Celebrating seasons is about more than the look of the dining table. With that said, however, carefully thought out table designs can affect the moods of guests and help them to access emotions related to the season. In addition, table settings can help to show the care and effort that went into the holiday’s preparation, [...]
This stylish table setting is based on the traditional seasonal color palette of red and green. Though this year I got the urge to shake it up a bit… I decided to add multi-colored mini gingerbread houses to each place setting, and also, and perhaps more daringly, a bit of black in the napkins, the [...]
Watch your guests’ faces light up when they first notice these festive favors. Seasonal party crackers literally usher in fun with a snap! And handcrafting them truly multiplies their impact. You get to choose the colors and the contents: the toys, the riddles, the themes,… everything! These literally become holiday favorites, anticipated and treasured celebration [...]
October, November, and even into December… Autumn is descending upon us with all of its mighty force. At first, the season seems breezy and colorful, but as it further permeates into our very essences, its more pervasive predisposition begins to reveal itself. Autumn begins the cycle of reflection and renewal.
Autumn Equinox! It’s Harvest time! This is the true seasonally-sensitive time to celebrate and give thanks for the bounty of the season (by late November the harvest is well over). On a personal level, it is a magical time to celebrate your own accomplishments large and small. A wonderful symbol of this time of year [...]
“In August, the large masses of berries, which, when in flower, had attracted many wild bees, gradually assumed their bright velvety crimson hue, and by their weight again bent down and broke their tender limbs.” - Henry David Thoreau In August, the sun is sizzling and the berries are bursting! If your looking to celebrate [...]
An August Fair is such a wonderful and natural celebration! A fantastic summer has now been upon us for some time, and the early signs of harvest are becoming increasingly evident all about! This is an excellent opportunity to share the joys of fresh vegetables of course, but also grains and berries. It was with [...]