The Front Door

Monday, November 30, 2009

By René @ Cottage and Vine

Thank goodness for the evergreen shrubbery in our garden.  Not only do I use it during the holiday season, but throughout the year I go outside and take a snip here or there and bring it inside just to add some life to our home.  The holidays really shouldn't make us all crazy running around decorating like mad people, throwing elbows at Micheal's and trying to be the first one in the door on Black Friday.  My goal is to do the simple things that I always do, and have time to spend with family.  That's it.


Keeping decorations simple allows me to spend time doing more important things. Making my own wreaths actually simplifies the holidays for me, and it doesn't take that much time.

Magnolia in the urns, three minutes.

The wreath on the door, 30 minutes.

I love a natural Christmas.


  1. Love the use of greens! Yes simplicity is key! Looks fabulous!

  2. That looks so pretty! I love the natural Christmas theme! With two little ones, I try to decorate with color, but I definately love a more neutral pallete. Your blog is so pretty...I'll definately be back. ~Lisa

  3. you did a great job, and can't beat the price! :)
    family is what's important, and you've figured that out already!
    way to go!


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