I left the soil in the wall pocket outside our front door, got it nice and damp and poked branches in there. They are: Ilex berries, Pinus ‘Thunderhead’ and one cedar branch.
A few more branches went into a basket of cones, including a bare branch encrusted with lichen. The orange pot holds bird seed, keeping it handy for filling feeders.
Cathy (Rambling in the Garden) hosts In a Vase on Monday every week.
Gorgeous, Rickii! Love your basket of cones and your boots. I’m glad to see the weather hasn’t ‘dampened’ your holiday spirit!
Hard to be Grinchy with all the holiday spirit flying around the blogosphere.
The stem of cedar gives the 1st one a quirky touch. Well done!
You WOULD appreciate quirky. Thanks!
The pair of arrangements work so well together, along with the orange pot. Wonderful!
Always nice to have something nice to look at as I fumble for my keys.
Perfect for the season, and those boots are darling!
Funny you should mention the boots. They are mostly decorative, or for guests who want to tramp about (they usually have feet smaller than mine). They slipped on easily at the Rack, but I was wearing hose. Oh, well…they ARE cute, and make me look like a better host than I actually am.
Clever to use earth for the evergreen branches, I’m sure that they will last better and it helps support them too.
Beats using Oasis, which I hear is quite toxic.
We have seen such lovely festive presentations of natural material this year – lovely to see your branch with the lichen, and what prolific berries your holly has! I wonder if your holly is different from the UK native ones?
Afraid I can’t enlighten you about the berries.
I adore these outside vases, I may copy you, Rickii! 🙂
This is one time of year when I think “outside the box (house)”. Copy away!
Nice, Ricki! I love the pinecones and greens in the basket with the branch of lichens – it’s beautiful!
Thanks, Eliza…and happy holidays to you.
Nice change from the usual wreath.
I don’t have much of a knack for wreath-making but I do love them. Glad you like my substitute.
that’s an idea I envy – but my seasonal wreath needs to be the glass Advent wreath, indoors, with water.
VERY hot here today!
Happy New Year Diana! I’ll bask in your heat while you borrow our winter: isn’t blogging grand?