Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A woodsy white Christmas

I would like to share a little of the Christmas decorating that I have been 
doing this year.
I wanted to do a Winter woodland scene this year.

We have many aspen trees on our property that our horses pasture on
 and because Dale was having to clear some of the suckers
 that come up in the fence line I thought it would be a wonderful way to use them.

I have been making a few simple ornaments and 
painting a few oak leaves for the branches.

I know this post was a little heavy on the photos and light on words, but I will be back
to share more of the decor and things that
 make me love this time of year so much.
See you soon!


Custom Comforts said...

So, so pretty June! You must feel like you live in a winter wonderland. I love all the white and simplicity of it all. Just beautiful!

Home and Lifestyle said...

A lovely idea, it looks really great!

Sending hugs, Ingrid

Art and Sand said...

I think this is the prettiest Christmas decor I have seen. There are so many over the top homes, but you have shown how sweet and lovely "simple" can be.

Gail Peterson said...

Hi I am your newest follower! A treat to find your blog!
I love the aspens... a row of Christmas!
I hope your season is peaceful & filled with all the things you love.

Would love to have you visit me sometime!

Sandi said...

*SIMPLY* stunning as always my friend. :)

Lady of the Woods said...

This is magical ! just stunning how you used those branches, and your adornments are adorable, too the painted leaves. You are so creative! :D

Jannet said...

Hi June. Your blog is so beautiful, I'm so glad I found you! The first that came to mind, when I saw your tree decoration was wow. Oh my I love it, looks gorgeous, love the fresh and neutral look. My favorite ornament, is the little ball of music paper, so cute! I can't wait to follow your blog and see more :)

primrosesattic said...

June. I love your tree covered with such beautiful ornaments. I have gone the complete opposite to you this year, really colourful. Maybe next year I will go all white.
Your house looks so beautiful.

Sylvia said...

Oh dear June, it looks so beautiful! Breathtakingly beautiful! I love it!

hugs Sylvia

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi June,
Wow, you have made those twig trees look dreamy and oh so pretty.
All the little ornaments are perfect and your photos are amazing.


Seawashed said...

I think I look forward to seeing your home for Christmas more than any other in Blogland. The aspen branches with your touch of all things white and sparkly is the most beautiful white decor for Christmas I've seen. And those angel wings with the pinecones dangling...Oh my. You should open an are so creative and have such an eye for beauty. Your shop would do so well. Will we see your trademark roses in the rest of your decor? I hope so...xo

Vicky said...

This Christmas decoration with branches is perfect, just lovely!!

Shabby soul said...

Simply and beautiful, a marvelous place for the soul! Love love love always to visit you my darling!

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
So beautiful!!! If it wasn't dark already I would go to the woods and cut some trees...very inspirational!


joanne said...

looks like a beautiful, serene winter wonderland right there in your home. Just beautiful June.

My Little Home and Garden said...

Any little woodland nymphs and fairies would be happy to dance around these decorated aspens. So would I, for that matter.


Julie Marie said...

So very beautiful June... I love the soft, serene look of your Christmas decor... and of course anything from Nature captures my heart... those little bunny ornaments are so cute... and I love your pretty red wreath... hope you are enjoying this beautiful time of year... bitter cold here in Centerville right now... but, 'tis the Season!... xoxo Julie Marie

Susan Shull said...

June-this is absolutely beautiful! I love, love,love it!

Debra@CommonGround said...

truly magical, June!!!

NanaDiana said...

WHAT an idea, June! OMGoodness-it looks like something out of a fairy tale. I just love it all and it was not too picture heavy for me! It's your own little fantasy land there- xo Diana

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chateau chic said...

You are amazing, June!! You incorporate so much creativity and unique beauty into your home!! I absolutely love visiting your calm and peaceful home.
Mary Alice

Diane said...

What a simple and perfect idea. I love the sweet ornaments and your pink and red wreath is divine! Blessings, Diane

Junkchiccottage said...

