I’m so excited to finally share this holiday table setting how-to that I worked on with the Southsider magazine and my good friend, Kayla Weber Nord. Kayla and I work together so easily and we were immediately on the same page with our vision. It also helps that each have a good collection of table setting materials to use and choose from! We wanted to put together a table setting that was neutral and classic enough for fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and beyond but also had a bit of holiday flair.Read More
Hate it or love it, the holiday season is officially here for the retail world so I’m diving right in to holiday content. I’ve gotten so many questions about my homemade simmering scents since posting about my fall build-your-own potpourri station, so I decided to share another spin on this with a holiday themed scent! This using many of the same ingredients as the autumn scent. plus some new ones, and looks just as good as it smells! This is a must if you are entertaining and want you home to smell AMAZING for all your guests! It also makes such a cute and easy homemade gift for neighbors, teachers, co-workers, etc.Read More
There’s a few basic guidelines I follow in my porch decorating that can really help you no matter the season, size of your porch, or style of decor! Below I’ve outlined 6 simple tips and tricks that will help you get started and decorate your porch like a pro! I also try to make it as easy on myself as possible to transition my porch quickly and easily from fall to Christmas and beyond- and these tips are perfect for that too! I’ve covered everything from materials, to placement, and styling without making it too fussy or complicated, so ANYONE can create a beautiful porch!Read More
Join Emily, owner of the Amsden + Gathered Living, for a fun fall floral arranging workshop! Learn the basics of making your own beautiful floral arrangements for your home using our bouquet bar and a gorgeous variety of fall blooms.
Bring your own vase or we’ll have a variety of vases available for purchase from the mercantile if you don’t have one. Each attendee will leave with one large 15-20 stem arrangement.
We’ll also have complimentary wine, fall drinks, and treats from the Amsden Coffee Club.
Find all details and purchase tickets below- I hope to see you there!Read More
One of the best parts of autumn is undoubtedly all the wonderful scents of the season! For a couple of years I have been putting together these homemade stove-top fall scents for the store and my own home. Each year I have added a few more ingredients and perfected my recipe a little more. These little jars of ingredients pack a punch, within a few minutes they will make your whole home smell just heavenly and exactly like fall! I've included all the ingredients and step-by-step directions below so that you can make your own. We recently had our own build-your-own simmering scent station set up at the mercantile and it was a huge hit! We had all the ingredients ready and empty jars available for customers to fill and customize themselves.Read More
One of the requests I get most from clients is to help them arrange and hang their wall decor. I cannot tell you how many homes I have visited that have a fully decorated house but still have blank walls, just because they don't know where to get started and are afraid to "mess up." That's why I've gathered up all my best tips and tricks that make hanging wall decor and frames as easy as possible. Throughout my experience hanging wall decor in my own home, client's homes, businesses and restaurants, as well as retail and offices, I have learned a lot from trial and error, as well as from working with all different shapes, sizes, and types of wall decor. Take a look at my top tips, must-have tools, favorite tutorials, and more below!Read More
Yesterday we celebrated the end of summer and back-to-school with a fun ice cream social at the Amsden! I had been wanting to throw a cute ice cream party all summer and had been collecting ideas on Pinterest for months. This was a super easy party to pull together for a crowd and something both kids and adults could enjoy together! Below I've listed everything you need to know about throwing your own ice cream social party!Read More
Derby parties are one of my favorite events to host and a great way to kick off summer outdoor entertaining. Last year I collaborated with Lex Eats to pull together a collection of all our favorite Kentucky Derby party recipes! Our menu incorporates lots of finger foods + bite sized appetizers perfect for snacking on all day throughout your derby festivities. We also included an easy + refreshing cocktail as well as a fun dessert option! Check out the full menu + recipes below. You can even print out the menu to use for your own derby party! Also don't forget to check out the full list of Derby themed posts from other local Bluegrass bloggers!Read More