It's so easy to pop up a festive artificial tree, but we always have to have a bit of green too! I just bought a small green tree that is still out on the patio, but a bucket of woodsy greens is also standing fragrantly by inside.
Placed near a sofa or chair, the smell wafts gently nearby whispering "Christmas" to me. I had to stop and bury my nose in the greenery just for the pleasure when I visited the nursery to see what was there!
Between the nursery, the grocery, and Home Depot, surprisingly, it was the florist that had the best deal on a bouquet of fresh greens. I always ask for a bunch of seeded eucalyptus as well. My florist keeps a supply in back, and it's always a bargain for a big bunch. Great for tablescapes and just tucking in here and there.
I have also gotten lucky now and then and had a tree dealer throw in a few green branches with my tree purchase. But one way or another, I have to have my fresh greens!
My sweetest friend just gifted me her personal copy of Nina Hartmann's first Christmas book which is now out of print and rare to find anywhere for sale. I know! I have tried to score a copy for a whole year now! I am so thrilled! And of course fresh greens are featured throughout her French/Nordic style.
Greens add so much to the smell and texture of the season. I thought you might enjoy a look at some of the other textures going on here as well. . . .
A snowy matelasse throw covers the chair by the window showing its lovely pattern in the light.
A vintage lacy edged runner is draped over the back. . . ,
and another rumpled linen runner covers the pillow for a look as fresh as evergreens.
We have a sixty degree day going on here, but that won't stop me from having my wintry scene!
I hope it's a beautiful White Wednesday for you, with or without the snow!.
I hope you are enjoying all of the delightful sights and smells of the season . . .
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