Christmas dinner is over and it was time to freshen up the table with something new to carry it through the winter months. Before I put away all the Christmas items I grabbed a few things that remind me of winter yet didn’t look to Christmassy.
All the pine clippings I used from our trees were getting pretty dried out as well was the tree. I was no longer calling it a Christmas tree I referred to it as a fire starter. I was afraid to keep the lights on for fear of burning the place down.
Lesson learned, don’t purchase a precut tree. So in my haste to rid the cabin of the kindling I decided to recycle a few things for a centerpiece.
I salvaged the pine cones, wood slices, and faux white berries and added deer antlers, boxwood clippings, and a faux bird to one of my large white casserole dishes. Voila’ a new winters centerpiece.
Since the tree had to go this small arrangement will still look festive for a while yet not scream Christmas. It’s always sad to see the tree go but I really had no choice, I couldn’t risk keeping it in it’s dried out condition. No amount of water was going to revive that baby, so into the compost heap it goes.
Next year I will make sure and do what I normally do, cut down our own tree. I like the tradition anyway but this year I was out of options. Has anyone else started undecorating yet?