Here’s a closer look at our centerpiece from the Christmas Home Tour. I knew I wanted to use some of the pretty dried flowers from my hydrangea bushes this year.
Also, I kept being pulled to the many vintage and rustic boxes I noticed all over the blogosphere. So when I visited a new vintage store that opened in my area, I found the perfect box that had a little grey-green patina and was just the size I was looking for to adorn our dining room table.
So I filled the box which floral foam to hold three glass candles. Then I gently placed the dried hydrangea in and around the candles.
Next, I added some left over cedar from some of the other decorations in the house.
While shopping in the Strip District with my sister and friend Lisa, we found some beautiful fresh seeded eucalyptus from California.
The vendor said it dries well, an added bonus since I will be making this quite a few days early.
So I finished the look with the eucalyptus which did a great job filling in the container and adding that casual airy feel that I love. Originally I thought I’d use some pine and juniper cuttings from the yard but I couldn’t pass up the chance to have something a little unusual for this Pennsylvania gardener in the home.