So one of my favorite parts of cutting our own tree is the piles of fresh greens you can pick up.
I always have my helpers load the truck for filling my empty planters cozying up the porch a bit.
Someday I hope to have cowboy build me a great big porch but for now we L-O-ve what we have and make it BEAUTIFUL!!
It was so much fun to have a designer-in-training. She was TOTALLY into it!
The teacher in me, of course, L-O-v-ed teaching her a bit about the design...
1) use different textures of greens to create interest
2) establish your centerpieces first
3) create a visual flow by working out from the centerpiece
4) use small branches to sort of "spill" out of the pot
Of course her favorite part was adding a little pop of color and wow factor...
Eventually nature will add it's own WOW factor...
Remember it doesn't have to be big and new to boast style and hospitality.
This is just how humble our front porch is....
I like to put something different mixed in with the greens each year and I found this flashback when scrolling through the archives...
Of course, I always bring some greens inside like this simply elegant centerpiece...
I haven't decided on this year's project but I have plenty of greens left for it!
And this was the BIG SPLURGE!! A wreath for the end of the barn!!
From R7 to you --
Be a blessing.