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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

ELEGANT BUT CHEAP

You don't have to spend the big bucks for a beautiful holiday arrangement. This arrangement was made with cuttings from my own garden and an urn bought at a floral shop going out of business sale.I know a lot of people say that they can't arrange flowers, but truly anyone can. Practice is all it takes! This is cedar,holly and pine. I am joining Kim at http://www.savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com  for Wow Us Wednesday.Visit the Wally World craft department and buy a package of wet floral foam- it is not wet-you soak it and push it down in your container. Start at the back and put in the taller stuff, then add the sides and start filling in the middle. You could just use any evergreen and fill in where the holly is with Christmas decorations.  Now to find the perfect place to put this beauty.Also joing http://www.bunnyjeansdecorandmore.blogspot.com

11 comments:

Mrs. Trixi said...

Looks great and I love using stuff you have!!

Dorothy said...

I dearly love this type of 'homemade' arrangements! Back in the 'olden days' that's all we had, and seeing this, takes me back to those 'good ole days.

cJoy said...

We don't have evergreens on our property - except for boxwood... wonder if my neighbors would notice if I borrowed some from them? Great idea.

The Japanese Redneck said...

That looks exactly like something my Ma in law would make. It's nice.

Marigene said...

Simple, but beautiful!

xinex said...

It's pretty, Vicky. I do the same thing just cut greeneries from the garden. They make beautiful centerpieces.....Christine

Richard Cottrell said...

I love it, I love it and I really, really love it! My favorite arrangements are cut from the yard and put together very easily. I also Love, Love, Love Holly. Merry Christmas. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Fabulous!! Nothing prettier than a fresh winter greens arrangement. Your buford holly has lots of berries. Mine have hardly any....probably because I kept pruning it all summer because it was getting so big. The wild hollies have some berries this year. I have two free nandinas that came up on the edge of the woods and they are loaded with berries but I let the birds have them. Love your blog. xo Lynn

Jima said...

Thank you for visiting my blog because your comment helped me find your blog!! I love it!! As a sister Mississippian, I love knowing someone as talented as you is {somewhat} near by! I'll be visiting often.

Donna said...

So pretty and so easy. Natural elements are the best!

Lady Di Tn said...

I love natural arrangements. It reminds me of the old south. Peace