When I decorate the shop I follow many of the same steps as I do with my clients or in my own home. It’s all about layering. So when the products were all out and displayed, I still needed that extra something to provide natural texture and a pop of color. I immediately turned to one my favorite holiday plants, the little green cypress tree.
If you’ve read through my blog, you may remember my post a few years ago about me and poinsettias. (you can read about it here…confessionsofapoinsettiakiller )
Not that I don’t love a beautiful Christmas red poinsettia, but they are temperamental little things! And let’s be honest, if you do manage to keep them alive with leaves and everything still attached, who wants that thing hanging around in July?
The little green cypress tree rarely fails me…from the teeny tiny to the tall and stately, that gorgeous bright green brings holiday cheer both inside and out. Start with a couple of small ones for your table or mantle, then plant them outside as a great centerpiece for your planter. I have two that graduated to the planters on each side of my front door and twinkling with little white lights as I type. 🙂
Below are a few favorites uses for cypress trees I found on Pinterest.
How cute are these two wrapped in simple brown kraft paper with a little red star? I love the height they provide to this dessert table.
This so simple, yet gorgeous. I particularly like the combination of the metallic shine with the rustic natural texture of the trees.
It doesn’t get any sweeter than these three. Struggling for a centerpiece? Line up three little trees and you will love the way it looks! Add the red for the holidays and change it up after the new year. The bright green will help get you through the grey days of January!
The little green cypress tree. What’s not to love?