Thursday, November 16, 2017

Holiday Decorating for People Who'd Probably Much Rather Live in a Swamp, to Be Honest

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I like looking at holiday decorations. I really do. Winter holiday palettes are riots of rich, lush jewel tones that make my heart soar. Burgundies, violets, cobalts, saffrons, you name it. I love them.

And then I go home and completely forget about them.

I'm not afraid to decorate with color (I probably wouldn't be much of an artist if I was), but my decorating sensibilities tend to be a lot more naturalistic. I once painted a bedroom in many, many coats of deep gray glaze because I wanted the walls to look like they had the texture of stone. If I'd been presented with the option of just living in an actual cave instead, I probably would've taken it. My ideal house is probably a tree house. It's part of why my significant other tells me that living with me is like cohabitating with some kind of weird fae. He's not wrong.

All of this is to say that I found a lot of gorgeous holiday decor that still meshes with my desire to live in some kind of enchanted swamp, and, if you're like me, you might dig these pieces, too.

This natural boxwood garland

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Every last inch of this garland is hand-wrapped using fresh boxwood greens. It's lush, natural, and can hold up through even the longest holiday parties. Whether left as-is or adorned with string lights, bows, or ornaments, it's a fresh, beautiful accent to woodland holiday decor.

This velvet and silk tree skirt

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I love the color and texture of this 25" tree skirt -- it's almost evocative of moss and leaf litter. The sage color makes it right at home in a rustic, woodland settling, while the plush velvet and shiny silk make it worthy of even the fanciest little tree.

This tree skirt made of literal moss

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Whether you need a tree skirt or a tablecloth, as long as you want it made of actual moss, TeresasPlants has you covered. I love the look of this (of course, I'd have most of my furniture made of twigs and moss if science would let me), it would make for a really gorgeous woodland table.

This bay leaf and rosemary wreath

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I love fresh greenery in winter, and I have a special fondness for the smell of rosemary. These wreaths are fresh, and chock-full of aromatic bay and rosemary that smells as good as it looks. Hang them as-is and enjoy their natural beauty, or decorate them with some of the rustic ornaments below.

This cuddly-looking little snowman

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How cute is this guy? Needle felted from merino wool and bamboo fiber, he's about as soft as he looks. At 5.5" tall, he can be at home on your tree, in a window, or as part of a holiday centerpiece.

This rustic pinecone-and-juniper ornament

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This pine cone ornament, with preserved baby's breath, greenery, and juniper berries, is equally beautiful hanging from a tree, the middle of a wreath, a doorknob, or overhead.

This adorable needle felted owl

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This cute little guy is needle felted from natural wool. At about 2.5" tall, he's great for small trees that can't handle heavy ornaments!

These lovely Yule ornaments

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These unique laser-engraved wooden ornaments are the perfect addition to your Yule decor. Their designs are intricate yet understated, and allow the natural beauty of the wood to shine through.

These wooden mushroom ornaments

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Made from wood and natural linen cord, these mushrooms are perfectly at home in a woodland Christmas.


What's your holiday aesthetic? Do you have any decorating favorites you'll be putting up this year?



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