I bought a small bunch of fresh eucalyptus stems from the nursery with the intention to effortlessly lay them with sweeping grace across the top of each of the antique oars we have on the wall, adding a holly sprig here and there for an added touch of festivity.
The catch-22 of creativity is that ideas usually don’t come to fruition the way you expect them to. It is the single most frustrating and simultaneously wonderful part of creating things, and though I’m not sure which camp I find myself in more often, I was gladly in the latter in this case.
This weekend’s edition of Retreats… how we’re unwinding and recharging in 2.5 days flat.
We’ll be going full steam ahead this weekend as we get trees for both our home and my parents’, hang wreathes, and fill our tiny cottage with touches of cheer. We seem to be a little behind the times in the decorating department as so many people take care the weekend of Thanksgiving, but we like a transition out of fall, and I’m sure we can’t be the only folks to do so. In that spirit, and for those who still have some decorating to do or to help with, I’ve rounded up a couple of my favorite articles for DIY wreathes and bows. (Oh, and some sweet treats I’ll be trying in the next week…you knew that was coming!)
When I think of fall flavors, the three that immediately pop into mind are pumpkin, apple, and maple. And when I think of delicious holidays, the clear winner for me is Thanksgiving. Combine the latter two and you have the best pie I’ve ever eaten.
The idea arrived on a warm spring Saturday. My parents were house-hunting for their second home in preparation for my arrival later that year, and decided to take a peek at an old farm home in New Canaan, the next just town next door.