Monthly Archives: November 2016

Rustic Twiggy Tablescape

With Thanksgiving upon us I would like to share a unique way to incorporate natural elements into your tablescape. There’s something romantic about bringing nature indoors. And the fact that it
costs next to nothing is a bonus.

I shared these pearly twiggy napkin rings a few years ago during my Girls Want Pearls series.



Very little is needed to make these:


Just gather some twigs and be sure to find some that are super skinny for threading pearls onto. If you can’t find any skinny enough, you can cheat and use brown wire for the ones that have pearls. Make five bundles of twigs and wrap with wire. Tie your twine around each bundle, spacing them approx. 1/2 inch apart. I found it easier to prepare the knots in advance and then slide the bundles in. Form the finished twine around a napkin and tie the ends together. Thread your pearls on and add a dot of glue if needed.



For your Christmas table you could mix in some sparkly beads in your color choice.



Add a natural-elements centerpiece, maybe vases full of twigs or a tray of hedge apples, pumpkins or artichokes for a cohesive look.


Happy decorating!
Happy Thanksgiving!

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Savoring Fall

Another fall has come and almost gone. I haven’t picked up my camera in three months so yesterday I decided to go outside and take some pictures before it had left completely.


Our house hasn’t sold yet, though we have some potential buyers. I didn’t think we’d be here for another fall and it is bittersweet.


Now that I’ve processed the whole idea that we’re leaving behind this chapter of our life I’m ready to move on.


I will miss the neighbor’s cat, Bella, once we’re gone.


Enjoy the warm weather while it lasts. Wintery days are ahead!

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