A MOD MOD CHRISTMAS {WITH CRATE AND BARREL!}

Confession – I love when I get to work with brands on collaborations like these because it pushes me to get creative with how I see their product. So, when Crate & Barrel asked me join the likes of this fabulous crew for some holiday styling, you bet I was up to the challenge! And my vision all started with these fabulously mod appetizer plates

a vintage-inspired cocktail party for the holidays! // coco+kelley and crate and barrel

They set the tone for a more mid-century inspired Christmas party at home… I can just picture guests dressed in vintage attire and Dean Martin Christmas carols. It also inspired me to go with a fairly retro palette…

a vintage-inspired cocktail party for the holidays! // coco+kelley and crate and barrel

love the combo of the citron yellow, aqua and green as the main colors here – with a dash of red for holiday spirit of course. Walnut accents add to the retro vibe. The pillow complete the look and are such an easy way to switch up color in a room! (You can find the houndstooth ones here and the yellow tweed here). 

a vintage-inspired cocktail party for the holidays! // coco+kelley and crate and barrel

a vintage-inspired cocktail party for the holidays! // coco+kelley and crate and barrel

These little cocktail picks were another inspired favorite.  Don’t forget that swanky decanter! Oh how I love setting up a good bar…

a vintage-inspired cocktail party for the holidays! // coco+kelley and crate and barrel

But let’s not forget the party table! Instead of my usual tabletop, I was all about creating loungy space for this gathering, so snacks and decor went on my big coffee table instead…

a vintage-inspired cocktail party for the holidays! // coco+kelley and crate and barrel

Pro tip: gold confetti = instant party. So do yellow plates, I think. Toss those pillows on to the floor and let your guests settle in with their drinks!

a vintage-inspired cocktail party for the holidays! // coco+kelley and crate and barrel

a vintage-inspired cocktail party for the holidays! // coco+kelley and crate and barrel

A few oversized baubles in a bowl, and you, my friends, are all set.

a vintage-inspired cocktail party for the holidays! // coco+kelley and crate and barrel

To see more of my tips for holiday decorating, and find out more about the product used in this shoot, pop over to the Crate and Barrel Holiday Bloggers site – I’m joined by some of my favorites, like Victoria over at SF Girl by Bay, Jordan of Oh Happy Day and even Sweet Paul! You can see my feature right here.

shot by meghan klein for coco+kelley // sponsored by crate & barrel

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THANKSGIVING PRINTABLES :: FOR THE LOVE OF LEFTOVERS!

We all know that Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without loads of leftovers. So, this year when you send off your friends or family with a box full of goodies, why not finish things off with a sweet sentiment too…!?

thanksgiving printables for your to-go boxes full of leftovers! // marabou designs and coco+kelley

We teamed up with Marabou Designs to create these awesome free Thanksgiving printables to top your to-go boxes that will have your guests feelin’ the love when they reach for those leftovers the next day!

thanksgiving printables for your to-go boxes full of leftovers! // marabou designs and coco+kelley

thanksgiving printables for your to-go boxes full of leftovers! // marabou designs and coco+kelley

The pie box printables might be my favorite. (Because – PIE.) Also – pro tip – you can get the actual boxes from my girl Stephanie on her Etsy shop, which will save you from having to craft your own like we did!

thanksgiving printables for your to-go boxes full of leftovers! // marabou designs and coco+kelley

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These are super simple to print out because all you need is a flat sheet of label paper. No aligning your printer here (because we all know how well that works). Just print and cut around the circles!

thanksgiving printables for your to-go boxes full of leftovers! // marabou designs and coco+kelley

We found these traditional take-out boxes at a local craft store, but you can also find them online and in restaurant supply stores!  Mix ‘n match the kraft color with the white, or keep it simple.

thanksgiving printables for your to-go boxes full of leftovers! // marabou designs and coco+kelley

Click on the printable above to get to the PDF where you can download the file, or follow the links here:  Pie Labels // Round White Labels // Round Kraft Labels //

Are you getting excited for Thanksgiving yet? Now that we’ve posted our favorite recipe and this easy DIY, all that’s left to do is the table setting!

photography by meghan klein for coco+kelley // printables by marabou design for coco+kelley

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  1. A Johnson

    OMGoodness! I LOVE this idea. So much pretty and inviting than leftovers on a paper plate wrapped in tin foil. I’m definitely adopting this from now on. Bravo to you and Marabou Designs!

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SEATTLE HOLIDAY POP-UP SHOP AND WORKSHOPS!!

I mentioned last week that I’m so excited to finally be hosting a Pop-Up Shop in our studio here in Seattle along with the rest of the gang at 95 Yesler, and today we’ve got ALL the details for you lucky locals (and visitors?)

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We’ll be showcasing the work from some amazing local designers, some of which will also be sharing their goods at another pop-up down in Pioneer Square that same weekend – the King Street Makers Market. So, basically you have no excuse not to come down to the neighborhood for some shopping! We’ll have nibbles and treats every day and two amazing workshops on Saturday..!

gift wrap class with marabou designs // coco+kelley

The sweet and talented Brandy of Marabou Design will be hosting three workshops on December 6th (11am, 12:30pm, and 2pm) for you to get your craft on! In our Gift Wrapping 101 class, she’ll be showing you how the pros wrap their presents and giving you the opportunity to create your own beautiful gift tags and wrapping paper!

wreath design workshop with mckenzie powell // coco+kelley

I’m especially excited to have McKenzie Powell in the studio as well, sharing her insane talent for all things floral with us! Join us for either session (12pm or 4pm) of this wreath design workshop where she’ll go through the process how how to create the perfect decor for your front door. And of course there will be cocktails while you work!

