one, you simply wrap a half slice of bacon around a water chestnut and hold it in place with a toothpick.

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These Cranberry Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts make the perfect Christmas appetizer recipe. #appetizer #bacon #waterchestnuts #holiday #christmas #recipe

Once the bacon-wrapped water chestnuts are cooked, remove them from the oven, drain the grease, and top them with a cranberry-infused sweet chili sauce. Then, pop them back in the oven to finish cooking.

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These Cranberry Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts make the perfect Christmas appetizer recipe. #appetizer #bacon #waterchestnuts #holiday #christmas #recipe

I love the burst of tartness and extra bit of crunchy texture that the cranberries give this classic dish.

You can print the recipe below so you don’t miss a step.

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Want more Christmas appetizer recipes? Try these:

Cranberry Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts

The bacon truly is the star of this dish. Although water chestnuts don’t have much flavor by themselves, they soak up the delicious flavors of the bacon and cranberry chili sauce. Plus, they add an enjoyable crunch to these bite-sized treats. Yummy!

Have fun making and eating these Cranberry Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts!

These Cranberry Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts make the perfect Christmas appetizer recipe. #appetizer #bacon #waterchestnuts #holiday #christmas #recipe

Cranberry Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts
Servings: 3 dozen   |   Prep Time: 15 mins   |   Cook Time: 1 hr   |   Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins
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These Cranberry Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts are an essentail Christmas appetizer recipe!
Ingredients
  • 1.5 pounds thick-cut bacon slices cut in half
  • 2 cans (8 ounces) whole water chestnuts
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries whole and halved
  • Toothpicks
Instructions
  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Wrap each water chestnut with a half strip of bacon. Insert a toothpick through the center with the seam-side down. Place in a baking dish. Continue wrapping all the water chestnuts, creating a single layer in your baking dish.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes or until the bacon is cooked. Drain off the grease. Be careful when doing this because the pan and grease will be extremely hot.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, brown sugar, chili sauce, and cranberries. (For the cranberries, I like a mix of whole cranberries and cranberries that I’ve sliced in half.)
  5. Pour the sauce over the bacon-wrapped water chestnuts. Return to the oven and bake for another 30 minutes. Serve warm.

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These Cranberry Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts are an essentail Christmas appetizer recipe! Like a lot of folks, I have a hard time resisting anything made with bacon. Among my bacony favorites are these Cranberry Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts. My family often enjoys bacon-wrapped water chestnuts during winter holiday parties, but this tasty appetizer is equally delicious at […]




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Festive Christmas Table Decor Ideas and Decorating Tips #christmas #holiday #tablescape #tablesetting #decorating

You know I enjoy creating tablescapes. Today I’m showing you my latest festive Christmas table decor. I hope it inspires you to make something magical in your own home.

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And if you’re looking for even more Christmas table decor, scroll down to the end of this post where I’ve linked the holiday tables of my Seasons of Home blogger friends. I know you’ll find inspiration to suit your style and budget. These are talented bloggers, and it’s truly an honor to be working with them.

OK, back to my Christmas table decor and a bit of its backstory. I actually fashioned this table setting in October. As you probably know, I’m a HomeGoods blogger. HomeGoods asked me if I’d be interested in taking pictures of some of their 2018 holiday merchandise. After asking me about my style preferences, they sent me an assortment of their new products.

I’m usually pretty picky about my decor, so I was a tad nervous about what I might receive. However, because I’m also always up for a challenge, I was excited to see what I could do with the decorations that were chosen for me.

Festive Christmas Table Decor Ideas:

This Christmas table decor is what I came up with. Isn’t it fun and festive?

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Festive Christmas Table Decor Ideas and Decorating Tips #christmas #holiday #tablescape #tablesetting #decorating

Festive Christmas Table Decor Ideas and Decorating Tips #christmas #holiday #tablescape #tablesetting #decorating

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In the package from HomeGoods, I found the two large deer, a couple boxes of ornaments, galvanized metal houses, and the grouping of trees. The rest of the items on the table are my own.

I took inspiration from the colors in the ornaments to pull the rest of the table together. Icy blues, grays, whites, and metallics make for a beautiful winter look.

