When I first began blogging, I had intended to write more about home decor, as it’s always been an interest of mine. I’d even asked Irene, the artist who created the Sweetopia banner, to somehow incorporate it in the illustration. A quick glance to the top right, and you can see how she represented it with a cute end table and lamp. Fitting, for today, I think, as I’m sharing this gorgeous Decanter lamp, from my lovely sponsor, Uptown Simple.
You can imagine my glee, when I was asked to choose an item from the site, and you can also probably imagine how tough it was to narrow the choices down!
There are so many beautiful items – click here to see for yourself, and happy news – with coupon code SWEET, there’s free shipping any order over $50.00!
To add some holiday festivity to my side table, I added some garland from Pier 1 Imports, some matching ornaments, and made a few simple dove cookies.
If you’re new to cookie decorating, or simply don’t have a ton of time to spend on detailed cookies, these easy cookies are for you. You can click on a quick Instagram video, above, to see how I began outlining these doves, and for other piping and flooding basics, as well as recipes, I’ve included links for you below.
Do you remember these Yule Chimes?! We had one at home growing up… I was just thinking of it the other day and wondering if I’d ever be able to find them again, when I came across them on Piper Classics!
The talented folks from Uptown Simple also own the site, Piper Classics, a home decor site with all sorts of charming items – everything from kitchen items, seasonal decor to furniture and curtains.
It’s where I found my glass cloche to go over my gingerbread house. Such a perfect way to keep the house fresh while on display! (My gingerbread house was still drying in this photo, so I didn’t have the cloche over it yet). The cloche is made of such a thick glass and is a beautiful shape – I know I’m going to using it with many of my cake stands for all my sweets! (More on the gingerbread house in another upcoming post).
More happy news for you – with coupon code SWEET, there’s free shipping any order over $50.00, on Piper Classics too!
How are your holiday preparations going?
p.s. I did receive the items mentioned in the post from Uptown Simple and Piper Classics, but all opinions are my own.