Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Boxwood Epergnes

I have been trying to cut down on so much glitter and glitz in my holiday decorations this year by using lots of natural ingredients and re purposing things I already have. I was inspired by a Boxwood Christmas  arrangement in silver epergnes that I saw, and this is my interpretation. I don't have silver epergnes...sure wish I did...but I do have these lovely crystal ones.


I really like the combination of the Lady Apples with the Boxwood. I nested the apples in moss allowing some to creep over the edges. I saw some wonderful ideas for moss decorations in the Christmas edition of Jeanne'd Arc Living. This is the first time I have purchased this magazine and I am very impressed ~ costly, but beautiful!


The table runner is an old lace curtain valance. I never throw away anything lace!


Apples and berries; red and green ~ perfect for Christmas.


To tie the centerpiece in with the rest of the room and add symmetry I included one of my blue and white ginger jars.




Great! I had all of this and it was fun to put it together. Have you been changing your decorating style this year...mixing it up, re purposing, or maybe using new colors? Whatever, I hope that you are having a good time doing it.

Thank you for visiting and...Happy Holidays

33 comments:

  1. Natural beauty in all its glory. What a great idea! Sometimes I find tangerines with a few leaves still attached and put them in a glass bowl as decoration.

    I haven't changed anything this year about our decorations except I did get rid of lots of cheap decorations last year, so those things are no longer hanging about. Thank goodness :)

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  2. It looks lovely.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  3. Nicely done. It's not my style, but it's perfect for who I think you are. It looks great. I enjoy your enthusiasm for it and committing to it fully--there's never anything half-done with LVQ.

    I did two posts on my neighborhood's decorations and the one thing I noticed is the lack of magnolia, seems it's just vanished. I love the dark green and deep furry brown of its leaves. Add a red or gold bow, and instant holiday!

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  4. What a beautiful post! Everything looks so festive yet elegant. We'd love to have you share at the Linky party.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  5. Wow, your photo's are beautiful and what a lovely center piece..I love the less glitter, seems like an old fashion way to me...I love less..

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  6. This is one of my favorite decorations you've made this year! It looks even prettier in person!

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  7. Beautiful! Love the green apple & berry centerpiece ♥

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  8. I think you've got the best of the best here!
    I like the ginger jar in the centre too.

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  9. I think the natural, organic pieces are so tasteful. Great job!

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  10. Beautiful. You've given me an idea for my silver footed bowl.
    This year I'm pulling out only the old, tried and true - only the things that link us directly to our family and Christmases past. No glitter here except for the light from the tree.

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  11. I love your elegant style ... thanks so much for being a part of my link parties

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  12. Hello Adrienne:
    Understated elegance, absolutely perfect. Your idea of using only natural ingredients in the arrangements is something with which we can readily identify. So much nicer than the artificial. The blue and white ginger jar is a winning touch and really brings everything together with the rest of the room. Lovely!

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  13. So lovely. Just so inviting and charming.

    Your header is gorgeous!!

    Barb ♥

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  14. Hi, Adrienne. Thanks for commenting on my chickadee table, and for following me, because it brought me back to this beautiful post (I'm already following). I love its elegant simplicity. Just beautiful... :)

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  15. Beautiful and love the natural elements especially. I scaled back and simply gave out whilst decorating this year. Happy Christmas ♥ O

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  16. Hi Adrienne, I'm definitely a natural element lover and what you have done is just gorgeous and elegant.

    Marianne :)

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  17. Lovely! Thanks for sharing and visiting my blog.JoAnn

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  18. I too love your simple centerpiece and the move away from all the glitz. It looks so elegant in it's simplicity and I love how you tied it all together with the blue and white ginger jar. It truly does look so natural.
    Cindy

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  19. Beautiful, Adrienne! I like using natural elements too. Your home is so so lovely.

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  20. Very Pretty Adrienne! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  21. Very elegant and beautiful, Adrienne!

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  22. I love the fresh look. It's lovely, simple and beautiful. Great idea to use the valance as a table runner!!

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  23. Lindíssimas sugestões para um Natal diferente, mais original.

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  24. Very pretty! I like how you have scrunched the lace down the middle of the table. Pretty colors!

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  25. I have never heard of the Jeanne d'Arc magazine - need to look out for that. Your creation is beautiful, I love that some of the moss is creeping over the edge. Your lace is fabulous - so so pretty.

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  26. How lovely-
    The boxwood is beautiful.
    I am a new follower and I linked to Thriftin Thursday also.
    I just couldn't get my photo to load.

    You have inspired me to paint the inside of my white built-ins.
    I love the yellow-

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  27. So perfect for your dining room! Mimi

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  28. I think the theme this year has been to go more rustic and natural and I am no exception. I decided in the fall to go this route and am happy that I used more boxwood and natural elements. Your own simple and elegant decor looks very pretty. Love that you used an old lace curtain. Mine got used as tree skirts! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday season!

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