Add natural sophistication to any room with the addition of a rustic twig-covered mirror. A few twigs gathered outdoors, white paint, a glue gun and an old mirror is all you need to add a wintry touch to your holiday decor.
Protect perennial and evergreen plants in containers with specialized potted plant covers. A drawstring closure ensures gusty winter winds won’t dislodge these decorative covers. For best results, look for plant covers made from spun polypropylene that transmits light and moisture.
The cool silvers and blues of the contemporary bedroom give it the look of a winter wonderland. Delicate patterns found on the headboard, wallpaper and bedding add depth to the space, while upcycled menswear pillows make a unique style statement.
“Instead of fighting the season, find ways to embrace it," says planner Kate Franzen, of Glint Events. "Yes, it’s cold and dark (outside), but it’s also romantic. Simple and neutral florals mix beautifully with other details and textures that play off of the season – think faux fur, greenery, and candlelight.” Florist: Petals + Twigs.
As food sources become scarce, rabbits, mice and voles can make quick work of bark on unprotected trees and shrubs. Use tree guards around young tree trunks, and surround shrubs with hardware mesh. You can also try to attract raptors like owls and hawks, which prey on these mammals, by erecting artificial perch poles.
Doral, Florida's Brimstone Woodfire Grill is on trend this holiday season with its own variation on the tipsy hot chocolate which combines Bailey's, cinnamon and ancho chili pepper for a little bit of heat.
Custom invitations reflecting the rustic setting of the party are lovely, handcrafted reminders of your event that also inform guests about the venue, dress code, directions and time. Print your invitations on brown kraft paper and mount on 4-inch by 5-inch precut wood veneer sheets. Finish with plain linen fabric strips and gold string. Allow guests to RSVP online or via email. Invitations designed by Little Bit Heart
If you’re pushing the hardiness envelope, give tender plants an extra measure of warmth by providing a layer of insulation. You can wrap shrubs with burlap, insulate with a Styrofoam cover or use a pop-up type plant protector. With any of these methods, provide extra insulation by stuffing the covering with chopped autumn leaves.