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Festive Christmas Table Decor Ideas and Decorating Tips #christmas #holiday #tablescape #tablesetting #decorating

This tablescape doesn’t scream traditional Christmas, but it captures the spirit of the season. (Speaking of traditional Christmas, if that’s what you’re after, check out my family room holiday decor which I posted about yesterday.)

To add a little glow to the table, I used these modern candle holders filled with silver glittered candles. I placed them on top of this adorable faux fur table runner and scattered ornaments around.

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Festive Christmas Table Decor Ideas and Decorating Tips #christmas #holiday #tablescape #tablesetting #decorating

I kept the place settings simple with patterned dinner plates and plain white salad plates. The napkins are gray with a hint of silver sparkle. I wrapped the snowflake cookie cutters with pom-pom ribbon.

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Festive Christmas Table Decor Ideas and Decorating Tips #christmas #holiday #tablescape #tablesetting #decorating

To finish things off, I brought in greenery. Do you recognize this plant?

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Festive Christmas Table Decor Ideas and Decorating Tips #christmas #holiday #tablescape #tablesetting #decorating

It’s bayberry! Given that I call my home Bayberry House, I thought I should have a few bayberry bushes in my landscape. These cuttings add a unique element to my table and coordinate with the bayberry I tucked in white pitchers on my sideboard.

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Festive Christmas Table Decor Ideas and Decorating Tips #christmas #holiday #tablescape #tablesetting #decorating

What do you think of my festive Christmas table decor?

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Want more Christmas Table Decor Ideas? Try these:

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I hope you enjoyed scrolling through these photos and picked up an idea or two for setting your own holiday table.

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And don’t forget, the Christmas table decor inspiration continues below. Be sure to take a look at how my fellow bloggers have decked their halls.

Season of Home Christmas Table Decor Ideas:

Ella Claire | anderson + grant | Home Stories A to Z | Julie Blanner

Dear Lillie | My Sweet Savannah | French Country Cottage | Rooms for Rent

Craftberry Bush | Boxwood Avenue | Inspired by Charm | Nina Hendrick Design Co.

Love Grows Wild | Zevy Joy | Maison de Cinq | Liz Marie Blog

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Red and Rustic Christmas Mantel Styling Inspiration #christmas #decorations #holiday #mantel #manteldecor

Yep. The decorating has begun at Bayberry House. Today I’m sharing a peek into my family room to show off my red and rustic Christmas mantel decor!

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I missed not having a mantel to decorate last Christmas. Although I thoroughly enjoyed dressing up my apartment for the holidays, I am thrilled to have two mantels to style this season. So much so that I got started on them this past weekend.

This post is extra special because I’m joining my friends at Balsam Hill for their Holiday Housewalk. I have been a huge fan of Balsam Hill for a while now. Last year it was thrilling to partner with them for their 12 Bloggers of Christmas series. Being asked back for their Holiday Housewalk is an equally exciting honor. They even sent me a couple goodies to help style my home for the holidays. I’ll be sure to link everything throughout the post.

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For the Christmas mantel decor in my family room, I decided to go traditional with red. Even though the Christmas tree in this room isn’t quite finished (You’re still getting a sneak peek of it.), it was the inspiration for this color palette. As many of you know, I’ve decorated a lot of Christmas trees over the years, but this is the first time I’ve done one all in red. I thought it would be beautiful in my family room.

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Red and Rustic Christmas Mantel Styling Inspiration #christmas #decorations #holiday #mantel #manteldecor

To get my decorating started, I used Balsam Hill’s Fraser Fir Foliage across the entire mantel. I chose the pre-lit garland because I love a little sparkle. The lighting in this garland is battery operated and has a timer. It’s so nice not to worry about hiding a cord or remembering to turn the lights on or off.

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For a pop of color, I tucked these Nordic Frost Ornaments into the garland. I fell in love with the patterns and designs. Each ornament is attached to the pine using a short length of floral wire.

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Red and Rustic Christmas Mantel Styling Inspiration #christmas #decorations #holiday #mantel #manteldecor

I also incorporated an adorable gold bead garland with vintage-looking glass Santas. I had purchased it for my tree but decided to add gold to my Christmas mantel decor by weaving it through the branches.

