Festive Foliage Bough

Fancy something a bit different for your door this Christmas? Try a foliage bough instead. I prefer them as they are a bit more organic looking, unusual and very easy to make. Wreaths are so last year, darlings!

 

Foliage Bough Door Christmas decoration

 

Foliage Bough Door Christmas decoration

You would need:

Spruce or Fir branches (Holly and Eucalyptus optional to add interest)

Thin wire to tie stems together

Ribbon to decorate

A pretty decoration to add a personal touch (optional)

Battery operated wire fairly lights (optional)

Lay your spruce or fir branches flat on a table and layer shorter holly or eucalyptus stems on-top. Tie all of these stems and branches together with the thin wire. Add a pretty decoration or bauble by wiring it onto a branch as well. Use the ribbon to tie a big knot or bow at the top of the stems, hiding the wire in the process. Suspend your new Festive Foliage Bough from a nail in the door or the door-knocker, alternatively, mine I hung by extending the wire to the top of the door and securing it to the top edge of the door with a staple gun (as it’s the top of the door it will never be visible). Lastly, arrange your fine wire fairy lights between the foliage and hide the battery back to the back of the bough (taping it to the foliage). I pushed my battery back through the letter box on the door and taped it to the inside of the door, so that I can control the switch from the inside of the hall – pretty clever I thought!

Foliage Bough Door Christmas decoration

 

Foliage Bough Door Christmas decoration

 

Feature, photos styling: Theoda Solms Iles

 

 

Do Christmas The White Company way.

When thinking of The White Company, words like elegant, stylish and chic springs to mind. Over the years they have stayed true to their style and yet every season they inspire us with even more beautiful items. I have yet still to meet the person that does not just love The White Company. Although that it’s true that I’m a self obsessed colour addict and would choose colour every time, I always find myself wondering into their stores and wishing my home could look like this. And who am I to say that grey, silver and white are not colours after all?

Below are their new items for Christmas, in store now but you have to be quick, everything is selling like hotcakes!

A Beautifully dressed mantle piece by The White Company

A beautifully dressed mantle piece by The White Company

Above: Madison Arched Mirror , £195, Henry Dean Candle Holders, Small £80, Large £180, Portofino Glass Candle, £30, Henry Dean Bowl, £225, Frosted Pinecone & Fir Garland, £70, Kubu Planter, £25, Nesting Baskets, Set of 2, £80, Snowflake Paper Decorations Set of 3 – £12, Silver Concertina Balls, Set of 3, £15, all The White Company.

 

White and Silver dressed Christmas table by The White Company

White and Silver dressed Christmas table by The White Company

Above: Portofino Glass Candle , £30, Snowflake Paper Decorations, Set of 3, £12, Silver Concertina Balls, Set of 3, £15, Bell Paper Decorations, Set of 3, £14, Glitter Onion Decoration, £8, Pillar Candle Holder, Large£45, Bell Dinner Candle Holder, £25, Bell Pillar Candle Holder, £25, Wine Glass, Set of 2, £30, all The White Company.

 

Dress the dresser, by The White Company

Dress the dresser, by The White Company

Stoneware Rectangular Platter, £20, Small Stoneware Storage Jar, £25, Stoneware Mug, £10, Stoneware Heart Oven Dish, £40, Stoneware Cake Plate, £35, Stoneware Heart Oven Dish (Small), £20, Fine Stoneware Dinner Plate, £12, Artisan Stoneware Dinner Plate, £12, Hanging Paper House (Set of 3), £15, Heart Plate Small, £8, Pasta Bowls, £15, Stoneware Teapot, £45, Mini Faux English Pine Tree, £25, The White Company.

 

White and Silver Christmas decorations by The White Company

White and Silver Christmas decorations by The White Company

Above: Glitter Stripe Bauble, £8, Glitter Stripe Bauble Small (Set of 3), £12, Glass Spiral Bauble, £8, Glitter Onion Decoration, £8, Glitter Heart Decoration, £5, White Matt Bauble, £6, Porcelain Decorations s/6, £12, Porcelain Bell Decoration, £6, Hanging Paper House s/3, £ 15, Concertina Balls s/3, £15, Beaded Star, £5, Porcelain Bird Dec, £6, Large Mercury Bauble, £10, Mini Geometric Mercury Decorations (pack of 6), £12 Pinecone Bauble Fairy Lights, £35, all The White Company.

 

Christmas bedroom by The White Company

Christmas bedroom by The White Company

Above: Frosted Pinecone & Fir Wreath, £50, Luxury Short Faux Fur Collection – Almond Throw, from £100, £50, Mother of Pearl Picture Frame (8×10) – £70 Breakfast In Bed Tray, £50, Stoneware teapot, £45, Stoneware Mug, £10, all The White Company.

 

All image supplied by The White Company

Feature by Theoda Solms Iles