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Tuesday, December 05, 2017
A pretty outdoor decorating idea
Last year I spied this beautiful idea for outdoor decorations at the nursing home where my dad was living.
They had one of these arrangements on either side of the pillars at the front entrance.
I took the photos with my Kindle and they aren't all that great. But you get the idea. The elements to the arrangements are mostly natural. Large bunches of fresh evergreen branches were placed in sap buckets. So appropriate to New Hampshire! Pine cones and winterberries were tucked in among the greenery. I'm not sure what the silvery dried materials are. Dusty miller perhaps? Possibly even goldenrod. I can't remember for sure but I think there may have been some white twigs in the arrangement. Then a red bow was added and each bucket was placed atop a chunk of birch with the pretty birch bark still intact.
Hope this lovely idea is an inspiration to someone! I would love to make one of these to display outside at our own home.
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.