Friday, 13 December 2019


INSPIRATION: Abundant nature, lavish evergreens and foraged foliage, country traditions, manor house style, the country estate and ancestral home.     

KEY ELEMENTS: natural greenery and fresh flowers; berries, moss, pine cones, antlers, lanterns, candlelight, polished silver, urns, and topiary. 
Above image: Philippa Craddock Faux spruce wreath - dramatic 1m diameter decorated, wild and everlasting spruce wreath; made by hand and created using a mixture of the finest quality faux flora, including berries, ivy and spruce branches. Philippa also sells the loose stems to create your own!
Above images clockwise from top left: The Real Flower Company Nordic Foliage Table Wreath, a fresh display of scented festive foliage. Philippa Craddock's giant wreath from her Instagram feed. Chew Valley Trees Colorado Blue Spruce (just show). Andreas von Einsiedel Photography Exterior Georgian facade of Cornwell manor in the Cotswolds England, seen from a snowy garden with topiary.

Above image: Kirkland's faux eucalyptus and pine cone candle centrepiece. Such a lovely idea to set the centrepiece within a shallow tray (black lacquer would also look fabulous!)to enable it to be moved if more table space is required.
Above image: Veranda magazine, flower designer Emily Thompson's stunning Christmas tree garlanded with grevellea and cedar bough, Queen Anne's lace, camomile and bird's nests.
Above image: The Fresh Flower Company giant fresh and dried wreath incorporating dried hydrangea heads, eucalyptus and festive greenery
Above images clockwise from top left: Slettvoll dish filled with textured Christmas baubles and fresh seasonal foliage. House to Home Country Homes and Interiors Magazine festive foliage trees either side of entrance hall console table and silver dishes filled with baubles and twigs. Culinary Concepts  Twisted Antler Hurricane lantern. Miss Pickering fresh wreath with long needle fir branches and berries.
Above image: Archive from Canadian Gardening magazine, (now closed) showing a stunning garden arrangement with seasonal foliage including magnolia and laurel leaves, ferns and twisted willow stems. A stunning idea for an entrance to a driveway.
Above images clockwise from top left: Philippa Craddock woodland wreath with inspiration taken from wild foraged foliage. Harpers Bloom floristry design stunning fresh garland tablescape featuring spruce, pinecones, white roses and berries. Laura Hammett moss bowl. Nordic House stylish hurricane lantern filled with pinecones and star anise. 
Above image: Daylesford Organic Farm Gloucestershire - how to make a fresh Christmas garland
Above image: John Hackston Waddesdon Manor Buckinghamshire England Christmas tree front entrance

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

For more information on anything shown in the above images please click on the names under each photograph to go through to their web sites. 

As always, if I have featured your photograph and you would rather I didn't, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will remove it with my sincerest apologies. 

With warmest wishes


Kathy re said...

The most beautiful wreaths i have ever seen!

cindy hattersley design said...

Love every one of these images. Thank you for sharing. There is so little out there that is original and interesting these days.