Nature provides a lot of the beautiful things we use for Christmas.
Flowers in many different forms, forced bulbs, a variety of citrus fruits as well as many other fruits and nuts, pine trees or branches in the form of Christmas trees or wreaths, moss and pine cones.
It is a rich and varied selection to pick from and it is also very satisfying to use natural materials.
Depending on where you live you can maybe find some of it in your garden, park or nearby wood.
A lot of it you will find in your local farmers market or greengrocer. Some might be picked up in a nearby garden centre or nursery.
If used in combination with old wicker baskets, linen napkins, colourful ribbons and ornaments picked up at car boot sales of flea markets, the final result will be charming and look inviting and seasonal.