If I had only known earlier! These pine and eucalyptus wreaths were beautiful! I was foraging for ingredients for our upcoming holiday dinners, and found myself on Yakal Street, picking up my orders from S&L Fine Foods, and I decided to drop by Down to Earth’s shop further down the road, where I spied these fresh wreaths. Made with pine branches from both Bukidnon and the Mt. Province, along with fragrant eucalyptus leaves, pine cones and (not shown) some local pieces of cassia or cinnamon fragrant bark, these are a very nice gift in case you are still crossing names off your list.
I have made a local cypress/juniper wreaths before here and here, but frankly, my attempts looked rather amateurish compared with these. So you could make your own, but if you can’t be bothered, call the folks at Down to Earth to see if they can still make some for you. The leaves tend to dry out, so I like that their version has floral foam as the base for the wreath and even if they crisp up, they’ll have a nice fragrance for weeks to come.
Oh, and while you’re at it, I found young golden beets at their shop, some red and white stripped beets, beautiful baby carrots, amazing red roses and beef tallow (fat) which is the ONLY place I have ever seen it for sale. Many thanks to the folks at Down to Earth for continuing to experiment and bring new produce and ingredients to market.
P.S., Nico, of D2E, gives credit for the idea to make wreaths to Myra P, a long-time reader, who apparently also sells beautiful wreaths made of cinnamon and other materials… Myra, why didn’t you tell me?! Would have been happy to feature a few of the wreaths for readers! :)