Decorating with Fresh Greenery

Decorating with Fresh Greenery

December 14, 2011

Well, as predicted, I bit off a wee bit more than I could chew when I started painting my dining table yesterday! With the last month being full of home renos and Fieldstone Vintage Market (not to mention family life and daily chores!) I’m feeling like I’ll be very happy not to take on any more big projects until well into the New Year. Not that I’m complaining…I’m loving how our house has come together in a few short weeks…but I am definitely ready to put my feet up and enjoy some holiday good cheer!

I hauled out our faux evergreen garland last week to decorate our mantle with but quickly put it right back into it’s Christmas box. Next to our beautiful fresh cut tree, the fake stuff just wasn’t cutting it. So, I took my scissors out to our cedar hedging and snipped off enough of fresh greenery to fill our mantle and I am absolutely loving the scent that hits me every time I walk in the door! Here are a few other great examples of how to use fresh greens in your holiday decor…


Canadian House & Home

Mia Linnman

Sweet Paul

I also snipped some sprigs of lavender and rosemary that were still green-as-could-be in my garden and put them in jars around my house. There’s nothing like the smell of fresh herbs and they’re perfect scents for the kitchen and bathroom. I love the idea of using small sprigs on cards and gifts too, don’t they look sweet? Boxwood is another perfect evergreen to clip year ’round…

Project Wedding via Babble

House to Home

Better Homes & Gardens

Canadian House & Home

Fresh clippings can be used anywhere in your home, inside and out, over Christmas and throughout the entire year. You’ll be surprised by how many plants from your own backyard and garden look great when displayed in vases or jars and many, like Boxwood, will last far longer than cut flowers will. And they’re free!

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