Garden Note- Natural Beauty

I love this article from last year’s Veranda Magazine. Floral designer Michael Putnam creates some simple, yet stunning Christmas arrangements in a historic New York home.

christmasnaturalbeautyverandamagazine01-optSnippets of snowberries  are taped to the old windowpanes.

christmasnaturalbeautytreeveranda02-optReal candles light this pine tree for the holidays. Dried slices of oranges and apples hang from branches strewn with clusters of paperwhite narcissus.

naturalchristmascuboardwithplantsfruit-opt The theme of using paperwhites and citrus fruit continues in this corner cupboard with some slight changes. Paperwhite bulbs are placed in glasses and lemons are the chosen fruit. Here they’re combined with fresh olive and thyme clippings.

(Photos- Sang An for Veranda Magazine, 2015)

Prepping For The Holidays

hmhomeholidaytable01-optI’m already scouting ideas for decorating this holiday season. Here are some nice touches to consider- the unusual color scheme (not the traditional red & green), loosely arranged eucalyptus wreath, branches instead of a tree, oranges with cloves, giant Amaryllis bulb in a metal box, layered table clothes, brown paper gift wrap, copper colored balls, pine cone candle holders, stag dishware and mugs.

hmtableholidaydisplaydetail-opt(Photos- H&M Home)