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A Country Chic Christmas

If “necessity is the mother of invention” then we think “procrastination is the sister of creativity.”  After surfing the internet and browsing magazines, we finally came up with our holiday theme, thanks to a lovely wreath we saw in Livingetc‘s December issue via the blog Bright Bazaar.  When we read that this wreath graced the door of an “utterly charming” farmhouse in Suffolk, England we were sold.

Bright and Beautiful

Bright and Beautiful

With the help from Nielsen’s in Darien (the original pine, eucalyptus and bay leaf base was made by Jo Malone in London) and decorations and ribbon from Target, we did our best to replicate the laid-back country elegance that filled the home with such a cozy feeling.  We decked the doors (all three!)…

Our Rendition of Country Chic

Our Rendition of Country Chic

Pretty and Pink

Pretty and Pink

And Behind Door #3...

And Behind Door #3...

and decorated the trees…

A Festive Tree with Family Heirlooms

A Festive Tree with Family Heirlooms

The Ivy Topiary Gets Dressed Up

The Ivy Topiary Gets Dressed Up

and hung the Christmas balls from the chandelier…

Delightful Dining

Delightful Dining

and played the music box to our heart’s content.

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells

Now if only we could get the shopping, baking and Christmas cards done!

Photos from Bright Bazaar and yours truly

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  • Reply The Zhush December 15, 2010 at 7:55 am

    Are you kidding ME!?….as in WOW! LOVE!!!!

  • Reply Kate from Party Resources December 15, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Wow! Wow! Wow! Fantastic! I hope you can hear me clapping all the way from Cambridge! xx, Kate

  • Reply quintessence December 15, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Your doors, Christmas tree and house all look FABULOUS!!! But must ask – what is the TV in the last picture?

    • Reply carolyn December 15, 2010 at 9:22 am

      Q – it’s a music box that lights up with Santa flying over the village (over dancing skaters!) and plays eight different carols. It’s very kitschy but the boys love it! Hope to see you tonight.

  • Reply pve December 15, 2010 at 9:28 am

    love door no.3

  • Reply pretty pink tulips December 15, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Oh, I want one!!!! Love your creativity and sure Ms. Malone would be honored! I’m so scattered that I’ve got a little bit of this and a little bit of this done. 5 days until company arrives – better get going!

    Happy Mid Week!!!!
    xoxo Elizabeth

  • Reply hip hip gin gin December 15, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Oh wow, your decor looks fantastic!!!!! Love it. And am a bit in love with your drapes as well! We are no where near done with our gift shopping and I am approaching panic territory quickly! T minus two days until my parents arrive, so actually panic has already begun.

  • Reply Kelly December 15, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Great job on the replicas! And I completely agree that “procrastination is the sister of creativity”…. I always stumble upon the best ideas when I’m surfing the web.

    xo Kelly

  • Reply hamptontoes December 15, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Absolutely adore your wreath…it is perfection! All of your holiday decor is lovely and your tree looks like it has many stories behind the ornaments (my favorite kind of tree.) I’m also loving the landscape outside your window! I think I love where you live!

  • Reply Mona Thompson December 16, 2010 at 2:22 am

    Love the wreaths! Just beautiful. Merry Christmas! Mona

  • Reply mydesignchic December 16, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Absolutely fantastic job Diane…so impressed!!

  • Reply The English Organizer December 16, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Those embellished wreaths are very effective. I can’t decide if I like your pink one or green one better :)

  • Reply kyle December 16, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Green – the color of AWSOMENESS!

  • Reply Kelly Dunn December 16, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    That pink is HOT! Thank goodness, I think we all need a shot of warmth :) Thanks for the inspiration to re-create some of the magic that amazing people pump out even in the craziest of times! Love me some Moravians too, and since my favorite # is 3, that little piggy table was super great as well. All so very, very lovely and festive! I know right….the cards!! I think I need to change mine to Happy New Year cards so they will still be on time 😉 XOXO, Kelly

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