Friday, November 11, 2011

Handcrafted Holiday

Thank goodness for etsy
by Miriam Schulman, @schulmanArt

clothespin hand painted place cards by SugarAndPaint
Get ready to charm your family this year with  festive, hand crafted touches for your dining room. Make the conversation flow and ease the awkwardness by planning in advance where each guest sits. These adorable clothespin clip onto each napkin or place card. This is  really fun conversation piece and a great way to add a whimsical touch to your Thanksgiving  traditions! In addition, the clothespins have magnets on the back so you can use them before the holidays to keep reminders handy on your refrigerator.

Mid-Century Mod Place mats by Too Cute Custom Crafts
Instead of a formal tablecloth, show off your modern style with mod napkins and placemats. Too Cute Custom Crafts has both and it was very hard to choose just one item to feature. The modern colors and patterns will show off your style and still have a traditional autumn-time feel.

Reversible Napkins!

Dried Door Floral Wreath that lasts longer than the turkey
Greet your guests at the door with a colorful dried flower wreath that sets the tone for your holiday decor. The vivid wreath contains dozens of assorted colorful dried flowers and berries and measures 14" across.

Autumn Artwork by Schulman for Dining Room
Another great investment is original art for your dining room. This mixed media collage will coordinate with all the mid-century modern colors in the decorating scheme featured here. The trees are made with a collage of sheet music. The background is a vivid watercolor in a color block style reminiscent of Wolf Kahn and Rothko. For a limited time get free shipping on this painting using coupon code "ENCORE" in my etsy shop.

How will you decorate your home for the holidays?

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