Dear Reader of the Christmas in July party:
This is a past post from 2011, but thought it was still
a great way to show using natural greens around the house!
In my last post I wrote about decorating the outside of my home using natural greens on the trees and bushes outside. We live in the woods, so I admit, I have an advantage.
But this is also partly why I wanted to start doing this.
I have the holiday decorating world literally at my fingertips.
So without further ado, here is what I came up with:
A vintage pottery serving bowl made a great pine cone display for
my coffee table.
I wasn't sure how I was going to use this nice Lenox vase but the ivory tone is the perfect backdrop for green and red!
Here I combined (Note that my ugly 70's mantel is pretty well hidden!) faux decorations
with the natural.
Using the trimmed branches from our Christmas tree I've added them here and there.
And it helped to soften up the dark metal of the fireplace.
Same branches trimmed from the bottom of our tree.
Why let them go to waste?
And Mrs. Cow here needed a little something to jazz up the kitchen!
Now for my "M" wreath... the jury is still out on the results but hey, it was my first time trying it. I think a thicker base and arranging the branches in a way that I could fluff them... see the post below for Ballard Designs "B" wreath.
It is a learning experience!
The cedar was fun to work with although I did discover I may
be allergic to it.
I'll leave you with a few shots of some older goodies we've collected over the years.
After all, we do love vintage.
Enjoy the day!