On a scale of 1 – 10, how much horizontal space do you have for Christmas decorating?
But I LOVE this vintage coke crate, and wanted to play it against some real greens for Christmas.
But in hindsight, adding the greens first works better. You’ll soon see why.
Because I swear, if I bump into one more evergreen branch I forgot to stick in water, only to watch the needles ping off one by one like a Charlie Brown Christmas tree…
… my Dyson will never forgive me.
I tried tall, I tried short, I tried long, and everything in between.
This looks a little like a Maui landscape… after a major hurricane… right in the middle of a huge New Year’s Eve party.
Tall wasn’t the best. No worries…
I just cut each branch smaller from my Christmas tree ground gathering, then collected other greens from outdoors.
I LOVED the mix of different greens. I got that idea from Miss Mustard Seed’s evergreen arranging HERE. Thanks, girl! The mix makes all the difference!
(note: I outfitted battery operated candles inside the votives for a pet and child safe option)
This create was staged in my photo studio, because (ahem) I don’t have space for this guy until my entry is painted.
I’m always creating these mini entry ways. Subliminal?
Why yes I think it is. Did I tell you I’m painting my entry?
I am! Craziness. I thought I’d put the paint cans away, but nooooo.
From crap to clean before Christmas, right?!
… begging for my new entryway bench.
Time to go paint.