Decorating for Fall With Department 56

Decorating for Fall With Department 56

Is fall your favorite season of the year? (It’s mine!) So let’s brighten your home by decorating for fall with Department 56. The good news is you can start small and expand as your space and budget allow. For example, you can use items you may already have at home for foundations and accent pieces. Foundations & Accent Pieces To begin with, I used a small rustic side table and vintage cheese box for foundations as I began decorating for

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5 Top-Voted European Christmas Markets

5 Top-Voted European Christmas Markets

PLEASE NOTE: This post on European Christmas markets was drafted up before the COVID pandemic, which has caused current travel restrictions. We’ve decided to share it as inspiration for when we can freely travel once again. (Instead of dreaming of sugar plums – you’ll surely have visions of Lebkuchen dancing in your head this Christmas😋!) I have a wanderlust heart. Unfortunately, as soon as cold weather hits, I’m in hibernation mode. Traveling in winter wasn’t something I’d ever really considered.

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Christmas Trends 2020

Christmas Trends 2020

Christmas trends 2020 include both traditional and not-so-traditional options. Decorate for Christmas with your favorites from our list of trendy colors, themes and designs! Color Trends for Christmas 2020 Traditional red and green is on our radar for Christmas trends 2020. Green, in fact, is growing in popularity. “We’ve expanded our selection of green ornaments this year,” said Tammy Hall, Bronner’s merchandise manager. What’s more, your friends and family will love to gather around the table to put together jigsaw

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Halloween Village Display Features Giant Jack-o’-lantern

Halloween Village Display Features Giant Jack-o’-lantern

Bronner’s has rebuilt it’s Department 56 Halloween Village display! Without a doubt, the focal point of the new display is the giant jack-o’-lantern named “Jack.” Carving the Jack-o’-lantern First, Bronner’s decorator Eileen Boone carved the giant pumpkin out of Styrofoam. She used a hot knife, also called a foam cutter. Next, she painted his exterior using three shades of acrylic paint. As can be seen, this created dimension, subtly emphasizing light and shadow. Finally, she painted the interior of the

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DIY Unicorn Finger Puppet

DIY Unicorn Finger Puppet

Take story time to the next level and make the little girl in your life over the moon with our DIY unicorn finger puppet! After all, it’s easy to make and you may already have most of the supplies at home.

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Pet Rescue: Penny’s Story

Pet Rescue: Penny’s Story

Our First Pet Rescue Penny’s story really begins with the story of our first pet rescue. Since I grew up having dogs, I was anxious to get our first dog after my husband and I were married in early 2019. We finally adopted our first rescue dog in July 2019. When we met Walleye, a nine-year-old Chiweenie (Chihuahua/dachshund mix), he had just been neutered and had four staples in his head from a recent surgery. In addition, he had a

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Wedding Trends 2020

Wedding Trends 2020

2020 wedding trends favor bold color, beautiful lighting, sustainable practices and individuality. The bride and groom are celebrating their special day. Hence, time for them to make it all their own! Each trend adapts to any size wedding – large or small. Weddings Trends: Bold Color The days of a 2-color wedding scheme are gone. Accordingly, trends suggest the couple feature their favorite color(s). Bold tones are replacing pastel colors. (Where pastels are still being used, neo mint is replacing

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