The smaller, more intimate gatherings that many of us will experience this year offer us the chance to let go of the frenzied consumerism of the past and infuse more loving energy into every detail of our preparations and celebrations. The timing is right to embrace the spirit of new activities and ideas we might never have noticed in our haste to check off lists and get things done—while also involving the family in healthy new traditions.
As you plan to set a table, wrap a gift, decorate a mantle, or prepare for other traditions, what if you wiped out all previous notions, really listened to your creative spirit and tapped into natural and existing resources? You can even clean out storage closets and experience the catharsis of freeing up space by donating old décor items, giving someone else a chance to make new memories with them.
Need some inspiration? Lacey Batista of Acorns Boutique came together with Kirk Moore of Oakleaf Flower and Garden to create a tablescape using things found and foraged from the surroundings at Half-Mile Farm.
While Kirk set out on the grounds to select seasonal offerings from nature, Lacey began the foundation for the table using Earthborn pottery and Match table wear. The simplicity of these styles blended beautifully, with the understated elegance of Match adding that extra touch to create the feeling of a special occasion.
Kirk returned with his flowing basket of found and foraged objects and began to weave them along the center of the table, working his magic to create an inviting setting for a delightful holiday meal.
Meaningful quotes found their way into cozy nooks throughout the setting, providing great conversation starters for guests to open up about their own experiences of joy and gratitude.
The enchanting energy of flickering candles, a warm fire, nature’s grounding elements and lovingly prepared foods create magical energy where bright spirits and grateful hearts can bloom and flourish.
Items from Oakleaf: Bespoke Terracotta Pots | Lavender and Rosemary Topiaries | Discovery Jar with Elements Collected from the Forest
Items from Acorns: Earthborn Pottery's Dinner Plate | Match's Convivio Dessert Plate | Jan Barboglio's Rosa Florero Vessel | Juliska's Berry and Stem Wine Glass
Styling by Kirk Moore, ASLA
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