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You may have noticed that I moved my mirror above the mantel. It had been hanging over my bar cart. I’ll show you later what I swapped it out with.

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Red and Rustic Christmas Mantel Styling Inspiration #christmas #decorations #holiday #mantel #manteldecor

With the mantel all decked out, a fireplace this big definitely needs stockings. As soon as I saw these Nordic Knit Stockings, I knew they would look perfect. I love the faux fur banding and the pattern.

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Red and Rustic Christmas Mantel Styling Inspiration #christmas #decorations #holiday #mantel #manteldecor

I added other festive (and functional) decor to this space, including a beautiful Nicole Miller Snow Globe, a stack of books, and a new brass log holder. Everything is looking very festive, don’t you think?

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Red and Rustic Christmas Mantel Styling Inspiration #christmas #decorations #holiday #mantel #manteldecor

My bar cart also received a seasonal makeover. As I mentioned, I moved the mirror that was hanging above it. I replaced the mirror with this gorgeous Wild Berry Forest Wreath. I love the different greens and berries in it. It has battery operated lights, too.

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While I was decorating, I also switched some of my liquors to offer a more seasonal-inspired variety. Bottlebrush trees, another snow globe, and my favorite nutcracker joined the party as well.

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Red and Rustic Christmas Mantel Styling Inspiration #christmas #decorations #holiday #mantel #manteldecor

If you like this Christmas mantel decor, you’ll love these too:

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Red and Rustic Christmas Mantel Styling Inspiration #christmas #decorations #holiday #mantel #manteldecor

And with that, my family room is definitely starting to look merrier.

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Red and Rustic Christmas Mantel Styling Inspiration #christmas #decorations #holiday #mantel #manteldecor

Thank you so much to Balsam Hill for having me on their Holiday Housewalk. It’s been a joy!

Also, thanks to all of you for your encouragement and excitement about my Christmas decor. The number of messages I receive on social media and here on the blog is overwhelming and much appreciated. The holiday season is my favorite time to decorate, and I’m glad you enjoy it as much as I do.

Let the merriment continue!

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Yep. The decorating has begun at Bayberry House. Today I’m sharing a peek into my family room to show off my red and rustic Christmas mantel decor! I missed not having a mantel to decorate last Christmas. Although I thoroughly enjoyed dressing up my apartment for the holidays, I am thrilled to have two mantels […]




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4 Easy Ways to Brighten Up Your Friendsgiving #decor #friendsgiving #thanksgiving #decorating #tablescape #table

The holiday season is here. To help kick it off, I thought I’d share four easy ways to brighten up your Friendsgiving. These simple yet beautiful ideas are sure to add a little sparkle to your celebration with friends.

For the past three years, I’ve been sharing ways to help you and your crew have a Friendsgiving to remember. One year we made Apple Pie Moonshine, and last year I created a craft-inspired table. I’m thrilled to be back to add a few more inspired ideas to your repertoire.

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This post has been sponsored by PHILIPS HUE. I received product and compensation, but all opinions are my own.

This year I’ve teamed up with my friends at Philips Hue to bring a little light and color to your Friendsgiving celebration. In case you haven’t heard of Philips Hue, it’s a smart lighting system that you control and personalize through the Hue app on your smartphone or tablet, or even your voice if you have Alexa, the Google Assistant, or Siri.

Whether you desire to create the perfect traditional lighting for a dinner party or want to bring in fun and excitement with color, with Hue, you can do it all. Choose from over 16 million colors or every shade of white light to match your mood, support your routines, or in this case…celebrate Friendsgiving!

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I set up a fun, functional, and colorful Friendsgiving table to walk you through some bright and creative Friendsgiving ideas. I hope they inspire you to create a little magic with lighting and table decore during your own holiday gatherings. Let’s get to it.

Keep It Fun

I think the overarching idea behind Friendsgiving is to keep things fun and light. There’s no need to dust off the fancy china or polish any silverware (unless that’s your thing). Here, I used my everyday white plates and dressed them up with cotton napkins and gold flatware.

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For Friendsgiving (and most entertaining events), I recommend mixing high and low. For example, cover the table with a tablecloth but top it with a kraft paper runner. Serve the main course on standard plates and then use paper ones for dessert. At the end of the day, it’s all about enjoying time with friends.

