Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Using Fresh Greenery.

I can hardly believe that Christmas day is only a week away. It doesn't look like Christmas around here at all. I woke up to the the most beautiful snowy morning out my bedroom window a couple of days ago and thought - Finally! That's what I want to see! Unfortunately, it didn't stick around and the forecast doesn't offer much hope. However, I did spend after school today, wrapping gifts for our Christmas families with my staff. The generosity of our school community is heartwarming to say the least. It certainly was my first holiday nostalgic moment this season.

I didn't decorate my home as much this year for Christmas, aside from the tree. But the last few days I've added a few more things, since we are having an open house party this weekend for all our friends. I am so excited to have everyone and it gave me a kick in the pants to add a few more things. 

I love using fresh greenery and I've been sticking it everywhere I can find a spot. I've filled vases with spruce, pine and boxwood. I also fill my artificial garlands and wreathes with springs of greenery to make them fuller and more natural looking. A tip, I recommend, is to spritz it with water to keep it fresh.

I put up a garland with lights on the windowsill over the sink. I'm going to stuff it with real greenery but I was tired out.. enough for one evening!

I have more to share but taking photos has been challenging. It's already dark when I get home from work, which is not ideal for taking photos. I'll try to get some and share more this week. Hope all your holiday preparations are going well. It will be here before we know it! E-x-c-i-t-i-n-g!


  1. Oh my gosh -- all that fresh greenery is so gorgeous!!! Not too much of that down here! merry christmas, jane!!

  2. It has been snowing for a whole day here in BC. It's so gorgeous. I also love simple greenery. I like how "our" owl looks stuffed with it.

  3. I used a lot of fresh greens in my house too and also went with a simpler look--definitely the way to go this year. Who has time to go all out? Have fun at your open house!

  4. I love your decorations and your tree!! i unfortunately don't have a tree this year :/ things just snuck up on us too quick and we opted out of the hassle of going to get one this year.

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