Lately up north... it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

This weekend I went into the woods to collect pine boughs and pinecones in order to start decorating for the holidays. This will be our first Christmas up north, and our first Christmas away from our families ever.

One of the down sides of working in a remote rural hospital is that you can't always get time off when you want it. A hospital always has to stay open.
But I'm trying to stay cheerful and be my usual festive self.

So I've started decorating....

I made little candle wreaths by tying sprigs of pine together.
Don't they look adorable?!

There's a type of shrub up here that grows these adorable mini pinecones. They make for a lovely little winter bouquet.

And in keeping with December traditions, I have lots of clementines around for healthy holiday snacking.

This weekend I think we might venture into the woods and cut down one of those scraggly northern Christmas trees : )


Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

I love the decorations you made- so cute- can't wait to see what tree you bring home.

Tiffany Kadani said...

Wow! Can you please come decorate my house? This is fabulous! I bet it smells like heaven.

Mandy Koster said...

I love what you have done with the candles!

X Mandy

mermaid gallery said...

the north has it's own feel to it....a little less bushy but serene in it's silence....oh so quiet....lovely!

Anonymous said...

It has turned out very well! Congrats, I really love your decorations.

natalie said...

absolutely beautiful, you are a talent!
Im in such denial about you guys not being down for Christmas, it just won't be the same at all =( but I am glad that if you can't be home for the holidays, at least you have a beautiful home to celebrate in together

Tash said...

I always come here knowing that I will find a cheery you yes :) And what a decorator you are too, everything is so pretty and cozy. Enjoy your weekend, Natasha xx

Crazy Sweet Life (Brianna) said...

So festive! I love your decorations:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Everything looks so beautiful and special:) Happy Holiday season to you, darling. xo

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