Last Minute Holiday Decorating Ideas Inspired By Axel Vervoordt…

Posted on: December 21st, 2012by John 6 Comments

A year or so ago, I saw several pictures of Holiday greenery on a front stoop done by Axel Vervoordt. Very simple. Cut a cross section of a log or very large branch, drill a hole in it and push the greenery into the hole. I scaled it down to table top and mantel size applications. Pretty cool… You can use just about anything…


This was done using a twig from an evergreen branch that had been blown down by the wind.


A dried leaf…


A table top…

Fast. Easy. Fun.

Even the kids can do it…


Merry, Merry!

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6 Responses

  1. Linda Leyble says:


    I feel that using natural decorations are the best! I love what you did…my favorite – the dried leaf!

    I love Axel Vervoordt! Maybe it’s because I’m part Dutch? Nah – he’s just an incredible designer – as are you!

    Did you see Greet’s friend’s inn that she posted about a few weeks ago – that was all decked out for Christmas? It was lovely.

    Have a very Merry Christmas – give my best to Sally!


    • John says:

      I love using dried materials! They can be so very expressive!

      YEs, I saw Greet’s post about White Room in Brugges.

      I dream of staying there some day.

      Have a wonderful Christmas this coming week with your family and friends.
      I’ll give sally a hug for you!


  2. I am a bit late commenting on this but how original, classy and natural! Love it. I thought of one other store which would be GREAT for accessories and accent pieces for your Munich clients – I’ll send you an email shortly. Happy Holidays to you both. :)

  3. John,
    The dried leaf is beautiful. Quite a graceful sculpture really. Genius.

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