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|Galvanized Buckets Filled with Greens from the Tinkered Treasure|
Good morning! Are you finished decorating inside and out or are you still searching for ideas? I am almost finished inside but still need to finish the front entry.
|Outdoor Container from Traditional Home Magazine|
|Image and design from Black-eyed Susan Style|
Curb appeal is important at any time of year but even more so for the holidays, after all you want your guests to feel welcome even before they enter the door with an inviting look. There are many ways to do this but one is with festive containers.
|Image from Dutch Girl Originals|
You can use urns, galvanized buckets, wicker baskets, concrete containers or whatever you have. Filled to the brim with natural elements like pine cone, magnolia leaves, ivy, and holly they look fabulous. Of course it helps to have a vision and a little inspiration.
|Image from Black-eyed Susan Style Blog|
In the past I have used urns with lighted mini-trees, boxwood and ivy and a few Christmas ornaments, but this year I am looking for something a little different.
|Image from Here|
Of course there are many places to look for inspiration but I find more and more I search my Pinterest Boards first.
|Image Better Homes and Gardens|
Then I pull out my shelter magazines and design books.
|Image and Design from Debra at 5th and State|
Of course fellow blogger are a huge source of inspiration, with not only beautiful photos but DIY tutorials and step by step instructions.
|Urn topper from Martha Stewart|
|Image from BHG|
I am still pondering what I would like to do but at least these images have me inspired.
If you live in the Bucks County, PA area and are looking for interior design or holiday decorations visit Black-eyed Susan Design.
And if you live in the Chicago, IL area contact Debra from the blog 5th&State and the landscape design business Sentimental Gardens. To see more of Debra’s work read her post about Winter Containers 2013.
Have a great day!