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Christmas office & diy romantic wreath

A little more romantic 
and sweet for Christmas
and definitely not traditional red and green

My office is my favorite spot to get a little bit of my shabby on

At Christmas that means the decorations include
dried flowers mixed with gathered fresh greens and pinecones 
I shared a peek of the tree earlier- 
but here's a little more.

I shared the tree in all it's shabby glory in the Housewalk post 
It's a beautiful white tree covered in nothing but it's pink baubles 

I adore it. 
It absolutely glows when it's lit and is gorgeous even when it's not.

 It sits in the corner next to an old cast iron antique fireplace mantel 
that is topped with oversized NOEL letters.  You might remember these from my bedroom post 
a couple years ago- they were on the shelf above my bed.

A found birds nest sits inside the O and holds a few dried roses

 The handmade stockings hang from the mantel
you can find more about them here

On the other side of the room
is my work area- which is an old patio table that the glass was broken on.
We replaced the top with planks of wood instead of replacing the glass.
It sits in front of my grandmothers china cabinet.

Fresh greens and a little wreath are all it needs.

On my desk- a scattering of faux snow for a vignette with vintage ornaments, 
paperwhites & roses

Off in the corner is the sitting area
by the windows.

The shutters have small wreaths 

and a vintage settee

Love the beading and details on this vintage gown~ so intricate and gorgeous

DIY romantic Christmas wreath

I had several questions about the small green wreaths that are on the shutters with roses
and where to find them
I added the roses and they are so simple- they don't require a tutorial.
I simply glued the roses to purchased wreaths -
it takes just a couple minutes and a hot glue gun

I chose a couple of the small roses that I had dried
 you can also add pinecones if you would like.

For the wreath above the fireplace-
it originally was a 9' length of full creamy white 'berry' garland found at the craft store

I shaped it into a wreath form and tied it together.
Just a few roses were tucked into this one- just enough to bring that little bit of romance.
You can also find simple grapevine wreaths at the dollar store or faux Christmas wreaths
and use those as well.
Hope that helps!

Happy Monday everyone!!

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  1. Very pretty, Courtney! I let out a contented sigh whenever I see your romantic decorating and Christmas is no exception. Loving your NOEL letters on the mantel.

  2. Courtney ~ I just ADORE that sweet little rose filled next inside the "O"!! What a darling idea! Your office is utterly beautiful with the romantic feel you created there. I love it all!! Sending you peaceful Christmas blessings and a joyous New Year, my friend! ♥

    xoxo laurie

  3. Beautiful as always, Courtney. Love everything...every little special touch is perfection.

  4. It looks effortlessly romantic. Beautiful photos Courtney... and that dress is amazing!

  5. Oh wow, everything is so beautiful and you always make it look like it just landed that way. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

  6. just charming and so romantic, courtney! i would feel right at home at your place!


  7. This room is absolutely GORGEOUS...and so inviting! I'm sure you love spending time in there. If you don't mind me asking, where did you purchase the large NOEL letters? i didn't realize they had the gold detailing until i saw the photo above. These are so pretty! Thank you for sharing.

  8. I love the nest in the O. So pretty.

  9. Now this is my idea of beautiful Christmas decor. Everything is exquisitely pretty... and what's not to love about a magical white tree. They look like fairyland when they are all lit up. I really have a major crush on your NOEL letters too.. they are just sooo great!


  10. Your decorations are stunning! Everything looks wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Have a Very Merry Christmas

  11. oh that tree, just a breathtaking setting! Have a wonderful Christmas, Courtney!

  12. Absolutely gorgeous - so sweet and light and romantic and pretty.

    You do it all so well.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

  13. So pretty, I love the white Christmas Tree...

  14. So very beautiful!!! I love the little bird's nest too. I am adding little bits of pink this year ~ love the soft look.

  15. Oh I could live in this room…so beautiful Courtney…great wreaths…and just love the nesting of flowers in the "O"...

  16. If I were a fairy I would have to move into the little roses nest in the O, absolutely divine.

  17. Beautiful, Courtney! So romantic, girly, and soothing. Just love it!

  18. Just beautiful, Courtney. So romantic, girly and soothing! A lovely escape.

  19. very romantic! I love everything! Especially the easy way you made those wreaths. Will have to try that sometime.

  20. Everything is so lovely Courtney, thanks for sharing all the little touches with us.

  21. Everything is so lovely and all the little touches make a big difference.

  22. Absolutely beautiful, I am loving all the rose and rose tones.

  23. It all is so beautiful!! Looking at the photos is a feast for the eyes and emotions. I felt so calm, serene, and soothed. It is a room you could sit in and meditate. Pure contentment! You did an excellent job!! Marisa

  24. Hi Courtney!!!

    I just love how you use the color PINK throughout you decor!!
    Love, love, love the vintage dress!! It's so beautiful!!!

    Enjoy the rest of the week!!!


  25. All so charming and beautiful. A joy for the eyes
    Thank you for share!

  26. Gorgeous, Courtney--those pink ornaments on that white tree--ooh, la, la!!

  27. It's always such a pleasure to visit your blog. The roses~ an inspired idea. I love pink for Christmas and you've used it so tastefully.