Happy December! We’re kicking off December and Monday Morning Blooms with giveaway to help you spruce up your home and deck the halls for the holidays!
My blogging friends will be sharing their beautiful homes with a special giveaway too, so look for their links at the bottom of this post.
We are fortunate to have mild weather in December (as a rule :) in North Carolina, and enjoy our porch 10 months out of the year. It was in the mid 60s and sunny last week when I was adding some some Christmas touches to the porch.
There’s nothing like fresh, fragrant evergreens. . .pine, spruce, fir or cedar. . . to evoke the feeling of Christmas and to add some cheer! While we no longer have a real tree, a favorite family Christmas tradition for 10+ years was to drive up to the NC mountains to a Christmas tree farm on Thanksgiving weekend to select and cut a fresh tree.
Most years, there were 17 of us that made the trip and enjoyed the tradition of choosing our trees then watching while they were baled, then piled in the bed of my father-in-law’s truck to make the hour and a half ride back home. Lots of memories and miles were logged over the years driving up and down those winding mountain roads!
To ‘spruce’ up the porch for Christmas, I hung a fresh wreath on the porch.
I added a bow and Noel Farms Christmas truck sign to the wreath.
Tartan plaid wellies are filled with a mix of fresh greenery, pine cones, red ornament picks and ribbon. . .
Ready to kick off the Christmas season.
A Christmas Vintage Truck Centerpiece is courtesy of Lynch Creek Farm, and is delivering a load of fresh and fragrant noble fir, incense cedar, and white pine. Fresh evergreens are accented with natural pine cones, red ball ornaments, red berry clusters and festive red ribbon. Magnets on each of the truck doors say “Noel Farms – Christmas Trees” and can be removed if desired.
Lynch Creek Farm is a small family owned company, dedicated to producing sustainable evergreen products, procured from the forests in their backyard of the great Pacific Northwest. 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.
Treat your centerpieces as you would a potted plant:
After receiving your centerpiece, 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, your centerpiece should last at least 3 weeks.
Lynch Creek Farm has offered to give away a Christmas Vintage Truck Centerpiece to one of my readers.
Lola and Sophie are decked out in their Christmas-tree-in-a-truck 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 exhausted from digging through 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 December 5th .
Note: 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, only used to contact you about shipping in the event you’re the winner.
Noel Farms Pillow Cover & Tartan Plaid Wellies / Amazon
Patchwork Plaid Pillow / Pottery Barn
Throw / HomeGoods, several years ago
Noel Farms Sign / Walmart
Tree Buckets / HomeGoods & Antique Mall
‘Christmas-tree-in-a-truck’ sweaters / HomeGoods, A Visit from Santa Paws, last year
Wellies / Amazon
Visit my talented blogging friends this week to see their beautiful deck the halls inspiration and for additional chances to win a fresh centerpiece from Lynch Creek Farm:
Pam at Everyday Living
Shirley at Housepitality Designs
Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse
Thank you to Lynch Creek Farm for sponsoring this giveaway and supplying my 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.
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.