February Bar Cart & Tabletop Setting

At the end of January it can feel like the winter is never ending. The cold weather in New York City this past week had me craving a getaway to some place warm ! This weekend we’re making a getaway to Seattle to visit my cousin and her husband. I’ve never been so looking forward to exploring and having some great food in good company. I’ve been beyond ready to say goodbye to the January blues and am looking forward to all the pops of red and pink that February brings!  I’ve been adding some little pops of red & pink to freshen up our space.

For this more Valentine’s themed bar cart I kept it winter related and just added a few extra hearts. I found the adorable backdrop from Target to create a temporary wall hanging, while I still figure out what to do with the white space over the cart. Anyone else have a hard time committing to what will hang on their walls to flow with the rest of the space? Commitment issues right there I guess!

Valentine’s Day Bar Cart


I found many of the details at Target and TJMaxx, Homegoods, Kohl’s. I just grabbed a few things here or there to also add some love to our table setting. I’m still rearranging a few things but this pitcher is the perfect for year round. I also added the Valentine’s Day heart stems from Target with the eucalyptus ones and fresh flowers.. These are the most adorable placemats from the Opalhouse line at Target and they’re really affordable and washable. I don’t ever splurge on any holiday pieces but an artificial tree, and it all gets marked down end of season anyway. That’s the best time to snag a few pieces and save for the next year.

Linking everything in the widgets below with some other pieces that were too cute to not share.

Lovely Tabletop Setting


February Home Favorites


Holiday Home Decorating Inspo


Thanksgiving is just around the corner and we’ve just bid farewell to Halloween and turned the clocks back. Yay for extra sleep and brighter mornings, but I cannot stand how early it gets dark! I ran some errands this weekend and of course it’s next to impossible to get out of Target for under $50 when I only needed a few household items. My self control is never good there!

I was giddy like a child to see the holiday section filled with so many decorations. I took a walk through to get some inspo. I couldn’t help but pickup a few little pieces to get me set on holiday decorating. I’m going to try and get a head start on it this year since we’ll be traveling for both Thanksgiving and Christmas and have a friend coming to visit next weekend. November is sure to fly by!

How adorable is this little ceramic house and tree?! It comes in white, silver, gold, and a variety of sizes. I love candle light and the houses will glow with some tea lights in them. Sugar Paper always has dainty details for entertaining and these gold ribbon napkin holders are perfect to go with our gold chargers. I couldn’t find them on their website but I did see them in store. I stopped into Bath & Body and they were having a $4 a candle sale so grabbed one to save for December. They would also make great gifts too! The deal is only on for today so if you want one of their single wick candles for gifting now is the time or Black Friday.

I’m looking forward to finding some new ways to decorate our new place and enjoy it before it’s time to travel and holiday shop. This way I can share some of my favorite finds with all of you before they sell out (and I can persuade my husband to help me with the tree before he travels again for work.) I mean if Starbucks has started with their holiday cups then it’s not too early to deck the halls right?

Since our place already has accents of gold throughout I’m going to keep with that and then add some pops of red and ivory. Many of our decorations we’ve had for a quite some time and some of it has really lasted if I invested in it and other pieces I’m ready to toss and refresh. And I can’t handle the mess of glitter so anything with that has got to go! I’m thinking of finding a piece of garland for our window sill that I usually place some decorations on.

We usually purchase a real tree and have cut it down ourselves upstate near our parents homes and drive it back down to NYC (really, we’re crazy!) But we always loved getting to grab our tree as a family after Thanksgiving just in time to head back to the city. Though last year it didn’t happen and we decided to opt for the artificial for sake of easier setup and clean up. So as much as I miss the fresh smell and experience I’ll supplement for a real wreath instead. Tree isn’t up quite yet, still debating which space to set it up in but I’ll probably move on that after next weekend.

I’ve listed some of my favorite holiday finds for decorating below and linked out to the ceramic pieces from Target. I’ve also spotted some great items at Homegoods, Pier 1, Nordstrom Rack, and Michaels. Michael’s always has so many great deals so I placed an order with a coupon code for some sprigs for the tree and ordered some ribbon from another great retailer on ebay.

Ceramic Houses White version and Gold Version

Ceramic Tree White version I swear I got the little green one in my photo from Target. It’s $3, but I just can’t locate it on their site. It’s in the Wondershop section by Birchwood Bay Decor if you check in store.

Sugar Paper Napkin Rings (having trouble finding on site but are in store)

Happy Holidays Napkins

Marble Gold Trim Coasters (Homegoods old) similar here and holiday version

Balsam Candle

Here’s a little wish list of items I’m thinking of for inspiration. Be sure to click on each image in the widget to see the full details on the product’s website. Looking forward to sharing more soon. Let me know where your go to spots are for holiday decoration shopping!