Tuesday, December 4, 2012

~Nordic Style Christmas~

Seems like many of you already have all their Christmas decorating done.  Me, on the other hand, am just getting started.  I'm trying to keep it simple with lots of greens and nature inspired items.

I'm hoping to share smaller areas as I get them done and then toward the middle of the month when I'm completely finished I will be posting my entire home.  I'm also considering having a linky party where everyone can share their own homes all decked out..what do you think?

This is a corner in my living room which ended up looking very Nordic style to me.  Enjoy!  xoxo K.

The theme of this area came about after I recently received a very special gift in the mail.  I had won a giveaway from Sylvi over at Little Cottage and couldn't be happier:-) 

All these little paper basket ornaments were one of the items.  I hung them on these curly willow branches and filled them with music sheet paper.

Along with the ornaments came the Christmas issue of the Jeanne d' Arc magazine, their cookbook and some grainsack inspired napkins.  Thank you again Sylvi...I love everything!  If you are interested in any of these items she sells them all in her store along with much more Jeanne d' Arc items.

I will be sharing with Becky for Blissful Whites.  

 

44 comments:

  1. Simply inspiring. So peaceful and serene. I love the vintage tin frame piece around the Our Blessed Mother.

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  2. It looks so great Kathleen.
    Very simple and just as I see your home to be.
    Hope you have a wonderful holiday season!!!

    PS I think you would love the giveaway I am doing, hope you can come by and take a peek ;)
    Amy

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  3. Beautiful Kathleen!LOVE your Nordic style Christmas! Those paper ornaments are beautiful too!
    xx
    Anne

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  4. Beautiful! It's perfectly simple and lovely.
    I think a linky party would be awesome!

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  5. Oh your decorating is beautiful!! Yes, I would be in for a linky party, Merry Christmas to us. Di

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  6. So beautiful and unique! Love the ornaments.

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  7. How sweet of you :o)
    Thank you so much for sharing your Christmas inspired home - Looking good!
    - Sylvi

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  8. So beautiful and in my favorite style of decor.

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  9. Love the way everything looks, Kathleen. Very peaceful. Great giveaway items. I'm just starting with the Christmas decor too.

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  10. It looks so pretty--I am liking all this natural look I am seeing this year.

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  11. This looks so beautiful and elegant! Great job!

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  12. You are way ahead of me Kathleen! We just got the tree up and replaced the lights tonight. It was a prelit and some of them had fizzled out. Talk about taking forever to get the old ones off and new ones on. Whew!! I won't even attempt to decorate it until at least tomorrow. I am trying to go simple this year. I told hubby I am not hauling out the gazillion ornaments that I have. ha!! Your decor is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! Love it all and I was so happy when I read that you won!!
    Blessings~

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  13. I love what you have done so far. It looks beautiful.

    blessings to you.

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  14. Gorgeous Kathleen! Perfect look.
    Sherry

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  15. Gorgeous! it looks awesme so far, Kathleen! Love the little ornaments! And that little table looks so perfect!
    I have boxes scattered all over the place & I'm wrestling w/ my kids who want to use all the old same decorations....ugh! They are not into Nordic anything...So we'll see what I can do! ;)
    Talk to you soon...still want to go to Monticello with you!
    Shellagh

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  16. Hey Kathleen....well I think you are actually quite a few steps ahead of me! All looks great. I am also going quite simple this year. Even my gathering spots for greenery have all been trimmed back, so I have to find new places to 'snitch' some! Would love a linky party..
    Susie

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  17. Everything is beautiful. I adore the wire basket under the table. I take my time decorating as well. I am just one that needs to have all my decorating finished in one day. I hope you are having a wonderful week. Bonnie

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  18. So beautiful!! It looks very Nordic indeed! I attempted to decorate my living room in the Nordic style this year. It is such a lovely serene look. You room definitely reminds me of Jeanne D' Arc.

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  19. Absolutely beautiful - and definitely Nordic Christmas :) Greetings from Australia ♥ ~Pernilla

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  20. It's beautiful. I love Mary and want a special place in my home for her and my rosaries.

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  21. Ahhhh, so beautiful and classy!

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  22. Love it!!!!! Such a beautiful set up. Love your Mamma Mary! Beautiful!

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  23. Oh...I love this....so pretty...so serene.

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  24. I love that mirror each time I see it. LOVE it ..and brown paper packages tied up with string..be still my heart <3

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  25. It sure does look Nordic and right out of a magazine!

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  26. Visiting from Timewashed. Such a beautiful post, so many pretty things to take in!

    Jeanette

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  27. Kathleen, not only is this sweet corner of your house Nordic inspired, I feel like your whole home reflects a Nordic feel. Love all you create, so flea market over here.
    Kathleen I could move all your furniture into my home making it a beautiful mix.
    Keep inspiring beautiful Nordic Christmas over here, come soon and visit, I will be posting my Nordic tree's.

    Xox

    Doré

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  28. very very pretty Kathleen. Love this fresh style of decorating. Elegant and homespun all at the same time. Like you, I too, have hardly finished decorating. When you use fresh greens, you can't put them up too early. I would love to join your linky party if you decide to have one. xo

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  29. So very beautiful,Kathleen.Happy Holidays.
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  30. Love, love, love it! It looks like it came right out of Jeanne d Arc Living Magazine. Wish I had a Madonna like yours. I'm on the hunt! Love the natural elements used with elegant white. I love a white themed Christmas decor.

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  31. I love this it is so beautiful and I noticed my favorite magazine in the background.

    Cynthia

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  32. Oh Kathleen, please come decorate my home, please? Adore this post, it is perfect, I adore your candles!!

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  33. Love your JDL inspired corner and congrats on your win!
    Off to check out her shop...

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  34. Love the vintage religious elements

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  35. Kathleen It's super beautiful should be in a magazine. It would be so nice if we lived closer. so we could visit. Happy Wed.

    Pattie

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  36. just love this Kathleen, so calm and serene! love the idea of the house party!

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  37. Kathleen
    You have such a beautiful tough for styling. I love the inspiration that you leave us with.
    Hope you and the family are doing well.
    Have a happy holiday week

    xoxo
    Kate

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  38. Love the way you've decorated your corner, Kathleen! It looks very French-Nordic.
    What pretty treasures you won! I especially like the napkins.
    xxoo

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  39. I'm loving every little Nordic bit of this!!! Truly this looks like a page out of JDL. Congrats on the win, and I like your idea of a house linky party.
    xo, Susan

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  40. love this!

    hope you'll find a moment to stop by (if you haven't already!) and enter a giveaway i am hosting: http://www.hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/12/personalized-lovely-giveaway.html

    smiles and happy weekend to you.

    michele

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  41. I just love what you're done for the holidays, Kathleen! Can't wait to see more! Love the simplicity...just so pretty. Those little paper ornaments are just darling on the branches! And a Christmas linky party sounds great! Just have to get my act together!!
    Hugs!
    Becky

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