From the Archives – Woodland Finds for Christmas

For our very first Christmas issue of Heart Home, stylist Karl Openshaw invited us to scour the countryside to find affordable ways of creating festive displays from found objects. Photographed by John Deed for Heart Home mag 1

Twigs, foliage, berries, pine cones and fading hydrangea heads were used to create a stunning wreath that was interspersed with the yellowed pages of old paperback books. It was so beautiful we knew straight away that it would be on our cover.

Photographed by John Deed for Heart Home mag 5

Photographed by John Deed for Heart Home mag 3

A fabulous table decoration was assembled using colourful foliage, vivid red berries, more pine cones and whatever could be found.

Photographed by John Deed for Heart Home mag 4

He also used old vines and twigs tied with florists wire to make long garlands that were entwined around candlesticks and other treasured objects on a console table. What better way to greet your holiday guests?

Photographed by John Deed for Heart Home mag 2

Photographed by John Deed for Heart Home mag 6

And best of all. You don’t have to spend a fortune!

 

Photographed by John Deed at The French House.