obsessed: boxwood wreaths

Is it too early to start talking Christmas decorations?  Considering there are less than ten weeks until the big day, as well as the fact that I’ve seen commercials on TV and decorations in shopping malls since August, I’m thinking that’s a negative.  The last few years, I’ve been keeping my Christmas decorations neutral and adding lots of warmth and texture with fresh greenery.  I always have garlands of white pine mixed with white twinkle lights and this year, I’m already on the hunt for a generously sized preserved boxwood wreath.  Here are some beauties that get my heart racing:

Love this simple boxwood wreath hung in a window inside, not to mention those gorgeous gingham-lined curtain panels – swoon! 

There is nothing more beautiful than a glossy black front door hung with an emerald preserved boxwood; the color lasts so much longer than a fresh wreath and looks beautiful long after the holidays are over:

Last year, I hung a book page wreath on my kitchen hutch, but I’m thinking a preserved boxwood wreath hung with black and white ribbon is a must this year, like this one from Country Living:

A unadorned boxwood wreath hung outside is stunning in its simplicity and the contrast is so lovely:

I love these mini boxwood wreaths the Barefoot Contessa uses to surround votive candles in glass hurricanes:

How pretty is this fresh boxwood wreath hung on a front porch bannister?

Medium-sized wreaths add a pop of color to all white bookshelves, via BHG:

They look just as lovely hung on old windows, empty picture frames or chalkboards like this one from Miss Mustard Seed:

Boxwood wreaths hung en mass from wainscoting in an entryway create such a dramatic first impression:

You can buy fresh ones during the Christmas season from any local nursery and sometimes even Home Depot or Lowe’s.  But, if you want one to last much longer, a preserved boxwood is the way to go.  They can be a bit pricey, but are oh so worth it because their color lasts so incredibly much longer.  Here are a few options that won’t break the bank:

West Elm has some beauties in either round or square shape:

Steinmart has a lovely preserved one, too:

Happy Hump Day!

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  1. Arrielle P on November 6, 2013 at 8:59 am

    How sweet. You gave me a great idea in making a wreath for my Manila condominium door. Thanks! 🙂

  2. Kelly Stivers on November 6, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Arielle – you can never go wrong with a beautiful boxwood wreath! 🙂

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