Holiday Tablescapes

One of the most exciting feelings I get when selling a house is knowing the new homeowners get to decorate and make their new house a home.  Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote, “Home is the nicest word there is”.  And, what a joy to be able to share it with others.

One can easily feel the increase of holiday hustle and bustle as we near times of celebration with family and friends.  More than ever, I find tablescaping has become just as important as Christmas tree and mantle decorations.  Family and friends gather together around the table to give thanks, dine and share their love for one another.  Now-a-days, creating uninterrupted time around the dinner table doesn’t happen as often as it use to, as we all know, and is often reserved for just the holidays, so enhancing a table setting with holiday trim adds to the excitement and makes the holidays an extra special occasion.

Are you tablescaping this holiday season?  If you’re looking for ideas, Pinterest and Instagram are good places to start.  Here are some of my favorite finds.


Local Farmer's Market

As a real estate agent, I carry a sense of pride when selling homes in Orange County.  Helping others fulfill the American dream is one thing, but owning that home in Orange County puts homeownership on a whole new level (in my opinion).  Besides being absolutely beautiful with its gorgeous beaches, coastal hilltops and ideal weather, the cities within create wonderful communities to be a part of.

I love my weekends!  Although I work most weekends, there’s something about Saturdays and Sundays that makes me want to step away from my usual routine and be adventurous.  Sunday morning I visited the Laguna Niguel Farmer’s Market.  There was such an abundance of organic fruits, vegetables and other harvested products, one can’t help but begin to feel healthier just walking from one booth to another.  The fruit samples were amazing, fresh cut greenery and flowers beautiful, and there were plenty of raw honey options.  They even had organic goose eggs!

If you find yourself wanting to be adventurous and have never gone to your local farmer’s market, I highly encourage it!  Here’s a link to farmer’s markets in all of OC!


Gorgeous Updated Cape Cod Style Home

Amazing sunsets and beautiful views adorn this completely updated single family home, just a short walk to Lake Mission Viejo.   Premium finishes were chosen for this Cape Cod style home.  Wide planked oak wood lays throughout the first floor giving one a warm feeling as you enter.  The completely updated kitchen was done with white cabinetry and soft closing drawers, all new stainless steal appliances, quartz countertops and a gorgeous marble backsplash.  A two-sided fireplace with built in media outlets hiding all wires and a Nest system is just a couple of the many details added to this home making it model perfect.  A beautifully hand crafted banister leads you up to the master suite that shows off cathedral ceilings, a large balcony and beautiful bathroom with a new marble dual sink vanity and tiled walk-in shower.  2 secondary bedrooms share a full bathroom with a shower tub.  The private backyard is perfect for entertaining guests, gardening or enjoying 4th of July Fireworks.  This like-new home was made move-in ready by top contractors, millworkers and top notch design choices.  Check out the video below!