Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas At Our Home!

 Sending out some Christmas cheer, European Farmhouse Style!  I hope you enjoy our holiday decor!








  Our courtyard maintains it's natural elements with just a pop of red.





One of my favorite natural elements is driftwood.  Since we are walking distance to the beach we have plenty of it available. I use it year round.  These muscle baskets hold driftwood all year long, but at Christmas, I add a tiny tree with a few lights.



My wisteria vines have only a few leaves left so we wrap the arbor with some fresh green garland.



 Come on in.....our use of natural elements is carried through the inside of our home as well








 I chose the Silver Tip tree for it's airy look and it's muted "silvery" green tones. It was perfect in this old olive bucket.



I used natural wood elements, clear bulbs and chandelier droplets as ornaments. I went shopping for some vintage toys this year and could not resist the Tonka fire truck and teddy bear. They will make a great gift
for a special little one.




 I LOVE the little Scandinavian ornaments from Splendid Willow Avenue.  They add just the right amount of red to my natural decor! 





I also added a tiny counter top tree in the kitchen


and found some cool vintage ornaments for decoration.  The deer are actually made of paper mache and wax. I found them at a local antique mall. 


I hung a few small wreaths on the old iron windows, and added lots of greenery



pine cones



and more driftwood!!  It"s so beautiful with the green garland





Even the doors get a few sprays of green





The table centerpiece also gets a bit of lavender-my personal favorite!


I added some greenery to my hutch this year. It looks so pretty against the silver and china.







A view from the kitchen.....





My little shadow...Macy. She thinks it's time for dinner :)!





 

I incorporate natural and garden elements into my decor all year round for a calm and comfortable feel.


 Thank you for reading and our sincerest wishes to all for a happy holiday season!

We always appreciate your comments too!


5 comments:

  1. Dear Sarah and Tom,
    Happy Holidays! Your house looks even more beautiful with all the natural holiday touches. I love your silver tip tree! That's exactly the kind of airy tree I was looking for!! Unfortunately we do not have the selection of trees you have on the Pacific coast. At least now I know the name of the tree....will search for it next year. Panda and Mocha send hugs to Macy :)
    Thanks for sharing your home with us.
    Warm wishes ~
    Loi

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  2. Hi Sarah and Tom, thanks for your warm wishes. We are wishing you both and your family a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Love all the green holiday accents and the kind of tree you have, will also look for next year a tree like yours. Yes I saw several items you got from us, glad they are useful.
    See you in the Spring,
    Johan & Trinidad

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  3. Sarah,

    Everything looks wonderful! Very understated European elegant - how can I not love this! (:

    Did I ever tell you that we have a vacation condo in Santa Cruz (on West Cliff)? The building is being reconstructed right now and we will visit frequently coming Spring. A trip to your lovely town should be on the agenda. Coffee or lunch? Would be so much fun!

    Happy New Year to you and your family.

    oxox, Mon

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  4. Hello Sarah & Tom, Hope you had a great Christmas! I love your little trees and especially your hutch- it is just beautiful. Wishing you both a wonderful New Year... hope we can get together! Jen & RIck

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  5. Happy to have found your blog... I will follow and visit often... Your decor and home are gorgeous... Happy New Year...

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