Sunday, December 24, 2017

In a Vase on Sunday: Merry Christmas!

In my family, Christmas Eve has always been the focal point of our year-end holiday celebrations.  As my husband and I will host a few friends for our annual Smörgåsbord on Sunday afternoon, I prepared flowers for the table on Saturday, cutting stems of many of my favorite plants, including Grevilleas, Leucadendron and Nandina domestica.


Merry Christmas to all!

And best wishes for a wonderful new year!


As Christmas falls on Monday, Cathy of Rambling in the Garden is streamlining her usual "In a Vase on Monday" post but visit her there to see what she and others pull together over the holiday.


All material © 2012-2017 by Kris Peterson for Late to the Garden Party

41 comments:

  1. Beautiful arrangement, have a Merry Christmas, Kris!

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  2. Merry Christmas, Kris! Your vases are gorgeous!

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  3. Merry Christmas, Kris! the Grevilleas in the vase look gorgeous!

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  4. Merry Christmas to you and your husband. The grevillea always looks so exotic. Works well with the nandina berries.

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    1. Thanks Susie. I hope you and your husband have a wonderful Christmas!

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  5. What a beautiful festive arrangement. The nandina berries are gorgeous. Happy Christmas Kris.

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  6. Merry Christmas Kris! That's a very pretty arrangement, the Grevillea gives it a rather airy quality.

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    1. You can't go wrong with Grevilleas in my opinion. Merry Christmas Alison!

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  7. Merry Christmas Kris! Oh to have Grevilleas blooming...(my garden is covered with ice and snow...).

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    1. Oh dear. I heard that there was snow up in the PNW. There's no precipitation of any kind here, Loree, and it's fairly warm - you'd love it!

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    1. Ha! Thanks Peter, and best wishes for a merry Christmas to you!

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  9. Merry Christmas! What a lovely vase. You are simply amazing. Have you learned it anywhere?

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    1. I've had no formal instruction in floral design but I continue to learn new things from those who participate in the IAVOM meme. Best wishes for the holidays!

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  10. Lovely and you make me miss Nandinas, which seems impossible. Merry Christmas!

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    1. I've mixed feelings about Nandinas, Amelia - they can quickly lose their shape when they're not pruned carefully. Those I inherited with the garden weren't very shapely to begin with and my efforts to whip them back into condition can be described as half-hearted at best. But they're partially hidden next to the house and I can pilfer their berries at will, which makes them useful.

      Merry Christmas!

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  11. Beautiful! Merry Christmas, sis!!

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    1. Thanks Eric! I hope you and D had a merry Christmas too.

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  12. Hi Kris, phew I just made it on time to wish you a very Merry Christmas before it is all over again. In Germany we have one more holiday tomorrow which is so much more reasonable.:-)
    Your bouquet is very lovely and I hope you had a wonderful celebration with your friends.
    Warm regards,
    Christina

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  13. I hope your holiday was as beautiful as your bouquet.

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    1. Thanks HB! I hope you thoroughly enjoyed your holiday too!

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  14. Are the berries from the nandina? They are wonderful and really bring out the red in the grevillia. Thanks for sharing Kris, and have a lovely time with your family

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    1. The berries are from the Nandina, Cathy. Unlike the Nandina's flowers, the berries have great staying power in a vase. Happy Boxing Day to you!

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  15. Mmn, I don't have a Nandina...Merry Christmas and I look forward to seeing your vases through the next year.

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    1. There are LOTS of new Nandina cultivars now, some dwarfs and some with usual coloration. You'll have to explore the options, Alison!

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  16. Very nice, Kris! I like the breadth, shape, and color of this arrangement. Merry Christmas and best wishes for a fabulous New Year!

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  17. A beautiful holiday bouquet! The Grevillea flowers and nandina berries make such fabulous companions.
    I've missed so much over the past few weeks, but I did peek in and enjoy the shot of Pipig under the tree. :) I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

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    1. I hope you enjoyed Christmas too, Amy, and that your new horses are settling into their new home.

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