Nov 7, 2007

Deck the Halls, Walls, Windows...


Photo from Ballard Designs

It’s that time of year to think about pulling out your greenery.

From Thanksgiving to Christmas, greenery can bridge the holidays. For Thanksgiving your greenery can be decorated with bows and berries in autumn colors, then change them out for Christmas with traditional red and green.

You don’t have to be out a lot of money for greenery; consider repurposing the greenery you already have. For years, each holiday season my dad has hung white lights and red cardinal birds on his ficus trees. It says Christmas, and for St. Louisans it also says baseball.

Nature can be the least expensive source for greenery. If you are clever, it can be FREE! Every year my neighbor has allowed me to pick her holly and other berries. I put the holly in vases in the bathroom, in centerpieces and tucked around candle sticks. I just love holly for an easy and inexpensive splash of Christmas color.

And what says “welcome” more than wreaths? Maybe pineapples? How about wreaths with pineapples!

Photo by Scot Proctor of Meridian Magazine

Remember that wreaths are not just for the door. Your windows, tables and chandeliers can all be adorned with wreaths. Wreaths can be thrown over a newel post for a casual and unexpected placement. I put three wreaths clustered on the wall over my dining room buffet.

Wreaths are not just for Christmas, but can adorn your doors and special spaces any time of the year.

But what size should your wreath be? That is up to you. For a more dramatic look, go bigger.

Consider the tips given by Ballard Designs to determine the right size wreath for your space.

I’m dreaming of a green Christmas. Are you?

1 comment:

Whitney Johnson said...

How I love pineapples! Love, love!