These berries are probably poisonous if consumed. I should probably find out.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Over Thanksgiving, I commissioned my mom to collect some red berries and some pine cones for me from the trees in my Grandma's yard. Technically, it may have been the neighbors yard. But it's out in the country....things like property lines are rather subjective, ya know?

So after stringing lights around some $2.00 garland from Wal-Mart, and trying my best to decoratively poke the red berries and pine cones throughout that same cheap garland, I have a little bit of Oklahoma draped across my mantle.

Oh, and also in a tall vase that usually lives on the mantle, but during the holidays is serving as the table centerpiece.

Hopefully the berries won't shrivel up and turn ugly before Christmas, but that's entirely possible....if that happens, I saw these same berries, in the plastic variety, for sale right next to the cheap garland.

Blogger Paige had this to say:

The mantle looks like a pic from Southern Living. I love the center piece. Is your table always that clear? As always - very inspiring. Thanks :)

December 2, 2008 at 12:53 PM 

Blogger Starr had this to say:

Thanks Paige! I just moved on the stuff that's usually junking up the table to the counter before I took the picture. :-)

December 2, 2008 at 1:50 PM 

Blogger Vanessa had this to say:

I'm very impressed! Your mantle and table look beautiful.

December 3, 2008 at 2:50 PM 

Blogger Cash Clan Japan had this to say:

Gorgeous! I love it too!!! Wow, my dining room table is ALWAYS covered with art stuff, thanks to my little artistic fiend over here!!!! She didn't get that from me!! She drew a picture of three girls today and I looked at it and honestly thought, "Wow, I can't draw that well now, and I've got 25 years on this kid."

Anyway, I like your decor! Can't wait to see that mantle and that table (and those kids!!) for myself next summer!!! :-)

December 4, 2008 at 8:59 AM 

Blogger Nadia... had this to say:

Oh so pretty. Swell up with holiday decor pride b/c you did good. :-) Christmas decorating is such fun with the family.

December 4, 2008 at 3:44 PM 

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