Having live greens is an important part of celebrating Christmas to me. I have already visited several garden centers over the past few weeks keeping my eyes peeled for what I want.
After exploring the options, I settled on keeping a small bucket of live cut greens that I got from the florist for tucking in here and there and to replenish throughout the season. I got a nice bundle of mixed cuttings for seven dollars.
Of course some tree lots will give you branches for free. And you may be lucky enough to grow your own! I keep my pitchers filled with fresh water, but it so easy to add fresh greens if necessary.
I picked up a couple of very small pots of ivy for tradition, and am loving using my little white Guy Wolff pots again! A perfect size for placing on a tablescape.
For now they cheer up the window seat. I also picked up a very small live poinsettia that can go on the table at some point.
My Amaryllis is doing well, but nothing on my paper whites yet. (insert sad face here)
But my evergreen sprigs are bringing big smiles to my face where they are right next to the dinner table. They are almost better than having a centerpiece taking up precious real estate.
There's always room for adding a touch of something more. . . .
I like leaving room for the possibilities!
Linens are placed in a basket near the table. I don't know exactly which I will be using when, but the tablecloths themselves make things feel festive.
I always love how this little vintage embroidered cloth relates to the greens wherever it goes!
I hope you are enjoying bringing in all the little holiday touches too!
For me just a little goes a long way.
I hope there is a wonderful weekend ahead waiting for you!