Handwoven Rugs and Table Coverings

While wandering through Plimouth Plantation (a reenactment site of the original Pilgrim village) I noticed that many of the tables were covered with rugs instead of tablecloths. Many early settlers used this method to protect furniture, and many current cultures still do.  Sometimes people use quilts or quilt tops as tablecovers; or they use table runners and placemats in unique ways.  There are so many different creative ideas out there for the upcoming holidays. What will you use to decorate your holiday table?



The Twenty-Second Life

I find I’m spending more time on social media and less time in the “real” world. Now, instead of reading one newspaper in the morning, I’m using Twitter and Flipboard to follow a variety of news sources.  For design ideas I spend time in Pinterest perusing the many recommendations that come into my mailbox. Although I mainly use Facebook to follow friends and family, I also follow my favorite organizations and the shared posts of my friends. What starts out as a quick scan of my world can lead me down the rabbit hole of Alice’s world. I can soon find myself lost in tunnels of ideas that pop up as I delve deeper and deeper into the world of online ideas. 

I wonder how many people this happens to, and which are the sites that people find themselves lost in?  If you’d like to share some of your online experiences, please post a comment and share your favorite sites.