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Christmas tree decorations - simple holiday traditions
Lifestyle | Winter

Simple Holiday Traditions – Some of Our Favorites (Saturday Spotlight)

Happy weekend and welcome to the Saturday Spotlight!  As we approach Thanksgiving and Christmas, I’ve been thinking about some of our favorite holiday traditions. Even though most of them are quite simple, our family has come to expect them year after year.  I’m sure you and your family have a bunch as well.  So today, I’m…

Red mums on fireplace hearth - Decorating for Thanksgiving and Christmas
Christmas | Decorating and Design | Fall

Decorating for Thanksgiving and Christmas (How to Make Everyone Happy)

Happy weekend and welcome to the Saturday Spotlight!  This week, we’re dealing with that mid-November dilemma so many of us face… Should we be decorating for Thanksgiving or transition directly to Christmas decor?  Since I don’t think there’s any “right” answer, today I’m sharing ideas for decorating for Thanksgiving and Christmas along with tips to combine…

White pumpkin on cake stand - Simple Thanksgiving Centerpiece ideas
Decorating and Design | Fall | Tablesettings

5 Simple Centerpiece Ideas for Thanksgiving – (Easy and Inexpensive!)

If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, you probably have a huge list of things to do in the next couple of weeks.  If one of those things involves creating a centerpiece, I’ve got you covered.  Today, I’m sharing 5 simple (and super-easy) Thanksgiving centerpiece ideas for you! (Actually, more than five if you count all…

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Welcome to my lifestyle blog, Calypso in the Country!

I hope to inspire you with budget friendly ways to create a home you love. My style is casual/traditional with some coastal touches… because everyday should feel like a vacation. Follow along as I share DIY projects, tablescapes, decorating ideas, anything blue and white, travel and more!


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Welcome to Calypso in the Country


Welcome!  My name is Shelley and this is my blog – Calypso in the Country!

While you’re here, I hope to inspire you with home decor, entertaining tips, tablescapes and anything to make your home more beautiful! 

My decorating style leans toward traditional with a coastal twist and a splash of British Colonial!   I love adding color to my home but I tone it down with neutrals and textures. 

Basically, my goal is to make my home feel like a vacation that never ends.  Speaking of vacations, I occasionally share our travels on the blog as well.  Although as a busy family, we don’t get away as much as we’d like!