Monday, December 31, 2012

Wishing You A Dandy New Year!



The Dandy is busy making his list for the new year!
See you in 2013!!



Your place at the table

Are you hosting a dinner party this holiday season? Here's a quick and dandy way to create placecards for your holiday table!

I began by downloading a placecard template from the Avery Labels website. They have a ton of free templates to choose from. I chose the basic tent card template to create my holiday place cards.

Once I downloaded the template, I used the borders and shading option to border the lines on my cards in black. Then I typed in the guests name using my favorite font.

 
Once I printed out the labels, I decided I wanted to "dress" them up a little and found my gold stamp pad in my craft closet.

By simply pressing the placecards face down on the stamp pad, I was able to create a beautiful gold edge to all my cards!

Monday, December 24, 2012

From Our House to Yours…

Wishing you a Merry Christmas...

invitation
and a very Dandy New Year!

Love,
The Domestic Dandy

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A Christmas Quandary

Are you in the midst of wrapping gifts? I finally sat down to tackle the gift wrapping this past weekend. In preperation, I purchased some beautiful gold wrapping paper, gold ribbon and shiny gold bows the week before...what I didn't purchase were name tags for each present. Upon realizing my situation, I remembered I had some fun wine charms in my craft closet.

I purchased them awhile back for a party we were hosting and didn't use all of them...thankfully. Turns out they make wonderful gift tags!
I simply wrote the recipients name on the tag
and attached the metal ring to the ribbon.
Whallah, a dandy package waiting to be opened Christmas morning!

You can purchase your own set of wine charms at Oriental Trading.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Dandy Christmas

Is your tree not standing tall and straight this year? Don't let it just hang limply to the side, purchase Balsam Hill's "Tree Topper Extension Kit" and show off your evergreen proudly.
Added strength to support any tree topper
  • Keeps your tree topper standing tall and straight
  • Adds stability and strength to support even heavy tree toppers
  • Comes with metal rod and zip ties for easy set up
  • Works on both real and artificial trees

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Beautiful Ruins

It may be because I'm wistful of our recent trip to Italy, but I truly enjoyed Jess Walter's book "Beautiful Ruins.

Beginning in a small Italian coastal village in 1962, we watch as local innkeeper Pascale becomes enraptured by a young american actress who has come to his inn "The Hotel Adequate View" to live out the last days of her young life. But, as the story unfolds we learn that she is not dying but is secretly pregnant with the child of one of Hollywood's leading men, who just happens to be filming the movie "Cleopatra" with Elizabeth Taylor in Rome.

As the story unfolds we watch as each of the characters lives unfold from the decisions they made that fateful summer. If you're looking for an enchanting read, I recommend this romantic novel full of joy, regret and lessons learned.

Grab your copy here!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Gift of Groove

Give the cat you love the gift of groove this Christmas with the Cat DJ Scratching Deck. You and your cat will be entertained for hours as your little furry loved on spins the scratching disk and moves the record arm around. Soon mittens will be giving deadmau5 a run for his money!

Available at fredflare.com. Cat DJ Scratching Deck -
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