Fall Decor

Essential Elements For A Family Fun Thanksgiving

by guest author Sarah Miller

Thanksgiving is all about embracing traditions and honoring the things that bring us together, including food, family, and fond memories. It’s also about starting new and enjoyable family traditions that can be shared with generations to come. If you’re looking to start some fun new customs, keep reading about these essential elements for a family fun Thanksgiving.

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An Attitude of Gratitude

Thanksgiving traditions have been an important part of our family for many years, and we’re so greatful for the heritage of family, faith, and good food that’s been passed down to us! Pictured in this old family photo are many of our aunts, uncles, second cousins and great grandparents. Our grandmother is pictured on the far right foreground and our mother is sitting to her immediate left in the photo. She was just a young girl in this photo! 🙂

Here at Piper Classics, we believe Thanksgiving is one of the best holidays of the year! Getting together with family and friends, creating new memories and enjoying delicious food, all add up to a warm and wonderful holiday. Piper Classics is keenly aware of how blessed we are to have family and friends that we treasure and can share this holiday with and we are grateful for all our blessings.

Giving Thanks is something that has gotten a lot of press in the media lately because studies have shown that gratefulness is good for your health. Recognizing and paying attention to the many gifts we have, while cultivating an attitude of thankfulness for these blessings, is beneficial to physical and mental well-being. This attitude enriches our lives and changes the way we look at one another and at our world.

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How to Host The Best Super Bowl Party

February 2nd, 2016 Fall Decor

As we write this, the 2015/2016 NFL season is just coming to a close.

But two things are certain: two teams will make it to the Super Bowl, and people will have parties to watch the game.

If you’re one of those people, and have never hosted a Super Bowl party before, we’d like to offer you some of the tips we’ve collected so you can score points with your guests, whether they’ve come to root for their favorite team or just see the ads everyone will be talking about. Continue Reading

How To Survive the Football Season

November 12th, 2015 Fall Decor

“Six months out of every year, I might as well be made of stone. Six months out of every year when I’m with him I’m alone.”

That’s the song “Six Months Out of Every Year” from Damn Yankees, a musical that deals– in part – with the perils of being married to a hardcore sports fan. The song is about baseball, but the sentiment works for any sport.

This time of year, that sport is football. From the first pre-season matches in August through Super Bowl Sunday at the start of February, pretty much every Sunday is game day. (And that’s not counting the Monday and Thursday games.) Continue Reading

Fall Florals for Country Homes

Wreaths aren’t just for Christmas.

True, they’re often associated with Christmas time, but wreaths have been used as symbolic decoration for thousands of years. Different cultures have used them to signify life, rebirth, victory and success or to mark the passing of seasons.

If you’re decorating for fall, you might want to consider using a wreath or other country floral accents to give your home a seasonal makeover. Continue Reading

Why Do we Choose a Country Style Anyway?

October 6th, 2015 Fall Decor

Remember that scene from the 1986 comedy classic “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” when we first see the home of Ferris’ friend Cameron? “The place is like a museum,” Ferris tells us. “It’s very beautiful and very cold, and you’re not allowed to touch anything.”

That scene may be a near-perfect explanation of the enduring popularity of country home décor. Most everyone wants to live in a beautiful house, of course. But no matter how lovely a home may be, it isn’t easy to feel truly relaxed when you’re too nervous to touch anything in the living room, or too afraid to stretch out on the couch in the family room. Continue Reading

As Crisp As a Fall Apple

September 15th, 2015 Fall Decor

Fall is just around the corner. This is the time to celebrate surviving the brutal summer heat and transition into the best time of the year. September through November represents the most enjoyable three months of the calendar for an array of reasons. While many people point to the beautiful foliage as the season’s most endearing characteristic, there is so much more to love about fall. Continue Reading