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4 Easy Ways to Brighten Up Your Friendsgiving #decor #friendsgiving #thanksgiving #decorating #tablescape #table

For the rest of my decor, I stayed within the color scheme of orange and brown kraft paper. And, since it’s fall, I used leaves as my theme. Even though the goal is casual, having some sort of theme or direction definitely helps when planning your table.

Use What You Have

Speaking of leaves, as I was planning this tablescape I was feeling a tad discouraged because I couldn’t find exactly the right flowers to dress up my table. Then, while I was doing my dinner dishes the evening before the shoot, I looked out the window and saw just what I needed – leaves! Nature was putting on a color show right there in my backyard, and until that moment, I hadn’t noticed.

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4 Easy Ways to Brighten Up Your Friendsgiving #decor #friendsgiving #thanksgiving #decorating #tablescape #table

4 Easy Ways to Brighten Up Your Friendsgiving #decor #friendsgiving #thanksgiving #decorating #tablescape #table

You don’t need to go out and buy all new things to set a table. Look to what you have (or what’s in your own backyard) to create something special, simple, and colorful.

Change the Light

Here’s where the fun comes in! I used the Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance starter kit to add a bit of lighting magic to my table. (Plus, it’s a really cool treat for your friends when the lights start changing colors.)

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4 Easy Ways to Brighten Up Your Friendsgiving #decor #friendsgiving #thanksgiving #decorating #tablescape #table

You can use the Hue app (available for iOS and Android) to create the perfect Friendsgiving scene. You can quickly set the scene with white or colored lights or even use one of the pre-set lighting options. For example, “Relax” will create a warm, cozy white light which is perfect for entertaining!

I’m more of a traditionalist when it comes to colored lights, so I found a cool white light to be best. However, if color is your game, you can go from purple to orange with the swipe of your finger.

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4 Easy Ways to Brighten Up Your Friendsgiving #decor #friendsgiving #thanksgiving #decorating #tablescape #table

So cool, right?

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4 Easy Ways to Brighten Up Your Friendsgiving #decor #friendsgiving #thanksgiving #decorating #tablescape #table

Lighting is a quick and easy way to completely transform your space and give your decor a refresh. (As you can see!)

Be Thankful

At the end of the day, it’s less about how you decorate and more about how you make people feel. Create opportunities to let your friends know you’re grateful to have them in your life.

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Here I set out paper leaves and a pen so dinner guests could jot down what they are most thankful for. The kraft paper runner also provides opportunities for folks to write a message, play a game, or just doodle something funny.

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4 Easy Ways to Brighten Up Your Friendsgiving #decor #friendsgiving #thanksgiving #decorating #tablescape #table

My overall goal was to keep the atmosphere light, colorful, and happy to allow everyone to feel welcome and cozy! Welcoming banners, colorful paper decorations, and turkey salt and pepper shakers helped to bring the look together.

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And that’s it, my friends. You now have four more ways to brighten up your Friendsgiving!

No matter how your celebrate Friendsgiving (or even if you use these ideas for Thanksgiving), I hope my tips and tricks help you create a fun and memorable holiday with the ones you love.

The holiday season is here. To help kick it off, I thought I’d share four easy ways to brighten up your Friendsgiving. These simple yet beautiful ideas are sure to add a little sparkle to your celebration with friends. For the past three years, I’ve been sharing ways to help you and your crew have […]




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These Plaid-Inspired Printable Christmas Gift Tags are the perfect finishing touch on your holiday gift wrapping! #printable #christmas #gifttags #plaid #tags #holiday #wrapping #giftwrap

These Plaid-Inspired Printable Christmas Gift Tags are an easy way to put a fun finishing touch on your holiday gift wrapping!

These Plaid-Inspired Printable Christmas Gift Tags are the perfect finishing touch on your holiday gift wrapping! #printable #christmas #gifttags #plaid #tags #holiday #wrapping #giftwrap

You know I love me a creative printable. That’s why I’m so happy to be popping in today to share my latest: plaid-inspired printable Christmas gift tags. I’ve long been a fan of plaid, tartan, gingham, and buffalo check patterns, so this year I’ve decided to use those patterns as inspiration for my holiday wrapping.

