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Friday, December 10, 2010

My Nature Inspired Christmas Dining Room

In 2009 I did a little different twist for my Christmas dining room.

In previous years I chose to use bright Christmas colors. 

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Now back to my nature inspired dining room from 2009…………..

…………I got my inspiration when I attended an on-line shopping event featuring my guy, Eddie Ross over at Etsy.

It was so fun!! Eddie had an entire selection of his favorite Esty items for Christmas. I purchased the natural birch covered cylinders that Eddie suggested.

I used the birch covered glass candle holders, pine cones, branches and greenery to make my arrangement.

The arrangement sits on top of two linen runners purchased at Target on clearance. I had them monogrammed with a cream colored “P” to step it up a notch.
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I chose to hang lanterns instead of wreaths in the window.
I used a double faced white satin ribbon to make a nice loose bow.

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This was my attempt in 2009 for a more natural look for my dining room!!

I know this look was made popular by Pottery Barn a few years ago. I think  it is still a favorite look of many in blog land. I love the way so many are showing it mixed with a lot of white this year!! A winter woodland look.

How about you all, are you doing any decorating with nature inspired decorations this year?

For 2010 I have done something a little different. I promise I will have pictures of this years look soon!!! Think SPARKLE!!!!

“Enjoy the Process” Of:

Using natural elements in your Christmas decor!


Holiday Hints

Whenever possible try mixing real and faux elements to get a more nature inspired look.

Go out into your neighborhood and find greenery, twigs, pinecones etc. to use in your arrangements. This little adventure makes for a fun family day!!