This is just stunning. I love it. Your room looks just beautiful.

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

June, this is just so beautiful. I love everything you do and this is no exception. So simple, I love it.


Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

debi said...

Oh June, it's so beautiful and magical. If everything wasn't covered with snow, I might be out there cutting branches this weekend! Love it!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Just completely exquisite, so magical, like a wonderful fairy tale.

Faded Charm said...

This looks so dreamy, June. What a great idea! I love hanging ornaments from branches, but have never used a whole tree before.

The white is so serene. I actually added some pops of red this year to my decor. I'm liking it, but think my all time favorite is an all white Christmas:-)

Happy Holidays, my friend.


Katherine said...

Wow - that's looks so pretty, especially with the fullness of so many branches. I've always liked using twigs and branches to decorate, it looks striking.

Once I filled a large urn with tall twigs and put it in my living room. When my Mother came over she asked 'what is that going to be when it grows'. Ha - it will be stylish Mom, it will be stylish.


Junebug said...

WOW, WOW, That beautiful creative brain of yours has out done herself! WOW June, I'm in awe!!!!!

Mary Ann said...

So beautiful!


Just like in a dreamy fairy tale, during a winter night !
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Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

This is like stepping into a dream, dear June. I love those delicate aspen trees. You've done a gorgeous job again, decorating your home and the pictures are stunning. I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful Christmas Magic.
Have a lovely weekend!

Geli said...

Dear June!
It's so dreamy your decoration like in a fairy tale ...
I loooooove it!
I wish you a very beautiful weekend!
With love,

Barbara said...

Your Winter Woodland scene is so original and breathtaking, love the whites with a touch of red!


Bente said...

Oh my, this is GORGEOUS, June. You are fantastic with decorations. What great ideas you have.
I just love to visit your beautiful blog.

Have a wonderful day
Hugs from here

sophie said...

ravissantes décorations de Noël!
belles fêtes de fin d'année

Lady of the Woods said...

I just had to come back to dream of those branches inside....I want to live in them, be an ornament in there :D magical!

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Just beautiful June.
Nature's contribution to Holiday decorating makes all the difference... added to by your gifted touch.
Susan x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

JUNE! That little bunny hanging from your precious and perfect for this celebration in our hearts this year with WOODLAND creatures! As always, your home is a welcoming place where all magic is created by you. BIG HUGS! Anita

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

So lovely and ethereal. You did a wonderful job. It is so peaceful.



Everything looks beautiful June!
Merry Christmas xoxo

Lana Manis said...

Dear June ~ This is truly a magical winter wonderland! Beautiful!

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

It's magical, June. I made a tiny woodsy tree this year... something about the open branches helps bring a touch of winter's quiet beauty indoors. As always, your home is gorgeous.
Have a happy one,

shabbyfufu said...

Love your simplicity June and the photos are divine and well thought out. Happy Holidays to you and yours....xox, Janet

One Shabby Old House said...

How beautiful June! Leave it to you to take some simple branches and bring them to life again with beauty!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

You always create such beauty around you. I'm also loving all your pics that are on Pinterest. Happy Holidays!

{oc cottage} said...

a real-life winter wonderland!;}

❤❤❤ m ^..^

BECKY said...

You absolutely never fail to delight my soul with what pours out of yours! What a lovely, ethereal, and completely delightful winterscape you have created. I just love how you think, and the way you capture the beauty you create in your photography. sigh...what a beautiful way to begin my day.
May yours be filled with the joy you give to others by taking time to share such beauty with us!
Love and hugs,

Anonymous said...

I'm flabbergasted! So beautiful, it's just a fairytail. Lov'it!!!

Lovely greetings, Peetje

paola said...

What a beautiful and easy idea June..I love it!

Olive said...

Dear June, I read this beautiful post as I was just reading Psalm 118 and praying it over my daughter who I am concerned about. I now will attach this beauty to my prayers. Bless you and Happy Christmas, Olive

Dorthe said...

