I used tissue paper to wrap my most precious ornaments and zippered the very last box away. But as I look at my paperwhites, now, all in bloom, I can't help but think of how quickly Christmas came and went.
I was thinking today about these lovely boxwood balls I found at my sweet little hardware store I told you about.
Now they had two 16 inch ones but I found them to be very expensive. $130.00 each.
I had originally seen some in Homegoods in late November for about 80 dollars. (I still think they are really expensive) Anyway, I began thinking about my urns in the front of our home. Every year I cut some greens from my white pines and then buy some greens form nurseries or this year Home Depot. They were fantastic and the best prices I had seen. If my hardware store carried greens I would get them from them. I am all for supporting my local businesses and not turning to the big names.
I thought of using some cedar or pine around the perimeter and then putting these balls in the center with white lights.
I have started looking for the best prices around for 16 inch ones but I know the search is going to take some time. Would like to find them for under 40 dollars since I need 4 but I know that will require some luck and alot of searching.
So today I decided to pay a visit to one of my favorite little antique places. Not that I thought I would find a boxwood artificial ball but I was just looking for inspiration. I found a few lovely items I wanted to share with you.
These 2 little red toile painted pots. $6.00 each. I thought they would look great on my white mantle.
Perhaps with some little ferns or some greenery for Christmas.
I found this little golden brown toile painted porcelain box. So lovely. $15.00 I couldn't believe the price. This one I put out right away.
The inside had glass over a lovely fabric base. $8.00.
So it was a good find day. Don't you love to get great deals?