Friday, December 6, 2013

saving some green

I forego the luscious evergreen wreaths every year.
Originally, I was motivated by pinching pennies.
But once I learned about evergreen poaching
it's super easy to turn up my nose and glide right past them in the market.


this year I snipped some holly and cedar from our own trees in the backyard
I stuck them in some woolen mittens - tied on a red ribbon accent - and there you have it
guilt free


and lest you think I have it all together over here
- I'll show you my whole porch -
rotting and frozen pumpkins and all


11 comments:

Halle said...

Love it! And the yellow door!!
Did you knit them yourself?

amy of four corners design said...

your wreath is exquisite! and perfect on your yellow door...

Elizabeth said...

I love it! And I love your yellow door. And just so you know, last year I included pumpkins and poinsettias in my door decor -- this year, the pumpkins got pitched!

DAWN said...

Well that is super simple and super effective and cute!! Well done
~Dawn

Yvonne said...

Great idea. I do things other than a wreath too. This I took a wire cone turned it upside down, put in cut branches from my cenizo (sage) bushes. Oh I love your yellow door too. We r planning on painting our old front door but havent decided on a color yet.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

We did get a Christmas tree from a tree farm, because I like to support local business, but I do the same, a snip of boxwood here and there and you can decorate quite nicely with almost nothing. Pretty mittens too. xox

barbara said...

beautiful door color!

Karen Gerstenberger said...

I love the idea of the greens in mittens! And I'm so glad you showed us your pumpkins...so real.

Kim Mailhot said...

I haven't started any decorating here yet. December has been sprung upon me somehow. Whatever it will be, it will be easy, small, sweet and festive.
Enjoy the season's beauties !

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Too cute! I think I may have to pinch this idea ;)

Joseph Artese said...

Nice work, Kim
Love the humility re pumpkins !