This is so magic, and special, dear June. I love your idea of using those trees, for your inside decor. They are amazing there on the floor with the white " carpet"-- on their feets, and so romantic and shabby with your lovely ornaments and the leaves hanging from the branches.
Just gorgeous, in all its simplisity!
Hugs from Dorthe

Anonymous said...

Oh June, your home looks stunning!!!
You have such a way of putting things together and your style is just heavenly!!
Wishing you a very joyous holiday season!

Beehive Needleworks said...

Simply magical!!!

flowersandhome said...

I absolutely LOVE your white winter wonderland June! Such a wonderful idea and a great alternative for a christmas tree. I think I prefer your branches over a tree actually. Wished I had some trees to chop here as well ;)

deb said...

so very beautiful ♥

My name is Riet said...

Oh Dear June you have such a beautiful way of decoration. I love what you did in your Home, just gorgeous.
Hugs from R iet

Victorian1885 said...

Oh June your home looks absolutely magical!! I love what you did with the Aspens....
Have a wonderful Holiday Season with your Family!


Susan EvelynAndRose said...

I could spend the entire winter in your wonderland June! Oh it is just magical. You are such a clever girl to recycle those Aspen trees inside your beautiful home. And oh my, your handmade ornaments are precious. I love what you've shown already, so can imagine how good the rest is!!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Your winter forest is so gorgeous, June! I want one! Haha! Your photos are as dreamy as ever! I love seeing all your beautiful ornaments.

Low Tide High Style said...

Who needs words when your beautiful images convey how truly lovely your home is this Christmas?! I was just thinking today that I wish we had have put yours to good use!

xo Kat

Mimi Sue said...

One word comes to mind. Serene! So pretty June. Mimi

Tania said...

Just gorgeous June, We love looking at your photos, keep them coming..
Tania xx

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi June,
So simple and sooo elegant!! a whimsical wonderland! and your photos as always are magical!

Madelief said...

Your decorations look magical Jane! It's a delight to scroll through them. Wish I could pop over and see it for myself :-)

Wishing you a happy weekend!

Madelief x

sweetpea said...

June, I am in love with those branches! What an original and beautiful idea. Your home is lovely beyond words. Have a blessed Christmas! XO


The Rustic Victorian said...

Just Brilliant June! I Love branches and things provided by God,..I mean really we don't need to buy a 50 dollar tree now do we. I imagine it is just as pretty in the evening light. I look forward to seeing all the lovely posts and amazing photos you create.
I pray you and your family have a safe and Blessed Christmas.

Unknown said...

wow! Just so gorgeous...simply breathtaking. I just love your creativity! Wishing you and your family the most wonderful Christmas ever. Thanks for your friendship and lovely comments on my blog . You truly are a beautiful person! Merry Christmas!

lynn said...

You are an extraordinary decorator & stylist! I really enjoy your blog. Many blessings to you and yours for the Holydays!

Georgianna said...

Hello, dear June! This post has left me almost without words – the beauty and creativity are such a joyful thing to share and they inspire me greatly! Been a bit tied up here this year so haven't been around as much as I'd like. But thinking of you and sending love and very best wishes for a magical Christmas and Happy New Year, dear friend! xoxoxo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Darling June,

Coming back HERE is really being transported to YOUR home, a haven. I just wish I could get the same photographic results as you do with my camera. If you want to be transported to another realm, go visit Di with YONKS. Her travels in the UK are unbelievably magical. Thank you dear heart for coming to visit me!!!!!! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Darling June,

Coming back HERE is really being transported to YOUR home, a haven. I just wish I could get the same photographic results as you do with my camera. If you want to be transported to another realm, go visit Di with YONKS. Her travels in the UK are unbelievably magical. Thank you dear heart for coming to visit me!!!!!! Anita

Debbie said...

You make my heart skip a beat, June.
It must be like walking into a true Winter Wonderland as you enter the front door of your beautiful home.
You are always original with your ideas. It amazes me how you come up with such awesome decorating visions, then carry them through to such a magical finish.
It's a gift!

