8 December 2011

Pink and Green Christmas



I love the traditional colour red for Christmas and I have to admit that most of my Christmas decorations are red, many made of wood and from Sweden.
Red decorations on the green branches of a Christmas tree looks lovely. Maybe because they are complementary colours.



This year I was ready to try something else, so here is a bit of experimentation.
The old trustworthy Chrysanthemums in a deep pink and the lime green small button type is mixed with dark green holly leaves and some variegated Arum leaves.


I dug out some old Laura Ashley fabric from the 1980's mixed with other old and new fabrics. Ribbons are from my very favourite ribbon lady Jane Means



The fresh, glossy holly leaves has lethal spines but looks fabulous with it's shine and light edgings.


Vintage baubles in  pink and green adds some shine and interesting reflections.


The fact that they are old, faded in colour and a bit scratched just adds to the charm.


What colours are you using this year to decorate your tree and house?

Have a great time! 

xoxo Ingrid 

 

19 comments:

Verena said...

Oh I love the colours pink and green! Looks so lovely!
I use this year white, red and a bit silver for our tree.

Enjoy the weekend!

Hug´s,
Verena

Annika Christensen said...

Du är en liten blomsterkonstnär.
Hoppas att allt är väl.
Det var längesedan jag tittade in här. Vad kul med nya annorlunda tidning. Snygga omslag.
Ha det gott
Annika

Robin Larkspur said...

I would have thought I would not like pink and green for Christmas, but your examples are lovely! I love the holly with the mums. Also, the ribbon and fabric look so sweet! I am such a boring traditionalist, I guess. I usually use red, gold, and green. Sometimes sparkly white. As always, you put together such delightful vignettes!!

Anna Vattenkanna said...

Så fräscht och krispigt! lite prinsesstårtefärger...

Traditionell till 1000 - jag har så mycket fint i rött, trä och guld så det får faktiskt hänga med. Tycker om vårt julpynt och gillar inte att köpa nytt bara för att...

TACK för vackert ögongodis!

Kram Anna Vattenkanna

martinealison said...

Des photos qui me remplissent de joie... Noël nous apporte ce petit côté de bonheur et de rêve...
Gros bisous

Zuzu said...

Oh, so beautiful together!!!

I'm using green, white, silver, gold & pastels. Somehow our tiny cottage feels larger and lighter when I use those colors. :)

Have a wonderful weekend!
~ Zuzu

Sanne said...

Dear Ingrid,

this is a very funny colour combination, but it works !!!!

Have anice advents weekend,
Sanne

Bleu Chine said...

Hello Ingrid, I love this association of green and pink, an original and delicate way to change with red. I use different colors depending of the corner : some white, a touch of red, with old decorations inpainted wood. Have many nice days before Christmas ! Stéphanie

Henrietta said...

I love those big Chrysanthemum, they are gorgeous.

You ask what light I use? I have one lamp and a mirror.
http://hassinen.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-take-pictures-in-dark.html
there is one example how I use that one heavy light what builders use in worksites.
Have a nice Sunday

lisa said...

How beautiful these are Ingrid!
I use the traditional red, green, and gold.
Sending you wishes for a beautiful weekend my friend!

ajira said...

I must admit, I'm dying to see the final product! :D

Jennelise said...

Lovely photos! I love pink and green at Christmas! Your blog is beautiful by the way.:)
Jennelise

Angel.Pearls said...

Underbar kombination! Du 'skämmer bort oss' !!
Ha en fin Lucia-dag
Eva

Mats said...

Excellent shots, colors are great!

Trädgårdsflow/Garden Flow said...

Så vackert!! Älskar både cerise och grönt. Det är uppfriskande med alternativa julfärger. Hos mig blir det allt mindre rött varje år, även om rött ÄR julfärgen nr 1.

Tack för härlig färgboost!

Ha det gott!
/Charlotte

Lotta said...

Vilka vackra bilder och vilka färger !! Jag julen behöver inte bara vara röd , det blir juligt med andra färger oxå !!
Gillar den gamla rosa julkulan , så fin !!

Kraam/Lotta

silvia said...

Green and fuchsia are two colors that are a feast for the eyes!
My colors are very classic: red and gold.
Silvia

Georgianna said...

I simply love this, Ingrid!! Fun and sassy. Last year I did a lot of silver and white. Maybe the same again with some gold.

Happy Holidays! xo – g

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