The Holiday Urn

I YEARN FOR THE HOLIDAY URN

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There is one use of my European urns that trumps all others and that is holiday decoration. I am not one to hang wreath upon wreath or subsidize the local utility by drenching the house with coils of lights. However…those urns shall never stand empty. This is particularly satisfying as they are perfectly appropriate, minus bows and balls, to remain intact until spring. Keeping a small bit of attention to detail alive and well during the slumber of winter.

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What is most satisfying about the holiday or winter decorating of urns is the fact that much of the composition is provided in your own garden. Twigs of various lengths, evergreen clippings, pinecones, perhaps a small stone figurine borrowed from the patio. Gather droppings at the nursery, the owners welcome the tidying up. Add a battery candle. Ribbon? If you so choose. Make it your own but remember two things. The composition should compliment the exterior of your home and keep true to scale. These need not be sweet and petite. The composition should be no less than twice the height of the urn. Trial and error will guide you. Make certain the view from the house is as appealing as the view from the street. Your efforts should be pleasing not only to the neighbors, but to you, everyday because…

EVERY DAY MATTERS

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