Adding a flourish of Winter style

I love living in the Countryside watching the seasons change – from the fresh green leaves that appear on the trees in Spring, the bright sunshine yellow of the corn fields in Summer, the fiery red of crisp Autumn leaves and the frosted mornings in Winter.

Although it has been unseasonably mild so far in my little village, I still embrace my seasonal living and have changed up my Autumn displays for some sparkly and festive decorations.

I’m not able to go full out with Christmas decorations as its Mr PB’s birthday in December – if I had my way, the tree would be up on December 1st……between you and me, I’ve been listening to Christmas songs on the quiet since the beginning of November.

However, adding a flourish of Winter style feels more appropriate when we open the first window on our Advent Calendar.

My greatest hack this year as been the coffee table display – a wreath purchased from TKMaxx (surprise, surprise) with a small centre which fits this hurricane vase with complimenting gold candle. A perfect centrepiece requiring little work from you but still draws the eye.

 

20151207_160551967_iOS20151207_160639975_iOSSomething that does require my creative flair is my main wreath. Soon becoming a Christmas tradition, a fabulous friend of mine hosts a wreath making class at the beginning of December. Run by a very inspirational florist called Lynsey from The White Horse Company, she takes us through step by step in creating the most beautiful wreaths. You certainly don’t need to have any knowledge other than a keenness to create….and here is this years end result! Using a base of pine fur, I gradually built height using a variety of green foliage. Two dried hydrangea heads draw your eye with a splash of colour from some thistle and japonica. The bow completes this country wreath.

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My final Winter addition is the centrepiece on the dining room table. With artificial flowers purchased from…..you guessed it, TKMaxx, I simply applied basic floral arranging techniques of placing each piece with the vase in the centre of the table and constantly turning it, ensuring I achieved a 360degree display so that all guests get to enjoy from their seat around the table. Using bright white, rose gold, deep purple, taupe and some glittery trailing ivy, I love the variety of height and textures. The subtle sparkle glistens like fresh snow making it the perfect Winter addition to any centrepiece.

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Please share how you have added Winter style into your homes. Follow the links to the right of this blog to find me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest

x PB x

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