Monday, November 22, 2010

Shop your yard for Thanksgiving Decor

The Nandina Wreath on the Door at my Old house.



At our old house, it was so easy to decorate for Thanksgiving.  We had Nandina bushes out the wazoo, so I could clip berries at leisure, and I had a BEAUTIFUL 25 foot Japanese Maple that always peaked at Thanksgiving...(if we could have taken one thing from that house it would have been the Tree!) 

Every year, whether I was hosting Thanksgiving or not, I would start clipping from the yard to bring the fall in.  It really is such a wonderful way to celebrate the season and the bounty that even your own property can bring you. Flowers from the florist are wonderful, but if budget constrains you, or you want to make your flowers go much further, go "shop" your yard, I am sure you will find a bounty!

The beginning of my week is filled with lists and tasks, but I am super excited to have the later part filled with family, friends and FOOD (lots of it!)

Happy Monday.



8 comments:

Rene said...

I agree and clip from the yard all seasons.

-Rene

pretty pink tulips said...

What a perfect Thanksgiving greeting on your door! I should be getting busy with my shopping, but first....to the gym!
xoxo Elizabeth

The Zhush said...

I love the idea of shopping my yard for Thanksgiving decor...plus, I could send the kids out and get some peace in the kitchen! :)

The Buzz said...

How I wish I could shop my yard but all I would get is bare branches! Beautiful wreath and inspiration and glad you're feeling better.

quintessence said...

What a wonderful idea! Don't know that I have enough to choose from but it's certainly a lovely thought!

Gretchen O. said...

For those of us in the south that is:) I forgot that you all probably don't have any leaves at this point. BUT, I have seen lovely branches used as decor too:)

mydesignchic said...

I'm forever using flowers, berries, branches, anything from my yard for arrangements. Love the fresh from the garden look!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Nessa said...

my daughter and I just went pine cone hunting for Christmas decor!