During the holidays, I love filling our home with fresh greens. We have an abundance of beautiful boxwood, holly and cedar trees on our property that allow me to gather whatever I need. Since we spend a lot of time in our kitchen, it's the first room I always decorate. In the urns by the sink, I stacked some petite apples and mixed in cuttings of English boxwood.
The large oversized window, by the sink, lets in lots of light - the perfect place to force paperwhites. I just nestle the bulbs in some pebbles, with no soil, and they seem to grow by the minute. We're lucky to have a few days of warm temperatures ahead, so tomorrow I'll be outdoors adding a few white lights to our front holly bushes and creating a swag for the front door which I'll share with you then.
We kicked off the holiday season by attending an evening performance of the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" annual holiday festival at the historic Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Constitution Hall. It was a wonderful show, as always, and here is a peek at the stage.
On our walk to DAR Hall, we passed the Old Executive Office Building, also an historical landmark. It's charming architecture was enhanced with a bit of holiday decor as well. Hope you all enjoyed a fun filled weekend!