Sunday, December 11, 2011

Decorating on a Budget

To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted.

~ George Kneller

It never even occurred to me that I could find all that I needed to make my holiday arrangement in my very own back yard. The woods are full of pines and berries and dried up herbage that was once green and lush in the spring and summer months. A variety of pine branches as well as a collection of pine cones and bitter sweet vine made for a very "primitive country" themed arrangement. I used an old nail box that was just sitting around in our garage to arrange the greens.

And who knew that my old sled that I've had since I was a child would make such a welcoming winter embellishment. It is adorned with a sprig of pine and an old faded red bow (dust and all) that I found in with some outdated Christmas decorations.

Do you have any creative Christmas decorating plans for this year?  


Faye said...

You have just put together the very best kind of holiday decorations, Kelly. Back when I was a serious hall decker I loved going around the landscape and nearby woods to harvest greenery, berries, and dried weeds. Love that after the holidays you can remove the bows and leave it au naturele(or something like that :-)for the first few months of the new year. Good job!

That corgi :) said...

Very creative you are to work with what you had so available! I like what you did with the sled, very nice!!


Jennifer said...

Simple & Beautiful.

Jan n Jer said...

My favorite kind of decorating! I will be coming to your woods next year to gather my Natures decorations!!! You arrangement is gorgeous..simple yet striking!

Deborah Ann said...

Wow, you have a great gift for decorations! That is absolutely beautiful.

Have a Merry Christmas, my friend!

Pamela said...

yes gorgeous! I don't have a woods to trek around in.... but doubt that I would come up with something so pretty even if I did.

Solar Panels Berkshire said...

What a great idea..very creative. It looks very rustic..I love it!


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