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Farewell to 2016

It’s hard to believe that the last post of 2016 is here!  It’s been a great year with some big changes here at Natty Gal – most notably making the switch from Blogger to a self-hosted WordPress site.  We look forward to increasing our number of weekly posts and to bringing in some other new features in 2017.

A huge thank you to those of you that read and support Natty Gal!

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Four Pointers for Parties that Pop

December is prime party month!  While getting family and friends together anytime is wonderful, the holiday season can be a time when you want to make things extra special.  As a lifelong goer and occasional thrower of parties, I’ve made a few notes over the years as to some details that can really make a party stand out.

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Natty Gal’s Favorite Things

This concept worked pretty well for Oprah so thought I’d give it whirl.  Besides, what better way to talk about a bunch of otherwise unrelated products than to label them all favorites?  Whether gifting to others or things that have been gifted to me, all the items below in some way represent something that I’ve deemed a favorite.  Hope you enjoy!

Nora Fleming

Love buying Nora Fleming for my hard to shop for friends.  The classic white pieces coordinate with most decor and are customized through a series of “minis” that can be inserted into a slot in each of the base pieces. Imagine one hors d’oeuvre tray that you can adapt to every holiday or special occasion!  And, as I mentioned last week, great for repeat-ability, as you can build the collection of minis over time.

First, shop your base piece.  A rectangular serving platter is shown below but beyond serving pieces, options range from vases to soap dispensers and votive holders.fleming-1Next, choose your mini (or minis).  Minis are available for most major holidays and some hobbies and sports teams.  A sample is shown below.a143-elf-feet-300x300

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