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A Country Chic Christmas

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

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