Saturday, December 8, 2012

Christmas Inspiration With Boxwood Wreaths

I love, love, love mini boxwood wreaths.  I purchased some at the end of season last year at Farmhouse Wares.  Then, I realized Williams-Sonoma had them, too.  I had to get more.  I then ordered larger ones from Amazon.

All of them are real preserved boxwoods and are supposed to last for 3-4 years.  They look so much better than the artificial ones.

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Now I think I’m boxwood crazy.

These little beauties go perfectly with Country French décor and a simplistic Christmas.

How do you use your boxwood wreaths?  Here’s how I’m using mine:

I did away with all the tons of lighted garland and swags and bows I used to use on the staircase and opted instead for 6 --16” diameter wreaths and easily attached them with wired burlap ribbon.

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I added my handstamped upholstery webbing with florist pins.

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Then came all the smaller boxwood wreaths.  I put them on lots of things.

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They dress-up anything they touch!

 

I added them to lamps in the foyer and music room.

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You’ve already seen one on my armoire.  If you missed it, you can read about it HERE.

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I even added one to a floor lamp in the family room.

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The cherub who is watching over the Christmas presents even has one, too.

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But my favorite one of all this year?

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This is a sneak peek at the one in my dining room.  I got it at Target about a month ago and knew exactly where I was going to use it.   I’ll be showing you the rest of the dining room in a few days.

 

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I think boxwood is my new go-to greenery.

Until next time,

Kim

Linking up with:

Ann at On Sutton Place for the Homespun Christmas Series:
Doors & Wreaths

18 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the way you used all of those. Boy, you do have quite a few.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I love preserved boxwood and I firmly believe you can never have too many wreaths! Thanks for joining our party

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

They are just stunning! And your home is so festive and pretty, what a lovely post!
Cindy

NanaDiana said...

Kim, That boxwood is beautiful. I really love how you have incorporated it into your decorating. We have boxwood that has finally "taken" so I think I might be able to trim a bit of it for use now- xo Diana

Maureen Wyatt said...

Who doesn't love boxwood and you have used it so well in your decorating. I really can't wait to see the rest!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Oh, Kim, I love all of your boxwood wreaths! Very elegant, indeed. I am looking for a couple for the office doors. I want to leave them up all year. Yours are gorgeous!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Your wreaths are sweet. They look great sprinkled around.

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

I just ordered some from Antique Farmhouse and can't wait to get them! Yours are beautiful and plentiful indeed!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love the little boxwood wreaths, too, Kim! I've been wanting to get some for awhile now, but haven't seen them in any local stores. I may have to go online.

Maria Elena said...

Kim, they are beautiful! I think they looks just perfect in your home! Very elegant!

Lisa Sharp said...

I have been wanting to figure out if I'm allergic to boxwood because I'm allergic to most greenery and these are so cute!

chateau chic said...

Kim, Your boxwood wreaths look so pretty all around your home. I just saw those white wreaths at Target the other day and almost bought one, but passed it up. Maybe I'll be sorry.
Mary Alice

French Kissed said...

Hi Kim,

Your boxwoods are the perfect complement to your gorgeous interiors and I think you could even leave a few here and there all year round...they kind of have that laurel wreath look. I especially love the small ones you hung on the tall lamps. Just discovered your blog a few days ago and have been enjoying it so very much. In fact you already inspired a post over at my blog. Looking forward to seeing your holiday dining room designed around that great Target wreath! So nice to have met you and your beautiful blog.

Jermaine

(sent you an email, too.)

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

You are right...you do have lots of boxwoods and they are beautiful!!!....I love how you showcased them throughout the house...Now, I have a question...do you keep them out year round as I understand that you have to spritz them from time to time?.....

Looking forward to the dining room reveal!!!

lvroftiques said...

I love the boxwoods. They add a touch of "fresh" everywhere you place them....I'm off to see that armoire post *winks* Vanna

Nella said...

Just came over from French Kissed, and am happy I did....beautiful blog and boxwood is a great greenery for not only the holidays but beyond too...I like to use it because it doesn't shed or dry out as much as other greenery and keeps so much longer...I believe these preserved box woods are worth every penny....enjoying every little thing here! N.xo

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

They look fabulous. I love them and you have so many. Really continues a lovely theme. Hugs, marty

Carlee Fowler said...

Where did you get the nutcracker! I have been looking for them!!! This one is beautiful!

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