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Decorating for Thanksgiving

Taressa George

The Thanksgiving holiday has crept up on us again! And everyone is coming to our house for dinner. The menu is actually organized and down on paper. All that remains is the actual cooking and the perfect centerpiece for our bountiful Thanksgiving table. For instant fall flavor, I'll pull out my driftwood candelabra, scour the back yard for any usable foliage, berries, etc. I check the leftover Halloween items for any gourds, pumpkins, etc., that I may be able to spray paint and use in the centerpiece. With those items gathered, I make a run to the local crafts store to grab some candles and interesting filler items I can tuck into the empty spaces. Since pillar candles can be expensive, I decide to go with only 4 candles and put some of the small pumpkins on the pillar holders.

Watch this short video that shows us putting together this easy-to-make "updated cornucopia" centerpiece. It's so easy to turn this 7-candle candelabra made of reclaimed driftwood into an elegant centerpiece using a combination of natural and store-bought elements. It will be the highlight of the holiday table.

And it works for every holiday. Right after Thanksgiving, I'll take this apart and turn it into a centerpiece or mantelpiece for Christmas.

Jasmina Carved Keepsake Box

Taressa George

Nkuku specializes in eco-friendly and fair trade products. After traveling and working in Africa and India, Nkuku was formed with the objective of promoting and developing the traditional skills of local artisans, then bringing their work to the global market, while promoting fair trade and establishing a source of income for local artisans. Nkuku combines contemporary designs with age-old techniques, natural materials and sustainable methods of production to ensure each product is truly exceptional. Mango wood is a sustainable wood. Mango trees are initially grown for their fruit but once the trees reach a certain size and age, they stop bearing fruit. It is then that the trees can be cut down and used to create wood products. The removal of the old trees makes space for farmers to plant new mango trees. None of the wood is wasted and the sale of the wood offers supplementary income to mango farmers.

Handmade from sustainable mango wood, each box has a pretty handcarved detail on top that is accentuated by the white distressed finish. Three photo windows invite you to personalize your own box, then fill it with memories and keepsakes. Also makes a beautiful jewelry box. 13"l x 10"w x 5½"d.

Fishcatcher Hanging Lamps

Taressa George

Growing in the tropics and sub-tropics, rattan, or cane as it is commonly known, is a ready source for artisans and is the most vital forest product after timber. Its social significance is no less. It provides sustainable income to some of the most disadvantaged segments of people living in and on the fringes of forests. Ecologically, rattan is very important. It grows in degraded forests, in marginal soil, and reproduces rapidly. It can also be introduced artificially in natural forests without disturbing the existing structure and balance.

A great catch -- together or separately. Created using the same knot techniques fishermen use for their nets, these dark brown raffia twin lamps come in two catchy sizes. Includes fifteen-foot cord set with standard plug end. UL listed components. 40 watt max. Large lamp is 12" in diameter and 49" high. Medium lamp is 9" in diameter and 31" high.

Fortnight Wall Baskets

Taressa George

From the forests of the Philippines the abundant and renewable lukmoy vine has been harvested and woven into baskets of all shapes and sizes for generations. Philippine artisans have a long history of handcrafting, and by working with fair trade partners, they are able to earn enough to provide for the daily needs of their families while showcasing and further developing their skills with new products.

Stash incoming mail or keep paperwork sorted with these charming and sturdy wall baskets. Each is hand-woven from abundant and renewable Philippine lukmoy vines. Perfect near an entryway or in an office, the baskets can be hung on a nail or hook (not included). 2 baskets/set. Larger basket:11"l x 7"w x 13¾"h. Smaller basket: 9"l x 5½"w x 12"h.

Honey Rattan Trays

Taressa George

Two Cranes' quality products are produced in a village on the southeastern end of the island of Bali. They are completely handwoven and handcrafted through a precise and  lengthy process. The rattan is split into thin strips (for the fine weave) and wet down to be woven. Using a needle, a fine tight weave is produced. After weaving (2-3 days) the items are dried for several days in the sun, then they are put into a "smoking" chamber where coconut husks are burned. This is how the the rattan obtains the beautiful honey-brown color. The process is completely natural and there are no dyes, stains or finishing products used on any of the items.Two Cranes has built and nurtured the relationships with the artisan families in the villages where the art is created and are honored to share the quality and craftsmanship of the many traditions of their beautiful cultures.

