The Ultimate Organize-It Holiday Blog List

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Ultimate Organize-It Holiday Blog PostsPrepare for the Holidays with a little help from the Organize-It Blogs – Ask Our Organizer, Organize-It Blog, and Clutter Control Freak.

If you’re reading this, you’re searching for holiday inspiration. Organize-It has you covered for ideas and organizing tips. Over the years, a multitude of writers have shared their holiday inspiration. The following lists are a selection of our blog posts, handpicked just for you to save you time. Be sure to bookmark it, and, of course, we’ll be writing new blog posts to keep you organized and enthusiastic about holidays, homemaking and your life – so be sure to check back or subscribe using the form to the right of this post.

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Organizing with Kitchen Vignettes

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organizing kitchen vignettes
Organizing your kitchen is one thing. Making a personal statement with organization is another thing entirely.

A deluded prelude to kitchen vignettes

Austerity makes a kitchen counter simple to clean. For two years I kept my counter completely bare. It wasn’t because I embrace a minimalist aesthetic, because I don’t. I just found that relentless smatterings of crumbs were easier to clean without hindrances. But…

kitchen vignette awakening

A kitchen vignette awakening

The austere look lacked humanity. And style. Plus the melamine counter top of my rental simply didn’t merit 100% of the attention. It simply could not do the style job on its own. It demanded a distraction from its underwhelm. An infusion of personality was the answer, in the form of kitchen vignettes.

sparking a kitchen vignette

Sparking a kitchen vignette

Combine any or all of these elements to spark your counter top vignette:

– cooking, eating, or seasoning implements corralled in some type of container, like a vase or tray
– objects in some type of natural material, like wood or marble
– something unexpected: a portrait, a table lamp, or anything you wouldn’t expect to find in a kitchen
– something living like plants or cut flowers, or convincing fakes
– something that reinforces, punches up, or disrupts your color scheme
– something that is uniquely you, and would never be found in a furniture/lifestyle catalog
– a textile that speaks to you, like linen napkins artfully folded and stacked in a basket, or kitschy vintage print tea towels
– something so tacky it makes you laugh

kitchen vignette takeaway

Kitchen vignette takeaway

Eschew austerity with style. There is no need to settle for mere practicality. Things can be both useful, beautiful, and imbued with the quintessential you.

Meaningful kitchen vignettes = utilitarian objects + materials with integrity + an unexpected element.

This guest post was contributed by the gifted Kelly Ellyn, a lifestyle blogger and singer-songwriter based in the Chicago area. Her mantra for making lifestyle decisions is, “How do you want to feel?” This guiding question steers us towards creating a home life that nurtures, soothes, and stimulates. It’s what humans need. Read more about Kelly’s lifestyle ideas at www.lilymoor.com.

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Holiday Chafing and Serving Dishes

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If you have hosted the holidays, you know how difficult it is to keep food warm during the meal. Chafing dishes are the antidote with choices of single or multiple burners to keep foods heated for hours. Below are several options, including some just-in selections from our online store. We also have serving options for room-temperature appetizers, as seen below. For a more complete selection, be sure to check out our buffet supplies page at Organize-It.

chafing dish 7 quart

Chafing Dish – 7 Quart

For large gatherings, this large-size, stainless steel chafing dish keeps food warm for hours. Two fuel holders provide plenty of heat and the dish includes a 2.5-inch tall steaming pan, a built-in steam vent, a slow-open, hinged top, and stylish feet that keep the server well above the table top. This server is as attractive as it is functional, making it a splendid server for weddings, Christmas, Bah mitzvahs, Thanksgiving, or any event where food is served.

copper chafing dish 6 quart

Copper Chafing Dish – 6 Quart

This hammered-finish copper chafing dish gives an Old World look to your buffet, while providing 6 quarts of warm food storage for your foods. This twisted wrought-iron-style legs add a visually-pleasing detail and the copper-finished stainless steel ensures a long life and easy cleaning.

copper chafing dish 3 quart

Copper Chafing Dish – 3 Quart

For smaller gatherings, or simply smaller food batches, this 3-quart dish makes an attractive, heated food server for your guests. A single bottom burner keeps food hot, and the small, 15-inch footprint takes up little space on your table or buffet. This model is also available in a stainless steel finish.

food servers set of 3

Food Servers – Set of 3

For small appetizers, this set of three ceramic servers make a dazzling display. Whether you have meatballs, deviled eggs, or other hors d’oeuvres, you’ll love the style and usefulness of this set. Ceramic dishes are removable for cleaning and the servers are tiered for compact storage, one beneath the other.

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