Berry Merry

Christmas berry decor - red berries and green leaves in a porcelain compote dish - verdegrisvie via atticmagChristmas berry decor can be as simple as a bunch of berries and leaves, if you please.

Traditional Christmas colors – red and green – are always used for artificial ornaments and decoration but I do so love to see these expressed naturally in Christmas berry décor. Evergreen holly and winterberry holly offer the ideal combination of rosy fruit and verdant leaves. There are myriad ways to use them for holiday décor and I especially like some ideas I found recently. Utterly simple, [top] berries and leaves can be mounded in a white porcelain footed compote bowl and placed on a shelf or used as a centerpiece.

Christmas berry decor - delicate red berry wreath - weddbook via atticmagBerry branches can be wired into a graceful all-red wreath which looks festive without being showy.

Christmas berry decor - berry branches in green-glass bottles on a mantel - French larkspur via atticmagA DIY Christmas berry décor mantel arrangement includes tall berry sprigs displayed handsome German beer bottles which bear paper tags proclaiming “peace,” “love,” and “joy.” Green or clear wine bottles would look equally holiday-esque and tags could be created from shiny or sparkly materials as well — just the ticket glue ‘n glitter fans.

Christmas berry decor - red berries with rosemary sprigs and moss in candle planter pots - chic deco via atticmagRosemary sprigs, berries and moss combine beautifully in individual “candle pots” massed in sections of a vintage milk bottle carrier for maximum effect  (though an alternative holder could easily be imagined using a small foil-lined wooden crate, a tole box, or even a large flat stone). Whichever way you go, have a glorious holiday!

(Source: verdigrisvie, weddbook, French larkspur, chic-deco)

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One Response to Berry Merry

  1. RHome410 December 29, 2012 at 10:08 am #

    Love, love, love these! Simple and fresh… and cool looking. Something I feel like I could do and love having in the house.

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