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Host the Perfect Holiday Cocoa & Cookies Gathering, Plus a Giveaway!

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Host the Perfect Holiday Cocoa & Cookies Gathering, Plus a Giveaway from Layla Grayce

Photography and styling by Kate LandersIce Milk ApronPom Pom at Home White Mug SetPom Pom at Home Serving Plate SetRosanna Dessert Pedestals; and Rosanna Mini Domes

Host the Perfect Holiday Cocoa & Cookies Gathering from Layla GrayceHost the Perfect Holiday Cocoa & Cookies Gathering from Layla Grayce

Photography and styling by Kate LandersIce Milk ApronPom Pom at Home White Mug SetPom Pom at Home Serving Plate SetRosanna Dessert Pedestals; and Rosanna Mini Domes

Host the Perfect Holiday Cocoa & Cookies Gathering from Layla GrayceHost the Perfect Holiday Cocoa & Cookies Gathering from Layla GrayceHost the Perfect Holiday Cocoa & Cookies Gathering from Layla Grayce

Photography and styling by Kate LandersIce Milk ApronPom Pom at Home White Mug SetPom Pom at Home Serving Plate SetRosanna Dessert Pedestals; and Rosanna Mini Domes

Host the Perfect Holiday Cocoa & Cookies Gathering from Layla GrayceHost the Perfect Holiday Cocoa & Cookies Gathering from Layla GrayceHost the Perfect Holiday Cocoa & Cookies Gathering from Layla GrayceHost the Perfect Holiday Cocoa & Cookies Gathering from Layla Grayce

Photography and styling by Kate Landers; Ice Milk Apron; Pom Pom at Home White Mug Set; Pom Pom at Home Serving Plate Set; Rosanna Dessert Pedestals; and Rosanna Mini Domes

Kate Landers here again! I can’t wait to provide you with inspiration for your holiday gatherings. This month, I had the tremendous pleasure of styling some of the gorgeous products from Layla Grayce. The linen tablecloth, oval platters and mugs from Pom Pom at Home totally stunned me with their timeless beauty, and the “Frosty Tin Marshmallow” full apron from Ice Milk Aprons is beyond fabulous (The packaging alone is striking!). I have been a fan of the cake pedestals from Rosanna for years, and these absolutely darling petite pedestals with mini glass domes are no exception. Using these favorites from Layla Grayce, I’ve shared some ideas for hosting a Cocoa and Cookies gathering with your neighbors, family and friends below.

P.S. Scroll down below to learn how you can win all of the Layla Grayce products featured in this post!

1) Creating A Rustic and Sophisticated Style: I wanted to create a simple, nature-influenced dessert table inspired for the winter season. Products such as the natural linen tablecloth and classically elegant white crown platters and mugs were a fantastic way to create this look. A rustic wood planked backdrop, burlap ribbon attached to a dreamy green wreath and custom printables with a hand-painted feel added a variety of texture and style. Even desserts were created in warm earthy tones. Clean, pure, and sweet!

2) “Snow-covered” Desserts: Mounds of mini marshmallows look like snow on dark chocolate hot cocoa, and classic gingerbread cookies adorned with sugar crystals and white icing also showcase a snow-kissed look (snowflake shaped cookies only help provide a beautiful visual for this theme). To complement with extra sweetness, mini baked gingerbread donuts are blanketed in a white “snowy” frosting—how festive! Re-create the creamy white chocolate coating on the divinity puffs using icing, marshmallows and white chocolate drizzled over your desserts to add to the entire theme.

3) Dessert Presentation: I kept the desserts for this table very simple. Offering three desserts is the perfect amount to provide choices and a lovely look to your guests without overwhelming them. I opted for easy-to-grab desserts such as the mini baked donuts and divinity puffs stacked on pedestals and platters. One of my favorite details of this table (and perhaps the easiest to create!) are the mini dessert pedestals covered in clear glass domes, creating a “dessert snow globe.” To get this look, simply place your favorite sweet on a pedestal, coat with powdered sugar if you wish, and cover with the dome!

