This year I decided I wanted to use real greenery for my Christmas decor.
Being the thrifty person I am, I was never thrilled about the idea of buying new garland and greenery year after year, but I decided to bite the bullet this year and go green.
I filled the red pots on my front porch with greenery and red berries.
Last year these sat bare all winter because I never could figure out what to put in them.
I completely copied my very stylish neighbor. Hey, it's the best form of flattery, right?
Being a novice to buying fresh garland, I went a bit overboard and bought 75 feet of pine roping. Ooops, I really only needed about 25. I think next year, I'll wrap the real pine roping around the fake green wreaths that hang on all the windows in the front of our house.
Since I had a little (sarcasm) extra roping, I hung some from the stair rail.
I tied a bow from some burlap stripes and added a few fake berries and twigs.
I also added some greenery to the mantel in the living room.
I picked up these three trees at the thrift store about a month ago.
Gotta have a little bling.
I also added some pine roping to the mantle in the family room.
Oh, and one last splash of green. This looks real, doesn't it.
Well, I've had it and one just like it for four years now.
My friend scored them after Christmas from the Front Gate Outlet for a mere $6.00 each.
They completely fool everyone into thinking they're real. Now that's my kind of green!
How about you, do you use live greenery each year?