Gardening Indoors For Christmas

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.ย  I am not really sure why a florist would make an arrangement using these colors and flowers at this time of year.ย  It would be a much prettier arrangement for Spring.

A view to the living room from the dining room.


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26 Responses to Gardening Indoors For Christmas

  1. Garden Sense says:

    Glad to see the finished decorating! You’ve gone all out. We’re putting up our tree this evening – it’s getting to look pretty Christmasy here, too. What a happy season with such a wonderful reason to celebrate.

  2. So you’re decoration for a few friends…that means we’re all invited, right? That bouquet has supermarket florist written all over it doesn’t it? Well, they say Christ was born in the spring, maybe she was a literalist supermarket florist.

  3. Love the butterfly/hydrangea tree!!!! So pretty ๐Ÿ™‚ I like those rock/metal birds, too ๐Ÿ™‚ I just recently saw a rock/metal frog in a catalog that I put on my wish list. Who knows…Christmas is coming ๐Ÿ™‚ Maybe it will show up in my stocking ๐Ÿ™‚ Your home is too pretty not to have a party!!

    • That is a lot of smiles in your comment, so that many thanks back. The Scroog is not a party goer. I used to have loads of parties, then he would disappear mid party. I always thought that odd that a host leaves his own party, so I stopped having parties, just small social gatherings now with my friends. Bah Humbug to him.

  4. Cat says:

    Hi Donna, Your home is so beautifully decorated and warm! I absolutely love the shot of the urn in front of the door – great juxtaposition of the warm interior and lavish arrangement with the cold, naked tree outside. I don’t see how anyone could remain a Scrooge for long surrounded by such festive touches!

  5. The holly arrangement in the pail is such a great idea. How long does it last? Carolyn

    • Carolyn, it lasts the season if I remember to keep the oasis moist. It has been in the pail now for two weeks and only dropped a few leaves. Holding strong, but I do keep the house cool for the live tree. Since it was fresh cut at the Farm, the needles on it are staying put so far too.

  6. Missy says:

    It is all so beautiful and charming and elegant – enough to convert the stubbornest Scrooge I would have thought. Christmas really is a special time of year and decorating is part of the fun.

  7. Jennifer says:

    Beautiful decorations and displays! I am sure they will soon wear down Scrooge’s resistance to holiday cheer!

  8. debsgarden says:

    All of your decorations are tasteful and beautifully done, and your home looks very warm and inviting. My own decorations are pitiful by comparison, and I don’t live with a scrooge. But I do work a lot, and that does put a damper on things, mainly from time constraints. But really the decorations are only an outward expression of the joy that is in the heart. I hope your heart overflows with joy this season, and may Scrooge get soaked in it!. Merry Christmas!

  9. Karen says:

    Donna, what a fantastically elegant Christmas display you have, it is truly something to rave about. Martha Stewart should be taking lessons from you. I am in awe, like always!

  10. I am simply coveting your rooster. โ™ฅ Love it.

  11. Dear Donna – how could Scrooge be so unmoved with all your interior festive decor. Made me smile though but maybe he just wants to spend time with you alone ๐Ÿ˜‰ Some truly gracious ideas you have here – the Dracena urn display is most elegant. I want those butterflies!


    • Thank you Laura. I think he is afraid he may be asked to help in some way. He should know by know I am well trained and do all the work myself. The urn was outside all summer and I cut back the coleus before bringing it inside, but now it is getting big again, I should have waited on the photo. The lime green goes so well with my Christmas decor.

  12. Helen says:

    Your home is so elegant and festive! You have the gift of design – the way you arrange things makes everything look in order! Kudos to you! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  13. tina says:

    Your home is most inviting and lovely. Just elegant is the only word I can use to describe the beautiful tree.

  14. Donna

    Your home looks so beautifully decorated for Christmas. Oh I love those 2 trees on each side of the fireplace – I would never have thought of doing that. Those hydrangea blossoms make wonderful christmas decorations aswell.

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