4) Hot Beverage Station:  Creating a hot cocoa toppings bar allows your guests to sweeten their cocoa with mint, caramel, whipped cream or marshmallows (among other sweet or salty treats!). I recommend also serving hot apple cider, coffee and tea to give your guests a variety of warm beverages to select from in addition to the cocoa.

5) Recipe Card Exchange: I absolutely love finding new recipes for the holidays, and cookie recipes are always a favorite! When mailing your invitation, include 3-5 recipe cards for the guest to bring filled out with their favorite cookie recipe. Then everyone at the party can go home with at least one new recipe to try at home. Share the yummy love!

6) Hostess Gift: I am completely smitten with the Ice Milk apron featuring that gorgeous large crisp bow front and center (though you could tie it a variety of ways). Packaged in an oversized Mason jar, it has such a beautiful presentation, and offers the perfect gift for the hostess. Another favorite detail: the apron colors are so neutral it can be used year-round!

Vendor Credits:

Design, Styling & Photography: Kate Landers
Printables & Backdrop Designs: Anders Ruff Custom Designs
Backdrop Printing: Print My Picture Online
Cookies: Flourish Sweet Shop
Baked Mini Donuts: Green Mountain Mini Baked
Divinity Puffs: Sees Candies

Enter to Win Kate’s Holiday Tablescape!

Bring delicious holiday inspiration into your home! Impress family and guests when you enter to win Kate’s essentials for a Cocoa and Cookies gathering, including Ice Milk’s Full Apron in Frosty Tin Marshmallow, a set of four Crown white mugs and Crown white oval serving plates by Pom Pom at Home, and pedestals and mini domes by Rosanna!

IceMilk Full Apron Frosty Tin Marshmallow Personalized: Layla Grayce
Pom Pom at Home Crown White Mug Set of 4: Layla Grayce
Pom Pom at Home Crown White Oval Serving Plate Set of 4: Layla Grayce
Rosanna Decor Bon Bon Hue White Small Beaded Pedestal: Layla Grayce
Rosanna Glass Mini Dome: Layla Grayce

To Enter:

*Limit one entry per person. You must have a Facebook account, like Layla Grayce, and sign up for Layla Grayce newsletters in order to enter this giveaway. Giveaway closes December 17, 2014, at midnight PST. Winner will be selected at random and announced by December 22, 2014. Click here for official Layla Grayce contest rules.

Naturally Elegant Holiday Table Inspiration

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Holiday Tablescape Giveaway from Layla Grayce
Photography and styling by Kate Landers

Pom Pom at Home Olivier Napkin SetPom Pom at Home Lily Table Cloth, Pom Pom at Home Crown White Plate SetStemless Basic Glass Set of 4, Personalized Eclectic Place Setting Set of 5

Kate Landers here again, excited to share with you a lovely rustic and elegant holiday tablescape. As so many of us are planning gatherings with family and friends this time of year, I thought this would be an ideal opportunity to provide you with inspiration for your holiday entertaining! Styling this table with so many gorgeous products from Layla Grayce was an utter delight, and I can’t wait to share. Read on for more details on how to set your table in a sophisticated yet understated way this season.

P.S. Scroll down below to learn how you can win all of the Layla Grayce products featured in this post!

1. Long & Low Centerpiece:

This centerpiece was chosen because it is conducive to conversation. Keeping it long and low allows everyone at the table to have something beautiful to enjoy, without obstructing views, keeping the table open for all to engage.

Here I opted for natural elements, including birch pillars, a mix of muted greenery, and faux antlers coated with clear glitter for a festive look. This blend creates a striking look that is perfect from fall all the way through winter. If you wish to add a bit more sparkle, I suggest mercury glass votives filled with white candles for minimalist glam.

 2. Natural Table Linen:

I have been a big fan of Pom Pom At Home’s beautiful table linens for years. Their Olivier napkins present crisp white linen, a stunning trim and generous size. I think any guest would be delighted to wear one in their lap! The Lily tablecloth is a true work of art. With natural linen and a ruffle trim, this generously sized table covering adds incredible warmth to not only the table but also the entire room. A mix of natural and white linen gives a soft yet stunning contrast. Linen itself is an exquisite fabric that feels comforting and inviting while maintaining luxurious look.

