12.21.2009

just a hint of holiday {baubles + pine cones}

I love holiday decor that you can leave up long after the needles of the Christmas tree have fallen and the new year has been welcomed. Which is why I am quite fond of the simple and subtle touches that pine cones and silver baubles add to a home this time of year.

(from various back issues of Canadian House and Home)
They create an elegant and festive look while relieving the pressure of instantly having to de-decorate as soon as the holiday season is over.

23 comments:

Courtney said...

So easy and so pretty. We're lucky enough to have neighbours who have a beautiful bush for greenery and a park for pinecones. Unfortunately I wasn't on the ball enough to collect some. I'm going to be on the hunt for pinecones next fall. I love them.

Mi Vida Bonita said...

I love the pinecones, it is a really nice natural touch! I have them on my christmas tree.

Beach Vintage said...

There's nothing like a good mantle to hold some pine cones and greenery like this Blair. Thanks so much for all your comments and support in 2009. Simone xx

alice said...

I'm SO on the same page with you! I just posted on how I love green and white at Christmas. Anything thats clean and refreshing is fabulous in my book! These are gorgeous images you've shared!

Federica said...

I love that first photos!
Wish you a tranquil and peacefull christmas with your dearest,
hugs & kisses
Federica

A little Princess said...

Ooh this is a nice subtle reminder of christmas xoxo

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

I have a big blue and white bowl of pine cones...since I can't have an x-mas tree due to allergies! xx

Amanda said...

That first photo is stunning! And I totally agree - Christmas decorations that can transition into winter decorations make me very happy :)

laurelstreet said...

I like this philosophy too! I think it's worth adopting for next year - lovely!

paula said...

this is gorgeous and a good reminder to get my big pinecone out. can't believe I forgot.

Christine V.P said...

love! so simple and elegant. gorgeous.

Michelle Parks McCourt said...

lovely images . PS Congrats on the Times piece. I've been a big fan of your blog for some time now! Happy holidays~

Down and Out Chic said...

i love the ease that come with decor like this.

SogniSorrisi said...

Very nice! Love the mantle and the white kitchen.

Kirsten Sue said...

I love the backsplash in the Kitchen

Couture Carrie said...

Love the understated chic of these decorations. I ladore subtlety in design!

Kristin said...

I can't stop staring at that gorgeous grey backsplash!

Christen Ales said...

I LOVE the first picture!!! Very pretty!

Nicole Marie said...

oh yes me too! i love pine cones and love that you can leave them up longer than just christmas

Kim Berry said...

The garland and pine cones are beautiful! They have a very cabin-in-the-mountains feel to them that I love!

Emily said...

That mantle is ah-mazing. And the dark floors in the last picture with the window sills decorated...divine. Ahh...i love it!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

I adore pine cones... I have them all year round. and add some baubles on Christmas... lovely! xo

Sarah said...

I love the all white kitchen :)