Scents of the Season + Sponsor Spotlight

By Kate Riley November 15, 2011

The smells of turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie will we wafting through homes in America next week, I’m so excited!  This morning I found myself actually pinning a picture of pumpkin pie.  Mmmmm.  As soon as that holiday passes, Christmas is upon us and soon we’ll be surrounded by the scents of pine, fir and cedar.  I. Can’t. Wait !!

The “Christmas smell” is one of my all-time favorites, bringing back memories of the holiday season from years past. Like you, I look forward to it every December. Earlier this year I was desperate for fresh garland and wreaths for the two magazine shoots, and I had to find an online source for fresh greenery in the off season. Kinda stressful.  

My research led me to Lynch Creek Farms in Washington state. I called them up out of the blue in a semi-panic and they totally saved the day. It was such a pleasant experience, the people at Lynch Creek couldn’t have been kinder or more professional.  In both March and August, they shipped the most gorgeous 26 inch wreaths and yards and yards of cedar garland right to my door. 

Thanks to Lynch Creek Farms, I was able to recreate the holidays with fresh cedar and fir and they were a genuine pleasure to work with.  Here are a couple of shots I took in August that I’ve never shared but I’ll share them today to get you in the mood for the upcoming scents of the Christmas season! 

garland on mantel

wreath and ornaments on sideboard

hutch with greenery


sparkling santa cg

ornaments on silver tray

mini cheesecakes cg

cedar garland

green and silver on mantel cg

Lynch Creek Farms is one of my holiday sponsors and I can’t recommend them highly enough having worked with them twice this past year. They use local farmers and they do not cut down trees!  They’re serious about preserving the forests and habitats of the Pacific Northwest.  It’s so amazing to have fresh, fragrant greenery shipped right to your door. Their wreaths are huge and the garland is so gorgeous. Open the box and instantly your home smells like Christmas!! 

lynch creek greenery


Lynch Creek ships all the greenery to your door via UPS.  FREE SHIPPING in the contiguous United States. These make a great gift too, ship a fresh wreath or two to a friend or family member to send some holiday cheer. If you have a business or company headquarters to decorate, you can buy larger quantities in bulk too.      lynch creek farm wreaths

Check out Lynch Creek Farms this season for your fresh and fragrant holiday greenery including wreaths, garland, centerpieces, and swags.  Guaranteed to fill your home or office with the very best scents of the season !!




  1. Those images are so wonderful, it really gets me in the mood…Those are the shots from your Matthew Mead shoots, right? Those are incredible, the colors and sparkle really make me wish it were Christmas already!

  2. I love the colors – especally the raspberry/pink. The crispness of the greenery against the white and silver…I can smell the evergreen. I love the simplicity of it all…and the accent colors are so unexpected. Thanks for sharing with us – beautiful.

  3. Wow! How gorgeous is all of that greenery?! I’ve been loving the look of it draped across front doors via pinterest. I’m so excited for the holidays too, and to see your decorations Kate! :)

  4. This is the first year that I’ll have to buy my greenery. We previously lived on an acreage on Vancouver Island that was laden with cedars and all sorts of other evergreens. I sure miss the days of taking a walk on the acreage to collect our Xmas greenery!

  5. This is the first year that I’ll have to buy my greenery. We previously lived on an acreage on Vancouver Island that was laden with cedars and all sorts of other evergreens. I sure miss the days of taking a walk on the acreage to collect our Xmas greenery!

  6. This post is perfect timing because since we have a faux tree, I wanted to bring in some real greenery with that fresh scent. I will probably be ordering from them. And your greenery looks gorgeous Kate.

  7. Your photos are gorgeous, Kate. Your decor is beautiful and elegant. A pretty mix of colors! Thanks for the recommendation of Lynch Cteek Farms. I’m going to place an order this week. I’m anxious to start decorating!

  8. Gorgeous photos and greenery! Inspiring!
    Where on earth did you get the silver pedestal stand in your photo with the tea cakes on them? Is it a vintage piece or is it available somewhere for sale? I’ve never seen anything like it…gasp, it’s so pretty….

  9. I never think of decorating the inside of my chiina closet for the holidays. Thanks for sharing this because that is a great idea. I’ve got plenty of extra ornaments I can use.

  10. Oh, I love all of the photos! You did a great job decorating and it is truly gorgeous. Can you give us the yummy looking tea cake recipe? I will be ordering from Lynch Creek Farms for the holidays. Thank you so much for the great story.

    • Hi Diane, those are simple cheesecakes bought from my favorite local boutique bakery, then drizzled in pink icing and topped with melted white chocolate, so easy!

  11. Yeah yeah, the greenery looks great, but those mini cheesecakes … even better. : )

    Seriously, this post definitely has me in the Christmas mood. I can almost smell the cedar and fir coming through these gorgeous pics!

  12. oh wow! oh wow! oh wow! It is always such a treat visiting your blog Kate! Such beautiful vignettes! again the picture skilz girl!! awesome! what editing software do you use? Im sure its somewhere here on the blog-I’ll look around.

  13. I found your site through pinterest. I fell completely in LOVE with your mirror and tracked it down. Please tell me where you got it, I must have it!

    • Hi Raquel, if you mean the white mirror in my living room, it’s the Casbah Mirror from Lamps Plus, just spray painted gloss white!

  14. Beautiful!!! Your photos are beyond fabulous. I wish I could get that much light in my house. Love it all!

  15. love it all, esp the white branch tree. did you put it together yourself or bought as is? would love one!!!

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