Monday, November 29, 2010


Exotic, soft, wispy feathers can add graphic drama to a table and look fresh and elegant forever!  How do you incorporate feathers into your seasonal decor?  Mix earthy pheasant plumes with a stark white vase for a dramatic, minimalist contrast.  I'm enchanted by Tobi Fairley's clever use of pheasant plumes on a traditional evergreen wreath.  Bright green apples and a matching velvet bow heighten the delicate nature of the plumes-the look is stylish and spectacular! Even simply laying of a few plumes at a place setting lends a delicate rustic charm to the table.
I plan on incorporating a spray of posh plumes on my wreath this year--what inspires your holiday decor?'

Naturally shed plumes look chic on an all white table
Tobi Fairley's dramatic wreath-so chic!
A few plumes add lovely color and texture to your table
Mix peacock feathers and gold and silver balls for a stunning centerpiece
Naturally shed pheasant feathers can be found at Source Perrier.


Fran said...

Thanks for stopping by! I love the look of feathers and am currently inspired by small white feathered christmas trees to put on a console or bookshelf!

Splendid Sass said...

That wreath is stunning, Barbara. I love the feathers in the white vase too. All of these images are lovely.

Unknown said...

I love these images, Barbara! Grant shot a pheasant at his dad's ranch....and he brought the feathers home. Sadly, they are still attached to the scalp, but I told him if he will de-feather it, I'd love to decorate with them!!

Hope you had a stunning holiday!
xo Elizabeth

The Buzz Blog said...

How pretty and festive! I've seen feather boas as wreaths but I love Tobi's mix of color and pine. Great inspiration for the holidays!

Town and Country House said...

Love these images--the wreath is great! I had a few pheasant feathers in my fall decorations, but I hadn't really thought of mixing them into Christmas. Reconsidering now!

Party Resources said...

I am all about the pheasants this year and love these images!

Unknown said...

glad I'm not the only one with feathers on the brain! thanks for all your comments!

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Love the the idea of a touch of feathers in holiday decorating...I am really inspired by that wreath of Tobi's...she is one of my favorite designers! Take care, Caroline

Stitchfork said...

LOVE the pheasant feathers - one of my favorites!
xo Cathy

I Dream Of said...

Peacock feathers look perfect for the holidays! Such a lovely post.

Burlap Luxe said...

Thank you for your beautiful visit.I love feathers, in fact I used long white plumes in my wedding bouquet many years ago, a rare site with white roses.

Love your displays and center piece's you drew inspiration off of.

feathers always make for an elegant relaxed look for entertaining or just a chic feel to your home.

Thank you for stopping by, I will be enjoying my visits to your place from here on in.


My Notting Hill said...

These are all so chic and beautiful. Love the wreath and I'm especially drawn to the two crossed feathers on the brown napkin.