Saturday, October 18, 2008

Decorating and seasonal ideas

The November 2008 issue of Country Living has a good article on pressing and framing leaves and flowers. I especially loved the collage of various leaves, which "mimics the forest floor in autumn." And the oak leaf wreath is beautiful.

You can use cork stamps that produce "a delicate texture thanks to cork's resilient and somewhat porous surface." The leaf stamp is pretty.

Country Living had a readers' survey to choose Blue Ribbon winners in a variety of categories. Ethan Allen took Favorite National Furniture Retailer and Favorite Furniture Brand. I see in their profile that they have a rustic look line called Hayloft. I like it.

This issue also looks at heirloom squashes and heirloom turkeys. People are encouraged to buy them so we don't lose these breeds. And there's an ad for a Country Living book--Farmhouse (Hearst Books). Looks like a lovely selection of decorating ideas. This was an especially interesting issue, which included delicious cooking ideas. Thanksgiving is getting closer...

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