One of the fresh evergreen wreaths we brought back from the Borough market is used as a centerpiece on our coffee table. I just placed it on a glass “lazy susan” (meant for cheese) and added some ceramic pine cones, real dried pine cones, a mixture of fresh nuts like walnuts, almonds, filberts (hazelnuts) and pecans.
For it’s first few days, I have added some fantastic “kiat-kiat’s” or little mandarin oranges. They were so fresh they had glossy leaves and stems intact. After munching on those as snacks or for dessert, the centerpiece will see some “fluffing up” in the days approaching Christmas.
On second look, the white ceramic pine cones appear too jarring, and I wouldn’t do that combination again. But the combination of pine fragrance and that of the oranges is just Christmas personified. We have a bowl of mixed nuts nearby and a nutcracker so that guests can crack their own.
Did you catch my toes? :)