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It’s really beginning to feel like Fall this week, and we are loving it! Celebrate the coziness and get inspired with some fabulous fall recipes:

5 Fabulous Fall Foods via Abbey Carpet SF
First and foremost, the quintessential autumn beverage  — the pumpkin spice latte. If you love this drink but prefer to sip something warm from the comfort of your own home, try this recipe!

5 Fabulous Fall Foods via Abbey Carpet SF
Take toast to the next level with this tasty butternut squash toast recipe! This would make a great Autumn brunch food or Thanksgiving appetizer!

5 Fabulous Fall Foods via Abbey Carpet SF
A little sweet, a little savory, and all around adorable: thyme popovers with ginger pear butter. We can’t wait to try this one at home!

5 Fabulous Fall Foods via Abbey Carpet SF
Speaking of savory — how delicious do these three cheese, potato, rosemary tarts look? Plus they are actually pretty quick and easy to make!

5 Fabulous Fall Foods via Abbey Carpet SF
Looking to warm up with an adult beverage on a chilly Fall evening? This apple cocktail is sure to be a hit at your next dinner party!

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Thanksgiving is over and now winter is on it’s way, and that means it’s time to start decorating for Christmas. Whether you’re hosting a big holiday event, or just want to add a little Christmas cheer to your home during the season, here are 7 clever, crafty or just Christmas-y ideas to get you inspired:

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Want to welcome the holidays into your home, but not quite ready to commit to a full sized tree? Check out this sweet and simple trio of mini trees, or…

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Craft your own adorable felt trees!

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
These little fir tree ornaments also make for a subtle but seasonal decoration.

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Feeling crafty but want to keep things simple? Try this cute, rustic stick ornament DIY!

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Or, for a more involved rustic look, use an old door to create a makeshift mantel!

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Adorable AND edible? Impress everyone at your next holiday gathering with these deliciously wintery snowy pine cone snacks!

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
For a more sustainable celebration,  wrap gifts with a reusable cloth and gathering flowers, herbs, or leaves to embellish with! You can find more zero-waste holiday ideas here.

It’s the tasty time of year again, when hosts and hostesses all over are looking for the perfect dishes and decor ideas for their Thanksgiving feasts. Make your Thanksgiving table stand out with these creative and crafty ideas we’ve collected for you:

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
Want to create warm welcome? We’ve found you a free printable banner that will do the trick!

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
We love this layered tablecloth look! It’s easy to recreate with fabric, and the rustic feel means no hemming is needed!

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
Butcher paper and crayons make the dining experience fun for little ones. But if we’re being totally honest, it looks great, and would be a perfectly acceptable last minute solution for the grown up table, too!

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
Here’s another fun way to make your table interactive — more free printables!

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
For easy seasonal decorations, paint some empty cans (we know you’ll have some after you’re done baking that pie!) and fill them with feathers!

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
You can also create a beautiful centerpiece using some rosy red apples. The white candles and greenery give it such a cozy, inviting feel.

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
You can also keep your table looking and smelling great by making some simple bouquets from fresh herbs! Talk about appetizing!

Easter is a fun holiday and the perfect opportunity to welcome Spring with some crafts and snacks. Step away from plastic eggs and fake grass this year, and instead celebrate with some of these fresh decorations and recipes:

7 Fresh Ideas for Easter via Abbey Carpet of SF
Try a natural egg dye this year to get these subtle, organic colors!

7 Fresh Ideas for Easter via Abbey Carpet of SF
Or skip the dye altogether with this fresh floral and herb DIY that creates perfect springtime simplicity.

7 Fresh Ideas for Easter via Abbey Carpet of SF
You can also use your eggs to make an adorable succulent garden that would make a great centerpiece for any Spring event.

7 Fresh Ideas for Easter via Abbey Carpet of SF
Or you can craft these sweet hanging posies!

7 Fresh Ideas for Easter via Abbey Carpet of SF
This speckled egg nest is easy to throw together with dollar store materials!

7 Fresh Ideas for Easter via Abbey Carpet of SF
Modernize your Easter celebration with these fun little cookies.

7 Fresh Ideas for Easter via Abbey Carpet of SF
Or wow your guests with this gorgeous Easter basket cake!

Whether or not you are enthusiastic about the holidays, the onset of a new season is always an exciting time. Lately, we’ve been inspired by winter decor that celebrates and  highlights the natural beauty of the season without necessarily being overtly Christmas-y or over the top. Here are some of our favorite ideas:

Winter Decor Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
White washing natural finds like twigs and pine cones is a beautiful way of celebrating winter in your home. The white palette goes great in just about any space, and creating this yourself is easy — check out the DIY here!

