Greenery Around the House

Yesterday I posted this picture of a bunch of evergreen branches on Instagram.

greeenery in bucket

I’d like to tell you that I went on a hike and found all these live greens along the way, but the truth is I stumbled across them at Home Depot while looking for an evergreen shrub.

They were being sold in bunches, and what I really loved about them is that each bunch included an assortment of different types of evergreens. I bought two bunches.

Outdoor Christmas decorations

When I got them home I separated the stems according to type and began tucking them around the house, both indoors and out. This wicker tray on the patio table got some of the bushier branches.

Outdoor Christmas decor closeup

Outdoor Christmas arrangement closeup

I also put some around the potted boxwood shrubs on my front porch, which were looking a little small and sad.

Outdoor Christmas urns

Christmas urns with greenery

Christmas urn closeup

This statue of a little girl on our family room hearth got a sprig.

Statue with greenery and pinecones

And I used the boxwood that was in the bundles to fill out the garland on our living room mantel, like I did last year.

Christmas mantel at CreatingThisLife.com

Christmas mantel garland at CreatingThisLife.com Holy Family mantel decoration

The Cypress Evergreen branches lay especially flat, making them great for this tray with a Santa Claus on the dining room table.

Dining room Christmas centerpiece

Dining room table Christmas decoration

And Grant has requested a real tree for our family room this year. We could head back to Home Depot or to a Christmas tree farm, but I love Christmas in the city, so I’d like to find a festive city lot with strings of lights, etc. If you know any good ones in Kansas City, let me know!

This post is part of Feathered Nest FridayTablescape Thursday,  Metamorphosis Monday and The Scoop.












Comments

  1. So creative! Love all of it. Our grocery store was selling bunches of evergreen this week also. Do you leave your patio furniture out all year? Here in Buffalo, we bring whatever fits inside, and cover the rest. So my deck is pretty bare. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    • Sherri, we don’t have storage for most of it so it will stay out. We have chair covers for all the chairs. I need to buy table covers for the tables as they are both new this year. I hate to cover up the table you see in the photos though because it’s just outside the kitchen window over my sink, which is why I like having the Christmas decor there; I see it multiple times every day. 🙂 Hope your Thanksgiving was memorable too.

  2. Your Christmas decorating is lovely…the scent of evergreen must be wonderful, too!

    • I can’t smell these too much, but I’m sure once we have our tree up I’ll be able to smell that I’m sure.. Until then I burn an evergreen candle, which I love!

  3. Julie, everything looks lovely! For the past several years I’ve found Home Depot to be a great source for fresh greens. They also have piles of greens from tree trimmings…all you want and no charge. There’s nothing like the smell of a real tree and fresh greens!

  4. janpartist says:

    Well, I’ll have to head to Home Depot, thanks for the tip! It all looks very warm and homey. I can’t do anything until this next weekend.

  5. Vanessa Bower says:

    Hi Julie,
    Love what you have done with the bunches of greenery from Home Depot. I was at Lowes the other day and found nothing like that.
    As for a tree lot with lights and ambience in the city, you might want to try the lot on Wornall in Brookside. (Going north, it’s on the right side before you reach Meyer Blvd.) I believe it’s run by the Boy Scouts. They have a large inventory of trees and the stings of white lights on at night. An added bonus is you can stop by the Rosterie for a cup of coffee or hot cocoa to stay warm.
    Hope this helps,
    Vanessa

  6. Sprigs of greenery are such a simple and effective way of decorating to say nothing about the fragrance with which they fill the air. Your special touches are delightful.

  7. Beautiful…love all the touches of green. Your outdoor sphere is wonderful!

  8. Gorgeous…love what you did with all the greens!

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