Saturday, December 22, 2012

Shabby White Holiday Outdoor Decor and Easy Scandinavian Style

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white

Irving Berlin

If you like all-white holiday décor in your home, why not try it outside your home?

Use white ribbon on your evergreen garlands and wreaths.  The inexpensive polyester/plastic kind is ideal because it holds up in fierce weather.

The skinny single wire wreath is made from small branches of boxwood wired around it.  It look a fraction of the time it takes to do full wreath.

While collecting evergreens from the woods for your flower boxes, look for branches on the ground with lots of lichen on them.  They fall from the tops of older trees and lie there, waiting for their beauty to be shared.  The green-gray rosette shapes and craggy branches are a lovely contrast to the soft forms of evergreens.  So very restful by compare to excessive displays in my opinion!

Until next time, stay shabby!

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