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Wine Country and English Christmas

A Tuscan Landscape

Last fall, Diane spent a glorious week visiting her sister in the hills above Florence, strolling through the vineyards and olive groves and dining on the home-made pastas that the villa on Via di Terenzano is known for.

A Harvest of Grapes

She was so inspired by the colors found in the wine country – the rich plums and warm golden hues – that this palette became the foundation for this fall’s collection.

Wine Country

We had such fun pairing fall flowers with containers having a rustic feel – cubes that look like recycled glass bottles and “earthy” terracotta pots.

Nina Campbell at Home

Since the holiday season is so short, we prefer creating winter bouquets that don’t scream “Christmas” so they can be used throughout the season.  As we were designing the winter collection, preparations were underway for Kate and William’s wedding and we had just shipped our first order to Nina Campbell‘s (British royalty in our eyes) London store.

Nina Campbell's Table

How could we not evoke the elegance of an English Christmas in our winter collection, using lush flowers in beautiful glass and antiqued mirror vases to make bouquets fit for a Queen (or a newly-wed Prince and Princess!)

English Christmas

We’re excited to introduce our new Fall and Winter 2011 designs, now available on Diane James Home!

Photos via Pinterest, Veranda and Diane James Home

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  • Reply The enchanted home September 21, 2011 at 5:45 am

    What a stunning new collection!! Love the colors and your inspiration could not have been any prettier!!
    PS Love Nina Campbell…..she was my very first “adult” purchase, I ordered wallpaper for two rooms in our apt. at the time, and I really thought I had “arrived’ by having Nina Campbell paper in my home!!

  • Reply Luciane at September 21, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Beautiful post! I’m really enjoying your blog!

    Enjoy your day!


    Luciane at

  • Reply Kate from Party Resources September 21, 2011 at 11:58 am

    I have been to Tuscany many times and just love it! xx

  • Reply hamptontoes September 21, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    What a cultured family you Diane James ladies come from…love how it inspires your sophisticated collections.

  • Reply Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita September 21, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    What beautiful new pieces! Absolutely gorgeous additions to any decor! I want to see more of your English Christmas series.

  • Reply stitchfork September 21, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Beautiful bouquets! Love the colors you chose to emphasize and the inspiration!
    xo Cathy

  • Reply pretty pink tulips September 21, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Love those lush fall colors. And that white “holiday” arrangement has me humming White Christmas already!!!

    xoxo Elizabeth

  • Reply Kate @ Travelmoon September 23, 2011 at 12:25 am

    Beautiful! Love the inspiration!

  • Reply lauren September 24, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    i am a big fan of everything about this post- tuscany, your flowers, and of course- english christmas!

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