Yule Logs You’ll Love

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It’s the season of sugar plums, pine needles, and Yule logs. Here’s a gathering of logs I think Yule love (I know, the wit is almost unbearable). Embrace the log (Yule or not) and invite these little lovelies into your home.

Acquire this rustic Wooden Cake Plate ($35) and have a handsome place to rest all those fruit cakes. The natural bark will pair beautifully with the contrast of almond bark or peppermint bark. (Click here for a resource of visually stunning and savory recipes).

If baking isn’t your thing, soak up the texture of nature with these log confections and cross-sections. There’s nothing like twenty million years of history to add a little charisma to your home. Hickory cross-sections finished with mineral oil are a lovely place to cradle your eggnog. A doormat of wooden coins brings graphic charm to the floor (indoor and/or outdoor). And finally, spice up your dinner table (and your food) with salt and pepper logs.

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Clockwise from top center:

1. Tree Ring Placemats – VivaTerra, $59 (Set of 4)
2. Petrified Wood Trays – Jayson Home & Garden, $65 – $148
3. Hickory Coaster Set – Terrain, $20
4. Timber Doormat (Dark) – Chiasso, $48
5. Salt & Pepper Logs – Terrain, $16

If you prefer your branches whole, check out this wildly creative (and entirely natural) artwork.