My favorite Christmas decorations are from the garden. Every year I cut Winterberry branches and bring them indoors. But this year… my husband said, “The birds are eating the berries, you should spray them with lacquer.” Whoever heard of spraying Winterberries with lacquer? I didn’t listen. And then… the Winterberries were all gone; eaten by the birds. So, I bought Winterberry branches at a nursery.
I also cut evergreen branches and layer different sizes on the mantle and in vases. I hang wreaths using wide, satin ribbons, in the kitchen and living room windows. The baker’s rack in the kitchen holds pots of Amaryllis, Poinsettia, Christmas cactus, Cyclamen, and vases of Paperwhite bulbs. My decorations are simple, yet elegant.