Last week’s snow brought a decisive end to outdoor gardening, but certainly not garden bounty. With plans in place for your Thanksgiving gathering, you may just be looking for some finishing touches for your holiday table.
Garden’s Grace has done the research for you and offers some inspiring links to simple yet elegant ideas for bringing your garden’s labors indoor to add a personal touch to the table.
Gardenista.com–Kraft paper, fruits, a little gold spray paint and some creativity can spruce up your holiday decor in no time! Gardenista offers some quick and low-cost ideas (e.g. brown masking paper–under $3 at Home Depot!) that will leave your guests “oohing” and “ahh-ing”.
If you have evergreen shrubbery, you can move the calendar forward a bit and get folks thinking about the Christmas holidays too!
Three Brothers Bakery–This Texas business is no doubt interested in selling it’s wares, but has gathered some elegant ideas, some that can involve the kids in making a festive tableau. Gourds, pumpkins and other garden bounty can be transformed with spray paint into magical focal points of your holiday meals.
About.com-Using Herbs for the Holidays–Of course, what better says “bounty” that homegrown herbs, many which we may use from the garden or even from a kitchen windowsill planter. Use the planter, add some greenery or fruit and some rafia or other fabric color, and voila’–a perfect complement to your well-seasoned menu.
Free Holiday Garden Centerpieces–Pictures are worth a thousand words, and this link offers a host of ideas that are easy, elegant and fun! Take, for instance, the centerpiece featured here–find a favorite holiday-themed container, grab some cloves, oranges and ribbon and you have a bright accent that no doubt smells good too! What could be easier?
Natural elements for fab fall color–This is also a photo-filled link with many ideas for using outdoor native elements for your table decoration. Leaves, feathers, pine cones, acorns and other nuts can be added to a clear container for an incredibly easy and bounteous display.
Ten ideas for fall leaves–If you managed to rescue some leaves before the heavy snow fell, you may want to try some easy candle holders using leaves as their coloration or as accents for your table settings.
Holidays are great times to celebrate the fruits of your garden labors. Take a walk around your home, and there is a good chance you’ll find a source of inspiration just waiting to join you indoors!
If you need some materials, give Garden’s Grace a call and we may be able to help you find materials!