Back when I was designing gift wrap, I got so sick of red and green (we pretty much worked on Christmas designs year-round) that it was banned from our house. That was years ago and I’m over it. So when R came home from a shopping trip bearing the Poinsettia on the left, I greeted it with genuine enthusiasm. It even fit snugly into that antique green cache pot. A few days later, friends arrived for dinner with the one on the right and the die was set.
It, too, found a green pot to call its own. On a trip to JoAnn, the wrapping paper of green boughs turned up and everything started to come together.
Welcome back, red & green. You sure do make it feel like Christmas. Be sure to check out Rambling in the Garden to see what Cathy has up her sleeve this Monday.
Red and green together have always been a favourite combination of mine and Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without a splash of red. Glad you can welcome those colours back into your home Ricki! Have a good pre-Christmas week!
And I hope you enjoy the build-up to Christmas as well.
What a wonderful tidbit about you that you designed gift wrap. I like the one you’ve chosen for this year.
It kind of jumped out at me, even before the color scheme began to emerge.
Oh that works really well rickii, having the presents as your props – great idea. I agree that red and green certainly make it feel like Christmas – and red and green wrapping paper is often so much more tasteful than some of the others available!
JoAnn’s had some very cool gift wraps this year for cheap.
That cache pot!! (For “R’s plant)… I am in love! The wrap is pretty fabulous too, and now of course I’m wondering if I ever purchased any of your wrap designs…
I thought that pot looked like something you would like.
Designing Christmas gift wrap–that would put the strongest decoration-loving person off Christmas!
Those cache pots are gorgeous, and your tablescape likewise.
I used a lot of silver and glass during those years, Lately, I’m more likely to add a bit of purple.
I can see why you would tire of it but I do like red and green. It’s looking very festive. I hope your poinsettias do well, I find them finicky but they look so Christmassy. Thanks for your kind comment on my photography skills!
One of the poinsettias is looking good, the other is rapidly dropping leaves and bracts.
It looks fabulous and festive!
Thanks, Eliza…and here’s to you *clink*.
I can totally see that you would get sick of red and green with a job like that. I admit to loving those poinsettias – they are so pretty. As is your arrangement!
Thanks, Anna. It’s nice to be back in the mainstream…well, almost.
I’ve snatched all my mother’s old xmas paper ! She seems to have gone for gold with blue, green or red …which I Iike !
Sounds like you scored…when will we see these?
You’re a woman of many talents! You do red and green beautifully! For a long time I used cobalt for Christmas which led to purple and gold and now red and green are back here as well. Hope your Christmas was as warm and happy as this arrangement!
Looks like we both came full circle at about the same time.