Tablescapes add such a nice, warming touch to your home during the holidays. This year I decided to go with simple natural elements (greenery, fruit, and nuts) that are really pretty when gathered together. Best of all, it was really simple and inexpensive to create.

I gathered some pine tree and Oregon Grape greenery that resembles holly leaves for the “foundation” of the tablescape. I placed some of the greenery in a vintage vessel for the center of the tablescape and then laid down a bed of the remaining greenery down the center of the table on either side of the vessel. Then I simply layered in large and mini apples, oranges that I studded with cloves, pinecones, cinnamon sticks that I had on hand, nuts in the shell, and some star anise.

The natural elements seem especially fitting this year. Not too fancy or fussy, just pretty in a simple, hand-gathered sort of way.


Stay-at-home mom, Serena Thompson, dreamed of creating a fun and happy little event to sell her vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, she and some friends held the first event in her neighbor’s barn. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today the event fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces filled with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best vintage & handmade fair in the country. Serena describes it as the happiest on earth.