In A Vase on Monday -Holiday Wrap Up


Today is Christmas and I decided we needed a centerpiece for dinner. My natural inclination goes towards casual and I have but one set of china anymore and it is Portmerion Botanic Garden (not surprising). I truly believe my mother is still angry (from the great beyond) that I did not choose a silver pattern when I married.

So, above is my casual goes with Portmerion Botanic Garden Christmas influenced centerpiece. I used two Brandy Snifters for low arrangements and they are filled with matching flowers. The rattan reindeer is from Crate and Barrel, I bought it when I was single 3o years ago and didn’t have a Christmas tree. The shot glass is a tequila shooter from my niece’s wedding. I will probably use some taper candles on each side of the snifters at dinner.


Here is a close up of the snifter arrangement. We have in dark green, Japanese Yew (Podocarpus macrophylla), in red and yellow, Heliconias, in the red Shrimp Plant (Justicia brandegeana), the pink spikes are Tropical Red Salvia, white hanging over the edges is Sweet Begonia and finally some Asian Sword Fern.


The shot glass is sporting Pom Pom Asters and a sprig of Copper Fennel. The stems were too short for anything else.

To wrap up the holiday arrangements here is my front door Christmas Swag:


The Swag is composed of Saw Palmetto, Brazilian Pepperberries, Frazier Fir, a dried Miniature Pineapple and dried Bromeliad flowers.

Christmas 2016 is a wrap!


14 comments on “In A Vase on Monday -Holiday Wrap Up

  1. AlisonC says:

    Very pretty and all the better for knowing you grew it all yourself.


  2. I also love your swag. A local garden club decorated with Palmettos one year, spray painting some for a dramatic effect.


  3. pbmgarden says:

    Your Christmas centerpiece is lovely. Also like the swag very much. Pepperberries ad a nice red punch.


  4. Cathy says:

    It is fun to see less ‘traditional’ swags and wreaths – and these pepperberries are a real winner in arrangements! Well done for resisting pressure and having the dinner service you wanted. Your arrangements in the brandy glasses are ideal for the dinner table and I must look out my ‘posher’ glasses to see what I could use for a Monday vase – so many options around the house!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Kris P says:

    Christmas is a wrap indeed! I hope you thoroughly enjoyed the day. I like all the little floral touches but I love that swag on the front door!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s