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Funky Junk Interiors - Saturday Nite Special
|A holiday card speaks to the color story used in this room. |
Added to an equally appropriate frame, it becomes a frugal decorative element.
|Cooling cinnamon peanut-butter blossom cookies.|
The Traditional Look
|Last year's tree with the new green & bronze colored ornaments.|
The Not-So-Traditional Look
|This year's look with a whimsy, grapevine tree. Lighter ornaments|
from many years ago were reintroduced and complement the crystal decor.
|Applesauce star ornaments hung as an accent on this indoor display.|
|Some music note ornaments hung on the "Charlie Brown" tree . . . a sapling I rescued.|
|My grapevine branch and stone art gets a holiday makeover with the addition of a huge bundle of woven grapevine at the base (to replace the "wreath of leaves") and fresh clippings of Leyland Cypress and various other Pines. Some miniature white lights were also added for nighttime ambiance and shimmer.|
I enjoy using free items from nature when decorating, especially during this season. It just seems so fitting to combine the colors of brown grapevine and the bright greens of pine with clipping of other shrubs with red/orange hued leaves or berries.
|Some leftover pieces of thick grapevine were cut into "log-like" piece, tied up with some twine and placed upon a green leafy bed of Leyland Cypress. I really like the soft, webbed feature of the Cypress as an alternative to Pine "needles".|
|A repurposed hanging basket filled with various pine greenery, pine cones and bundles of tied up twigs.|
Free outdoor decor!
|The full ensemble of natural, free decor. A burgundy ribbon adds just enough color to set it off and tie in with the rest of the focal areas around the property. An old wrought iron entry mat adds some additional detail, interest and helps mask the inverted planter a bit more.|
|All free and all-natural decor includes tree branches to span the top of the stone columns. White pine garland, grapevine wreaths, cuttings of various pines and cypress around my property for the green, cuttings of Azalea and Barberry for colorful leaves and stems with red berries. Jute twine for tying it all up. I really love the outcome this year. The best yet!|
|A welcoming entry of "all-natural" materials.|
|Grapevine Topiary Seen Atop The Stone Column|
|Cages, Wire Mesh, Wire Cutters and Strewn Grapevine|
|Getting ready to cut a square of wire for the cage's base.|
|The corners have been carefully folded inward over the bottom hoop of the cage.|
|Thicker vine has been secured to the base and diagonal spirals are beginning to be added.|
|A brick for weight is still visible within the structure.|
|A concrete planter is used as a pedestal for the topiary tree.|