Simple and easy turquoise accented Christmas urn

As promised, here’s my urn and wreath at my city house. As you can see I went with turquoise accents on my Christmas urn, this year.  I love the way the turquoise stands out against the evergreens.

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And a close up.

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It was super quick this year, I just picked up some cedar and boxwood branches from Loblaws and I used some leftover pine branches that I had brought home from the country and layered them together.  I added in the huge pinecones, which I always seem to use,  along with some birch branches.

I’ve used the turquoise bow and butterfly before and I just pulled them out of my supplies and that was it.  Quick, simple and inexpensive

I also picked up a ready made boxwood wreath and just added a few pinecones and another turquoise butterfly for a super simple DIY.

Exterior christmas wreath with turquoise accents

I love the way the turquoise and green pops against the dark brown door.  Hopefully the boxwood wreath will hold up all the winter.

Exterior urn and wreath with turquoise accents

Exterior christmas urn with turquoise accents.

If you haven’t seen my first Christmas urn I did last week for my cottage, you can see it here.

I also decided to go back and share some of my previous exterior urns and decor from years past. I think you’ll see that I stick with a pretty similar style, year and year.  And they may give you some inspiration to get yours done, if you haven’t already.

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This year’s country christmas urn

After our 15-25 cm of snow this weekend, it now looks just like Christmas here! So pretty but NOT so great for driving.

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This past weekend, I got my country log home ready for the holidays (minus the real tree). Have you started your decorating yet?  Yesterday, I did my country Christmas exterior urn and the rest of my entrance’s decor. I rarely have a plan for this, I just go where I’m feeling it, and this is the result.

Exterior Christmas urn with snowflakes

I found these adorable wooden snowflakes at Wicker Emporium last year and I was excited that I fit them into this year’s decor. I kept it pretty simple and rustic with some pine branches, cut from our own trees, my old standby birch branches (from my neighbour’s lot) and some bought cedar branches, as we don’t have cedar on our property.

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I added in some red dogwood branches in the middle (from my backyard in the city) and of course, a huge pinecone and a sparkly bow to finish it off.

Exterior christmas sled

I also did up my vintage sled and two of the lanterns that I had spray painted black (from their original rusted silver) this summer.

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Exterior christmas entry with urn and sled

Please ignore all my little wet footprints, everywhere.

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Exterior Christmas urn and lantern

Later this week I’ll be sharing my city home’s exterior urn and I’ll be taking a look back at ALL THE ONES I’ve done in year’s past. Wish me luck finding all those old pics.

Exterior Christmas urn with snowflakes

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Silver and white holiday urn

This year I was feeling the sparkly and white decor, especially after I found this great wreath at Home Sense.
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Now to tackle the interior.

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Naturally rustic holiday exterior

I have started my exterior decorating…yay!  I went with my usual at the cottage, just need some snow there..(did I just say that out loud?) to complete the look there.  You can also see my newly painted green doors and a little hint of the yellow window trim.  I really needed somethings to be in colour as there is just only so much wood a girl can take.

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Monday, I’ll share the one I did for my home.  Have a great weekend!

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Exterior fall displays – for City and Country

Continuing with my fall decor theme this past week. Here’s my exterior fall urn for my city home.  The practical side of me likes to reuse my faux foliage from year to year.  So I just switch it up with some natural pieces, i.e. the birch branches, pinecones and pumpkins.  Easy as pie…apple pie, that is….

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Just like my home, I also reuse faux pieces for the cottage.  The leaves and chinese lanterns are all faux.  I love to cut some of my hydrangea blooms and place them within the arrangement. They dry nicely there and if in a sheltered spot can last for the season.

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My glass lantern gets a refresh with some more cut hydrangea blossoms and pinecones.

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I use a vintage crate to raise it up and added some more birch branches at the front for interest.

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