Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas with Touches of Nature

I decided to keep my Christmas decorating simple this year. 
Mostly by adding natural elements found right in my own backyard.

Here I made a cute lil homespun Christmas display on my black chair.
By just taking a faux berry wreath then added some pine greenery underneath it. 
Then adding my favorite yelloware mixing bowl, tossed some lemons in it along with the leaves, and an accent of bit more pine and berries.   

As you can see I couldn't leave well enough alone. 
Of course I had to add a couple of bows and a pick in the the center. 

This diplay was done on my butcher block table next to the black chair.
I used more mixing bowls, lemons,
and more berries and greenery on a large plaid napkin.
I had also been wanting to do one of these greetings from my scrabble letters
every since I saw it somewhere else around blogland! 
18 point word score!!
Hmm... should of went with "JOYEUX NOEL"!!
I bought this lil piggy years ago in an antique shop, it's actually is a cookie jar and I had just about decided it was time to retire it when I heard it oink and say...
 Hey I might look cute as a planter, won't you give me another chance?!

...and you thought I was just a sucker for roosters!!
A Fitz and Floyd Christmas plate here,
and a cute lil rooster/hen? votive holder I bought last year at Ross,
also a potted silk amaryllis.

Oh and more pine and real berries. 
I also added some of these cute lil holiday tags that were in my
Victoria "Holiday Bliss" magazine.
This wicker star planter, was a thrift store find.
 I had been on the lookout for a cute set of reindeer and spotted these at yard sale, down the street from my house. 

 My sweet friend Mary gave me this wonderful lil treasure. 
After deciding to retire of some of her stuff. 
I love the chippy rustiness of it!
I knew right away just what I would do with it!!
 Pine cones and greenery!
Thanks Mary!

Well thats all folks!
I hope you all are having a very happy holiday!
Love and warm wishes,  Sherri:)

I'm linking to the holiday's edition of
Metamorphosis Monday ...
hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.

hosted by Marty at A Stroll Through Life

Head on over for some awesome inspiration!


we three dogs and me said...

really unique arrangements. Love the deer.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Sweet Sherri,

I love you
A Bushel and a Peck
And a hug around your neck.

Merry Christmas to my darling friend. You are a treasure to me.

May God bless you.

Merry Christmas, darling.

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

I love your decor! Thanks for visiting my blog, wishing you too a Merry Christmas full of joy :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how pretty. I love all the elements of nature in your decor. The little chair is fabulous. Thanks so much for joining TTT and I hope you have a very Blessed Christmas. Hugs, Marty

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I just love getting to see how everyone decorates for Christmas. You did a great job bringing lots of natural elements into your decor. My favorite thing was the piggy!!!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sherri...

Oooh...more Christmas pretties to see at your place! Girlfriend, I am really loving your beautiful home all dressed up for Christmas and I love the Christmas "au natural"!!! Love, love, LOVE how you decorated your black chair...that just turned out gorgeous! You know, I would have never thought to use lemons (of course they don't grow around here) but I just love the pretty splash of's lovely!!! Your piggy planter is awesome...I too, am sooo glad that you gave that adorable little guy a second chance! Bet he feels like Rudolf the reindeer now! wink! Ohhh...that that frenchy looking...chippy planter that your friend Mary gave's FABULOUS!!! I would love to have one like it! It looks so pretty with the greenery and pinecones in it! Everything looks sooo pretty at your place, Sherri...thank you for sharing it with us!

Girlfriend, thanks so much for coming by and taking a peek at my Christmas dining room! You know that I always enjoy your visits and your sweet notes always brighten my day!!! Have a wonderful and blessed Christmas, sweet friend!

Love ya,
Chari @Happy To Design

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Oh Sherri, I love that bowl of lemons with the red and yellow always look so nice together. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas :)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Evening my Calif neighbor...girl you really out did yourself with all your preet eye candy and I would never of thought to use lemons at Christmas love that idea...I pray you have a GREAT CHRISTmas on your side of the mountain my dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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