Even though my kitchen is pretty big, the actual dining area can only squeeze about 4 people-- 5 if you are really skinny (which I am not). So if you are dining at Falconhead Cottage, odds are we are going buffet style.
For this weeks Dare to DIY, I decorated our buffet instead of doing our table. Grab a plate and let's check this bad boy out. (..and I'm serving garland and pinecones. Mmm, ruffage.)
I had this dream of going super rustic and natural this year, but I love my metallics too much to give them up. So, I call this look 'rustic glamour'. I snagged my silver serving tray and added some greens and my vintage Christmas balls. And by 'vintage' I totally mean 'Walmart circa 2007'.
Bird's eye view, whut whut!
Lit candles with a toddler in the house= living on the edge.
The whole idea of Dare to DIY is to actually DIY something. My DIYing time is limited these days, so I finally made the West Elm twine Christmas trees that were super hot in 2009. I have been coveting these for three years now, and I wish I had known how easy they were to make.
I picked up a couple Styrofoam trees from Michael's and some jute twine at Lowe's. (Note: DO NOT get twine from a craft store. That stuff is unnecessarily expensive. I got a gajillion meters from Lowe's for under $3, and I didn't use the whole roll for this project). I wrapped the twine around the tree, starting from the bottom, and glued the top. Rusticness achieved.
If you have a hot second, pop over and check out the other entries for this week's Dare to DIY. I haven't finished looking at all of them, but so far I am loving Claire's glitter plates. You know me and glitter. It's like a moth to a flame.
Always & Forever,