Pottery Barn Inspiration

They say that Imitation is the best form of flattery and I hope that is true.  I “Luv, Luv, Luv” the Pottery Barn Catalog.  I tend to save them and refer to them for design and creative inspiration. 

This Christmas season,  I wanted to use a more “natural” decor theme in our holiday decorations.  We live on wooded acreage and I have an abundance of natural resources in the way of pines, cedars and magnolias to “shop” and create one of a kind wreaths and floral arrangements. 

{via Pottery Barn site}

 Pottery Barn had this photo of a front entrance with Christmas decor and I found myself drawn to it. I “Luv” the natural elements but the pewter pitchers on that red front door really speak to me. 

Years ago, my mother gave me some tarnished pewter wine goblets (we “luv” tarnished things) and I’ve never been able to find a use for them, so they’ve been packed away for about 10 years.  Light Bulb moment! 

Saturday, I shopped for greenery in the woods, and Sunday I made 2 front door hangings as our Christmas “Wreaths”. 

On the front of their Holiday Catalog, they have a stack of Holiday pillows tied with some red jute webbing, normally used for upholstering chairs. I ordered some last week and used it to make bows and as garland for our Christmas tree.

Close up

Front Door Pic

 Now, I know that I need to replace the striped door mat or add another to create balance, but I’m EXTRA pleased with the results.  The only thing I purchased was the jute webbing…I already had the rest.  You know….Use What You Have Decorating….I practice what I preach. 

I’d love to see what you’re working on for Christmas!  Want to share?