Category Archives: Decorating

Blooming Placemats

Freshening up your linens is the easiest way to add color to your springtime table; add interest to any special occasion by making these whimsical, floral placemats.  Burlap and silk flowers are both accessible and inexpensive, but paired with a simple table linen and easy floral arrangement, the overall effect is so seasonally chic!  Guest (adults and children, alike!) might enjoy assembling these beauties before the meal and will definitely be happy to take them home as a favor.  This style would also make adorable embellished cocktail napkins.

JJ Keras Lifestyle | Edible Flowers

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Bejeweled Birds Nest

Have you ever wondered what to do with vintage costume jewelry?   Why not clear out your jewelry box clutter and create something entirely new and fitting for springtime!  This elegant birds nest is perfect for using on a spring tabletop, as decorative touch around the house, or even as a uniquely beautiful place to store jewelry.

s-JJ Keras Lifestyle | Pearly Nest

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Luxe Layering

Even before the initial drinks or appetizers are served, let your Thanksgiving table make a great first impression!  Special occasions are the perfect excuse to pull out some of the lesser-used pieces from the china cabinet.  Combine those pieces with a few holiday touches for a fresh and festive ambiance.

The key to a luxe table is layering; decorative chargers, unique placemats, charming napkin rings, and elegant  china provide dimension and visual interest to the table.  Add a few candles and a centerpiece and your table is officially “dressed to impress!”

Luxe Table Setting | JJ Keras Lifestyle

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