Give Thanks

I know it’s a little late for Thanksgiving and Christmas is in full swing, but I wanted to share a few glimpses into our family Thanksgiving celebration! Between work and school, I didn’t have time to help prepare any food for the feast, so instead I was given full jurisdiction over the table decor and design. Just the kind of creative fun I needed!

Early on Thanksgiving morning, I bundled up in snowpants and winter coat, along with hat and gloves, to go search out some red berry bushes (I still have no idea what they’re actually called). I found some on a stone wall a few minutes from home, and gathered an armful of the bright branches.

At the house, I began decorating the table. First, a red damask-style tablecloth. Next, a thrifted wooden candelabra, with red and white tapers. I then filled vases and jars with red berries and faux greenery, along with a few harvest pieces. I had a few colorful gourds leftover from my fall decor, as well as a hardy little pumpkin. These gathered around the candelabra, along with more red berries.

I then laid out the plates and silverware and glassware, along with some hand-painted place cards for each guest. These were really fun and simple to make - just a rectangle of cardstock, folded in half and placed on each plate.

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Next, I turned my attention to the kitchen island (my parents have an open-concept dining room and kitchen). The island would hold a selection of appetizers, so I wanted to be sure it had its own share of decor. A vase of more greenery and berries adorned the space next to a tray of goodies.

Last, I hung a little hand-painted sign next to the refrigerator on the end of a tall bookcase. Just a little reminder to give thanks, continually and daily, for all that we have. (Pro-tip: Goodwill sometimes has cheap clipboards, and they make wonderful displays for artwork!).

I hope you enjoyed this little sneak peek into our day’s festivities! Creating a beautiful and welcoming space is so rewarding, especially when friends and family are gathering to celebrate together. On to Christmas!

Twine Air Plant Hanger - Crochet Pattern

I first began crocheting with jute twine back when I was asked to create a series of lampshades for Nando's in Maryland. They resembled upside-down baskets and I had to paint them and it was a whole thing, but it taught me a lot about working with different fibers and learning to be flexible (ha) with my creativity. Working with twine led me to create more twine patterns, including tiny baskets and coasters.

Crochet Twine Air Plant Hanger Pattern

This latest pattern is a simple air plant hanger for the wall. You'll crochet pockets for the air plants and learn how to crochet with twine!

crochet twine plant hanger

You'll need:

  • Librett's Biodegradable Jute Twine
  • N hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Wooden dowel
supplies for your own crochet air plant hanger

This pattern is available as a $5 download in my shop or on my Ravelry. Have fun, and always reach out to me with any questions you might have!