If I was to show my tree on the interiors blogs, I would do the tablescapes and set the dining room table for company. But since I am not having company, mainly because I am encumbered with a Scrooge who does not wish company or any holiday cheer for that matter, I am just decorating for myself and a few friends to keep the holiday somewhat festive. Work is also keeping me from doing up the dining room the way in which I would like.
Here is my tree after adding the ornaments of butterflies and some ribbon bows.
I love these butterflies as some were a gift from a friend and the clear butterflies came from a local garden center. The one below I think came from Target.
I dressed the library in the same manner as the tree, with hydrangea and willow. I added sparkled apples and pears in lime green.
The stainless pail is filled with live holly set in oasis. The swan by the pail is handmade with steel and a large rock. I have four of these and they are in the garden during the summer. The other three are in the library above. A friend of mine makes and sells them.
They make great gifts for gardeners. I could leave them out all winter, but I like to see them all year, so I bring them inside.
The urn has live dracaena spikes from the summer and natural evergreen cuttings. There is lime green live coleus planted in the urn with the spike. I added lime green artificial poinsettia.
The flowers I received are not very Christmasy, in fact it looks like Easter time, huh. I am not really sure why a florist would make an arrangement using these colors and flowers at this time of year. It would be a much prettier arrangement for Spring.
A view to the living room from the dining room.