Finally! I can decorate for Christmas!
My husband refused to let me decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving because he had family coming to stay with us from frozen Idaho and wanted to stick with the Fall theme as long as possible. In his defense, we had gorgeous Fall weather the whole week they were in Texas, so I succumbed to his charm. I’ve been itching to get started with my holiday look ever since I put the finishing touches on a “theme board” for nature inspired Christmas decor I put together for my husband so he could see where I wanted to take things this year.
We’ve been recycling most of the same ornaments and decorations for over a decade now, and this year I really wanted a complete change of scenery. After a summer of landscaping both the front and back yard, and the addition of a Victorian greenhouse I adore, I have had plants and nature literally on the brain and really wanted to try to work it into a new nature inspired Christmas decor theme that would compliment the color scheme of our home.
One of my favorite online shops & blogs is Terrain, which if you aren’t familiar with them, they are a part of Anthropologie and have absolutely amazing home and garden ideas and goods. I’m a frequent online shopper of theirs and always find inspiration on their site throughout the year. I used some of their natural color schemes with a bit of flash to draw up the foundation of my theme and focused on a few of my favorite things to tie it all together – rough linen, bird nests, mossy greens and natural wood, soft rose gold tones, and a little flash of gilded gold to dress it all up in holiday style.
So here’s a peek at my theme board…
I am currently knee deep in dried honeysuckle vine and moss trying to assemble my banister garland, so you’ll just have to let your imagination run wild with my theme board till I can show you the done deal. Okay okay, one little peek but that’s it…
My husband saw the first bits of construction and said, “You could leave that up year round!” Not sure I want to do that, but I’ll take it as a sign it has his blessing so far.
Until the next photos… Happy Holiday Decorating!
P.S. I’ll be sharing my sources too. (wink wink)