December 1, 2011

hints of holiday

I was inspired this year once again by fresh cut boughs, greenery, and my holiday favorite- paper whites. The overall look is really quite minimal and fresh..

console top-
it's natural and has lots of layers..

the girls and I found the sweetest tree to sit atop the black pedestal table. It's soft and a little quirky. A few mercury glass ornaments adorn it.

A glimpse at the outdoors, more paper white bulbs and hints of gold and silver-

in the kitchen a silver tray with more bulbs, a little tree and more mercury glass.


The girls have mini tree's in their rooms chalk full of their collected ornaments..I love that they love our simple little traditions :) x

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20 comments:

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

Oh I love those mini trees!

charmaine said...

I am loving the mini trees! Simple and fresh.

Sherri Cassara said...

Beautiful. That is exactly how I like my Christmas decor!
I almost bought the same little quirky tree yesterday but it was too big. I hope I can find one smaller - love it ... I did get the little mini trees - the are my favorite every year!

Design Blooms said...

Looking great! I love the white mixed with natural green. I was planning on going with all white this year, but gold and aqua snuck in somehow!

Marianne Simon Design said...

You know how much I love this! My kind of Christmas decor, Sarah! Everything is so lovely as always. Gosh, we are so much alike! xo

Pinecone Camp said...

I'm with you Sarah! I love bits of nature for holiday decor. So pretty. Hope all is well!

La Dolfina said...

Love it all Sarah!!!
I'm feeling the freshness of simplicity here too :)
Merry Christmas!
xo

Karena said...

Sarah great images! I adore the mini trees. I am doing a simpler, yet elegant Christmas.

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Chic Coles said...

Paper whites bare a Christmas tradition around here. We have them started also.

modern jane said...

Beautiful! I love all the natural elements. Your cedar is so fresh and green!

Kathysue said...

I plan on using more paper whites this year too!! Love their fragrance! My color base in my family room is black and white, I had fun with it this year!!

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simply brookes: said...

love your simplicity. this is right up my alley. only one problem. want more photos...and bigger photos...couldn't get enough. you are so talented and lovely.
you have now inspired me to re-look at what i've already done.
thank you for doing what you do.
you've paid it forward, my friend.
love your blog...you are on my blog-roll front and center on my front page.
thank you again.
keep up the great work.

Julie said...

Beautiful! So clean and fresh!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

VERY nice, love the looks. I feel a little shamed I haven't put one thing out yet :(

Karlita said...

you won at mackenzie's giveaway! :D congrats!

Sara said...

Absolutely lovely! :) Green, black, and white are my favorite colors. If you check out my site next week you'll see my decor style is very similiar! Just have to put up my finishing touches this weekend :)

Cove and Grey said...

gorgeous!

Jenna at Homeslice said...

i love your fresh greenery mixed with black and white. It's so simple and lovely.

The Vintique Object said...

Oh my goodness, this is all so pretty. Will you be my mom please? I'd love to be surrounded by these things for the holidays...
Camille