Wow! It is only 5 more days until Christmas! I think my decorating is finally done. And although my Christmas trees are artificial I’ve used lots of fresh greenery and live poinsettias in my decor. I love the splash of red and green not to mention the smell of fresh evergreens! Here’s how I used everyday containers to house my poinsettias!
By our front door we have two tall pedestals that I bought years ago for $25 each. I’m not sure what they are made of but they are not that heavy but look substantial. On the top of each pedestal sits a light weight urn. I like the fact that all of the pieces are light so I can move them around or clean behind them with little effort. So for Christmas I put a large white poinsettia in each urn that I purchased from our little boy scout neighbor. I’ve had them for weeks and despite my lack of a green thumb, they seem to be thriving! (I am NOT good with house plants.)
On the kitchen island I have another favorite urn. This one does weigh a ton! Which is why it rarely moves from this spot. I have felt feet on the bottom so I can move it around without scratching the granite. Each season I switch out the contents. At Christmas I like to do greenery or poinsettias. This year I bought 2 small red poinsettias from the grocery store and some ivy and popped them in. Such a quick and easy centerpiece! An Her Royal Highness Bunny stands guard.
I bought this cute little ceramic Santa Boot yesterday at an antique store. It was too cute to pass up. So, I popped a poinsettia in it too! I like that the boot is waterproof so I don’t need to worry about water coming out of the bottom. I’m sure this will become a yearly favorite!
I have an ornate gold box also from Bombay Company. I bought one for me and one for my sister when they went on clearance years ago. She calls them our “tool boxes”. So, normally it is closed. But this year I lined the felt bottom with plastic bags and put two small red poinsettias and a velvet bow inside. I love the red and gold combination.
Finally I used a vintage silver ice bucket as a vase. Again it’s nice that it is waterproof so when I water the flowers the vessel doesn’t leak. This ice bucket normally sits on the beverage stand in the kitchen so this year it is performing a new duty. So other than the Santa Boot all of the containers were what I had on hand. I like doing this too because it can be tricky trying to store decorations and knick knacks away during the holidays. Switching out the contents is a perfect solution! Plus, it’s fun thinking of new ways to use what you have!
Here is a vintage silver champagne bucket used as a planter too!
I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I can keep the poinsettias alive for one more week! Our local nursery will buy back “used” poinsettias for a few dollars each! Even if they are peaked, which mine always are after Christmas! And no picture would be complete without a Lacey and Lamb Chop photobomb! She is such a sweet girl. <3
Hope you have a wonderful week! xoxo Dell & Lacey Lou.