Thursday, December 15, 2011

Decorating with nature

I was assigned nature for this week's post. Um, my first thought was outhouses but I don't think that is what was meant. I'm supposed to be decorating with nature, so here it goes!

(Please click on photos to be taken to the shops! Each photo is a different store!)

One of the most beautiful things to me is what nature can do to flowers! Always boggles my mind.

From Teleflora comes this beautiful Christmas cactus:

One of my all time favorites, holly! Check out this web site I found that has some great items made from holly, Mill Creek Holly Farm:

There's nothing like fresh evergreens, can't you just smell them now?
I love live evergreen ropes for railings!

Along those same lines is a twig swag from Jeffrey Alans:

And here is a wonderful holiday swag for your mailbox!

I've always enjoyed paperwhites at Christmas! I force bulbs starting on Thanksgiving Day and have them for Christmas!

Here is an arrangement using Paperwhites from Martha Stewart:

Stop by Barbotts to see all the amazing poinsettias! I have a hard time picking out a favorite but I do like the painted ones I've seen around!

Can't leave out Amaryllis! This is a favorite gift from my Mom each year but then never look like this one! 

 This one comes from Jackson & Perkins:

From Black Forrest Decor, check out these birch candles!

Take a look at the snow currant collection from Pottery Barn!

Let's not forget our fine, feathered friends:

Enjoy your holiday season!


Peppercorns said...

Oh these are wonderful ideas! I love the little bird seed Christmas trees. Great finds VS.

VintageEmbellishment said...

I love the nature look, you found some great ideas!

goodgosh said...

Love the nature inspired decorations!

VintageVendor said...

Enjoyed your picks.
Great resources to use.