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I did it again. I opted for my seven-foot, pre-lit faux tree rather than a beautiful, freshly cut evergreen. It just wasn't meant to be this year.

But I did incorporate as much nature as possible, keeping with the humble feel of my house. With a palette of green, white and ivory in mind, I went full force into decking the halls in time for my annual cookie swap. Here are a few centerpieces I whipped up minutes before the party.

These rustic terracotta pots from Post and Beam were the perfect base for my white pillar candles. I found some moss in a ravine behind the house, which completed the natural look.

I bought these two glass jars on a whim, and they're perfect as centerpieces when wrapped in burlap. I chose hydrangeas for their texture, which juxtaposes nicely with the rough burlap.

How do you bring the outdoors in when decorating for the holidays?

See our Readers' Holiday Decorating Ideas for more inspiration.

Photo credits:
1-5. Floriana Paonessa


Floriana Paonessa

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