Merry Christmas 2014!

Christmas Centerpiece 2014

Christmas Centerpiece 2014

Hope everyone has had a wonderful day. We celebrated Christmas today with gifts, phone calls with family in many corners of the country and dinner at our home with a special friend. Thanks for the many good wishes from my blogging friends.

In A Vase On Monday-Yuletide

In A Vase On Monday-Yuletide. As it looked on Monday with Camellias.

Yuletide camellias in the vase from Monday did not last long enough to see this holiday through, but an extra package of cranberries pulled from the freezer at the last moment gave the arrangement new life.

In fact, I like the result better than the original. More of the Husker Red Penstemon is visible now and the deeper red of the berries seems to accentuate the dark burgundy hue of the penstemon foliage.

The only other change was the addition of a piece of fruit, a Christmas orange. Looking at the photograph I think the color of a lime might have been nice instead. May have to try that.

View from above - Christmas Centerpiece 2014

View from above – Christmas Centerpiece 2014

Side view - Christmas Centerpiece 2014

Side view – Christmas Centerpiece 2014

18 thoughts on “Merry Christmas 2014!

  1. bittster

    Haha -frozen cranberries! How did you ever think of that?
    Looks great and although I love the camellias this one has a totally different look which I also like. Enjoy your holidays!

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Just happenstance! I was going to float those berries in a dessert glass with a tea candle for a quick table decoration when I realized I the camellias in Monday’s arrangement had succumbed completely, so decided to toss a few cranberries on top. Hope you enjoy the holidays too.

  2. beverlydyer

    I would have loved to have had a beautiful center-piece, but alas my dining room table is a second art station. My warm outside studio is jealous, but I like being inside with my cats at night. No one minded eating off the coffee table! Happy Holidays!

  3. P&B

    A little late to wish you Merry Christmas but the New Year is coming. Have a wonderful New Year and a wonderful new growing season. The cranberry effect looks great.


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