Hello, my friends!
I’m excited for today.
Some blogging friends and I are celebrating Christmas early with a tour.
Isn’t that a lovely way to start Thanksgiving week?!?
If you are visiting from Angie’s at Postcards From the Ridge, hello and a warm welcome.
For my part of the tour today, I am sharing the fresh flower Christmas Tree I decorated recently for a progressive dinner with my neighbors.
For the past few summers, my neighbors have gotten together and drawn names for a neighborhood progressive holiday dinner that happens in November.
We divide an evening into cocktails, appetizers (and more cocktails), main course, dessert, and coffee then we hop from house to house for each course.
It’s a lovely way to catch up before the holiday rush and see everyone’s decorations.
Plus, no one is stuck with a big party!
I drew coffee this year, which tends to be the most boring of the stops, but I wanted to find a way to make it special.
I decided to do something very different with the tree for the occasion.
I used vases filled with mini roses, thistle, and greens as ornaments tying in my love of fresh flowers into a party favor my guests could take home with them at the end of the evening.
The lights bounced around the water-filled vases (my photos here don’t do it justice).
Pulling the tree together was really quite easy.
I used three sizes of glass vases that I found at Hobby Lobby during one of their half-off sales.
I recently found this plastic version of the vase with an option of gold or silver lids that would be even better as you wouldn’t have to worry about breakage.
Because the lids weren’t needed for this project, I set those aside.
I wrapped twine around the tops and glued, leaving a loop to hang the vases.
And then I used name tags that I had lying around from gift wrapping.
Gold ornament hooks from Target added a pretty touch.
Finally, I added some pretty woven ribbon to fill in the tree a bit.
Oh yeah, I did end up serving Champagne and Chai Tea White Russians along with coffee because I can’t leave well enough alone. 😉
That’s it for my Fresh Flower Christmas Tree tour.
I hope you’ve enjoyed it.
A BIG thanks to Leen from Sand Dollar Lane for putting this tour together.
Next on the tour is a stop at Amy’s from Atta Girl Says.
You will love her tour!
Until next time,
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