7 December 2010

The Beauty of Nature


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.


22 comments:

Randi said...

Din kavalkad av julbilder är helt underbar. Gillar den varma färgtonen. Du är suverän på att skapa stämningsfulla bilder.
Kram Randi

jacqueline said...

Dearest Ingrid, this setting is gorgeous!!! I love this so much and your idea of picking from the nature! Have a lovely merry happy weeek and love to you!

Edith Hope said...

Dear Ingrid, Your arrangement here looks so very welcoming. It is so true that one does not have to spend a fortune to create effects that are so very special and inviting. Of course, it helps to have the creative flair which clearly you show here.

Sanne said...

Dear Ingrid,

everything looks so beautiful with these traditional red and green....and I put some orangeslices on the cental heating , it smells soooo good !!!!
Wish you nice week ,
greetings
Sanne

Ingrid @ Fable of the Table said...

I love hyacinths growing in wicker baskets. Your photos create just the right Christmas atmosphere for my taste.
Ingrid x

ornella said...

Sono daccordo con te ...La natura è una continua fonte d'ispirazione anche in inverno Un abbraccio Ornella

martinealison said...

Un peu d'idée et l'amour du partage et tout est merveilleux de créer son propre décor.
Merci de nous montrer vos accords... si parfaits.
Bises

Fru C said...

Brunt är en underbar kontrastfärg....framhäver liksom det mesta. Jag har också placerat ut bruna kottar lite här och där här hemma....bara för sin bruna färgs skull ;)

lisa said...

Each of theseis so lovely!

Madelief said...

Dear Ingrid,

Your decorations look beautiful. Normally I am not such a great fan of Christmas decorations in red, but I am getting to like it more and more.

The wicker basket with the hyacints and Christmas star look lovely!

Charlotte said...

Åh... så juligt fint du gjort! Rött är sannerligen varmt och ombonande.. precis så som man vill att julen ska vara!

kram Charlotte

The Summer Porch said...

Hi Ingrid! What a fabulous setting, all the colors, the fruit and you know I love the dried oranges. Really a magical setting for Christmas. I so love the Ingrid touch!
How's your weather there these days? I'm still waiting for snow! :)
Rosemary...X

colores said...

Dear Ingrid, I wrapped today also some bunches of flowers with such ribbons!! they are so christmassy!!! lovely pictures!!!and your arrangements are perfect!!!

San Francisco maid service said...

You have a great eye for decor! Are you one of those interior decorator who acts instinctively, just move something or add a leaf and they already produced a masterpiece!

Jess said...

I love your picture! It makes feel like x-mas. I think it's probably my fav. of all your photos I've seen since I started following.
Merry x-mas! Jess

Annika Christensen said...

Tusen tusen tack för inspirationen.
Det var så snyggt med kottarna så det tar jag nog efter...
Ha det gott
Annika

Britt said...

Alltid lika vackra bilder//Britt

Sophia Callmer said...

Ingrid du gör alltid så fint, och ger inspiration!, kram Sophia

katlupe said...

Ingrid, I love your blog. I read a number of your posts and it is just beautiful. I especially love the dried orange rings (I think that is what they are). I would like to try doing that myself. Your photos are beautiful. You have brightened my day!

Elsa och Helena said...

Så vackra bilder och vilken fin blogg! Jag hittade dig via Maleviks Rosenträdgård:)

Kram Helena

HWIT BLOGG said...

Underbara bilder....och en underbar blogg!
Ha en härlig helg!
Hälsningar T

Bare Mio said...

Nydelige, stemningsfulle bilder.
Ønsker deg en fin søndag, nyt den og kos deg.
Klem Mio