Happy December and welcome to Monday Morning Blooms, the first and third Mondays of the month! In celebration of our inaugural Monday Morning Blooms series, we’re kicking it off with a giveaway to help you spruce up your home and deck the halls for Christmas!
I’m joining my blogging friends who will be sharing their beautiful homes with more deck the halls inspiration this week, as well as their giveaway, so look for their links at the bottom of this post. A warm welcome to Yvonne at StoneGable who will be joining us for Monday Morning Blooms and thank you to Shirley at Housepitality Designs for organizing us!
We are fortunate to enjoy some mild, sunny weather in December here in North Carolina and use our porch 10 months out of the year. . . yesterday was a balmy 70 degrees!
I did a little Christmas ‘nesting’ on the porch, to make things merry and bright. . . gathering some books to curl up with for some cozy reading and Christmas inspiration.
An amaryllis is ready to burst into bloom, planted in a buffalo checked bucket, topped with pine cones and shiny red ornaments.
A chickadee ornament flew in to land in a glittery nest, tucked in among pine cones in a poinsettia-filled basket. . .
And a nuthatch is nesting in a pair of tartan plaid wellies, filled with a mix of fresh greenery, pine cones and ribbon.
Pillows and a pair of warm throws make for comfortable and cozy nesting on the porch. . .
With a bird bundled in a scarf and Santa hat, ready for wintry weather.
And a cardinal-lidded teapot is ready to pour a Christmas blend!
To ‘spruce’ up the porch for Christmas, I hung a beautiful fresh and fragrant wreath from Lynch Creek Farm!
Lynch Creek Farm wreaths are the freshest in the industry, with evergreens procured from the forests in their backyard of the great Pacific Northwest. Each handcrafted holiday wreath is full and lush, weighing in at least seven pounds.
The 26-inch Country Christmas Wreath is a fragrant mix of fresh noble fir, pine, juniper and incense cedar. It’s topped off with ponderosa pine cones, faux apple-berry-pine cone picks and a red and black tartan plaid bow.
Care instructions are included on the box for wreath longevity.
In colder climates or northern states, wreaths will last about 6-8 weeks. In dry climates or southern states, wreaths will last about 4-6 weeks.
Tip: For a longer-lasting wreath, mist the back of the wreath with water every two to three days. Evergreens will drink the water, making them more fragrant.
Lynch Creek Farm, is a small family owned company, dedicated to producing sustainable evergreen products. Evergreen boughs are cultivated by trimming the lower branches of younger, coniferous trees in healthy and robustly forested areas, along the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Once a tree matures to 15 – 20 years in age, it is no longer trimmed, prolonging the lifespan of the woodlands, ensuring they will continue to grow and thrive for decades to come.
The Tartan Centerpiece from Lynch Creek Farm is fragrant with pine, incense cedar and noble fir boughs and bay leaves. I placed it on a tree slice charger to add a woodland note.
Pine cones, red ball clusters, berry picks and red and black tartan plaid ribbon accent provide decorative accents to the centerpiece.
Treat your centerpieces as you would a potted plant:
Upon arrival, add 1/2 cup of water to the center of the oasis foam. Mist with water and add another 1/2 cup water every 2-3 days to bring out the fragrance. Place your centerpiece in a cool location, out of direct sunlight. With proper care centerpieces should last at least 3 weeks.
My centerpiece I received from them last year stayed fresh well into February!
Lynch Creek Farm has generously offered to give away a Country Christmas Wreath to one of my readers. Gracie and Lola are decked out in their Christmas sweaters to share the details of the giveaway. . .
To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment telling us how far along you are in your Christmas decorating. . .
Are you just starting?
Overwhelmed and ready to run and hide from the Christmas bins and boxes of decorations?
Looking to the heavens for help with Christmas lights that won’t work on your $$ three-year-old tree?
Or sitting pretty because you’ve already finished with your decorating?
This giveaway is open to residents of the continental U.S. through midnight, Saturday, December 8th.
Note: Please make sure that you’re using your current email address in the comment field so that I can get in touch with you. Your email address will not be shared or published, only used to contact you about shipping in the event you’re the winner.
Update 12/ 9: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
Congratulations to Peggy Ott!
Visit my talented blogging friends this week to see their beautiful deck the halls inspiration and for additional chances to win a fresh wreath from Lynch Creek Farm:
Tuesday – Shirley at Housepitality Designs
Wednesday – Pam at Everyday Living
Thursday – Yvonne at StoneGable
Friday – Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse
Thank you to Lynch Creek Farm for sponsoring this giveaway and supplying my wreath and centerpiece.
Lynch Creek Farm offers free ground shipping on all their products, from fresh evergreen garland, mini tabletop trees, wreaths and holiday centerpieces, to anywhere in the continental U.S.