Don't the cheerful decorations at Christiana Campbell's Tavern make you want to go inside for tea and scones?
For their oval swags, which hang to either side of the entrance door, the John Greenhow Store used pine, pine cones, apples, dried orange slices, and dried lotus pods. The fragrance was divine!
The entrance to this shop couldn't be simpler. A plain pine swag surrounds the door frame while two small wreaths accentuate the top corners.
A Christmas wreath can be simple and inexpensive yet visually appealing. Can you smell the fresh pine and apples? Mmm.
The designer used vivid colors to make a bold statement on this simple swag composed of wheat, larkspur, yarrow, dried flowers, and lotus pods covered with a green substance.
The vibrant colors of this wreath draw the eye to the door of this private residence. Surely a crackling fire and hot wassail await inside!
This highly colorful but small window swag shouts cheerfulness. The grain, Chinese lanterns, yarrow, and sunflowers are all grown locally.
I love the way this swag uses sunflowers, oyster shells, boxwood, bittersweet, pine, and greens. I'm sure the sunflowers will be a hit with the local feathered friends once they find them!
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