boxwood and cedar.

November 28, 2011

boxwood cedar wreath_table wreath_closeup wall_wreath wreath_wall_cropped 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.

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  • Reply Amy@OldSweetSong November 28, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    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.

  • Reply Mal November 28, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    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.

  • Reply Sweet Harvest Moon November 28, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    It looks beautiful!

  • Reply Lisa November 28, 2011 at 7:58 pm

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

  • Reply the southern hostess November 28, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Such a friendly wreath. I love this post.

  • Reply jacquelyn | lark + linen November 28, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    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!

  • Reply Jane Flanagan November 28, 2011 at 10:12 pm

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

  • Reply rebecca November 28, 2011 at 10:15 pm

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

  • Reply Miss Cris November 28, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Perfectly fitting for the time of year :)

  • Reply Meg November 28, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    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!

  • Reply Abby November 28, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    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.

  • Reply Celeste November 29, 2011 at 12:19 am

    This is all kinds of gorgeous.

  • Reply Doe November 29, 2011 at 7:00 pm


  • Reply Cindy November 30, 2011 at 6:56 pm

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

  • Reply katy elliott December 2, 2011 at 10:49 pm


  • Reply Kayla Poole December 4, 2011 at 1:10 am

    beautiful! my kind of wreath.

  • Reply Lisa December 5, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    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.

  • Reply Lea December 6, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    LOVE that green wreath. Thanks for sharing!

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