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February 6, 2014
Lovely Valentine's Day mantel at Positively Splendid. This chalkboard art is so pretty!

Valentine Mantel 2014

One of my favorite ways to spruce up my home for the holidays is by decorating my mantel. I love to take items I already have on hand and add some new ones to the mix to create displays I love! My valentine mantel this year is a great example of shopping my home to […]

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December 20, 2013
Positively Splendid Holiday Home Tour

Holiday Home Tour 2013

With Christmas almost upon us, our family is set to welcome our holiday guests into our home. Before everyone arrives, though, I invite you to come take a tour of our 2013 holiday home, which is filled to the brim with festive touches!

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December 14, 2013
Glittered Faux Bois Topiary Christmas Tree Centerpiece #foamfortheholidays

Glittered Faux Bois Christmas Tree Centerpiece #FoamfortheHolidays

This post is brought to you by FloraCraft. // With Christmas just around the corner, plan ahead for a spectacular holiday place setting. My glittered faux bois Christmas tree centerpiece will be a gorgeous addition to your holiday table, and it is such an easy project!

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December 4, 2013
These cutlery stockings are such a fun idea for holiday place settings! Easy to make, too!

Easy Burlap Cutlery Stocking Pattern

One of my favorite parts about the holidays is planning and preparing festive meals for friends and family. I love to set a festive holiday table that is inviting for our guests, and the cutlery stockings I’m sharing today are a terrific way to add some fun to any place setting! These are also perfect […]

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November 15, 2013
Oversized Joy to the World Cross-Stitch Sampler. This technique would be perfect for creating art for any holiday or occasion!

Large-Scale Joy to the World Cross-Stitch Sampler

Earlier this week, I shared my Traditional Christmas Mantel, the focal point of which is a large cross-stitch sampler featuring wording from one my favorite Christmas carols: Joy to the World. You might be surprised to discover that creating oversized cross-stitch artwork like this really isn’t at all difficult. Today I am going to show […]

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November 14, 2013
This rustic and chic tealight log centerpiece would be perfect on a holiday table!

Log Tealight Centerpiece #SwellNoel

Every Tuesday and Thursday throughout November and December, I’ve invited some of my favorite friends over to share their best ideas to make this holiday season truly spectacular for the third annual Swell Noel series. The ever-talented Stef from Girl. Inspired. is here today to share a gorgeous, rustic-chic centerpiece idea with us. I just […]

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November 10, 2013
Traditional Christmas Mantel at Positively Splendid, featuring a lovely giant cross-stitch sampler.

Traditional Christmas Mantel (Holiday Idea Exchange!)

Welcome, everyone! If you have made your way here from the Holiday Idea Exchange, I am so delighted to have you here at Positively Splendid! Without a doubt, my favorite holiday decorating project each year is my Christmas mantel. I love using my imagination to come up with a new design year after year! This […]

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November 4, 2013
Folded napkin place cards at Positively Splendid. So clever!

Thanksgiving Table Setting + Fall Craft Photo Challenge (Amazing Giveaway!)

Thanksgiving will be upon us in a few short weeks, and with fall in full swing, cozy reminders of the season are all around us. I am so excited to be partnering today with an all-star group of creative individuals for an exciting contest that invites you to share your favorite beautiful fall craft photos […]

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October 15, 2013
This giant googly eye wreath at Positively Splendid is so adorable! And easy to make, too!

Giant Googly Eye Halloween Wreath + Fun Halloween Mantel #spookyspaces

Today’s post is brought to you by Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, who believe handmade touches are what make each holiday truly special. All opinions are entirely my own. If you’ve loved the googly eye trend for Halloween this year, my fun Halloween mantel might be right up your alley! With a giant googly eye […]

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October 2, 2013
Rustic & Luxe Holiday Mantel at Positively Splendid. Part of the HGTV Holiday House Mantel Blogger Design Challenge!

Rustic-Luxe Holiday Mantel (HGTV Holiday House Mantel Blogger Challenge!)

Friends, there are some projects that I work on behind the scenes here at Positively Splendid that it takes all I can muster to keep a secret. Today happens to be a very special day when I get to finally share the very exciting details about one such project! Over the summer, I was approached […]

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