While we’ll also be sharing the festive side of holiday entertaining, there’s something magical about an earthy, simple dinner table. Pair neutral hues with natural elements like pine cones, winter greenery, and berries to create an inviting space that will welcome your guests with classic charm and grace.
Adding glass, classic metals, and candlelight to a natural background of whites, creams, and chocolates provides a chic take on merry and bright. Moreover, it’s the perfect, romantic foundation upon which to layer elements from nature – holly and fir branches, sprigs of myrtle, pine cones, bark, and moss. What a lovely winter wonderland.
Peace and Love,
Your Fair Trade Trendsters
PS We have so fallen in lurve with Nkuku (featured frequently above). Not only are they ridiculously trendy and elegant, but:
The perfect accessory to compliment the jewel tones so popular this season, peacock feathers add a splash of drama and romance. Check out these super funky finds that are definitely not just for the birds:
We all wanted to take home this stunning strand of pretty beads (in person, the brass is much more muted and funky), but unfortunately, the Revive stand only had one left. Rather than re-enact a childhood tug-of-war, which honestly would have been uncouth, we settled for a serendipitous trip to their Legacy Village store after the Expo. Hooray!
At Revive, we stumbled upon our new favorite Dress of the Day: Ethos Paris’s Sharav Dress (Revive Carries the Aubergine and Black):
Don’t you just love the darting detail, which creates a semi-empire waist? And that serrated neckline is simply fan-tab-u-lous! While the bottom perplexed us at first, the concealable drawstring is actually a major bonus, allowing you to wear the skirt as a classic A-line or a fun, retro bubble dress.
By layering this dress over a pair of leggings and a turtleneck or long sleeve shirt, you’ll have a super stylish look ready for chillier weather:
We are absolutely loving Tara Projects’s Palewa Owl Bookends (available at Ten Thousand Villages and SERRV). The perfect gift for a reader, teacher, or owl enthusiast. (Sara the Tea Lady is all three.) But really, who wouldn’t want these charming fellows holding up their hardbacks?