This week as I snapped a photo of my table top, I remembered a photo I took exactly five years before and posted to Flickr (we still always have walnuts on our December table). It was that photo, along with one she had taken of her own table on the same day, that gave MAV the idea to propose that we collaborate on a project documenting our mornings, and A Year of Mornings was born. We have been collaborating in one form or another non-stop ever since. I am so proud of all that we have been able to share, and I love that the simple and earnest spirit of that very first idea is still alive today.
Happy Collabiversary, MAV! I am so excited for what lies ahead.
Things I’d love to give and receive this holiday season:
A Holiday Shimmer scarf.
A white ash basket from Schoolhouse Electric’s new home collection.
A bottle of The Abyss for a cold winter’s night.
One of my favorite books of the last year.
For a little baker.
Beautifully simple napkins.
A handsome wallet.
What I truly love to do at the holiday time is make—decorations, goodies and gifts. I finally had some time to play around this week and have had some successes and some failures. I worked out a simple hanging plant holder with several variations (you’ll find full directions in the next issue of 3191 Quarterly), but my grapefruit gummy candies did not make the gift-giving cut, oh well.
Gifts to make:
A wooden spoon and homemade spoon oil.
Simple cloth napkins using the fringe technique.
Fire starters for the fireplace (wrap each starter in newspaper and tie with twine).
A big tin of honey caramel corn.