Thursday, December 15, 2011

Hi Ho, the Greenery-O


Time to fill the empty pots on the front porch with some nice Christmas greenery. (And to send that Halloween/Thanksgiving pumpkin down to the chickens.)
For the first time ever, one of our holly bushes had significant sprays of berries and I took full advantage.
Here a berry, there a berry . . .
Love that wired ribbon -- saved from a past Christmas present.

A nice mix of green and silver and gold is handy just below our front porch -- the yew and holly berries are a little farther away.
Fill some vases for the house and make a sheaf (if that's what it's called) for the front door  . .
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And a little more greenery by the greenhouse entryway . . .

Still to go, six sheaves for the stairs and some bits for the mantelpiece. Fortunately, I'm not going to run out of raw material any time soon. . .

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21 comments:

Desiree said...

I love all the natural greenery used so decoratively, Vicki. It's so effective and I can imagine how wonderful it must smell. At the same you are giving your shrubs and bushes a good annual pruning. The blue door is a marvellous backdrop to the wreath you have hung on it! You really do have a wonderful home and your porch is so photogenic! I love all the dark wood, decorative touches and your porch chairs are so welcoming and rustic. Just so perfect!

Ms. A said...

I love it! I think it's wonderful that you use greenery from your property and your do it so nicely, too! Quite festive.

Martin said...

The deep greens and bright reds are a perfect antidote to grey days.

Thérèse said...

The whole place is so beautifully decorated! And the holly berries help get into the Christmas spirit.

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Hello Vicki

Love your front porch and I think the pumpkin looks great with all the green. :)

Have a great day!

Best
Tracy :)

Pat in east TN said...

Just a few simple things, and your house looks awesome!

GrandmaK said...

Well done!!! You can almost smell the scent of pine! Have a wonderful day!!! Cathy

Kath said...

Just beautiful!

Mamabug said...

Love all that beautiful greenery! Just perfect for your lovely mountain home!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Love all of the natural greenery Vicki. So pretty and must smell divine. You've helped me get into the spirit.
Sam

Wayfarin' Stranger said...

Thanks for the tour. OBTW, we're enjoying pumpkin bread now from our Halloween pumpkins. Jim

Miss_Yves said...

Plain, natural ,but beautiful.

Brian Miller said...

nice...like that twig/vine wreath...and the greenery on the green house...looking festive...

Beth said...

It looks lovely! Even though I've been known to resort to fake silk Christmas greenery (even put silk poinsettias in my window flower planters!), I still much prefer the real stuff. You are fortunate to have an endless supply!

Darla said...

My goodness--lovely! I really like the way you do up the various contrasting shades of green.

Reader Wil said...

You know how to create a real "christmasy"atmosphere.I love those beautiful decorations!
Thank you for the extra information about vis-à-vis. I didn't know that it was also a carriage for four persons facing each other.That is very plausible.

Victoria said...

I love your decorations made with real greenery!

Joan said...

The more I see your preparations for a winter Christmas the more I want my Christmas in June. It is greenery everywhere here and sunshine until after 9pm.

Merisi said...

Robin's egg blue and Christmas red,
I love that! Beautiful greenery!

Star said...

no you aren't going to run out of greenery, but your house is going to look wonderful and smell great too. Very very nice Vicki. I can smell it from here!

Jill said...

Beautiful!! This makes me want to go out and give my evergreens a trim.