Friday, December 15, 2017

Christmas Decorating with Plants

Hello! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season. I recently shared with you a local nursery that specializes in poinsettias -- they grow 80 varieties! Today I wanted to show you the four plants we purchased and how we've used them to decorate our home.

But first, I'd like to show you a photo of our first snowfall of the season, which happened last Friday, Dec. 8. It's fairly early in the season for us here in the South to have snow. I wasn't aware of the forecast, so it came as the most pleasant surprise! Here is a photo taken that evening from our dining room window. Of course by now the snow is long gone.

The candle in the window is a battery-operated Luminara candle. We have four of them in our home, and we love them. They have built-in timers, so I set them to come on shortly after 5 pm and they turn off automatically six hours later. It's so lovely to come home to flickering candles in the windows. And they're safe!



Now on to our poinsettias. As mentioned previously, the selection at the nursery was mind-boggling. I don't do well when faced with a huge number of choices. My husband was wonderful though, weighing in on his favorites, then waiting patiently while I made my final selection. Just when I thought I'd made up my mind, I'd see another type that was gorgeous. It was a tough decision! We don't have much room in our house, so I knew I had to limit the number of plants we brought home. Each plant, by the way, was only $9.50 and the little baskets I chose were $4.00 each.


In the living room I set two plants in front of the fireplace. I don't know the name of the white variety (the nursery had nine or ten different white varieties alone). The vibrant pink one is called Ice Punch.


For the dining room we chose a true orange plant called Orange Spice. I thought the color would complement the color of the walls in that room.


And a beautiful, compact red plant called Orion Red I've placed on my bedroom dresser (next to another faux candle) to add a pop of holiday color to that room. This is a more traditional looking poinsettia. Which one is your favorite?



Thanks for visiting My Little Bungalow! Have a blessed Christmas season.

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful selections. I love them all!

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  2. Lovely - you have arranged them in your home just right. Many blessings to you on this Third Sunday of Advent - the Sunday of joy!

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  3. Claudia: I have been very absent here! I used to have the RSS feed for all the blogs in my sidebar, so would keep up with the latest postings. But now I have a widget there that just has the blog title, so I don't see updates. Ah my. Well,I'll have to check more often and SO sorry to have been absent!!
    I love love that orange poinsettia: I'm just not sure about poinsettias in general. While they do certainly add color, and I guess most last a while, they just don't thrill me!But then again, they are certainly "instant" Christmas decorating!!! We just got our little mini-tree today; I've been too busy to do much for Christmas this year. Anyway, I will now go read more posts here. Merry Christmas my friend!

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    1. Thank you for your comment, Libby. And Merry Christmas to you, too! May 2018 bring many good things.
      Claudia

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  4. Those are beautiful poinsettias! I can't believe how many varieties your local nursery carries. It would take me forever to decide, too.

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    1. Indeed, Rachel, it was a tough choice! Thank you for your comment. I love your blog, how personal and real it is. I look forward to more posts from you in 2018. May you and I both find the inspiration we need to continue with blogging efforts into the next year.
      Claudia

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  5. Hi Claudia, wishing you and Paul a most wonderful and blessed Christmas! Your house certainly looks festive, I would have been tempted to come home with as many plants as you. This year, with three new kittens (not my choice!), I didn't even put up Christmas lights. Things get annihilated the minute I turn my back.

    I hope you have some time off to enjoy the season and relax a bit, and hope your doggies are all doing well. Many 2018 bring much health and happiness!

    Greetings from your virtual friend in Montreal!

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