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.


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!