Amidst the flurry of shopping and baking for the holidays, there has been some early season entertaining going on here and an excuse to dress things up a bit for me.
When friends came around for a brunch last Sunday, I didn’t want the formality of a big bouquet of flowers but still wanted to make the table pretty and christmassy, country style.
I bought these lovely white hellebore, which is after all called the Christmas Rose. Took them out of their pots and stood them on cake plates then surrounded the root balls with moss. The moss was pinned into place with cocktail sticks.
Of course the beauty of this idea is that when I have had enough of the plants indoors, then go straight out into the garden to flower again this time next year. In the meantime I water the plants each day, and provided they don’t get too close to the fire, they are perfectly happy.
Hope your preparations are going well.
Coming this week, the second instalment of this year’s Christmas Tale ….