Home for the Holidays with The Fashionable Hostess

 
Home for the Holidays with The Fashionable Hostess in Nashville, TN | Tabletop styling | Holiday drink inspiration | The School of Styling www.theschoolofstyling.com 

Happy Holidays everyone from the my home, the #MiaChateauFH! This Holiday season I couldn't wait to create a beautiful gold table complimented by festive cocktails, and glittery details.

To create my table, I picked up beautiful plates and stemware from Z Gallerie. The plates are the Luna Dinnerware and the glasses are the Avelina glassware set. My favorites though are the stemless "cheers" champagne flutes which I plan to use straight into my New Year's celebrations.

What I love most about the table is the simplicity of the centerpiece. This time of year the last thing we need is more stress, and finding flowers and arranging them is in many of our cases, stressful! So I opted for mini faux pine trees which I lined down the center {I got them at Michaels!}. Around them I sprinkle glittered pinecones - which you can buy or DIY, and little jewels.

 Alongside my table I used my buffet space mostly for more decorations, like faux box woods, trays filled with bottles of champagne, as well as for my premier cocktail. I just love the way the buffet looks with the back side lined with faux garland {again, faux being the key word!}. 

 My cocktails are a "must" this Holiday season:

•         2 cups (16 ounces) good vodka

•         1 cup (8 ounces) orange liqueur (recommended: Cointreau)

•         1 cup (8 ounces) pomegranate juice (recommended: Pom Wonderful)

•         1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (3 limes)

•         Lime peel strips, to garnish

Find the full recipe on foodnetwork.com.

Not a fan of cocktails? I even sprinkle pomegranates on top of champagne this time of year to add a little color!

The picture perfect Holiday outfit, as sweet as a candy cane, comes from ShopBuru.com {the peppermint patty skirt and the snow bunny sequin tee}

 

December Cocktail by WinMock

 

The ladies of WinMock are back with the yummiest holiday cocktail! We think this will be on the menu at our next Christmas party. Because butterscotch!

Butterscotch and dark chocolate are the perfect complement to each other in a sweet cocktail made just for these cold winter evenings. With the rich coffee and vanilla flavor of Kahlua paired with the sweet butterscotch and chocolate duo, a creamy dessert cocktail is created.

 

Ingredients:

 Kahlua

 Butterscotch Schnapps

 Vodka

 Heavy cream

 Chocolate syrup

 Dark chocolate shavings (optional)

 A martini shaker

 A chilled martini glass

The how-to:

1. Start by adding ice into the shaker, then combining ½ an ounce of Kahlua, ½ an ounce of Butterscotch Schnapps, ½ an ounce of vodka, and ½ an ounce of heav y cream.

2. Shake the ingredients together for a few seconds.

3. Swirl chocolate syrup on the inside of your chilled martini glass, then pour the martini through the strainer into the glass.

4. Swirl more chocolate syrup on the top of the martini before serving.

5. For a sweet addition, sprinkle chocolate shavings on top (a candy bar chopped up or shaved works wonderfully!).

Enjoy,

The gals from WinMock

Photography: Sara Logan Photography // Venue: WinMock at Kinderton

 

Three Ways to Decorate for the Holidays

 

There's not much I love more than Christmastime. With twinkle lights, cozy blankets, hot cocoa by the fire, and sweet time spent with family and friends, what's not to love? Sometimes decorating your home can feel overhwelming. I firmly believe you don't need a whole lot to make your home feel warm and inviting for the holidays! 

Today, I'm going to share three easy ways to decorate for the holidays: greenery, pillows, and lighting!

First up, greenery. I absolutely love a fresh Christmas tree in my home. It's one of the things I look forward to most when decorating for Christmas! However, I don't think a tree should be the only way to bring greenery into the home. Here are a few of my other favorite ways (all of which you could DIY): simple wreaths, a greenery runner, and extra sprigs put in a variety of glass jars. Quick and easy with a big impact!

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This is my favorite time of year to curl up on the sofa with a glass of wine (like a gorgeous sectional from one of my favorite stores, Arhaus). Adding extra cozy throw pillows is a simple way to add color, texture, and warmth! Here are a few of my favorite holiday pillow looks in three different styles:

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Finally, adding some warm lights around your house is a fun and effortless way to bring holiday cheer indoors! Personally, I have added strands of copper wire twinkle lights to my bookshelves and love them. Here are a few fun ways to add a warm glow to your living room this season: 

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There you have it, three simple and easy ways to bring holiday warmth to your living space! Tell me, how did you decorate for the holidays? Let me know in the comments below!