Styling, Photos, Feature by Theoda Solms Iles
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.
Above: Christmas Carnival gift tags, £1.95 for six, Dotcomgiftshop
Photos, Styling & Feature by Theoda Solms Iles
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.
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.
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.
Fotos, Styling & Feature, Theoda Solms Iles
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.)
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.