We made it 4800 miles around the globe to spend Christmas is Violet (my eldest studying in Italy for the year). WE are all exhausted, wiped out and ready for a day of rest before continuing on to Siena, Pisa, Florence, Venice, Murano, Burano and Rome.  I hope Santa is good to you. Just having.. read more →

23 Dec 2017
December 23, 2017

Christmas Inspiration

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We have begun our Italian holiday.  This year brings such change.  I have spent the previous 45 years celebrating Christmas in my hometown with my family.   This year we have officially become our own family off to wander another country and to be welcomed into the home the lovely Italians my daughter is living.. read more →

I cannot believe it is time to deck the halls again.   I normally have my decorating finished by Saturday evening after Thanksgiving with 2 full trees, garlands and wreaths galore!  This year I am a bit less motivated with our Christmas celebration to take place in Italy.  I am trying to motivate to do.. read more →

25 Dec 2016
December 25, 2016

Merry, Merry!

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So very much to be thankful for…and did you see Santa’s chalet in Architectural Digest?   I was shocked by his understated style. Santa call me if you need a designer.  I am ready to travel and personally know Blitzen and Comet via #cedarhillfarm well to travel.  Be sure to subscribe to THE ENGLISH ROOM for extra news,.. read more →

Are you in the midst of the merry madness? Me too. I am running at full speed on the hamster wheel with my eye on the prize.   I am almost finished, wrapped and delivered. My goals are below: I want to enjoy, appreciate, chill, eat, drink, sleep and be merry. #netflixandchill Shop my existing.. read more →

25 Dec 2015
December 25, 2015


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I am grateful for all my many blessings this holiday. My heart and more are filled to the brim with so much joy and lots of amazing food too. Enjoy your family time and slowing down a bit too. Be sure to subscribe to THE ENGLISH ROOM for extra news, giveaways and discounts.  Let’s get friendly on Facebook,  Twitter,.. read more →

I spent a little time perusing my Christmas Pinterest Board for table centerpiece ideas yesterday. There are so many beautiful and inspiring images. I wanted to share some Christmas pretties to get you into the holiday spirit too.       Enjoy this magical holiday!  Check out my 2015 Holiday Gift Guides for loads more LAST.. read more →