Before I tell you more about these Christmas gift tags, I wanted to let you know that I’ve joined a group of blogging friends to share 15+ free Christmas printables with you. We love giving back to our readers, and free printables are one way to do that. Whether you’re looking for art, advent calendars, cards, or gift tags, we’ve got you covered. I’ll link up everyone below. Be sure to click through the full list of goodies.

You might remember that last year I shared these Santa’s checklist-inspired printable gift tags. They are still a favorite of mine. This year, however, I decided to go a bit more classic with my tags.

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Plaid-Inspired Printable Christmas Gift Tags:

As you can see, this printable includes four different plaid-inspired tags.

While they are part of a coordinated collection, each tag has its own unique flair. What do you think?

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I even went the extra step of providing you with an optional backside for the gift tags. That way, instead of being white on the back, the back of your tags will match the plaid design on front. It’s all in the details, my friends.

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These Plaid-Inspired Printable Christmas Gift Tags are the perfect finishing touch on your holiday gift wrapping! #printable #christmas #gifttags #plaid #tags #holiday #wrapping #giftwrap

When printing the tags, I recommend using a cardstock paper like this one. The thicker the better!

Print Page 1 first; then align the paper in the printer again in the direction that’s needed to print Page 2 on the back. It’s that easy. For a sharp looking tag, I like to make sure my printer is set to the highest quality print.

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To cut out the tags, I used a straight edge craft cutter like this one and a sharp pair of scissors. A hole punch is ideal for making the hole at the top of the tag.

You can attach these Christmas printable gift tags to your package any way you’d like, but I think baker’s twine looks sweet.

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These Plaid-Inspired Printable Christmas Gift Tags are the perfect finishing touch on your holiday gift wrapping! #printable #christmas #gifttags #plaid #tags #holiday #wrapping #giftwrap

Download Printable Christmas Gift Tags Here:

You can access the download in the IBC Printable Library which can be found HERE.

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Already a member of the IBC Mailing list? You can find the password to to access the library at the bottom of the latest email from Inspired by Charm.

As always, if you use any of my printables, I would love to see them! Be sure to share them on Instagram and tag @inspiredbycharm.

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Stay tuned this Christmas season for more printables, including a couple recipe cards. In the meantime, be sure to check out the amazing collection of printables below. They are perfect additions to your seasonal celebrations.

If you liked these gift tag printables, you’ll love these:

 

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More Christmas Printables:

Christmas Botanicals by Ella Claire | Little House Advent Calendar by Zevy Joy | Christmas Gift Tags by So Much Better with Age | Home for the Holidays by On Sutton Place

Plaid Gift Tags by Inspired by Charm | Letter to Santa Postcard by Nina Hendrick | All is Calm by Lolly Jane | Twas the Night Before Christmas Book Page Art by Home Made Lovely

Christmas Greens Recipe Card by anderson + grant | Farm Animal Gift Tags by Boxwood Avenue | Black and White All Is Calm Christmas Art by Taryn Whiteaker | Christmas Watercolor Place Cards by Clean and Scentsible

Merry and Bright Holiday Gift Tags by Happy Happy Nester | DIY White Christmas Wall Hanging by Finding Silver Pennies | O Christmas Tree by My Someday in May | Reindeer Print by The Chronicles of Home

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Gift Jar Labels by My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia | Reindeer Antlers Cake by Nest of Posies | Vintage Inspired Christmas Postcards by Live Laugh Rowe | Advent Calendar Candle Label by Blesser House

Nutcracker Set by Making Home Base | Stovetop Potpourri Tags by Tidbits | 5 Vintage Christmas Truck Printables by Happy Housie | Sparkly Blush Christmas Printable Set by Maison de Pax

Christmas Canvas Prints by Town and Country Living | Sugar & Spice are Making the Holidays Nice by My Sweet Savannah

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This Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin makes the most delicious holiday side dish. #cauliflower #vegetable #sidedish #recipe #thanksgiving #christmas

This Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin is the perfect side dish for a holiday gathering or special meal. Because it’s so tasty, you won’t have to worry about storing any leftovers.

Yes friends, today we are celebrating one of my favorite parts of the Thanksgiving meal: the side dishes. And this Cheese Cauliflower Gratin is a side you and your guests are sure to love.

This Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin makes the most delicious holiday side dish. #cauliflower #vegetable #sidedish #recipe #thanksgiving #christmas

Actually, we’ll be hitting most of the high points of the Friendsgiving meal, as I’ve teamed up with some of my blogger friends to share a delicious and beautiful Friendsgiving Progressive Dinner.

Each of us is focusing on a specific part of the feast, and together we’ll be sharing a full dinner menu (minus the bird). You’ll find many of our best classic dishes along with new favorites. Everyone is linked up below. If you’re looking for something different to spice up your Friendsgiving/Thanksgiving, you’ve come to the right place.

To continue with this delicious Friendsgiving feast, check out what my blogger friends are making below. Each recipe sounds as good as the next.

Friendsgiving Progressive Dinner:

Sugar and Charm – Apple Crisp Cocktail (Drink)
Pizzazzerie – Cranberry Prosciutto Crostini (Appetizer)
Julie Blanner – Onion Tart (Appetizer)
The Sweetest Occasion – Mini Green Bean Casserole Puffs (Side)
The Proper Blog – Strawberry Pie with Fringe Crust (Dessert)
Lovely Indeed – Mini Bouquet Place Cards (Decor)

Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin:

As I mentioned, I’m sharing this recipe for Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin. I meant to make it for you last year around this time but never got around to it.

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My mom usually makes this dish for Thanksgiving and Christmas. (I believe she got the recipe from Bobby Flay, so a shout out to Mr. Flay!) It’s become a favorite in our family. I know because it’s one of the dishes that is always scraped clean.

This Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin makes the most delicious holiday side dish. #cauliflower #vegetable #sidedish #recipe #thanksgiving #christmas

What makes this side so delicious is the abundance of cheese: Monterey Jack, Parmesan, and goat cheese. I realize some of you may not care for goat cheese or be leary of using it, but I recommend giving it a try here. Once everything comes together, you won’t even know it’s there. However, it does give the gratin a wonderful creaminess and tangy depth of flavor that is beyond compare.

I’m also a big fan of this dish because it’s quick to make, and there’s minimal clean up during prep. You only need the pan you’re baking it in.

How to Make Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin:

Just place all of the ingredients in a 9×13-inch casserole dish and give them a good toss to mix them together.

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This Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin makes the most delicious holiday side dish. #cauliflower #vegetable #sidedish #recipe #thanksgiving #christmas

After that, pop the pan in the oven uncovered for 30-35 minutes. That’s it!

You’ll want to let the gratin set a few minutes before serving. To dress it up, I added sprigs of herbs, but those are totally optional.

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This Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin makes the most delicious holiday side dish. #cauliflower #vegetable #sidedish #recipe #thanksgiving #christmas

With that, you’re ready to dive into the magic deliciousness of this Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin. Move over green bean casserole; you’ve officially been replaced.

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Want more delicious side dishes? Try these:

I hope you’ll give this recipe a try this Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving or anytime you need a quick and tasty side.

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This Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin makes the most delicious holiday side dish. #cauliflower #vegetable #sidedish #recipe #thanksgiving #christmas

Enjoy!

Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin Recipe:

Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin
Servings: 6 people   |   Prep Time: 10 mins   |   Cook Time: 35 mins   |   Total Time: 45 mins
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This Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin is the perfect side dish for a holiday gathering or special meal. Because it's so tasty, you won't have to worry about storing any leftovers.
Ingredients
  • 1 large head cauliflower cut into florets
  • 8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese grated
  • 8 ounces goat cheese crumbled
  • 2 cups grated Parmesan
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • Salt and ground pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a 9x13-inch baking dish, combine the cauliflower, cheeses, garlic, and heavy cream. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Place in the oven and roast for 30-35 minutes or until the cauliflower is soft and starting to brown on top.

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Gray Paint Color for my Living Room - Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray #paint #graypaint #livingroom

Welcome to the dramatic conclusion of my living room paint saga. Okay, maybe not a saga but definitely a struggle to find the right gray paint color for my living room.

Well, friends, as I alluded to earlier this week, it seems I’ve found the perfect gray paint color for my living room. It’s not what I had originally thought or planned, but I’m super pleased with the outcome.