Ivy and Elephants said...

So lovely! The wall of trees is just fabulous, you always think of the most amazing ways enhance your already gorgeous home! Beautiful,
Keep inspiring!

Ricki Treleaven said...

This is so lovely!!! I am a new follower via email.

I just featured this post on my blog!


Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I love the rabbits on the tree! All the decorations are beautiful!

Pondside said...

The photos are beautiful - and welcome. They give me an idea of what the holidays look like at your house. Sometimes words aren't called for.

Anonymous said...

So beautiful June! Love the idea of using aspen suckers. I didn't even put up a large tree this year as we have been just too busy. Finally got up a little outside decorating done Friday as I was having a cookie day for hospice patients. Have a little Christmas up but it is going to be a very laid back Christmas this year! Maybe that is just the way it should be.....Have a beautiful Christmas celebrating the gift of JEsus.

bee blessed

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh Dearest June,
what a simply amazing natural Winter Wonderland! I know you have put much time and effort into creating your setting and then taking the photos and yet somehow you've made it look all so easy and simple!

There is nothing more special than using what nature has provided in creating such a beautiful Christmas setting in our home! It is absolutely stunning to my eyes June especially with the way you have adorned your branches. Less is always best and somehow you have proved it yet again!

Sending some huge Christmas hugs dear friend from sunny downunder,

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi June, I almost missed this post but so glad I didn't. How beautiful. What a perfect version of a Winter Wonderland. I also love the little pink berry wreath too. Just the right amount of color added to all the beauty..Happy Monday..Judy

Unknown said...

This is such an inspiration. I love the angel wings hanging on the wall. And the angel ornaments. I hope you share how you made them!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi June,

Lovely to come over and visit you and see your lovely tree and sweet decorations.
Hope you are enjoying the week and staying warm

Unknown said...

Hi June,

I love the real tree and all the decorations, they all go so well together. we had a similar tree last year, found on the side of the road as someone cut it down and it was waiting for clean up. I loved it for a nice change. I especially love your bunny ornament.
Hugs GF, Lynnie
PS: I changed my blog name to:
Cottage Gal Style.
Have a most wonderful Christmas.

Anne said...

June your photos are always breathtaking! Love your simple yet beautiful Christmas decor! I am absolutely in love with it all!
Merry Christmas!

Burlap Luxe said...

Oh June,
I am late for this visit, had no idea we would be thinking alike, I too have tree branches in my home and decorated for Christmas come see!

Love your home, it truly feels like home here.

I want to mention we both are in the same age group and its nice to see our group creativly sharing what inspires us.

Lots of inspiring beauty here,

Merry Christmas



Burlap Luxe said...

Oh June,
I am late for this visit, had no idea we would be thinking alike, I too have tree branches in my home and decorated for Christmas come see!

Love your home, it truly feels like home here.

I want to mention we both are in the same age group and its nice to see our group creativly sharing what inspires us.

Lots of inspiring beauty here,

Merry Christmas



Robin Johnson said...

I am speechless! It's all so gorgeous and wonderful and magical all at the same time. You have truly out done your self this time.

Victoria said...

Holy heck, how did I miss this post last week! I just don't even know what to say...this is beyond stunning!!!! Absolutely gorgeous!

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas sweet June!

Rostrose said...

Oh-oh-oh, dearest June,
this is a really fabulous winter wonderland posting - a decoration full of imagination and style and good taste (and the angels are happy-laughing again when they visit you! :o))!
In short: Like a fairy tale!

I wish you and your loved ones the most wonderful Christmas Days!

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Lisa said...

I came by to relax! You know you have that effect on me...when hustle busy life overwhelms.
I wish you a very merry Christmas!!!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Just dreamy, June! Everything you touch is magical. Happy holidays. Tammy

toves sammensurium said...

June - I love all the light in your do you do it??? Magical!!!!!
Tovehugs :)

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