This has been my most exciting post to write since I launched my blog last January. My hope for The Girl Guide was that it would serve as a creative outlet for myself, but my dream was that it would also lead to collaboration with other brands, bloggers, and fellow female entrepreneurs. This was a dream come true. When I first set out to create a holiday "tablescape" my goal was to partner with and promote local brands and create something that was beautiful and inspirational for my followers. I first pitched the idea to Lindsay Madden, my photographer and the co founder of Miller Madden Events and as they say, the rest was history!
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. In our house it's always been about good food and family....and its always CASUAL! I love dressing up for Christmas but its also so nice to hang out in a cozy knit sweater and cords all day. This is the first year I'll be hosting in our home. We moved in about a year and a half ago and I'm looking forward to starting a new tradition (also a little nervous - cooking turkey scares me!).
When we partnered with Juliska for the tablescape, Kristina (the other half of Miller Madden Events) and I visited their showroom in Stamford, CT which also serves as their corporate headquarters. They have an amazing selection but I immediatly gravitated to a more curated "mix and matched" look of neutrals with a pop of gray (I know what you're thinking - gray is not a pop haha). I like that the pieces we chose can be used for every day or for special occasions. How amazing are these feather napkin rings?? I also love these placemats which would work for Christmas! For the florals I worked with one of my favorite new local finds, Stems + Co. Zoe brought my vision to LIFE with a magnolia and eucalyptus based garland that spanned the length of my table. The colors complimented the other elements on the table perfectly and was somehow seasonal and a touch feminine all at the same time. Scroll down for more pics, to shop my look, and to shop my gorgeous monogrammed linens c/o Monogram Mary!
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I first discovered Halo Home last year while scrolling through Instagram. The combination of gray fringe and a monogram? It was love at first sight! When my friend Brooke, owner and founder of Monogram Mary said she could order and monogram them for me I was so excited! They also fun cocktail napkins which make the best hostess gifts and I love these extra large Christmas stockings which I'm thinking of ordering.