I thought I'd share with you what I made yesterday afternoon. I had seen some pictures on Pinterest (which should actually be called "Obsession") and asked Mr CnW if he'd make me a primitive looking "box" so that I could fill it with Christmas greenery.
So, while I was in Calif, he whipped up one. After it had dried, and that awful wood stain smell had finally dissipated, I picked up some greenery and berries and went to work.
If it looks long to you, that's because it is... I had him make it 4 ft. long because we always have a leaf in the dining room table and it needed the length.
Here's the result...
I used canning jars and put floral sand in the bottom of them to weight them and also to lift up the votives.
I really like how the box looks old yet it's brand new. Thanks Mr. CnW!
I got the nubby table runner at Pottery Barn. I'll be able to use it all year long but it still looks nice under the Christmas box!
Right after I lit the candles and then took the pictures, Mr CnW blew them out. I think he must have been seriously burned in a fire in a prior life because he has this "thing" about burning real candles. If this persists, I may have to give in and get the battery operated ones. Geesh!
I know I promised you pictures from my Calif trip, and I promise you that they are coming up in the next few days. Stay tuned!