Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Hickory Tree




The Hickory Tree sent in the most delightful tree branch buttons and gift tags for our February box! You should have smelled the box that these samples came in! I was nearly instantly transported into a deep, cool green, summer northern Michigan wood. *sigh* What a stark contrast to my winter captivity here in the house.
Many of the buttons and tags you'll find at The Hickory Tree are finished with natural beeswax or dyed with natural dyes to bring out the beautiful burls and marbles in the various woods they use.
I just love the idea of the gift tags! You could easily use a marker and create little tags for place settings and gifts at a natural wedding- I'm no Martha, but I do love that idea!
I'd love to hear what everyone has done or plans to do with their Hickory Tree samples! If you weren't lucky enough to get one in your box, I hope you'll plan to stop by when looking for the perfect natural buttons for your next project!
Thank you so much for your sample contribution Dave and Linda! We hope you'll continue to feature your yummies in future Phat Fiber boxes!

8 comments:

Brenda said...

these are beautiful...I can't wait to use mine!

Kim said...

Gorgeous!! I would use them on everything!

Carol in NJ said...

Nice buttons, I wish I received one in my box.

CJ said...

Oh my, they are gorgeous. I'd love to see them on a finished, naturally colored toddler's sweater. Wouldn't that be wonderful!

teresasdesk said...

Gorgeous! I'm in love with rustic these days. :D

Melissa @ Banana Migraine said...

I was lucky enough to receive a set of buttons in my box and LOVE them! I'm going to make a sweater for my daughter and use them on that - they will be perfect!!

Enneira said...

I got a pair in my box and have been busy mulling over how I'm going to use them!! Really striking!

Turtle said...

beautiful! i may have just the right sweater on the needles now for some!