My good friend is a gifted decorator! She uses nature from the outside to decorate the inside.
This arrangement is on her kitchen island, and I thought it looked so pretty.
She wants to add some greens to it to complete the look, but I thought it did look complete.
This was the centerpiece she created for her table. Once again, she brought the outside in and placed it in a clear glass, and set it on a white ironstone plate. Perfect touch!
At our home, I used the outside to decorate my front porch, by using my old clay pots, adding sand to the inside, then cutting greens from a bush at my back door. Then I cut some branches of red berries from my mother's tree. The white branches with tiny lights were used at the front of the church, for our daughter's wedding a few years ago. I stuck them down into the sand with the branches. Front door decorations and I didn't spend anything to do it. It was snowing this morning when I snapped this picture.
I am hoping the weight of the pots, with the sand will keep them where they are, even in the wind.
This is my mother's tree in the early morning today. We had our first light snowfall, and the little red berries look beautiful, covered with white snow.
Winter weather is back, and to me it seems like it just left. The view was pretty from out of our window this morning.
My friend used bright red poinsettias at here family room window.
She does not have excessive decorating touches...just a few
touches of brilliant red to brighten up her tan and white room. This year, more than ever my philosophy is to keep it all simple. I don't know why, although maybe it is my how one thinks at my age:) Come to think of it, she is my age too, and maybe that is why she chose simple too, this Christmas.
This old urn was sitting on the wooden chest, across from the window with the pointsettias. I like how she added the gold ornaments, red stars, and then a sprig of red pinecones. So creative, and so simply beautiful!
A few miscellaneous ways to decorate for
Christmas using nature's finest.