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Red ornaments in star on coffee table - last minute Christmas ideas
Decorating and Design | Tips | Winter

Last Minute Christmas Ideas – Time is Running Out! (Saturday Spotlight)

Happy weekend and welcome to the Saturday Spotlight!  Each week, I like to highlight a different theme or topic to inspire you.  Not to put the pressure on or anything, but you do realize it is almost Christmas!  So today, I’m sharing a bunch of last minute Christmas ideas…from decorating to gifts and more! *For your convenience,…

Wreath hung on window - Decorating with wreaths for Christmas
Decorating and Design | Tips | Winter

Decorating with Wreaths for Christmas – Ideas and Tips (Saturday Spotlight)

Happy weekend and welcome to the Saturday Spotlight!  Each week, I like to highlight a different theme or topic to inspire you.  For instance, are you still looking for Christmas decorating ideas?  How about wreaths…do you have enough yet?  Yes, I’ll admit I’ve spent a ridiculous amount of time searching for Christmas wreath ideas on Pinterest!  To…

hello! I’M SHELLEY!

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!