My love of nature often manifests itself in the way I decorate our home for the holidays. This year, I’ve made the most of out a beautiful cedar garland I purchased from Costco by using as the foundation for our Christmas tablescape. Here are the step-by-step directions on how to create your own version.

First up, I started with a simple piece of fabric I had torn into the size I needed. I like the simple, frayed edge of handtorn fabric AND it’s an easy no-sew way to go.

Next, I added an old table runner I had on hand, but a simple piece of fabric would work just as well. I say, use what you have.

Next, came the star of the show – the beautiful, multiple-use, inexpensive garland. Garlands have a tendenceny to curve a bit. Don’t fight it, the curves are nice and make for nice little coves to add other natural elements.

For a fuller table covering, I added in some pepperberries and more greenery. The great thing about all of these elements are that they will stay vibrant in color through the holidays.

And to top it all off, pinecones.


In 2002, I was dreaming of creating a fun and happy little event to sell my vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, I held my first event in my neighbor's barn along with a handful of friends. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today The Farm Chicks Vintage & Handmade Fair fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces packed with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best event of its kind in the USA. I describe it as the best weekend of the year!