Est. 2011

April 9, 2013

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tied up with twine

“Brown paper packages tied up with string…these are a few of my favorite things!” is a phrase from a song from one of my favorite movies – The Sound of Music (and I’m sure most of you have heard the tune)!

There are few things I enjoy more than trying to simplify life while enjoying every little detail. Pick a cluster of daffodils and arrange them on my kitchen table. Always keep a basket of fresh fruit on the counter, available for friends and family to munch at their leisure. Write a note to my husband and stick it at the top of his lunch sack. Open the windows first thing in the morning to hear the birds and lambs out in the pasture.

One such little pleasure is using twine. I usually wrap it around packages for friends. But recently I found two simple uses that made both breakfast with family and a picnic with my husband just that much more enjoyable.

Next time you’re on a picnic, forgo the foil or the plastic bag. Wrap your sandwiches in brown paper and tie it up with string. It’s charming and eco-friendly!

This past week, my sister and her family stopped by for breakfast; they
were just starting out on a cross-country road trip to Arkansas. I
didn’t want the table to be overwhelming; just simple settings with fresh fruit, ready to be eaten. I decided to roll up
and tie up the napkins with black and white twine, and that really made the table complete.

Think about ways you can make much of life’s simple pleasures; it usually doesn’t take much effort, but shows that you care and want those around you to feel comfortable and enjoy what you have done for them.

Twine and scissors from Fifteen / Eleven.

  1. Tasmin Skye says:

    Oh, how I love this! All of it! The sound of music, your simple pleasures, the twine on the napkins. It's all so precious! I have been thinking about getting some of that striped twine, I just think it's adorable. Now I have another reason to get some. Thanks!

    • Rebecca says:

      Tasmin, I think you need to get some twine 😉 I had plain white and natural for a while, but just recently picked up my striped twine and I LOVE it.

  2. heather m says:

    Ah, I love these ideas! Your table is really lovely.

    Last year I wrapped all my Christmas presents in brown paper packaging and tied them up with different types of twine. It was such a nice & simple alternative to some of that loud, shiny wrapping paper out there. And I was most definitely channeling Julie Andrews the entire time 😉

    x

  3. how sweet are you?! 🙂 makes the breakfast table look so darling

  4. Kelly says:

    So simple and easy to do, but it makes such a big difference. Lovely!

  5. Love the look of burlap and twine together!

  6. Oops…I meant kraft paper and twine! 🙂

  7. super cute! glad you got those cast iron scissors. i love them, too!

  8. Grace says:

    SO. PRECIOUS. I'm in love. Definitely doing this.. for the rest of my life.

  9. Very nice, Rebecca!
    Have a look at my post:

    http://danielaleinad.blogspot.it/2013/04/portasciugamani.html

    Bye for now and thanks a lot, Daniela

  10. Hannah says:

    Twine is such a charming detail. I love these ideas, especially the sandwich wrapped in brown paper and twine. So cute. 🙂

  11. Jana Miller says:

    Al the little details just make the food taste that much better! Lovely styling!!

  12. Gah! Details and twine are my two favorites!!

    I know you're not a small post, but I had to include you as one of my tags/nominees for the Liebster Award!

    Questions are posted on my blog!

    xx,-t

    http://listenandbreathe.com/the-liebster-award/

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