I bought these boxwood wreaths (I have two in the windows in my living room) several years ago from Target. At the time I though they were pricey (although now I can’t remember how much I paid for them) but they have lasted year after year and I love the way they look with my buffalo check curtains and a simple red velvet ribbon. In other words, they bring me joy.
What’s bringing you joy right now? I hope lots!
It looks great Carole! I’m finding joy in my new fake mantel garland!
That’s a lovely photo of traditional Christmas beauty! My joy today lies in the fact that I’ve got beef stew in the crockpot, laundry done, John has my car while his is repaired so I have a good reason to stay home, I have been able to ignore that I’ve done very little decorating, but I have a real chance of finishing Ryan’s mitts today so I can finally get them in the mail. That will be a big relief which will bring me loads of joy! Happy weekend!
My joy will be overflowing when I get my super-secret knitting done today! Happy weekend! XO
Jeannie Gray says
Your wreath is beautiful. I love the simplicity of it and that’s the style I normally go with but…. I have THE tackiest, most gaudy, plastic and tin foil, lime green wreath that I bought at the dollar store years ago. I have no idea why, but it makes me so happy. I hang it in the laundry room (mainly because I feel the need to hide it. It’s my embarrassing guilty pleasure.) and for the month of December, I actually enjoy doing laundry!
When we visited Boston in the 90s I remember seeing boxwood wreaths and balls, so elegant, so traditional, so natural. Right joy is in the blue skies!
You are always an inspiration. You just reminded me of a decoration that’s gotta come out of the closet!
I like your wreath and love your curtains!
A few years ago I found a Santa that’s perfect for my husband the handyman. He’s in his shirt sleeves (with suspenders) and holding a can of paint and a paintbrush. He has on a tool apron with pencils and pliers and a hammer. This year I found a sheep wearing a santa hat, and I already had a cow, so now I have a tableau of Santa in the barn or something. I love it! I imagine that he’s building sleds and the animals are supervising.
The “real life” photo is just as pretty as the Waterlogue 🙂 and right this second, the snow falling on your blog homepage is bringing me joy!
Lydia S says
Not feeling any pressure to “get things done”.
I love boxwood wreaths! I also have one — I think I bought mine at Target, too. I especially like it because it works well in all seasons. I have boxwood in my garden. Sometimes I cut it and use it to decorate at the holidays. Someday … maybe I’ll even make a wreath!
I’m getting a lot of joy from my lighted birch tree I picked up at Costco. It’s a lovely alternative Christmas tree!
I’ve admired those before and now they’re even better… bringing year-after-year joy!!