Tuesday, December 11, 2012

'Tis the Season



The house is filled with flowers, cedar clippings, and a Christmas tree not yet decorated. 

I draped cedar clippings around the chandelier. I love the contrast between the organic and the crystal. 


I just love this time of year. 


White poinsettias are always a favorite of mine. I could fill the entire house with them but I only put them up high and out of reach of little arms.


These are clippings from a broken plant that toppled over. The cuttings last wonderfully long. 

I always start out with more elaborate plans for the mantle, but in the end left it sparse as usual. I just love the simplicity of evergreens all on their own. 


I made the little wreaths using some floral wire. I saw this in a magazine years ago and I'm just  getting around to doing it this Christmas. 

I didn't get a chance to force paper whites or amaryllis this year.  Perhaps for the New Year? They go on sale soon after Christmas, so perhaps I'll indulge then. 


The little cedar wreaths make the familiar so much more festive. 

The tree is standing with lots of lights (and hopefully freshly watered...why do I always think of checking the water late at night?), but not yet decorated. 

We'll see if we get to that before Christmas! 

We are finding enough time to eat lots of festive foods however. Mike made a pumpkin pie from the garden pumpkins and then there's those Christmas cookies... I just bought some fresh organic apple cider with some mulling spices, and hope that a warm cup of that is going to replace all desire for Christmas sweets. 

I'll let you know how that goes. 

Happy holiday season to you and yours. 

xo


44 comments :

Kristen Whitby said...

So, so lovely! As always :)

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

White, greenery, a little sparkle-lovely!

Hen said...

Beautiful. Merry Christmas to you all.
Hen x

Rae Hilhorst said...

Your home looks very special, We to love the simplicity of green and white. This year we have added yellow wattyl on top of the garlands that sit on the bannister. Merry Xmas xx (Western Australia)

Eleanor said...

Simply stunning.

Saila said...

Mulled cider sounds delicious! The fresh and simple green is so beautiful... and I can imagine the lovely scent.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Oh so gorgeous...and restful...and peaceful. (imagine that in a house full of toddling twins!)

You always do understated so beautifully! It is an art!

Lady Courtney said...

As always beautiful!!! Merry Christmas and enjoy! I'm sure that's not a challenge with the little ones, just enjoy!!! donna :)

Lynne said...

Fresh cedar has always been one of my favourites to have in the house at Christmas time. You do it beautifully, love the tiny wreaths. I am sure this will be a delightful year with the little ones. Enjoy their Merry Christmas . . . and yours!

andy said...

Wow Trina everything looks gorgeous I love the wreaths you made . Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season . Hope you post before we have to see your tree when it's done :)

My Little Bungalow said...

Trina, your decorations are simple and beautiful, as always. I just bought an amaryllis bulb, on sale for $4.99. I know it won't bloom by Christmas, but that's fine with me. A gorgeous red flower is welcome in this house any time of year. Enjoy the season and Merry Christmas to you and your family,
Claudia

Keeping it Cozy said...

Everything looks beautiful with the fresh greenery, but I particularly love the cedar on the chandelier. I think you are right not to decorate with anything else... the natural elements look gorgeous on their own against the bright white.

Jennifer C. Webb said...

perfect styling...fresh and peaceful holiday decor

kathy said...

Beautiful...as always. And your words brighten my day! Now I am off to make sugared pecans for friends far away. Merry Christmas!

Megan @ Restoring the Roost said...

Simple yet beautiful as always! We had lots of pumpkins leftover too to eat so I made lots of jars of fresh pumpkin purée and froze them. I love just using fresh greenery to decorate with! Merry Christmas!

the gardener's cottage said...

simply beautiful trina. just like you.:)

Taylor Greenwalt said...

So pretty...love everything you did!

Lee said...

I love the cedar Trina. How sweet and romantic it looks against the white. My cedar dies with the heat of the house. I've tried it but it will only last for 2 or 3 days. So sad.
I love the way the chandelier looks. Your home is so sweet and beautiful and I love the way you decorated. Can't wait to see your tree.
So lovely, as always.
xoxo
Lisa
Leeshideaway.blogspot.com

ashley maureen said...

so fresh and beautiful. love your idea for warm cider to stave off the sweets cravings!

Becky C said...

Oh Trina your home is gorgeous for the Holidays...love all the fresh greenery.
Merry Christmas to you all!

Windlost said...

things are looking lovely as always trina.

i know, i always think of watering the tree at bedtime. the mind is too full during the day.

love your greenery...!

happy christmas. xo terri

Simply LKJ said...

Beautiful, so simple yet elegant!

Nantucket Daffodil said...

your home takes my breath away!

Pamela Gordon said...

It looks so beautiful and elegant, yet simple to do. Have a blessed Christmas!

Robin said...

Gorgeous! I love the greenery with the white and sparkling backgrounds.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to the Little Ones!

Best wishes for a Happy Christmas.

Karla in CA.

Jessica Butler said...

How do you keep your greenery fresh?

Michelle said...

Simple ,but beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Looks beautiful!! How did you hang the wreath over your mirror?

Vivacious Vegan said...

Looks really pretty!

kayce hughes said...

Always a treat and inspiration to see your beautiful home!

A Country Farmhouse said...

I hang the wreath using twine. You can loop it under the nail behind the mirror or just hang the twine from the heaviest part of the topper (I did that this time).

The greenery gets crisper as the days pass. It's made me think of buying faux greenery in the future but it's just not the same. It will have to come down soon after Christmas but perhaps that's for the better as it makes you enjoy it all the more.

Trina

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

So absolutely beautiful Trina. The contrast amongst the lovely white details of your home and the fresh green boughs are stunning!

Diane James Home said...

Your decorations are simply beautiful and inspire me to decorate this weekend. Thank you for sharing such loveliness, Cynthia

Kris Robitzsch said...

Very classic xmas. Green and white. I can feel the yuletide season.

Dawn said...

SO perfect and simple. Gorgeous Trina!
xoxo

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Charming look you have here.

Blessings,
Linda

osageacresfarm said...

Lovely and happy home to raise your beautiful children in!!! Merry Christmas! ♥ Tina

The Mom said...

Your house always looks so clean and uncluttered. Mine, on the other hand, is quite a mess, just like me! I do appreciate simplicity, but can never seem to achieve it for myself. Perhaps, that is why your lovely farmhouse is so appealing to me. Blessings on you and yours this Christmas!

Barbara said...

You have certainly created a beautiful Christmas look.

Have a wonderful happy time ! Barbara

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Jo @ To a Pretty Life said...

Beautiful! I love all the greenery, and your white pointsettas. I bought my first one this year, in red...white would get lost in my colourful house ;-)

Anonymous said...

I don't know if it's the new camera you got, but the whites are SO gorgeous. The light is really beautiful.

Em

kindsofhoney said...

The evergreens and the white are such a pretty contrast - like trees in the snow. So organic.

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