Monday, November 28, 2011

Garlands...a decorators best friend!

I use my basic burlap garland at home ALL the time!  This season I have gotten in a few variations of the burlap garland.

It is great on a tree or hung in a swag with greens, but there is so many more creative uses!  Here are some of my favorite ways to use it...

My go to way, around a chair with greenery and an ornament. Here I used the jute garland with a sprig of fresh greenery and a wax boot ornament. At home I have also done this for an Autumn themed dinner party with basic burlap garland and wild sunflowers.
Who is going to toss this wrapping in the waste friend of mine!

If you don't have a festive runner, turn one of yours over and simply lay the fabric garland of your choice down the center. Add a fun centerpiece, and you have a festive tablescape your guests (and you) will love!

In the shop, I usually use homespun to tie back the curtains. This was a nice change. You could also add a single ornament, sleigh bells, or greenery. Just get creative!  This can be used on any textile, not just burlap.  Use the basic burlap garland on a solid drapery for immediate contrast of colors and textures. 

Tis the Season

Tis the be busy that is! I am finally getting around to sharing some photos from the recent Christmas Gathering. It was wonderful! I am always thankful for a busy day, and the Gathering was no differnt. You could barely walk in here! Thank you to ALL of you! If you see something you can't live without, please inquire. You never know what I still have :) Hope you are enjoying this Holiday Season!!!
I love the look of the primitive flour sac pillows, folk art, and burlap.  This was probably my favorite area of the shop.   

 Medicine Cabinet $38, Handmade Wool Tree Skirt $45, Painted Box $42
This medicine Cabinet is so charming, it has lost lots of the silvering in the mirror...making it perfect!

I love this concrete table top birdbath, it is useful for so many things, $35.  Concrete Pumpkin, Cubbies $85. 

Red Wing Butter Churn, Nice Condition!  $225.   

Antique little leather book, repurposed as an ornament $5.50 each (green and red available) 

Felted Wool Santa on spring, so quirky and fun!  $58 

Red Metal Box with Lid, $32. 

All Bucket $28 with Lit Branch $21 

Large handmade Santa with sculpted clay face $145. 

Round Basket $45.  Star Light *sale* $12. 

Wax Cabins $9.50, green scoop $25, wood bowl $42. 

Vacated Bird House, best one I've had.  It is so charming in person,  $58. 

Santa with Mustard Suit, $95.  Gameboard, $85. 

Who doesn't love of a shelf full of ironstone?

Friday, November 4, 2011

Sneak Peek at the Christmas Gathering!

It has been such a busy crazy couple months that I haven't been able to update my blog!  I am now busy getting ready for next weekends Christmas Gathering.  It is my favorite open house of the year, and this year is going to be the best one yet!  I have been hustling and bustling to find the most amazing folk art, santas, christmas decor, wool, and antiques.  Never before have I been so excited about the Christmas folk art! 

I hope you enjoy just a sampling of what will be offered at the Gathering. 

Christmas Gathering
Friday, November 11th 5:00-8:00
Saturday, November 12th 10:00-5:00