 

Winter Decor Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Add a rustic touch by filling Mason jars with epsom salt and adding candles to make some a wintery votive. This was originally envisioned as an alternative advent calendar project, but would work as a simple decoration or centerpiece, too.

 

Winter Decor Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
These cheerful pom poms make for some great ornaments, but the non traditional color scheme keeps it from being stuffy. We love the use of this horizontal branch as a natural touch, too.

 

Winter Decor Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Visuals aren’t the only way to channel the season into your home — try this delicious recipe to fill your space with some yummy winter-appropriate smells! Plus, the ingredients are quite beautiful, too.

 

Winter Decor Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Looking for a project with both form and function? This adorable bird seed ornament can help you spruce up the outside of your home, as well as attract some feathered friends to your house!

 

Winter Decor Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
A winter wreath can be more than evergreen boughs, as demonstrated by these creative arrangements by Twin Palms Ranch. We love their use of alternative materials like eucalyptus and dried okra!

Looking for some fun seasonal crafts? Here are a few darling ideas we found around the web!

Five Fun Spring Projects via Abbey Carpet of SF
Celebrate spring greenery by displaying your plants in this cute DIY hanging plant shelf!

Five Fun Spring Projects via Abbey Carpet of SF
Immortalize natural beauty by making clay leaf bowls!

Five Fun Spring Projects via Abbey Carpet of SF
This spring coaster DIY is perfect for entertaining!

Five Fun Spring Projects via Abbey Carpet of SF
Up your Easter egg game with this adorable pressed flower Easter egg tutorial!

Five Fun Spring Projects via Abbey Carpet of SF
Or impress guests with this delectable speckled egg cake!

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, and Spring is only just around the corner — what better color to celebrate than green?

Green Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
This spacious kitchen is fully in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with both green AND gold accents!

Green Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Green can make for a great wall color, as with these paneled walls.

Green Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
We’d love to curl up with a book in this minty nook!

Green Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Green can also make an eye catching accent, as with this gorgeous sofa.

Green Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
We love the splash of green in this whimsical children’s room.

Green Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
And these velvet green dining room chairs!

Green Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Of course you can always introduce a little green into your space by adding houseplants!

Mardi Gras Madness via Abbey Carpet of SF
Mardi Gras is a fun filled and colorful celebration! Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite Mardi Gras inspired decor, DIY and deliciousness!

Mardi Gras Madness via Abbey Carpet of SF

Mardi Gras Madness via Abbey Carpet of SF

Mardi Gras Madness via Abbey Carpet of SF

Mardi Gras Madness via Abbey Carpet of SF

Mardi Gras Madness via Abbey Carpet of SF

Mardi Gras Madness via Abbey Carpet of SF

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It’s finally February, which means Valentine’s Day crafts, snacks, decor and DIYS! Here are some fun finds:

14 Fun Valentine's Day Finds via Abbey Carpet of SF
1. A tasty conversation heart DIY!

14 Fun Valentine's Day Finds via Abbey Carpet of SF
2. Light of my life, light bulb project!

14 Fun Valentine's Day Finds via Abbey Carpet of SF
3. This cute matchbox DIY is perfect for class Valentines!

14 Fun Valentine's Day Finds via Abbey Carpet of SF
4. Simple and sweet fruit Valentine.

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5. Here’s something worth falling in love with: white chocolate raspberry cheesecake.

14 Fun Valentine's Day Finds via Abbey Carpet of SF
6. Spruce up your workspace with this 3D heart DIY.

14 Fun Valentine's Day Finds via Abbey Carpet of SF
7. Printables! Another sweet idea for the kids.

14 Fun Valentine's Day Finds via Abbey Carpet of SF
8. Possibly the cutest piñatas of all time!

14 Fun Valentine's Day Finds via Abbey Carpet of SF
9. The perfect printables for Valentine’s Day festivities.

14 Fun Valentine's Day Finds via Abbey Carpet of SF
10. Giving away handmade goodies? This is the perfect treat bag for you!

14 Fun Valentine's Day Finds via Abbey Carpet of SF
11. These magnets would be a great project to do with the little ones.

14 Fun Valentine's Day Finds via Abbey Carpet of SF
12. Looking for something a little more masculine? These love bugs might be just the thing!

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13. These friendship bracelets would make a sweet platonic gift.

14 Fun Valentine's Day Finds via Abbey Carpet of SF
14. Last but definitely not least, this DIY message in a bottle has stolen our hearts!


Gold inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
New Years Eve is TOMORROW and we’re dreaming of gold!

Gold inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF

Gold inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF

Gold inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF

Gold inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF

Gold inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF

Gold inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF

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