In A Vase On Monday – Wreath & Window Box

img_6475 Every year, I decorate our woodshed with a handmade wreath, using a wire frame and attaching sprigs of Eastern white pine (Pinus strobus), Fraser fir (Abies fraseri) and Mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia). 

This year, I added gold spray-painted pine cones, faux eucalyptus picks and sparkly green balls, finished with a red fabric bow.

img_6470Into the window box I stuck white pine, Fraser fir, maiden grass seed heads (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Gracillimus’) and winterberries (Ilex verticillata).img_6472

Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In the Garden, who hosts a weekly meme to showcase arrangements created from our gardens. Wander over to see what gardeners all over the world are arranging this week.

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84 Responses to In A Vase On Monday – Wreath & Window Box

  1. louise237 says:

    Beautiful creativity!

  2. cindy knoke says:

    The woodshed is such a beautiful classic and your arrangements are truly lovely. Happy Holidays my friend~

  3. Cath says:

    Gorgeous! Absolutely beautiful!

  4. jenanita01 says:

    Lovely old shed… but not a vase in sight!

  5. Anne says:

    Beautiful, Eliza – REALLY beautiful!

  6. srickman2014 says:

    Amazing! What a beautiful combination of greens! Your arrangements look fantastic on your rustic shed. You have such an artistic eye!

  7. I would be tempted to leave these long after the holidays. So pretty!

  8. Alice Pratt says:

    Decorations are so pretty! I also like the (wooden?) face and antlers.

  9. Val Boyko says:

    Delightful Eliza 💛

  10. What a wonderful shed! Your wreath is beautiful. I just finished reading alarming stories about Trump and it is such a relief to immerse myself in the calm beauty you show here.

  11. Laurie Graves says:

    Sweet, from the arrangements to that dear little building! Long live the creative life!

  12. Your house/land/life are like a Christmas card! 🙂

  13. Cathy says:

    So lovely! Makes fetching wood a pleasure rather than a chore! 😉

  14. Peter/Outlaw says:

    Beautifully done as always! I love your use of the grass seed heads with evergreens and may borrow that idea! Your place is looking festive!

  15. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature says:

    What a special little shed and decorated so beautifully. Happy Shed.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Mary. It is a happy shed. When we built it, I wanted it to look more than utilitarian. A little salt box cottage! 🙂 My spouse jokes that if I ‘kick him out,’ he’ll have to live there. 😀 Nice doghouse, huh?

  16. Beautiful! Add a little snow, and it would be a perfect winter scene!

  17. Taken to the wood shed has a whole new meaning😊. Lovely!

  18. Jewels says:

    Beautiful Eliza! ❤

  19. spanishwoods says:

    So very beautiful. I love the window box.

  20. Kris P says:

    What a beautiful woodshed! I love the wreath. I’ve decorated one that hangs on the arbor above the front door but my additions, which include succulent cuttings, are far different.

  21. Robin says:

    Your arrangements are gorgeous, and I love that woodshed. 🙂

  22. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    another festive masterpiece!

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  24. How appropriate for the season – beautiful. 🙂

  25. rickii says:

    The contrast between the rustic shed and the shiny balls is what makes this for me.

  26. Ah, beautiful, love the Eucalyptus mixed in with the greens and the sparkly green ornaments.

  27. ladyfi says:

    Such a lovely wreath! It looks great against the wood.

  28. What a lovely idea to decorate your woodshed. The wreath is perfect, very professional looking.

  29. Anca Tîrcă says:

    Beautiful! Classic never dies!

  30. Brenda says:

    Your shed looks nice enough to live in.

  31. Beautiful Eliza … and so Christmasy I can almost smell the fir scent. I love your little woodshed … I’ll stay in there when I come to visit! 🙂

  32. Kathy Sturr says:

    Wow Eliza, that wreath is beautiful! I would never have thought “eucalyptus leaves” – so creative. Also, winterberry – you know how I feel about winterberry ❤

  33. Kathy Sturr says:

    And, oh!, love love love the shed!!!

  34. arlingwoman says:

    Oh my that wreath is lovely and your shed!!!! It’s really beautiful, window box or no!

  35. Heather says:

    If you ever think to do it, I’d love to see some “during” photos of your wreaths. I just love them!

  36. MK says:

    Looks like you’ve made these wreaths to decorate this hospitable little shed. If there’s a stove in it, I could happily spend a week or two out there.

  37. That is a wonderful looking woodshed you have there Eliza. Worthy of such lovely decorations!

  38. I do miss good wreath making materials, though here on the Big Island, folks get quite creative with them, and they are lovely. The good materials are usually discovered at (much) higher elevations, and many cultivate said materials in their own backyards. Enjoy!

  39. How beautiful! I adore that you put a wreath on your shed door…

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