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Tips for Bringing Nature Into Your Holidays

_K1A3036-webBeginning this week until the end of the year, we will be embellishing, decorating and dressing up our homes for the holidays. One of the simplest, most economical and beautiful ways to do this is by bringing nature into the picture.

Magnolia leaves in a beautiful silver loving cup makes a beautiful centerpiece or mantel decor.Screen Shot 2015-11-22 at 9.34.46 PMLayer magnolia leaves, fresh greens with lemons, oranges and pears for a stunning mantle or down the center of a long table.Screen Shot 2015-11-22 at 9.37.05 PMIf you have statuary inside or outside, do as White House floral designer, Emily Thompson, does and drape them with greens and ribbon.untitled-2-e1387045410433Create orange pomanders with cloves and spices and layer them with pinecones and greens. I’m going to do this project with my sons this week. Here is the step-by-step by Simple Bites! Perfect for this week into the coming month.

This year, I’m going to let nature take center stage….there’s something so simple about this that translates to comfort and joy!


images: Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, Veranda, Simple Bites