Yesterday Drew and I had a little adventure as we drove half an hour north to Newbury to Amy France's house. Her husband Jeremy built their entire house (wow. and wow.) and it overlooks this great marshy land. I worked in Gordon's Admissions office with Amy when I first graduated college and she was a great mentor to me. We are in the same moms group and she came up to me before one of the sessions one day at the beginning of the month and said that she would like me to design a tablescape for her if I'd be interested. Would I be interested? Ummm... do I like chocolate and stilettos? YES, AMY!
Here is Amy with her daughter Addison.
We came up with a tablescape that was relatively rustic because Amy's house has a lot of natural wood and stamped concrete floor (with radiant heat, I might add. In a word: fab).
Amy is borrowing a lantern I got at Yankee Candle about a year ago which will set right in the middle of some amazing scones she made. They were delish and they were from a King Arthur mix... I'm all for mixes... why create more work for yourself?
To bring some natural looking red into the table I decided to use apples right in the middle of the greens and pine cones. The color worked well with the napkins that Amy picked up at Target for $8 for 4.
Do you see that fun runner? Amy whipped it up that morning after we talked about adding some texture with burlap (she didn't have any on hand). She folded and ironed the edge and then stitched it with a thick thread (not sure what kind since sewing works with me like dreadlocks would).
Amy had a bunch of pine cones that we used in the greens but I wanted to add some height on either side of the cake stand so we filled two mason jars Amy had with the pine cones that have been riding around in the car with me for two weeks. Yep... I still need to clean stuff out of my car from our trip to New York.
Okay, if this doesn't make you want to drink hot chocolate I don't know what will. Delish. Especially when the candy cane melts... yum.
Here are those napkins that Amy snagged and another view of her homemade runner.
One last zoom out with a view of her red wood stove and living room.
After the tablescape was completed I got the tour. Amy is so great at putting little Christmas touches in each room. Look at this mini garland in her kitchen!
This sweet garland was above their guest bed.
In the guest bedroom was Amy's crafting table where she is making pom poms to go on all of her gifts. Love it. How fun is that? I might steal that idea, Amy. :)
Thank you sooo much for the visit and some much needed time with a fellow mom, Amy. :)
Anyone else have good Christmas table ideas? Anyone want me to visit and raid your cabinets for a Christmas tablescape... cause I'd be in heaven. :)