Your Easy Mini Christmas Tree

Ok, so you have already decorated the big Christmas tree and are ready to dress the rest of your home. Make a mini-tree by decorating a fresh branch and show it off in a large vase. These mini tree ideas are perfect to create a festive moment on a console table in the hall or to dress the sideboard in the dining room. The key to a stylish and simple look is by choosing only one item in multiples to decorate your branch with. Here the gift tags look great as they add colour to the holly branches and suit this traditional nostalgic look. Or go for a slightly more subtle Christmas theme, with silver birds adorning the spruce branch.

Vintage look gift tags and holly in red vase

Vintage look gift tags and holly in red vase

Vintage look gift tags and holly in red vaseAbove: Christmas Carnival gift tags, £1.95 for six, Dotcomgiftshop

 

Silver birds decorating spruce branch in vintage cider bottleSilver birds decorating spruce branch in vintage cider bottle

Silver birds decorating spruce branch in vintage cider bottle

Silver birds decorating spruce branch in vintage cider bottleAbove: For similar birds, try Idyll Home, Pipii or Amazon

 

Photos, Styling & Feature by Theoda Solms Iles

Jewell Colours – Friday Flowers

The deep regal purple and emerald-green of this flower got my attention straight away in the flower shop. The vibrant colours reminded me of a jewels and I knew I had the right vase for them. The Japanese Gentian is a very striking looking plant with purple flowers budding between the leaves and then springing from these long green stems.

Purple Japanese Gentian in vintage jewel coloured vase

Purple Japanese Gentian in vintage jewel coloured vase

Just two stems was enough to make a real show in this vintage vase, an old emerald and turquoise handblown glass vase I picked up at the local charity shop for £1, one of my best bargains ever.

Purple Japanese Gentian

Purple Japanese Gentian

The luscious greens shading into turquoise is so mesmerising and because of the age of the vase it reminded me of another heirloom piece, a neckless I got from my mother, one she wore in days gone by. The turquoise crystal necklace with the gold and green stone clasp is just so pretty and special to me.

Vintage emerald & turquoise vase with antique necklace

Vintage emerald & turquoise vase with antique necklace

Fotos, Styling & Feature, Theoda Solms Iles

A Happy Bunch – Friday Flowers

Bright colours make me feel so happy inside and I think that is just one of the many reasons I love flowers so much. I would imagine this is the same for a lot of flower lovers. This simple arrangement includes only three types of flowers, all picked from my small garden. The deep blue-purple of the delphinium sets of the pinks in the dahlia and the hydrangea beautifully and arranged in the green vintage glass vase, one of my favourite vases, they look spectacular. Now these floral beauties take pride of place in my little girls room. (See more of her room in my next post. Subscribe now, not to miss out.)

Delphiniums, Dahlias & Hydrangea in vintage green glass vase

Delphiniums, Dahlias & Hydrangea in vintage green glass vase

 

Deep Purple Delphinium

Deep Purple Delphinium

 

Pink Lace Hydrangea

Pink Lace Hydrangea

 

Pink Dahlia

Pink Dahlia

 

Photography & Styling, Theoda Solms Iles

PS: I don’t use filters or photoshop for these photos, they are all true to their colours and look.