Made on the island of Bali, these trays are completely handwoven and handcrafted of split natural rattan. The wet-weaving process that produces the tight weave takes many days, after which the trays are dried and "smoked" to achieve the deep honey brown color. The fine weave makes these trays with self handles very sturdy. All processes used are completely natural. No dyes, stains or finishing products are used. Round tray is 13"diameter x 2"d. Rectangular tray is 12"l x 9"w x 2½"d.

Natural Seagrass Fruit

Taressa George

Roost utilizes authentic natural, recycled and repurposed materials to create contemporary products for the home. The finished products are truly handmade, small craft production, manufactured in workshops and factories where Roost has formed longstanding, fair trade relationships following ecologically and socially sound practices.

Charming sea grass fruits add an organic, textural element to any arrangement. Sea grass fronds are carefully bundled and hand-cut to form this unusual crop. Each set of 6 includes one each of: apple, short pear, mango, tall pear, lemon and orange.

Basket Weave Water Hyacinth Pillow

Taressa George

What is water hyacinth? Water hyacinth is a free-floating water reed that originated in South America but has since been introduced worldwide. It is one of the fastest growing plants known and can completely cover a body of water if not controlled. It has begun to clog up some of the waterways in Thailand, so a very clever Thai designer figured out how to use the fibrous stalks of this plant to create beautiful home accessories and pillows. She has turned a weed into contemporary home products, using traditional Thai craftsmanship and providing additional income to the villagers. A real winner all around -- sustainable, fair trade and gorgeous.

Natural color water hyacinth fibers woven with black jute into a wonderfully unique decorative pillow. Black cotton canvas backing. Pillow insert filled with 95/5 down. Natural color as shown.

Water Hyacinth Cotton Twist Pillow

Taressa George

What is water hyacinth? Water hyacinth is a free-floating water reed that originated in South American but has since been introduced worldwide. It is one of the fastest growing plants known and can completely cover a body of water if not controlled. It has begun to clog up some of the waterways in Thailand, so a very clever Thai designer figured out how to use the fibrous stalks of this plant to create beautiful home accessories and pillows. She has turned a weed into contemporary home products, using traditional Thai craftsmanship and providing additional income to the villagers. A real winner all around -- sustainable, fair trade and gorgeous.

Twisted cotton stripes woven with natural water hyacinth fiber to form stripes of off-white and natural. White cotton canvas backing with 95/5 down insert. 3 sizes available.

Natural Water Hyacinth Round Accent Pillow

Taressa George

What is water hyacinth? Water hyacinth is a free-floating water reed that originated in South American but has since been introduced worldwide. It is one of the fastest growing plants known and can completely cover a body of water if not controlled. It has begun to clog up some of the waterways in Thailand, so a very clever Thai designer figured out how to use the fibrous stalks of this plant to create beautiful home accessories and pillows. She has turned a weed into contemporary home products, using traditional Thai craftsmanship and providing additional income to the villagers. A real winner all around -- sustainable, fair trade and gorgeous.

Beautiful, rippled and round -- a great accent on any sofa. These unique accent pillows are artistically hand crafted from water hyacinth fiber by village artisans. Backed with 100% natural hemp cloth and filled with natural kapok. 19" across.

Natural Sea Stone Coast Hook

Taressa George

Sea stones are made by Mother Nature and gently rounded through years of rolling in the ocean. They are carefully collected from rivers and beaches all over New England. The owners of Sea Stones have a deep respect for nature and our planet. For every smooth stone they collect, a rough quarry stone is "planted" for the water to tumble into smoothness. They also replant 10 times the number of trees harvested in the creation of the solid hardwood backplates.

Coast Hooks are real stones, securely mounted on beautiful solid hardwood backplates. Great for entryways, baths, bedrooms, closets, kitchens and even for holding swags, tiebacks and curtain rods. Wall mountable. Hardware included. 5"h x 2½"w.