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Winter greens decoration -- free!

 As I was planning to sell my home, I sort of let some maintenance go. But now that I have recommitted to my abode, I swept up the stoop the other day and noticed the two planters on my front stoop were rather bare. 

I went to the local public park and found a couple of branches of evergreens (soft fluffy pine-needley things) on the ground, so I picked those up, trimmed some rhododendron leaves off a friend's bushes (with her permission), and clipped some branches of red berries from a bush in my back courtyard. 

 I stuck them all in the two terra-cotta pots I have on the stoop and they look lovely! So winter-y and full of green-ness. I don't know how long they'll last (at least a few months, I believe), but this was a delightful and FREE way to spruce up my little front stoop.

I had been thinking of buying wreaths at the community college where I teach (I normally buy two every Christmas), but I decided to save myself the $24 (even though it supports the landscaping program at the school), and decorate at no cost this year. 

Now, every time I walk past my front stoop, I see something pretty and know it got there for nuthin' -- feels good!



atlgirljj said:

I usually get an armful of branches from a christmas tree lot this time of year, to put on my mantel and I also put them along the tops of the curtain rods.  They're free for the asking, and make the house smell great!

I'll have to try your idea of making 'trees' by the front door out of them, thanks for that tip.

December 3, 2008 10:03 PM

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