This wreath class was meant to be. It's been a dream of mine to host a class in wreath making, but this year seemed a bit too busy with winter weddings. Coincidentally one of our past brides (who we absolutely adore) mentioned that she would love to go to a wreath class and was sad we weren't offering any this year. Well, considering she has a late November birthday, we decided to throw her a little private soireé in the form of a holiday wreath class! I don't need much prodding to do any sort of holiday activity, and Debbie just so happens to share the same deep affection for the holiday season as I do. This class was extra enjoyable as it was a close group of friends gathering both to create, learn a new skill and to celebrate a friend. Our wreaths were comprised of Cedar, Blue Spruce, Pine, Juniper & Berried Juniper, Douglas Fir, Eucalyptus Pods, foraged Pine Cones, Pheasant Feathers and Spiral Eucalyptus. Our studio smelled so wonderful with all of the greens. That coupled with the ambiance of a cozy evening, Christmas tunes and some bubbly made this a wonderful night! Happy Birthday to you Debbie! Thank you to all of the ladies who came out and made this class such a fun experience.
It's no secret that the holidays are my favorite time of year! I love almost any winter outdoor activity as well as cozying up to a fire or wood stove with hot tea and warm slippers. The holidays remind me of the fondest memories of childhood when I still believed in magic and the overwhelmingly happy sense of family and community that seem to be in abundance at this time of year. I love to entertain and find reasons to dress up my table for an intimate meal. I insist on fully embracing traditions (and much to Matt's dismay) I tend to start decorating our home before Thanksgiving arrives. This year it has been so enjoyable to have our studio space that I can liven up with decor and get my festive juices flowing! The season does seem a little bit more ethereal with a little one underfoot. We've just put up our tree and spent many moments exclaiming at the "Christmas!" as our toddler has so aptly named our tree. I hope these photos inspire you to dress up your own home and start celebrating the season and traditions with those you love! Happy Holidays from our family to yours!