I know I said it would be a light posting week but I have to share this great tip for an easy yet sophisticated holiday table. Daily Candy and Martha Stewart teamed up to share the step by step instructions on how to recreate this look in your own home. Made up of mainly paper, this design is inexpensive and speedy. And guess what!?! There is also a giveaway for a few Martha Stewart craft products! I’ve already entered (even though I have it on good authority that I am getting one of the items for Christmas – can you really ever have too much Martha?). Read the full story and see more gorgeous photos over at Daily Candy.
For the giveaway, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org, mention the giveaway in the subject line and be sure to include your name and address. Enter until December 17th. 10 winners will be randomly chosen on Decemeber 20th.
And don’t miss the AMAZING gift guides on Daily Candy.
As some of you may know, I have been working on a project (check back early Friday morning for details!!!). This project had several “rustic” elements to it. When I hear rustic, I usually think things like rough, uncomfortable, dirty, and not very chic. But as I sat relaxing this weekend, reading my Food and Wine Magazine, this party stopped me in my tracks. Put on by Silkstone, an event company based in NY, this party is the epitome of rustic chic. Those plexi cubes! What a brilliant idea! Look how unsplintery that old wood crate looks in there. And the empty wine bottles. So cool.
Next stop…tabletop. This quick, handmade table is so simple but stunningly beautiful at the same time. Nary a cocktail napkin or other decorative serving piece on the table, the herbs steal the show.
Every element shown, and by George I wish there had been more!, was perfect. And you know I love a do it yourself cocktail bar.
The party was a take on a crush party from the world of wine. Here, instead of having guests get their feet all mucked up, you were invited to use your hands. I hadn’t heard of Silkstone before but this makes me want to see what else they have been up to. And the cool thing about reading the article in Food and Wine online is they have purchase suggestions in case you want to “borrow” the look at home. While the plexi glass cubes they recommend were rather pricey, I’m sure some of the diy-ers out there can come up with a much more economical option.