Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas Tree hunting

This is my Thanksgiving table.  Nothing too ornate, nice china, ivory table cloth with silver and gold accents, and of course tangerine childrens' cups!  The centerpieces were....
Alstroemeria in clear glass jars.  I'm sure that comes as a surprise to a few people, but sometimes simple is best.  I did 5 jars running the length of the table.  Just a small touch to enhance the table without taking away from the focus... eating and conversation!  Like the jars?  They're glass spice rack jars sans lids....literally a last minute what-do-I-have-multiples-of-for-the-table.  See, Alstroemeria IS pretty! 

That weekend found us at one of the local tree farm's in Frederick County, Clouse's Pine Hill Tree Farm.

We didn't cut the biggest tree on the lot, but if left up to my kids' decision, it would've been one of the 10' tall varieties.  If you've never gone to cut down your own tree it's a fun family experience.  It doesn't take long to cut the tree and they supply carts to wheel it back up to the shed for measurement and loading.  If you are looking for a tree to plant after the holidays are over they have the equipment ready for digging!  Don't feel like visiting the farm, they have a tree lot in town. 
All of our winter greenery for the flower shop is cut locally as well, ensuring that all your centerpieces are made with the freshest greenery for the longest lasting arrangements.  We've done this for several years now and have seen a dramatic difference in the longevity of local greenery versus greenery shipped in from out of state.  Buying Local yields better results.  :)

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