Monday, November 27, 2017

French Country Christmas Courtyard



 Welcome to our Christmas Courtyard!
 Decking the halls begins with the exterior, and for me, it is the wreath on the door that says "Merry Christmas" and "Welcome" to our home.  Happily I partnered with Lynch Creek Farm,  a family business located in the Pacific Northwest that sells elegant evergreens from their farm.  Living in the New England, I have decorated our home for many years with local evergreens from big box stores and small garden nurseries.  Lynch Creek Farm topped them all with their big bountiful and beautiful wreaths.  I couldn't be happier to pass the word along, as well as give my readers a chance to win their own wreath or centerpiece in a Lynch Creek Farm giveaway!
For my french doors in our courtyard I chose the 26" Blended Bay Wreaths with moss green bows. 
 The style of this wreath felt most like something you would find in the French countryside. 
Full and lush with bay leaves, cedar and balsam greens, and pinecones, adorned with a moss green burlap wired bow. They come with or without bows, with bows in either an apple or moss green color.
 Piper and I set the stage for a Christmas courtyard, starting with the old
cast iron urns, that we filled with cut lengths of birch, followed by balsam clippings
around the edges.  It is a simple treatment for outdoor containers and it will look
good all winter long.  The natural Blended Bay wreaths will go the distance too, 
as appropriate as they are for ringing in the holidays, they will look still look great 
during the long winter months when the snow begins to fly.
 A pretty winter dressing for the courtyard is just what I had in mind.
Understated elegance, and it all looks wonderful with the rustic nature of the space.
Of course Lynch Creek Farm has a huge variety of wreaths, with everything one
can imagine~velvet bows in rich holiday red and cranberry,  magnolia leaf wreaths,
themed wreaths for wine country and whimsical styles as well.  
The Blended Bay should be renamed the French Country Wreath if you want 
my opinion.....haha!
One tip for filling outdoor containers is to stuff them while the weather has yet to
get too cold, so that the potting soil will accept the branches and logs, and then when
it freezes it will keep them in place all winter long.  You can add berry twigs or ribbons
or keep it simple, like I did.  I do plan to add some twinkling white lights to each urn
for a bit of extra sparkle and magic to our entry. 
Piper is pretty pleased with how it all turned out.
She only ran off with one birch log while I was busy hanging the wreaths.
Caught in the act!  Oh well, she is still just a big puppy.
 It couldn't look nicer, and now I wish I had one more of these wreaths to
decorate my little garden shed.  When they first arrived, I took one up to the 
shed and tried it out....and it looked so darling. 
 Guess I could use one more...
Simply gorgeous.  
These wreaths will last for months when hung outdoors
in our cold climate.  They can also be hung indoors and will last for weeks
with a regular misting of water to keep the greens fresh.
Before we know it, Christmas will be here! 
Our guests will be entering our home 
through the courtyard to celebrate the season.  
 My wreaths from Lynch Creek Farm set the tone for what lies ahead...
a bountiful and beautiful holiday home.  

Now for the Lynch Creek Farm Giveaway!

All you have to do for a chance to win a centerpiece or wreath is to visit 
Lynch Creek Farm and come back and tell me what item you would love to win.
For more chances to win, leave a comment on each of my blogging friends posts
as well!  Also, make sure you leave your email address in the comments so we 
can contact the winners.  The giveaway is limited to residents of the Continental U.S.
and Canada. The deadline is midnight, Sunday, December 3, 2017.

See their beautiful homes via the links below~
Click and visit!   Good Luck and Happy Holidays!!





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