boxwood and cedar.

11.28.2011

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trips to my parents' house almost always mean foraging.

i take walks to the beach to collect sea shells, tuck a pair of scissors into my pocket to gather cedar clippings, and yank down bittersweet brambles from neighbors' yards.

its the thing i miss most about small town living. something tells me my neighbors here wouldn't appreciate the occasional neighborly pruning of their boxwood shrubs. at home, there's so much green around i'm pretty certain no one really notices.

i brought a bag full of cedar and boxwood back to brooklyn after thanksgiving and this morning, with the window flung open, fashioned our tiny abode a fittingly tiny wreath. fa la la.

18 note(s) by friends.:

  1. Lovely, my friend! I wish I could make one of those but something tells me it won't be quite as charming if I make it out of foraged garbage I find on Christopher Street.

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  2. Lovely wreath! Makes me miss small towns too, my neighbor here in Boston has some gorgeous Holly bushes, but I know they wouldn't be happy if I clipped a few sprigs.

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  3. So very pretty! I'm sure it must smell incredible too.

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  4. Such a friendly wreath. I love this post.

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  5. It's so pretty! How did you do it? I will be foraging my neighborhood, scissors in tow to try to accomplish this very same thing!

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  6. Ah so beautiful! I made similar wreaths last year and can't wait to recreate them again this one!

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  7. simple and modern perfection. wish i had this for my teeny apt.

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  8. Perfectly fitting for the time of year :)

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  9. aw so cute! will it stay green all season? i want to make my own wreath but i'm hesitant about ending up with dead leaves all over the floor... but it's so pretty!

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  10. Lovely wreath! I had to make do with a fake berry garland that I fashioned into a wreath. But the real thing is always better.

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  11. they are lovely, especially the one near shanna's decal.

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  12. Ahhh scissors always in my pocket on walks up to the park. So appreciate the little delicate twigs even though I sometimes wish I had a saw when the parks & rec guy isn't looking.
    I discovered your delightful blog via a comment over at forty-sixth and grace.
    Looking forward to visiting often. It's nice and quiet here.
    Happy foraging and holidays.
    Lisa

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  13. LOVE that green wreath. Thanks for sharing!

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