Monday, November 30, 2009

White Flower Farmhouse Christmas Decor - Part 2



When the weather started to get cold, I thought I better bring my ferns inside. I put one in the fireplace. I love how its leaves simulate "fresh flames"!



I stuck the spiky picks Lori and Megan sent us into it, to add a little razzle dazzle...




Do you like my rolling mop bucket planter? :-) I told you I was a sucker for all things galvanized!

I used the small, glitter-filled glass apothecary bottle they sent inside one of the shelves on our entertainment unit...



I like how the color of the glitter speaks to the color of the lid on the jar next to it. And it does a nice little job of bridging the gap between the big, pebble-filled jar on the right, and the mirrored frame on the left...



I never got around to buying candles for the chunky white candle holders I picked up for $5.00 on the Endless Yard Sale. So I decided to use the bell-shaped ornaments Megan and Lori sent us, along with some of my own Christmas ornaments, on and around them instead...



Do you see the green and gold, glass platter propped up behind the candle holders? I got that the other day for $2.80! It was originally marked $27.99, but thanks to a "90% Off All Fall Items" sale at Hobby Lobby, it's now acting as a lovely backdrop for our green-accented, wire bells.

I nestled the little bird they sent us into some faux snow we picked up while we were at Hobby Lobby...



I love the layer of softness it adds around all of the other contrasting textures. And seeing a bit of "snow" up there reminds me of being a kid in "Minne-snow-ta".

The tiny sunburst ornaments I stuck on top of each giant pine cone also came from Hobby Lobby...





I thought they were the perfect mini counterparts to our big, silver sunburst mirror.

It's been so fun sprinkling our space with seasonal sparkle.
I hope you're having fun decking your halls too! Even if it is just a little faux snow here and a few old ornaments there. Even the smallest actions have magic, grace and power in them!

Layla


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19 comments:

Paige said...

All of it is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing your home with all of us. Have a great week!

KJ said...

I am sure you read a ton of blogs already but when I came across this one it reminded me so much of you!

http://patinawhite.typepad.com/patina_white/

I hope you check it out to find your sister seperated at birth. LOL!

(She just had a post about glitter :o)

KJ said...

http://www.patinawhite.com/

This should work better...sorry.

callieharper said...

Hi, Layla and Kevin --
I love watching your home take shape and am really in awe of your commitment and ability to create the changes you want. It is really inspiring ... and someday I will actually finish a project . I'll send you a picture when I do.

This is also to let you know that I went to White Flower Farmhouse and found beautiful gifts for my daughters, one of whom is in her first house this year.
Thank you so much for the wonderful ideas!!
Deep Peace and Joy to you this holiday season.

pk said...

pk @ Room Remix
It all looks great! I especially love the Hobby Lobby ornament on top of the pine cone. Simple but striking! Wish I had a Hobby Lobby close. :-(

Jamie, the Very Worst Missionary said...

I'm kinda jealous that you're so good at this, but very grateful that you share your ideas!! Thanks!

Erin said...

Everything looks beautiful! I love the fireplace and great work on the flaming fern. ;) Will you come decorate my house now, pretty please? Seriously do not know where you find all of your energy but boy do I admire it!! XO. E

Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs said...

I just love all your Christmas touches. I have started to add a few things here...but haven't totally decked the halls yet! I just love the warmth that Christmas brings to a home. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us!

-Grace

BD said...

You are such an enabler! I now HAVE to go to Hobby Lobby (like I need an excuse). Your blog is the first site I check every morning. Have a great day.

Cottage Dreamers said...

That is one big pine cone! It's really pretty stuck in the little urn. Good idea!

Aaron@CheapThrillsDecorating said...

The White Flower stuff is beautiful, but oh how I wish there was a Hobby Lobby near my house!

Tammy said...

Love the pinecone idea! That would be cute in my bathroom! I just love your design style!

Jacci said...

I really, REALLY like your mop bucket planter!!! :) I admired it in an earlier pick, but I only saw **galvanized**, it never occured to me that it was a mop bucket! Super clever, there, girl.

XO,
Jacci

kara said...

Where did you get your living room rug? I love it!

The DIY Show Off said...

Everything looks so pretty and festive! As usual - fantastic job.

Roeshel

CristinMay said...

Love the non-traditional look!!! Everything you put together always looks so great. Love your color schemes.

Blogging about it.... NOW

Shannon said...

I'm so glad you posted this! The day you posted the photo with the mantle I noticed the rugs and have been curious ever since!

mx2mommy said...

Layla I had NO IDEA you grew up in Minnesota!! i LIVED THERE FOR 5 years and LOVED it! Love all the natural decor! Thanks for sharing!

Dusty Bay said...

Very nice and I love the way you've layered your mats in the first pic!