Since first admiring photographer and stylist Kara Rosenlund's 19th century worker's cottage, we find ourselves frequently lost in her artful account of daily life on her blog.
That's where we spotted her holiday table, but as an Aussie, Rosenlund's winter holiday has a summery vibe to those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. Other than the many details to admire (feathers from molting chickens in the yard, olive branches, and place cards taped to plates), we especially like her use of space with a hanging drinks bucket—so much so that we recreated a similar look ourselves.
Above: A woven table runner serves as a platform for walnuts, olive branches, and cloves: "I love the heady fragrance of cloves and rosemary," says Rosenlund. Photograph by Kara Rosenlund.
Above: Rosenlund swaps a traditional floral arrangement for a rosemary chandelier. Photograph by Kara Rosenlund.
Above: Casamidy's Pila Seca Pendant Lamp is made from wrought iron with saddle leather; contact Casamidy for pricing and availability.
Above: The Two-Gallon Galvanized Bucket from Dover Parkersburg is $7.99 from Amazon.
Above: Fog Linen's simple Iron S Hook is £1.99 at Ruby Roost. See more at 5 Quick Fixes: S Hooks with Style. Jute Twine (from $1.89 to $19.99 from Dick Blick) and a pair of Scissors ($12 from Brook Farm General Store).
Above: Rough Linen's Orkney Tablecloth (a 58-inch-square size) and the Smooth Linen Tablecloth (60 inches square) are $130 each. The 24-Inch Square Napkins are made from a blend of Orkney and Smooth Linen and are available in white or natural (shown) for $24 each.
Above: Rosenlund fills vintage mustard pots with feathers in lieu of floral arrangements; we like vintage Lab Lagny pots from France, which are widely available on Etsy (most for under $20). You can source feathers online from the Feather Place.
Above: A vintage Wicker Bottle and Glasses Set is currently on sale for $55 at One Kings Lane.
Above: Anthropologie's Nevin Flatware is made from 18/8 stainless steel with bone handles; $36 for a five-piece set.
Above: West Elm's white earthenware Linen Textured Dinnerware Set is sold in sets of four of each piece (a dinner and salad plate, bowl, and mug); prices range from $24 for four mugs to $40 for dinner plates.
Looking for more tabletop inspiration for your next entertaining event? See our previous Steal This Look posts: A Simple Table Setting from Sue Fisher King, A Parisian Oyster Party, and A Pacific Northwest-Inspired Table Setting.