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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A Bit of Evergreen




It's so easy to pop up a festive artificial tree, but we always have to have a bit of green too! I just bought a small green tree that is still out on the patio, but a bucket of woodsy greens is also standing fragrantly by inside. 




Placed near a sofa or chair, the smell wafts gently nearby whispering "Christmas" to me. I had to stop and bury my nose in the greenery just for the pleasure when I visited the nursery to see what was there!





Between the nursery, the grocery, and Home Depot, surprisingly, it was the florist that had the best deal on a bouquet of fresh greens. I always ask for a bunch of seeded eucalyptus as well. My florist keeps a supply in back, and it's always a bargain for a big bunch. Great for tablescapes and just tucking in here and there.





I have also gotten lucky now and then and had a tree dealer throw in a few green branches with my tree purchase. But one way or another, I have to have my fresh greens!




My sweetest friend just gifted me her personal copy of Nina Hartmann's first Christmas book which is now out of print and rare to find anywhere for sale. I know! I have tried to score a copy for a whole year now! I am so thrilled! And of course fresh greens are featured throughout her French/Nordic style.




Greens add so much to the smell and texture of the season. I thought you might enjoy a look at some of the other textures going on here as well. . . .




A snowy matelasse throw covers the chair by the window showing its lovely pattern in the light.





A vintage lacy edged runner is draped over the back. . . ,




and another rumpled linen runner covers the pillow for a look as fresh as evergreens.






We have a sixty degree day going on here, but that won't stop me from having my wintry scene!

I hope it's a beautiful White Wednesday for you, with or without the snow!.

I hope you are enjoying all of the delightful sights and smells of the season . . .

Jacqueline

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32 comments:

angie said...

sooo festlich, sooo weiß!!! ich liebe diese harmonie in ihren bildern, liebe grüße von angie

Seawashed Living said...

I love fresh evergreens. We always had a real tree that we cut down in the mountains until some of us began having allergies. I grew up with the tradition of cutting our own tree and up until a few years ago we did the same with our children. I have never really liked the artificial trees until I found white ones. We still bought a 4 ft noble fir that is in a galvanized bucket at our front door to greet guests. It smells wonderful. We also have redwoods surrounding our home to view through the windows. Your cozy sitting spot is just what I love. That book!!! Oh how I have wanted it too. Lucky lucky you And the twinkle lights are fairylike. Enjoy. xxo

Debby said...

Such a peaceful cozy home.

Marjon said...


Beautiful i love the smell of fresh green and the lights are lovely...dreaming time...have a nice evening.....greetz Marjon

NanaDiana said...

What a pretty, pretty room! I love fresh greens in a house, too...nothing like it~ Everything is looking like Christmas at your house.

Barbara Lilian said...

Your room looked so pretty and made to look festive, with just some seasonal greenery, I can smell the eucalyptus leaves from my home.

Pamela Gordon said...

I love the fresh greens and all your whites. It's so clean and fresh looking. We are getting a cold rain and wind storm here today. It's not been a nice day at all so I've been trying to stay cozy in the house. Sixty degrees sounds wonderful to me. :)

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Mmmm... deep inhale!! :) Bow luvly Jacqueline. You always manage to invoke such sweet calm in your posts. Luv it!!

Merlesworld said...

Bringing a bit of the outside inside always works well.
Merle................

White Lace and Promises said...

I bet the greens just fill your home with aroma, and surrounded by a world of whites,you are at peace.

Marilyn said...

The greenery is so pretty and I would love the smell. I absolutely love the way you covered the chair.

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

I love the greenery !
It adds so much to your gorgeous white themed rooms.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

As always, I am in love with your beautiful simplicity = and feel the same way about greens. I am so blessed to be able to get mine from my trees, I have a lot of them.

I need to do some posts about my Christmas decor one of these days - golly there's just never enough TIME! Or when there may be, it is as gloomy out as all can be. Ugh. Well, I am glad your weather is mild, getting colder daily here.

chateau chic said...

A bucket of beautiful greens like yours is all I'd need at Christmas...maybe next year! Absolutely lovely!!
Mary Alice

Art and Sand said...

I never tire or looking at your home.

We went with an artificial tree this year, but I also bought a small real tree that I have in a metal bucket. I hope it grows a little each year.

I am trying to figure out what is going on. All of the blogger blogs I read now require word/number verification, even mine although I have it checked not to use it. Have you recently added word verification because I don't recall having to use it before on your blog?

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Lovely. Beautiful textures and light as well.
Hugs,
Lin

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I love it. Oh what a wonderful book to receive. It is quietly serene. xoxo

Cynthia said...

You always do the best soft settings in your home

Cindy

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Love your touch of evergreen Jacqueline.
It is so Christmas and winter fresh.
I added Magnolias again this year.
Have a nice weekend.
Hugs

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Jacqueline your home is always so lovely and calming. On this visit I can smell the pine and the eucalyptus blending together. Simple and quiet is your trademark. What is up with the comments. Is this something new? I see it on everyone that I visit. Not a problem, but was told when I first started blogging that it should be turned off or no one would visit, and here it is again..Happy Thursday anyway..Judy

The Charm of Home said...

It's just beautiful Jacqueline. I love the greens and the twinkle lights!
Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Kim said...

What a gorgeous corner. I adore the chair, the lights and the greenery! Perfect!

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

As always Jacqueline,gorgeous.
I am now going out to pick me some lovely greens to add to my decor.

Burlap Luxe said...

Oh Jacqueline, it looks so charming here, love everything slip covered is what feels like all is calm here. I love the bucket of greens here in our home greens are a must, the lack of colour does not distract from the beauty of Christmas here.

Will be back soon looking for more inspiration.

Xx
Dore

lynn said...

love the greens mixed with your pretty whites, jaqueline:) seeded eucalyptus is new to me, but, i love the look! enjoy the great book--and one of my bloggers told me i could ignore the word verification and the comment would still go through--tried it and she was right. just ignore it!

My thrift store addiction said...

Hello! I hopped over from Art & Sand. The contrast of the evergreen against the fresh whites is so lovely! I would love to have you link up at my stop on the Creating Christmas party! Blessings, Cecilia

Katherines Corner said...

gorgeous! your home is filled with the spirit of Christmas! I am sure it smells wonderful too with the fresh pine. Hugs!

RusticOwlTreasures said...

Love the chair and fresh greens

Pat Cantwell said...

Jacqueline,
Love your fresh "greens", dear friend!!!
It's the one sensory factor of Christmas I miss. . .I'm allergic to all evergreens. . .especially Cedar!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Art and Sand said...

Thanks for linking up to the Creating Christmas party.

And, I hope you noticed my comment that we can just ignore the word verification. What a pain!

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Oh you have the very best greens, I looked everywhere for the eucalyptus last year and could not find it... no luck this year... so far. It is soo lovely and old worldly... Cozy cozy pics and once again the linens, DREAMY!!
You are the sweetest, no wonder you were gifted the book!
hugs...

The Charm of Home said...

That looks like a great book. I love the fairy lights! Thank you for linking with HSH! Have a very Merry Christmas!
Sherry

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