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.
Berry branches can be wired into a graceful all-red wreath which looks festive without being showy.
A 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.
Rosemary 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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