3. White Place Settings:

I have always believed that white tableware is a tremendous investment. It is incredibly versatile and works for any event with any color scheme, casual or formal. From appetizers and salads to the main course or dessert, serving on white allows the meal to take center stage. The white crown plates from Pom Pom At Home look more beautiful in person than I could have imagined. The generously sized chargers with scalloped details really give each place setting just what you need for a polished look—you won’t miss the fussy extra details of more complicated fabrics.

4. Classic Stemware:

Another great investment is traditional and classic stemware. Again, these are incredibly versatile for a wide variety of occasions. These thick, substantial glasses used for this table pleasantly surprised me—they are not made of glass! I am in love with them. They have a clean look, weighty feel in your hands, and best of all, are friendly for children and adults alike. As a mother to a toddler, I have started wondering where these glasses have been all my life—family gatherings simply seem more complete with them!

5. Eclectic Flatware:

Who knew that your flatware could bring so much style to a table? Don’t be afraid to mix various sets of silverware or flatware, so long as they are all made of the same material. With these eclectic place settings, you’ll see a mix of a variety of patterns, shapes and designs (even a monogram!) for a look that is sure to strike up conversation among your guests. I envision even a fork will remind someone of their grandmother’s silver or cause them to reminisce on that set they wish they registered for before their wedding. This set gives your table loads of style and a relaxed yet refined finish to a perfect place setting. If you can’t tell, I’m personally in love with these.

It was a sheer delight working with so many natural elements for this tablescape. The muted colors allowed for the variety of textures and patterns to really shine. It keeps the look stunning yet simple—very easy to recreate, allowing you to focus on what matters most.

Shop This Tabletop:
Pom Pom at Home Olivier Napkin Set: Layla Grayce
Pom Pom at Home Lily Table Cloth: Layla Grayce
Pom Pom at Home Crown White Plate Set: Layla Grayce
Stemless Basic Glass Set of 4 Personalized: Layla Grayce
Eclectic Place Setting Set of 5: Layla Grayce

Enter to Win Kate’s Holiday Tablescape!

Bring gorgeous holiday inspiration into your home! Impress family and guests when you enter to win Kate’s dreamy tablescape, including Olivier napkin set, Lily tablecloth, Crown plate set, personalized stemless glasses, and eclectic place settings. Here’s how to win:

*Limit one entry per person. You must have a Facebook account, like Layla Grayce, and sign up for Layla Grayce newsletters in order to enter this giveaway. Giveaway closes November 14, 2014, at midnight PST. Winner will be selected at random and announced by November 18, 2014. Click here for official Layla Grayce contest rules.

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Just in time for hosting out-of-town guests and holiday parties, we’ve exclusively released the Pigeon & Poodle home accessory collection! Rooted in a belief that it’s the little things that make the biggest impact in your home, Pigeon & Poodle created a captivating collection of handmade seagrass baskets, canvas bar tools, hair-on-hide picture frames and capiz shell bathroom necessities. We can’t get enough of this line, so we’re giving you a sneak peek of their must-have styles!

Pigeon & Poodle Lindon Yellow Basket Set from Layla Grayce Pigeon & Poodle Sedona Medium Handle Basket

Fashioned like a classic medicine bag, the Sedona basket leaves us dreaming of a seaside vacation. While you may not be able to skip town for time on the coast, you can at least capture that lush resort-esque aesthetic in your own bedroom or bath with this sophisticated woven seagrass container.

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Since retro bar carts are popping up everywhere in contemporary home design, it’s essential to have cocktail-mixing tools on hand! Pigeon & Poodle’s Lambeth canvas and stainless steel coasters, trays, shakers and ice buckets offer the perfectly practical and effortlessly stylish solutions for entertaining guests.

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If you love when everything in the home is in its proper place (or dream of that kind of organization!), you’ll swoon for Pigeon & Poodle’s extensive line of handwoven seagrass and abaca fiber baskets. Whether you favor the colorful array of the Middleton nesting baskets or the classic rectangular Yuma container, each bin stows everyday essentials while offering a charming decorative touch.

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