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We are getting down to the wire here, with just a little over a week before Christmas. It can be hard to find the perfect gift, but it doesn't have to be. With online shopping, you can find some really great items she'll love, and ones that  don't cost a fortune either.

Etsy can be a great place to find something beautiful and unique. Some items on Etsy have a longer processing time, but some, particularly the jewelry and candle shops, tend to have things ready-made. Thus you're bound to find some very beautiful and unique gifts. You just have to check the deadline for Christmas in each shop's announcements. Some will even work with you on rush orders, so it never hurts to ask! Pictured above: Chevron Kite Dangle EarringsModern Chevron Kite Laser Cut Earrings



First up on today's gift guide for women is a jewelry shop on Etsy calledLucky Tree Studio. At Lucky Tree, you can find gorgeous, one of a kind bamboo jewelry. With intricate laser-cut designs, this isn&#…

A Rustic, Brown Thanksgiving Table

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Fall is full of vibrant colors like orange, yellow, and red; although I find myself gravitating towards the simplicity of brown. From a light linen shade to the darkest chocolate brown, this neutral color palette is anything but boring for a Thanksgiving table scape. When layered with varying textures and crisp white, browns can look extremely elegant with that rustic vintage feel.

I love brown Thanksgiving decor in the form of nature-inspired elements like pine cones, leaves, and fall florals. You can use these wheat bundles to flank your Thanksgiving centerpiece or buffet, or you can decorate with one bundle on and end table or entryway table by clustering it with candles or a few pumpkins.


Burlap is another beautiful brown element I love to decorate with for the holidays. Pre-made autumn decor or table linens in burlap add an easy rustic touch for Thanksgiving. However, I love to make a few DIY projects myself with wide burlap ribbon.

What I really love about using burlap for holiday decor is that it doesn't have to look perfect. For someone with zero sewing skills, I love any kind of fabric that looks just as great with a raw edge. If you plan to use white dishes for your Thanksgiving dinner, I suggest layering them on top of burlap placemats. It's such a beautiful combination. If you serve your dinner family-style on a buffet or side board, layer a burlap table runner over a white table cloth. For a more elegant and formal look, layer burlap with white lace.

If you get a long 12" roll for making your own runner, you can make additional decor for fall entertaining, like burlap-wrapped vase or candles. Simply cut the burlap to size and wrap it around old coffee tins or glass jars and tie it on with twine or brown ribbon.


Pine cones, leaves, acorns, and twigs are all natural elements that add to a neutral brown color palette. Best of all, they're free if they're common in your area. Here are some incredibly easy ways to incorporate them into your Thanksgiving dinner or fall-themed event.
  • Use a pine cone as a place card holder. No crafting is required. The place cards will easily fit into the natural grooves of the pine cones.
  • Create a fall-themed votive by placing a leaf on the outside of a candle holder and tie it on with twine or raffia.
  • Use acorns to fill the inside of a flower vase or large candle hurricane.
  • Fill a decorative bowl with pine cones and leaves for an instant centerpiece.
  • Use a long wooden box or rectangular platter to display a row of pumpkins for your centerpiece. Fill in the gaps with leaves, pine cones, and / or acorns.
  • Use branches from your yard to create a Thanksgiving tree in your entryway or on a table in a common area. Leave  a stack of empty paper tags near the tree and encourage guests to write down something they're thankful for and hang it on the tree.
Pictured Above: "Give Thanks" Thanksgiving Burlap Banner  //  Autumn home decor "Thankful" decorative pillow  //  Thanksgiving Burlap banner  //  Rose plant with burlap-wrapped vase  //  Spode Woodland Turkey Dinner Plate  //  Williams Sonoma Thanksgiving tablecloth  //  orange fall berry and pinecone arrangement

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