Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Alternative Christmas Greenery

Christmas trees are great, but I think I love a pretty wreath or a long string of garland just as much. And the fresher, the better! I usually stick with traditional firs and pines, but how pretty are these seeded eucalyptus wreaths and garlands from MyHomeIdeas?

Locally, my wholesale florist usually has seeded eucalyptus (you should probably call ahead for this much). As a bonus, it looks great as it dries and smells fantastic. You can find directions for the garland here.

And directions for the wreath, here.

Photos by Jean Allsopp.


Tiffany@Savor Home said...

That greenery adds a freshness that traditional greenery does not offer! I love the ideas. Thanks for sharing!

Notes From ABroad said...

By necessity, mine are made of eucalyptus .. they look just as good, smell good and last forever :)

Mrs. W said...

How pretty. Nothing is better than the smell of fresh greenery.

Southern Lady said...

I love the smell of eucalyptus! Carla

Brooke @ Blueprint Bliss said...

Love that last image!

Stephanie Sabbe said...

I love the last one too. I'm armchair shopping on Craig's List this week. I'm inspired

Sidney said...

Love the greenery! I think I am going to have to do that next year!!

Kat said...

Very pretty!

Tash said...

The smell of eucalyptus in the house must be heavenly. These greens are definitely inspiring me!

Milk and Honey Home said...

I just saw some eucalyptus yesterday (I am late decorating), but I was scared the smell would be too strong inside. Maybe I should try it? Merry Christmas.

VICTORIA said...

I love looking at these holiday greenery decor! Images really get on in the holiday mood.Thanks for this post.Such a great blog.

Loretta Fontaine (EcoHappy Blog) said...

Oh, I bet they smell lovely!

Happy Holidays!


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