Continuing the Christmas theme for my offerings this week to Cathy at Rambling in the garden‘s weekly meme of finding material in our gardens or surroundings to bring into the house to enjoy.
As this is the first Christmas for many years that we’ve spent at home I wanted to go a little overboard with bringing greenery into the house.
I decided against a wreath outside as I’d already made the advent crown which would have been very similar so decided on a very simple tied swag using Bay and Rosemary for a welcoming perfume and some Cypress for variety of foliage form.
As you can see from the above image, today is very sunny but we had a huge amount of rain on Friday and hail on Saturday. The hail produced large pieces of ice some of which remain in the garden this morning.
The whole sideboard is topped with, in the centre the previously shown Advent Crown, and on either side more foliage in the form of bay, rosemary, Cypress and holly oak (Quercus ilex). I added a few faux golden pears and lots of candles.
Our hostess Cathy suggested some time ago that I try spraying a vase with silver paint as I mentioned that I liked silver vases with many different types of blooms. With some silver spray to hand for spraying Allium seed heads I decided to try with one of the very cheap Ikea vases. I am most impressed with the results and may try other vases at a later date.
As we begin the week leading up to Christmas may I wish you all the very best the season can bring.