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I think I’m a child at heart, as I definitely get excited as the winter holiday season approaches.  I love when the air begins to have a bite to it, the leaves have fallen from the trees, and even the darker days as of winter approach. I find this is the perfect time to enjoy the holiday season with gatherings of both family and friends. This year, we will have extra reasons to celebrate with Jackson turning one in December.  I’m already planning how to change up my décor throughout the holidays to keep it fresh and new.


I’ve teamed up with Pier 1 to decorate my entry three different ways.  The entry is an easy place for you to restyle and have a little bit of fun in the process. One thing I like to do is decide what my theme will be.  In this case, I decorated my entry three different ways: Winter Solstice Party, Christmas Traditions with the Family, and Champagne Festivities. You’ll see even more details in the video I created with Pier 1 below that I’ve remained true to my love of a neutral palate in all three cases. It definitely got me in the holiday spirit!

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First Look – Winter Solstice Party


This décor is perfect to celebrate the shortest day of the year. The twinkle of candles, stars lights, and ornaments will give you the perfect start to a party that pays tribute to our long winter ahead.

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Second Look – Christmas Traditions with the Family


Growing up, one of my favorite memories were the traditions we did together as a family – the cookies we baked, the crackers that launched our festivities, and always bringing nature indoors.  All of these were key elements for making this time of year special in our house. I wrapped our gifts in birch paper that adds texture and keeps with the neutral tones of my décor.  Remember, when you have a neutral palate, you need to be sure to have texture and a variety of shapes to keep the look interesting.

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Third Look – Champagne Festivities


Whether you are planning a small soiree with close friends or a huge blowout celebration for New Year’s Eve, champagne never disappoints.  In this entry arrangement I decided to create something called the landscape effect, where the items displayed go up and down.  I loved adding a bit of whimsy into this by having ornaments hung on branches. This is something you can also easily recreate in other rooms of your house.

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Now it’s time to gather all of your favorite people together and let the holiday festivities begin!

Pier 1 Products Used:


LED Shimmer Tree | Crystal Cut Glass Votive | White Reindeer | Snowflake Glimmer Light Strings | White Star Glimmer Light StringsRattan Star Ornaments | Brich Gift Wrap | Glass Drop Ornament | Metal Serving Bowls | Santa Cake Stand | Snowflake Bottle StopperPinecone Wreath | Mercury Glass Candle StandsNatural Penguin Ornament | Holiday Wishes Appetizer PlatesBeaded Snowflake OrnamentShimmer White Garland | Jumbo Party Cracker | Furry Owl | Quatrefoil StemwareBeaded Gold Snowflake OrnamentScalloped Cake Stand | Frozen Branch WreathPinecone GarlandMercury Candle Holders | Crackle DecanterShimmer WreathWire Charms Party Cracker Set

Photos by Suzanna Scott for Sacramento Street

This post is brought you by Pier 1 Imports.

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Gift Guide: For the Globetrotter



We’re kicking off out 2015 Gift Guides, with one of my favorites – items you’ll be wishing for as you pull out your rolling suitcase and set out for your holiday travel. As an avid traveler, I’ve pulled together some of my must haves that I can’t travel without. No matter how long the trip is, you can always find my bringing these travel cases, a small candle and my new favorite is the Aesop Jet Set kit (it’s amazing!).

Shop the Gift Guide:

Modern Zip Backpack | Carry On Cocktail Kit | Shinola Shearling Neck Pillow | Monocle Travel Guide: Tokyo | Apolis Transit Issue Travel Candle | 2016 Travel the World Calendar | Travel Ready Perfume | Frends Taylor Headphones | Aesop Jet Set Kit | Cuyana Leather Travel Cases


It’s time to pull out your gift lists (and wish lists) because we’ll be sharing the rest of our 2015 Gift Guides over the next few weeks!


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Entertaining: This Year’s Thanksgiving Table

Holiday Entertaining: Thanksgiving Tabletop

This year I wanted to create my Thanksgiving table with as many things possible that I sourced locally. While November 28th is shop local day, I try to shop locally all year long. What I love about this particular holiday is that it is about family and gratitude and very little commercialism has seeped into it. As we lose the leaves on our trees and we prepare ourselves for winter, we give thanks for the things that matter and take pause in our busy lives.

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Product used: Heath Ceramics Opaque White Dinner Plate and Salad Plate 

Erica Tanov Napkins | Hudson Grace Bronze Pewter Flatware 

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As I prepared the table for Thanksgiving, I turned to three local sources to put the space together – Erica Tanov, Hudson Grace, and Heath Ceramics. These are all local businesses located in the San Francisco area.  I wanted a natural look for this particular celebration with a “less-is-more” approach. An abundance of light by way of candlelight and a simple bouquet of dried cotton are all the adornment there is. The simplicity of Heath dinnerware was the base of the design. Added to this were the stunning napkins designed by Erica Tanov and artist Emily March Payne. For flatware, I turned to Hudson Grace and chose a stunning set of copper utensils that contribute to the simplicity and at the same time add to the elegance of the table.

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Whatever Thanksgiving décor you choose this year, I hope you are able to take the time to enjoy family and friends together!

Photos by Emily Scott for Sacramento Street

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Gift Guide: For the Mom-to-be

Gift Guide : For the Mom-To-Be

While brainstorming gift guide topics creating one for the mom-to-be was a the top of my list! I wanted to pull together my favorite things I loved throughout my entire pregnancy. I’ve had a lot of readers email me about key items that I haven’t been able to live without. All of these items I’ve used, and most importantly, they were recommended to me by close girlfriends that have little kids. So, if you have a friend or family member that is expecting, she will cherish getting a few of these items under the Christmas tree.

1.) Pomegranate Oolong Tea | 2.) Mama-To-Be Tea Sampler | 3.) Lip Potion |

4.) Hand Cream | 5.) Maternity Tooth Pick Jean | 6.) Nike Vintage Sneakers |

7.) Pregnancy Day-by-Day Book | 8.) Brining Up Bebe | 9.) Hatch To Hospital Box |

10.) Pacific Mist | 11.) Baby Bump Sound System| 12.) Nars Blush |

13.) Honest Organic Jelly Balm | 14.) Grey Nursing Shawl | 15.) Sh*t I’m Forgetting Journal | 16.) Pregnancy Pillow

Don’t forget to check out all of our gift guides to help make your shopping easier this year!

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Gift Guide: For the Little Ones

Gift Guide: For the Littles | Sacramento Street

This year it was quite fun putting together this gift guide for little kids. Not only because we’re expecting our little guy, but we have a one year old nephew who I have a hard time not buying everything in sight for him. Why is everything so much cuter when it’s small? I seriously have no will power when it comes to items for little ones.

I hope this helps you with your holiday shopping for the kiddos in your family. I got into a bit of trouble when creating this gift guide!

1.) Uncle Goose Wood Embossed Blocks | 2.) Sailing Ship Kite | 3.) Bashful Monkey | 4.) Hannah Anderson Long Johns | 5.) Menagerie Bookend | 6.) Wooden Jungle Play Gym | 7.) Madeline Book | 8.) Fresh Bib | 9.) Let’s Draw : Illustration Book | 10.) Five Piece Rainbow Set | 11.) Gallery Art Cards | 12.) Mini Kanken Backpack

Don’t forget to check out all of our gift guides to help make your shopping easier this year!

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