Over the years, I’ve purposely pared down my seasonal decor. I find that I can be just as content and inspired by using natural elements and a few fun or surprising seasonal items scattered in the mix. To me, the end result can be just as special and holiday-like. Plus, there are the added bonuses of saving money on the budget and space in the attic, garage and basement. Today, I thought I’d share with you a few of the ways I incorporate my less is more strategy and ideas with a seasonal autumn table setting.
I’m excited to share a recent book project I had the opportunity to work on…Stylish Weddings: 50 Simple Ideas to Make from Top Designers by my friend Jenny Doh. The book is divided into 6 Chapters/Designers, with each devoted to a different style wedding, along with easy diy projects and ideas. It is full of inspirational content that could easily be adapted to all forms of party and entertaining celebrations.
For my contribution, I was asked to create Romantic and Pretty wedding ideas and decided to incorporate them into a bridal shower luncheon.
The gorgeous florals were provided by Lindsay Lemone of Flower & Water. Her work is absolutely stunning and the colors made everything “pop”!
I created a Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue bouquet that would be full of memories and mementos for the bride. Thanks to my amazing assistant on this shoot, Pam Garrison, for talking her daughter into being our hand model (and for all her hard work!). Couldn’t have done it without them!
There are 10 simple diy projects in my chapter including these Wishing Tree Tags…..
and Favor Treat Boxes….
Even if there aren’t any wedding bells in your near future, there are still some great ideas to make your next party shine! The other 5 contributors, each with beautiful chapters are Minna Mercke Schmidt, Corey Amaro, Serena Thompson, Tiffany Kirchner Dixon, and Tracy Schultz.
You can pick up a copy here today!
This is the year my holiday crafting is a big bust. I’ve had practically zero free time to get my craft on…and I have to say, I’m missing it. I just returned from location scouting in Phoenix and I’m heading to Oregon this week to shoot a home for Christmas..to appear in print next year. So my fa-la-la-la-la is really lacking. I’m sure some of you can relate. There are just those years when it doesn’t all come together. At least not how we envision it in our heads. 😉
To make up for it, I’ve found a few great crafters, bakers, and diy’ers making lots of cheery holiday handmades. Here’s a few of my favorites!
I remember making these as a kid.
Easy and beautiful stamped wrapping paper.
Natural Christmas table decorations for a festive fete.
A tutorial on making a gorgeous holiday wreath.
Hoping Santa puts one of these Snowflake Sugar Cookies in my stocking.
Love hosting Game Nights? These clever Reindeer Games invites are sure to be a hit!
And lastly, my Evergreen Gift Tags are a cinch to make!