Urban Jungle Bloggers: Green Festive Vignette

12 December 2013 0


December is upon us and so it is clear that this month’s ‘Urban Jungle Bloggers’ post must be a festive one. Including the essential green vibe. Thus, our topic this month is called ‘Green Festive Vignette’. When it comes to festive Christmas decoration, there are basically two types of approaches: a bold and full-force decor sweeping blow or a more moderate, simple vignette. I used to be a bit more the former, nowadays I am rather the latter. This year definitely. My Christmas décor includes very few elements: fairy lights, some copper stars, an advent candle, a wooden Christmas tree and a green wreath. 

As an avid urban jungle blogger I have opted for a very simple green wreath that I bought on the local farmers’ market. It is a small sized wreath, just big enough to fit in my advent candle from Skandinavisk. I have added a small copper star from Louise Roe (and two larger ones in the background), my wooden Christmas tree and a small copper vase from H. Skjalm P. Since I love my plants, I couldn’t help but add my tiny little succulent babies that I’ve received from my fellow urban jungle blogger Judith and planted in a yoghurt pot. 

The entire set-up is pleasing my eye. I like the serene combination of green, brown/wooden hues and copper elements. It fits perfectly on my sideboard with the mounted walnut mirror and creates a warm, cosy and festive atmosphere.

Which type of festive decorator are you?

Urban Jungle Bloggers is a monthly series by 2 bloggers: Igor (Happy Interior Blog) and Judith (JOELIX.com). Every month we share ideas to create an urban jungle through styling ideas, DIYs and green tips & tricks. You can find additional inspiration on our Urban Jungle Bloggers Pinterest board. Want to join? Use #urbanjungle on Twitter and Instagram. Or let us know and we’ll share the badge and upcoming topics with you. Let’s bring some green into your homes and blogs!

Photography by Igor Josifovic

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  • Reply Judith 12 December 2013 at 09:14

    How fun is that: we both went for a rather minimalist decoration, with the essentials: candles and some greens. I absolutely LOVE your Skandinavisk Hygge candle. It seems true what they promise: they make the entire candle shine, in stead of just the top. So pretty! Now you have to start burning it to be ready at the 25th 😉

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 12 December 2013 at 11:51

      Great minds think alike, right? I love that we opted for a rather quiet, serene decoration vignette. I couldn’t handle too much festive decor in my tiny apartment so I went for this small vignette. And you are right, I am a bit behind with the burning…

  • Reply ilaria fatone 12 December 2013 at 09:49

    I do love that candle and your minimalist decoration … I’m happy to notice we all had the same inspirations for something subtle and discrete. Have a lovely day Igor. xxi.

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 12 December 2013 at 11:52

      Thank you, Ilaria!! I think we all did a very fine job incorporating greens into our decent vignettes!

  • Reply CappelloABombetta 12 December 2013 at 13:18

    It’s all so elegant! Good work

  • Reply Nathalie - Regards et Maisons 12 December 2013 at 16:51

    Très jolie la bougie avec son pied vert .

  • Reply Yvonne 12 December 2013 at 19:04

    Ow I really like the copper and white combination…

  • Reply Ana Kamin 13 December 2013 at 03:19

    You vignette is totally what I would also do or have already done with the advents wreath. And this year I’m definitely traditional and natural. No neon colors or even gold for me this year. And your candles is so cool. 🙂

  • Reply Gerard @WalnutGrey 13 December 2013 at 10:01

    The simplicity is wonderful. And no ‘camp’ decor in sight. You do surprise me 😉

  • Reply tina @ colourliving 13 December 2013 at 16:43

    What’s Gerard like??

    I have that yoghurt pot too:-))
    Very nice decorations, in time for your guests from London!

  • Reply gudy herder 16 December 2013 at 09:26

    I like the simplicity of this! Had never seen a calendar candle, this is great design! Almost too nice to burn! x

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 18 December 2013 at 08:58

      Yes Gudy and let me reassure you, the Skandinavisk candles have the most wonderful glow ever!!

  • Reply Elodie Love 16 December 2013 at 17:15

    Very pretty! I am taking part this time. I will be posting my vignette on Wednesday.

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 18 December 2013 at 08:57

      Oh yes!!! I am so happy you will join us, Elodie! Can’t wait to see it!

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