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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…

Round bar cart decorated with Thanksgiving accessories
Decorating and Design | Fall

How to Decorate A Festive Bar Cart For Thanksgiving

Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year?  Well, if you’re looking for some Thanksgiving decorating ideas, you’ve come to the right place. Today, I’m joining a talented group of bloggers for a “Fall with Feathered Friends” Blog Hop“.  We’re sharing all kinds of fall bird themed decor so I’m sure you’ll find something that inspires you. …

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!