Dec 8, 2013

Birch & Moss...

 As I said in my previous post, we had a couple of small birch trees come down... I saw a box filled with logs & greenery on Pinterest that I liked but I used a vintage egg basket instead so you could see more of the logs...the Hubby cut one of the trees into different lengths to fill the basket... 
 
 So along with the birch logs, I added some smaller branches from the tree, some moss, pine, fir from the woods & a bird's nest found on the road & lights... I may add some cranberries to add some color...a nice decoration from Nature for the Yule season....
 With some of the birch bark so I made the moon..... cut two crescents, glue together...add a touch of moss, a star & fishing string so it looks suspended...another ornie for the Folk Art tree... I love it.. I think I may make some more of these...
& some tea candle holders...thanks to the Hubby for drilling these out.... 
more moss around the rims...  I love moss...

add a string of dried cranberries....easy to make... just soak them overnight in lemon juice & salt , the next day string them & hang to dry in a warm place..I usually make mine the first of the year for the next holiday as they usually takes a few weeks to dry but you can speed up the process with a dehydrator... .They are very festive looking & natural..... they look great with birch.... 
 I hope this inspires you to decorate more from Nature...I am fortunate to live where all these elements are readily available..but where ever you live use whatever natural items you have near you...it brings magic to the Yule season..& the price is right. ...
Just like buying local, you can decorate local !!   

Have a great week....

7 comments:

Lady of the Woods said...

These are stunning Linda! and so helpful to have a hubby do some of it with you! Every picture is beautiful! I am trying to do more with Nature this year too, decorating all white, mostly branches, paperwhites, firewoods, and flowers, pine cones and mosses, ....will take pics when I'm all done. Its magical so far!

Lady of the Woods said...

I love birchbark so much but there is not such thing around here for miles! Do you know where I can get some?? I have one little box I've had for 20 years at least and will never let it go, but I'd love to have more of it now...I love it. I miss being in New York for these things. sigh.

Bohemian said...

Oh Linda that is all so Enchantingly Beautiful! That first Image took my breath away, Simplicy and yet so Stunning! I Love Decorating with Natural Elements and blurring the distinction between Inside and Out. One year we made a Christmas Tree out of Dried Tumbleweeds and flocked them, a real mess and prickly but actually quite Lovely and very Southwestern.

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Babylon Sisters said...

No birch bark here either - sigh! Sneaking some back in my suitcase from Nova Scotia next summer for sure...

You're so magically talented Linda!

Linda said...

Thanks ladies... :) It is nice to see so many going back to a more simpler & natural celebration...the commercialism is getting out of control...

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Rachel Gallagher said...

These look beautiful.

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