Tuesday, November 5, 2013

3 Simple Ways to Decorate with Sage

Gather some fresh sage and try these simple ideas for holiday decorating.
Ready in seconds...and the perfect way to dress up your holiday table!


I don't know about you, but I LOVE Thanksgiving. I love the food, and the time spent with family, I love the smells and the crispness in the air. But most of all, I love the simplicity of it. I love the fact that all you have to do to get ready for it is make plenty of delicious food! And I love the fact that decorating for it is just as simple.


My favorite type of Thanksgiving decor? Using elements of nature. There are so many natural, beautiful elements in fall - the colored leaves, the acorns, the pine cones, the pumpkins, the gourds, and, of course, the sage! I was lucky enough to be offered a BUNCH of sage the last time I was at my parent's house. Their neighbors, our close family friends Pat & Les, have a wonderful herb garden and are always happy to share! 


So, of course, I gladly accepted....and after cooking with it (sage is one of my FAVORITE fall herbs) and drying big bunches of it, I decided to use the rest of it for decorating! I came up with these three simple ideas that can be replicated in just minutes and create a gorgeous Thanksgiving tablescape...and one that smells good, too! All you need is some white pillar candles, small bud bases, cloth napkins, twine, and ribbon.


Just separate the sage into small segments and you're ready to go! Obviously fresh sage would work best, but if you have some bunches of dried sage they would work, too. And best of all, these simple decorations can be made a day ahead so Thanksgiving can be all about what's most important: good food, good company, and a great sense of gratitude.



Looking for more simple Thanksgiving decor ideas?


http://www.lemontreedwelling.com/2012/11/thanksgiving-dinner-table.html

http://www.lemontreedwelling.com/2012/11/thanksgiving-napkin-rings.html

http://www.lemontreedwelling.com/2012/11/thankfulnessturkey-wreath.html



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11 comments :

  1. I just love the color and texture of sage! What great ideas :o)

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  2. Simple, yet stunning! It all looks absolutely beautiful!! Thanks for sharing, Cathy!

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  3. I love the idea of decorating with sage! What a simple, fragrant way to add to decor!

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  4. I love this beautiful and inexpensive decorating tip! So pretty!

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  5. I love beautifully simplistic designs like this. They take only minutes to set up, but the pay off is marvelous. Sage is also a truly beautiful plant for fall decor.

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  6. Wow! Great ideas, Cathy! I love the napkins! Perfect for Thanksgiving!

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  7. Great ideas, Cathy! I love the smell of sage. And it is one pretty herb! Thank you for sharing this at Marvelous Mondays!

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  8. Super cute Cathy! Thank you so much for linking up to our party… I am featuring you tomorrow!

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  9. LOVE this idea! I saw it at the What's Shakin' link party. -Michele @ Neat Little Nest

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