Gift Idea: Plates

Make your table merry and bright throughout the season with Juliska’s  Twelve Days Of Christmas Twelve-Piece Plate Set. Finish off your festive table with Charmajesty Linens placemats. So Suzy Says.

Gift Idea: Ho, Ho, Sip

Ginny Moon has a variety of hostess gifts wrapped and ready for gifting. My favorite is this collection of five Christmas mugs that feature a sweet image on the front — and some sassy wisdom on the back.  A dynamic, Christmas duo. So Suzy Says.

Gift Idea: Retro Cookware

Corningware Pyroceram Blue Cornflower 4 pc. Glass Ceramic Cookware Set is Corningware’s celebration of its 60th anniversary.  Buy it now — it’s a limited edition that is sure to make your dining table retro chic.  So Suzy Says.

Gift Idea:Man/Boy BYOB

Bring your own beer in style with The 16-ounce Govino Go Anywhere Classic Series Beer Glasses. They’re flexible, shatterproof and recyclable.  Cheers. So Suzy Says.    

Gift of Gatherings

Great Jones’ Big Deal is a fully clad stocpot that is perfect when friends gather or when you only have time to serve up leftovers. So Suzy Says.

Rise and Shine

I have the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor and we’re in love.  It’s  easy to use, even my kids can  clean it and it doesn’t take up much space.  One of my favorite ways to start the day is to fortify my family with a shot of Fresh Mint’s recipe of Lemon, Cucumber, Celery and Ginger. … Continue Reading

Bathroom Charm

Charmajesty’s Heart Bath Mats let you start your day clean and on a cloud of indulgently thick and absorbent White Italian cotton. Comes in red and blue – with custom options — color and monograms — available. Indulge your family or friends. So Suzy Says.


Don’t let the long wait times Thanksgiving travel can require, stitch away the hours with a Cat Palette Silhouette Needlepoint Kit  So Suzy Says.


Had the pleasure of attending a Danielle Rollins  trunk show hosted by the hostess with the mostest, Kimm Uzielli. It was a truly stylish evening. So Suzy Says.

Lavish Leftovers

Second Bloom: Cathy Graham’s Art of the Table byAlexis Clark with a foreword by Joanna Coles is  filled with tips to make every gathering gracious and memorable from Artist, collector, and entertaining guru Graham.  A great Thanksgiving resource.  And for your post-Thanksgivng meal, try serving up leftovers on Charm Majesty’s new looks-like-linen-to-most paper plates and placemats. They are the bomb.  … Continue Reading

Orange You Glad…

… that there’s a chill in the air so you can cuddle up with Spectrum’s Alpaca Throw?  Trust the Tipster, you’ll love the luxury of alpaca wool.  Cashmere-like in its softness it’s also a natural, sustainable, and hypoallergenic. It’s cuddle-worthy. So Suzy Says.


My heart aches as I type. I pray for the 200,000 plus people who are still not allowed to return home.  And I think about next time.  Prepare. Every home should have Emergency Survival Fiberglass Fire Blanket Shelter Safety Cover – I’ve just ordered this two pack.  I’m reading Emergency Survival Kits for My Family – Step-by-step … Continue Reading

Desktop Wonder

Brother ADS1500W Compact Color Desktop Scanner with Duplex and Web Connectivity will help you answer the perennial, “I spent what? On what?!” that many face at the end of the month.  Will also make gathering information for your end of year tallying easier.  Happy organizing. So Suzy Says.       


Handheld Milk Frother and Drink Mixer: 2-Speed, Battery Operated Electric Stainless Steel Foam Blender — plus accessories will whip any drink, hot or cold, into a frothy frenzy.  Yum, yum.  Thank you Christine @ Jouer Makeup for this great tip.  So Suzy Says.

Sweet Dreams

I’ve started sleeping with  the Big Red Rooster White Noise Machine which boasts six — rain, brook, ocean, thunder, white noise, summer night — sound choices and can run on batteries or be plugged in.   I enjoy either ocean or rain … and am sleeping more soundly.  Makes a great gift. So Suzy Says.    

Art Collecting

Learn about Outsider Art and the art market generally when Jim Hedges of Hedges Projects appears on Artactic. So Suzy Says. Jim Hedges – Hedges Projects                

Halcyon Days

Enable your home to enjoy the calm beauty of legend with the beautiful baubles of Halcyon Days.  Famed for their divine enamel boxes — collections include those based on Old Masters to their Annual and Holiday Collections — the company’s elegant portfolio includes so much more. I’ve collected these beautiful treasures since childhood and am lucky enough … Continue Reading

Merry Smells

  Fleur’s Modern Holiday Collection will delight your nose and elevate your environs with its combination of  Siberian Pine, Juniper accentuated by notes of  clove and citron created by the mother/daughter duo of Natalie Giane and Pati Miller. Enjoy. So Suzy Says.  

Table Drama

Stoneware Black Dinner Plates will add drama to any meal.  They mix well  with most China patterns, are microwave and dishwasher safe.  Large Serving Bowls, Small Serving Bowl also add drama to your table — and not just on Halloween. A great Target find. So Suzy Says.  

Spirit of St. Louis

Up your Man/Boy’s drinking style with the Saint Louis Crystal Oxymore Shot Glass. Handcrafted of crystal in France, the shot glass  holds a lucky two ounces of your favorite beverage.  Bottoms up. Check out the brand’s  Double Old-Fashioned glass too.  So Suzy Says.