To backtrack a bit, when I moved in, my living room was painted a basic beige. You can see that here:

I decided to freshen things up with what I thought was a light gray color. However, I ended up with something that looked baby blue. See below. (You can also read more about that here.)

Painting my Living Room - Farrow & Ball Dimpse

After testing at least four more colors on the wall, I found something that I liked: Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray.

On my living room walls, this particular gray color felt like more of a putty or mushroom gray. It made me a bit nervous because it’s not what I thought I wanted. However, I happened to catch a Q&A that Nate Berkus was doing on his Instagram stories. In one of his answers, he mentioned that a putty brown/gray wall color works beautifully with an emerald green sofa. *aha moment*

With that little nugget of wisdom and my beautiful green chairs staring at me, I forged ahead.

Thankfully, I was able to repaint with just one coat, so in about two hours, I completed the entire room. Goodbye, frosty blueish gray. Hello, beautiful putty gray. Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray is definitely a winner!

Gray Paint Color for my Living Room - Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray #paint #graypaint #livingroom

Gray Paint Color for my Living Room - Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray #paint #graypaint #livingroom

It’s interesting how the wall color has a chameleon quality in this room. (I assume it’s because of the light.) It changes throughout the day and often looks different on one wall compared with another. But now I’m happy with how it appears from every angle.

Gray Paint Color for my Living Room - Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray #paint #graypaint #livingroom

Gray Paint Color for my Living Room - Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray #paint #graypaint #livingroom

Also, as Nate predicted, it works well with the color of my chairs. I even love how it goes with the pine garland on the mantel. (Please don’t judge me too harshly on the state of this room. After moving things around to paint and then starting to prep for holiday decor, it’s a bit of a mess. But that’s real life!)

I’m also loving how well it coordinates with my new blue entryway too!

Gray Paint Color for my Living Room - Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray #paint #graypaint #livingroom

Gray Paint Color for my Living Room - Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray #paint #graypaint #livingroom

Well, I think I can finally call this a painting win! It took me a couple tries to get there, but I’m loving the results.

What do you think?

Welcome to the dramatic conclusion of my living room paint saga. Okay, maybe not a saga but definitely a struggle to find the right gray paint color for my living room. Well, friends, as I alluded to earlier this week, it seems I’ve found the perfect gray paint color for my living room. It’s not […]




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Cranberry Orange Walnut Tassies for the Holiday #christmas #cookies #cranberry #recipes #tassies #orange #walnut

Classic flavors of the season come together to create these Cranberry Orange Walnut Tassies which are both sweet and tart. This is a Christmas cookie recipe you’ll definitely want to add to your holiday baking round-up!

Cranberry Orange Walnut Tassies for the Holiday #christmas #cookies #cranberry #recipes #tassies #orange #walnut

I kicked off the holiday season last week with my Christmas Q&A, but these Cranberry Orange Walnut Tassies are my first official new holiday post of 2018!

This post is extra special because I’m back with some of my blogger friends for the Tastes of the Season series. As you probably guessed, we are sharing Christmas cookie recipes this week. Once you’ve finished checking out mine, be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post where there are 21 more cookie recipes!

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Cranberry Orange Walnut Tassies for the Holiday #christmas #cookies #cranberry #recipes #tassies #orange #walnut

Last week as I was planning for this post, I did a quick inventory of the Christmas cookie recipes I’ve shared here on IBC and noticed the collection wasn’t as robust as it should be. Why? Well, because typically I end up making my collection of cookies just a week or two before Christmas when I’m in panic mode. By then I simply want to get them baked so I forget to photograph them and write the post.

While I have posted a few of my favorite cookies in the past, including these Cream Wafer Cookies, Crock Pot Candy, and Cream Horns, this year I plan to offer even more recipes that you are destined to love. Let’s start with Cranberry Orange Walnut Tassies.

Cranberry Orange Walnut Tassies:

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Cranberry Orange Walnut Tassies for the Holiday #christmas #cookies #cranberry #recipes #tassies #orange #walnut

I decided to whip up this recipe now because they also make a delightful treat for Thanksgiving! Cranberry is a classic Turkey-Day flavor. And a plate of these would perfectly complement a pumpkin pie, don’t you think?

