Turquoise and Gold Christmas Urn and Swag

It has been an incredibly busy week and I just managed to survive another taping of Rogers Daytime Ottawa, together with my fellow TBBer, Maureen.  I’ll be posting the clip here once I get a copy from the producer.

But I did manage to finish off my Christmas urn arrangement and swag this past weekend.

I went with turquoise and a touch of gold this year.  The turquoise and gold butterflies that I found at Home Sense inspired this year’s colour scheme.
I love the way the turquoise pops against my brown door.

I also did an urn and swag for a client, and one for my cottage, this past weekend.  I’ll be posting pictures of both of them shortly.

So what colours are you decorating with this Christmas?

I’ve linked this post up to ‘Tis the Season 2012 – Holiday Link Party Series’.
So be sure to check out all the Outdoor Decorations at The Ironstone Nest, click on the image below to view.

Red and gold inspiration

I recently finished decorating the exterior of a client’s beautiful home, just before we got snow!  I thought you might like to take a look.


Here’s a close up of the lamp post.


And a photo of the railings.IMG_2796













And a couple of the front entrance with the urn and wreath.




What colours did you or will you use for your Christmas decorating this year?


Natural Holiday Arrangement

I’ve just finished up this exterior holiday arrangement on my front porch and thought you might like a peek.
I’m pretty pleased with it – I used one of my backyard aluminum floral containers that I put my annuals in during the summer. 
I will be adding in some white mini Christmas lights once I pick some up.  The lantern at the base added some additional interest.

Here’s a close up. So what are you putting on your front porch or entry this holiday season

I’ve added this post to Hooked on Houses Holiday House Tour, so click on the button below to check out some more Christmas inspiration!