Monday, December 20, 2010

Almost Free Florals and a Winner

I always love having a fresh and free bouquet in my living room. In the spring and summer I bring branches or flowers in from my yard and even though it's winter I've found a way to bring in nature without spending a lot of money. One trick is to ask the employees of tree lots or big box stores if you can have the cuttings from the Christmas trees. They're usually happy to give them away for free. I just plop a bunch into a tarnished silver urn and add a few faux glittered branches for a little more interest and then I stand back and enjoy the beauty and the fresh evergreen aroma.And who says that you have to keep that traditional poinsettia in it's foil covered container? I clipped the flowers and added more evergreens, and curly branches to make this eye catching Christmas bouquet.The only thing that can beat the beauty of two fresh bouquets is the low, low price!Congratulations to Cheryl, comment #38. Random organizer picked her to be the winner of the beautiful Mod Lattice Pillow from


Connie said...

What a neat idea. We have a fake tree so I can't smell the evergreen. You gave me an idea!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Congrats to Cheryl!

I love the greens in the urn, Joy! I don't know why but I am so taken with such simple things this year. I am planning on doing more of this type of decor next year. The touches of red you added with the little picks really give it that festive flair!


Love the fresh evergreens!Congrats to the winner of your give away.

Cheryl said...

YAY I'm so excited!!!

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