TEXT BY SARAH STEBBINS
PHOTOGRAPHS BY ERIN LITTLE
STYLING BY SUZANNE LEE
Knotty and Nice
Give a classic staircase garland a coastal twist by loosely draping inch-thick nautical rope over the greens and securing with twine. Gold-speckled ivory bows add shimmer and anchor the display.
Mussel shells collected along the shore and heaped in a wooden tray provide a pretty foundation for a vintage brass menorah — and a nod to the traditional Hanukkah palette. Graceful white tapers create a clean finish.
Step up your holiday curb appeal by hanging a spray — ours features balsam, cedar, and pine — punctuated with a nautical brass bell and satiny bow in place of a wreath. Bronze lanterns ringed with pine boughs are the culminating nautical notes.
Faux antlers, whitened with craft paint, bright thrift store ornaments, and vintage brass candlesticks enliven mantel greens. Overhead, a wreath fashioned from balsam, cedar, and pine springs affixed to a metal hoop with ribbon offers a mod, unfussy take on a traditional flourish.
A reclaimed barn-board “runner” grounds this rustic-glam centerpiece comprised of pine, juniper, and balsam cuttings, arranged loosely and in gold-painted thrift store vessels, and mercury-glass candleholders and ornaments. Twine-cinched napkins accented with pine boughs and painted rock “place cards” round out the woodland theme.