How to Make Cranberry Orange Walnut Tassies:

These cookies come together pretty quickly once you’ve made the dough and the filling has had time to chill. Just whip up the dough in the evening so you’ll be ready to bake the next day.

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Cranberry Orange Walnut Tassies for the Holiday #christmas #cookies #cranberry #recipes #tassies #orange #walnut

To bake, press the delicious orange cookie dough into greased mini-muffin pans. Then fill each with the tart and sweet cranberry walnut filling.

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After a quick trip to the oven and some time to cool, drizzle the tassies with melted white chocolate.

When my mom visited this past weekend, we both enjoyed snacking on these in my den as the fire roared and we watched the latest Hallmark movie.

Want more cranberry-inspired recipes? Try these:

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Cranberry Orange Walnut Tassies for the Holiday #christmas #cookies #cranberry #recipes #tassies #orange #walnut

You can grab the full recipe below and don’t forget to check out all the tasty and festive cookie recipes linked at the end of this post. Enjoy!

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Cranberry Orange Walnut Tassies
Servings: 4 dozen   |   Prep Time: 15 mins   |   Cook Time: 10 mins   |   Cooling Time: 1 hr   |   Total Time: 25 mins
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Classic flavors of the season come together to create these Cranberry Orange Walnut Tassies which are both sweet and tart. This is a Christmas cookie recipe you'll definitely want to add to your holiday baking round-up!
Ingredients
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons milk
Filling:
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
Topping:
  • 4 ounces white baking chocolate melted
Instructions
  1. Begin by whisking together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  2. Then cream together the butter and sugar in a large bowl. Beat until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Next mix in the egg until blended. Add in the orange zest, orange juice, and milk and beat again. (The mixture will look slightly separated. This is okay.)
  4. Gradually beat the prepared flour mixture into the creamed mixture until just combined.
  5. Divide the dough into three portions. Then, on a lightly floured surface, shape each portion into a 10-inch long roll. Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or until firm.
  6. In the meantime, prepare the filling by adding the cranberry sauce, sugar, and orange juice to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Once boiling, cook for 2 minutes and then remove from the heat. Let the filling cool completely before stirring in the walnuts.
  7. To bake the cookies, preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Unwrap the chilled dough and cut each log into 16 round slices. Press each slice into the bottom and up the sides of one of the greased mini muffin cups. Fill each with about 2 teaspoons of the cranberry mixture.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are golden. Cool in the pan for 5-8 minutes. Then remove the tassies to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  9. To complete, drizzle each tassie with melted white chocolate. Let the tassies stand until the chocolate is set. Then pack and store in an airtight container.

Tastes of the Season Christmas Cookies:

The Perfect Soft Gingerbread Cookies by Ella Claire | Classic Sugar Cookies by Nina Hendrick Design Co. | Plaid Sugar Cookies by Craftberry Bush | Buttery Shortbread Cookies with Icing Sugar by A Burst of Beautiful | German Chocolate Cake Cookies by City Farmhouse

Cranberry Orange Walnut Tassies by Inspired by Charm | Eggnog Gooey Butter Cookies by Julie Blanner | All Natural Orange Almond Cookies by Tidbits | Choco-mallow Peppermint Cookies by Summer Adams Designs | Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies by Love Grows Wild

Paleo Chocolate Cranberry Cookies by Nesting with Grace | Raspberry Gingersnap Sandwiches by anderson + grant | Christmas Tree Gingerbread Cookies by Rooms for Rent | Large Thumbprint Cookies by So Much Better with Age | Rum Balls by Tidy Mom

Countdown to Christmas Cookies by House 214 Design | GF + DF Gingerbread Sugar Cookies by Zevy Joy | Christmas Shortbread Cookies by Boxwood Avenue | Double Chocolate Christmas Cookies by Nest of Posies | Almond Sugar Cookies by My Sweet Savannah

M&M Peanut Butter Cookies by Sweet C’s | Rustic Granola Cookies by Farmhouse on Boone

Classic flavors of the season come together to create these Cranberry Orange Walnut Tassies which are both sweet and tart. This is a Christmas cookie recipe you’ll definitely want to add to your holiday baking round-up! I kicked off the holiday season last week with my Christmas Q&A, but these Cranberry Orange Walnut Tassies are […]




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