I can’t believe that it is already December and yesterday was the first Sunday of Advent. As we will be at home for Christmas for the first time in many years I am thrilled to be planning on bringing lots of greenery into the house to make it feel truly festive. So no vase today to join with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden but an Advent Crown.
I wouldn’t pretend that I am religious but I do love tradition; one of the aspects of living in Italy is that there are so many traditions. I find it very comforting that some things haven’t changed in centuries.
I picked the material on Saturday as heavy rain had been forecast on Sunday – a quick shower was all that happened in the end but that is the story of the forecast this year!
I used Senecio, Myrtle for fragrance, Cypress, Pistacia lentiscus and Arbutus unedo
As you can see in the background, last week’s pink Chrysanthemums are still surviving but I don’t think they suit the festive season so they’ll be added to the compost heap today.
Do visit our hostess Cathy to see what others have chosen for their vases today; I rather think they may be several Advent Crowns