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rosemary wreaths

12.21.2016

It started on Thanksgiving... me with a need to make our holiday tablescape something special for those joining us for dinner. But also affordable and well, realistic as I have three little children running around and we put all the food right in the center of the table and all that. My chargers broke last year and I haven't gotten around to replacing them... with what I'm just not sure. Anyways. I was looking for some greens to put on my Grammy's scale that I recently painted and distressed and saw my rosemary plant that somehow I have yet to kill (I always kill rosemary over the winter, why is that?) and that's when it came to me. I shall make little wreaths of rosemary for my scale. And then! If I have enough come Christmas Day I shall also make little place cards for my family too! Or I'll just go buy sprigs of rosemary. They can't be that expensive yeah?
I soaked the rosemary for a few minutes so it would be more pliable. Then, using thin wire I created my wreath. This was all I did for the scale. 
For my place card practice run I just tied a cute little bow of twine at the top and cut out a little tag from white paper and there you have it! Letteria's place card!

I get a lot of comments about my handwriting... and I assure you penmanship (and cursive, yuck!) was never my thing. But I learned a trick somewhere once (probably from Joanna Herself). This trick is, whenever your pen is going down, thicken that line. So I just use a regular pen I stole from Matt's office and anytime the pen goes down I thicken that area of the letter. It also helps to look at them as lines not letters. That's how I do it anyway.
How. Cute. Are. These?!

Now I have no idea how long they survive. Does anyone know?

Oh and hey happy birthday to my sister! She hit the prize with the shortest day of the year am I right? I hope you have the very best day!




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8 comments:

  1. So so cute! You've done it again with your great ideas! Love this :)

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  2. You do have beautiful handwriting! Clever idea, too. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

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  3. well if these aren't just gorg. i feel like i can smell them right here and now. and your handwriting is def lovely. i think it gets better and better

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  4. Fun writing tip! I hated cursive so much in school. I was so happy when I got to that grade where we no longer were required to do all of our school work in cursive. Best year ever.

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  5. ahhhh you are sooo speaking my language here!!!!!!! i love these!!!! thanks for the inspo, lady!!!

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  6. All the yes! The Rosemary wreaths are adorable and so festive!

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