Sign up for either (or both!) of these workshops RIGHT HEREAlso, feel free to use the Facebook event page to RSVP and spread the word to friends!

Vendors will include:

BDR-studio // Dorotea Ceramics // E. Smith Mercantile // History + Industry

Jennifer Ament // Joanna Morgan // MakrBox // Sara Adrienne // SDF

Shamila Fine Jewelry // Simple & Crisp // Victory Garden Yarn

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THANKSGIVING SIDE DISH :: SHAVED BRUSSEL SPROUT SALAD

Thanksgiving is my faaaaaavorite holiday because – it’s about the two things I love most. Friends and FOOD! So, of course we had to put together our own easy Thanksgiving recipe for the occasion.

This light but flavorful salad is the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving menu because it’s quite light and the flavors very complimentary. It’s also an easy dish which is nice considering the amount of prep we all do for such a big dinner!

Brussel Sprout Salad with Pancetta, Apple and Cranberry // coco+kelley

Shaved Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta, Cranberry and Apples // serves 4

Salad Ingredients ::

  • 4 cups shredded brussel sprouts
  • 1 large or 2 small red apples (we prefer pink lady or braeburn!)
  • 1 cup Pancetta, cubed
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Citrus Vinaigrette Ingredients::

  • 2 Tbsp orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Brussel Sprout Salad with Pancetta, Apple and Cranberry // coco+kelley

Prep ::

Start by shaving down your brussel sprouts by putting them through a food processor. You can also thinly chop them if needed! Slice the apples very thin as well.

Brussel Sprout Salad with Pancetta, Apple and Cranberry // coco+kelley

In a saucepan over medium high heat, cook the pancetta until it starts to brown. Add the cranberries and walnuts and continue to stir to allow the flavors to mix. Once the pancetta is fully cooked, remove from heat and add the mix into the brussel sprouts.

Sidenote – we have the best induction range from GE in our studio that makes cooking like this a breeze, it heats up so quickly, and cooks everything so evenly! Remember that every range is different, so when you’re cooking, adjust temps to suit your stovetop.

Brussel Sprout Salad with Pancetta, Apple and Cranberry // coco+kelley

Toss well, and then gently mix in the apples…

Brussel Sprout Salad with Pancetta, Apple and Cranberry // coco+kelley

Whisk together the ingredients for the vinaigrette and add slowly. I like my salads barely dressed, but if you prefer more flavor you can double the recipe for the dressing and add more!

Brussel Sprout Salad with Pancetta, Apple and Cranberry // coco+kelley

No need to fancy this dish up – just serve it as is! And as a sidenote – I haven’t been the biggest fan of raw brussel sprouts in the past, but I have to say that this dish changed my mind! However, I think you could easily also roast them up a bit and serve this at a nice warm room temp for a different experience. Either way, it’s a goodie!

photography :: meghan klein for coco+kelley

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DULY NOTED // 11.14

I don’t know about you, but for me this week holiday was in the air… while part of me feels like it’s way too early to be pinning Christmas inspiration, really Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so I say… ’tis the season! I’m excited to start sharing all the posts we’ve been working on next week – recipes and lots of other fun ideas are coming your way!

But today, I’m sharing with you some links from a few of my friends who deserve some serious recognition, along with a few other favorites…

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1 // I’ve been asked many times why I haven’t put out a book yet and I’ll tell you why – that stuff is HARD WORK. So, I’m incredibly proud of my friend Camille Styles and her gorgeous book that is out now!

As far as I’m concerned she’s one of the best entertaining bloggers out there, and one of the most beautiful people I know – inside and out. So you better believe this book is on my gifts to give list this year – a perfect way to support a friend who has brought so much inspiration to our lives, and a lovely hostess gift!

2 // This morning I woke up to sniffles which means only one thing for this weekend – SOUP! I’ve been obsessing over cauliflower soups lately, so I think I’ll give this one a try. If I can muster up the energy…

3 // Speaking of the season… tis the time for prepping guest rooms! I’m loving this one (in fact, the whole house looks so cozy, I could settle in for the winter), and this week I wrote a little guide with tips on prepping your own guest room that you can find right here.

4 // For the past two years I’ve sworn I was going to do a pop-up shop for the holidays. Well, this year I’m finally hosting one here in Seattle, but my bestie, Erin, at Apartment34 has beat me to the online version with a beautiful selection of pieces in her online pop-up shop! Maybe next year I’ll join her in the virtual world. Until then, peruse her curated goodies for some treats like this gorgeous serving board.

5 // Let the gushing continue… another girl on the go is my good friend Katie Armour. You may know her as the co-founder of Matchbook Magazine, and of course blogger at The Neo-Traditionalist. Well, never being one to sit still for long, she’s just launched a new endeavor that I know is close to her heart. Meet Buddy – an online art gallery named for her Grandfather. The idea is to bring art to an accessible level not only with the pieces themselves (limited editions start at only $50) but with tips on collecting and curating.

6 // And finally – on top of wondering what the heck I’m going to put on my table for the holidays, I’m wondering what I’m going to dress myself with! It’s been a while since I’ve updated the fancy side of my wardrobe, and I’m thinking about kicking things off with this clutch. A little rose gold never hurt anyone…

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  1. Laura Dunn

    I’m so excited about the new site Buddy! Thank you for sharing! I’ve loved reading your blog since 07 and it has never failed to be one of the best on the web!

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