How to Create a Beautiful Thanksgiving Tablescape

How to Create a Beautiful Thanksgiving Tablescape

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, Fun Report, General, Gourmet, Holidays, Tips and Tricks
Autumn is a beautiful time of year in New England, the landscape is ablaze with orange, red, and yellow, and the air is a crisp respite from the summer humidity. Along with autumn comes Thanksgiving. And with Thanksgiving comes family gathering, a hearty meal, and perhaps a little stress. If you have hosted Thanksgiving then you know there’s a lot to think about, before even considering how you’ll lay out the table. However, the tablescape, if done in advance, doesn’t need to add to your stress. In fact, it can be a creative form of expression and a chance to make the holiday that much more special. Here are some simple ways to adorn your Thanksgiving table and impress your guests. Set the tone Before starting the process of designing…
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Copeland Furniture Company: A Factory Tour and Inside Look

Copeland Furniture Company: A Factory Tour and Inside Look

Buzz, Community and Boston, Eco Friendly, Fun Report, General, Green Design, Pick of the Week, Things To know
I had the opportunity last week to journey up to Bradford, Vermont to attend Copeland Camp, a 2-day jam-packed instructional camp, hosted by Copeland Furniture Company. Copeland has been creating sustainably harvested hardwood furniture since the 70’s, and we’ve been working with them for nearly 4 decades. On deciding to work with Copeland, Peggy describes, "One of the most important things for me is the care they give to the environment and their desire to protect it for future generations. Tim Copeland was also a founding member of the sustainable furnishings council along with Circle, and one of the first winners of the Sage award given by the National Association of Manufacturers back in 2008."   Copeland Furniture Company Copeland Furniture has many attributes, they’re known for hardwood furniture, local…
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Top 6 Places to Visit in Cambridge, MA

Top 6 Places to Visit in Cambridge, MA

Buzz, Community and Boston, Fun Report, General, Pick of the Week, Things To know
Harvard Square might be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Cambridge, but there's so much more to the city. Sitting opposite Boston on the Charles River, Cambridge is a university community and a hub of innovation. We have roots in Cambridge going back over 60 years. In fact, Circle Furniture takes its name from the location of the original store, in Putnam Circle (now Putnam Square) in Cambridge, MA. We still have a beautiful showroom in Cambridge right in Fresh Pond. Over the years we've discovered so many reasons to love Cambridge and we want to share them with you. Why we love Cambridge Heather, from our Cambridge showroom, has "enjoyed walking around Fresh Pond for many years." The Fresh Pond Reservation Loop trail is a beautiful…
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Top 3 Boston Summer Events You’ve Not Yet Missed

Community and Boston, Events and Fundraisers, Fun Report, Random
1 -TONIGHT: Boston Summer Arts Weekend is back and brings a wonderful line up of music and events. Kickoff your weekend early tonight, Wednesday, July 23rd with the Arts Walk down Newbury street. Join us for a sip of wine and a small bite at our Boston location. 2 - ICA Harborwalk Sounds series started last week and will continue every Thursday at 6:30 pm through August - catch a breeze on their ocean front deck, enjoy good music, bevies, and free admission to the museum for design inspiration galore - I'll see you there! 3 - Earn some extra couch time by participating in Boston's brand new free Fitness in the Park series, better yet take a Hubway to get there.  
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Color of the Year…Radiant Orchid

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Fun Report, Pick of the Week, Random
[caption id="attachment_3247" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Pantone's Color of the Year - 2014[/caption] For those who keep up with design trends, you've had a couple of months to let the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year sink in. For those who aren't in the know...the winner was Radiant Orchid. So what's the word on the street? Do we love it or shall we lock ourselves in our homes and not come out until 2015? Here's what we think at Circle. Bring It On! No, it's not that we're obsessed with all things pink/purple. Trust me, we love our neutrals just as much as the other guy...but pops of Radiant Orchid make us swoon. Seriously. I mean, how can you resist a bit here and there... In your home, to brighten up any…
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Woof Woof

Fun Report, Pick of the Week, Random
Since adopting a puppy three months ago, I am like all new parents...obsessed with my little one. She is the cutest, sweetest, smartest dog that has ever existed. Now I understand dog people. I understand the obsession. I understand why people love to talk about their dogs and their funny habits or special abilities. I get it. In fact, I'm not sure how I existed without a dog! Here at Circle there are a lot of dogs in our family. I thought I'd introduce you to some of our beloved friends. Hope you enjoy. [caption id="attachment_3224" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Here's Rocky...loves sleeping...who doesn't?[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3233" align="aligncenter" width="337"] Fay...very social already and loves her toy lamb chop.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3219" align="aligncenter" width="273"] Meet Woody..brings the newspaper in every morning...awww[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3217" align="aligncenter" width="400"]…
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Let’s Get Pink and Party!

Colorful Ideas, Community and Boston, Events and Fundraisers, Fun Report, Pick of the Week, Random
Dig in your closet and pull out the Pink dress, or the Pink tie because it's almost here...our annual Pink Party fundraiser for The Ellie Fund. We can't believe that this year will be our 7th year celebrating with our fabulous friends, family, customers and the amazing Ellie Fund crew. This October, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are so excited to offer a special price on select Stressless Pink recliners, with $100 of each special purchase going to the Ellie Fund. Let's take a walk down memory lane...oh, the fun we have had! [caption id="attachment_3164" align="aligncenter" width="400"] The Gang[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3163" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Remember the Cupcakes?[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3162" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Hilary, Julie and Luanne[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="393"] Peg and Harold Keeping an Eye on Things[/caption] [caption…
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