Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Simple holiday containers

Shiny red and green apples in a rustic wooden bowl.
Design credit goes to a friend of mine from the
Village Garden Club who displayed
this at our holiday party.

An easy arrangement that I created with
two small poinsettia plants, some freshly cut
evergreens, and twigs spray painted white.

It is a daunting task to undertake holiday decorating while in the midst of house renovations, so I am trying to keep things simple this year. Since late last week, we have had a very good house painter here, taking care of number 8 on my 10 week to-do list. He has been great ... he shows up each morning at 9am and often stays well past 5pm if he is in the middle of finishing up something. So far, he has painted the foyer ceiling, the 2nd floor hallway ceiling, the 3rd floor hall ceiling, 9 doors with trim, baseboard, stair risers and walls. He probably has one or two more days left before finishing up. I have been doing my best to keep the kids out of his way while he works (not always easy as we are down to one bathroom which is right in the middle of his work zone.) After the new year, expect lots of pictures of newly decorated spaces!

If you live in my area and know Chris LoConte, I highly recommend him! I will be posting more about his
work at a later date (but please don’t try to
book him till he is finished here : )

My pair of porch containers got winterized by surrounding the small potted boxwoods with cut greens and rose hips from my garden.

Organic pine cones in a glass hurricane
are paired with a brightly colored
peacock feather and sparkly lights.

Later this week, check out
for my next column featuring the
12 top holiday bargains I found
at The Christmas Tree Shop.

If using candy as a decoration,
be prepared to refill!

1 comment:

  1. Love the decorations! Especially the poinsettia! Classic, simple and tastefully done!!


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