Next is a picture of the centerpiece on my kitchen island. I picked up this fabulous very large tin square container at a thrift shop. I think I paid $5 for it and the labels were still on it from Pottery Barn. Unfortunately you can't see it in this particular picture because of the greens but I'll show it again in the spring with something more fitting for showing off the piece. In this case I set my wood birdcage in the center and just filled it with greens. Couldn't have been much simpler....once again my edited holiday decorating.
For the front of the house I went with something way out of the comfort zone for our neighborhood. I'm sure the neighbors are ready to have me committed, certainly not the first time but again with my edited holiday decorating I thought this beautiful red wool double breasted coat with black curly wool cuffs and collar looks perfect with just a faux green wreath over the shoulders. I have a spot light on it for after dark and a faux Christmas gift lighted standing next to it. Unfortunately this picture doesn't do the coat justice, at the time I took it we had very little snow on the ground but its just too cold to go out there now and try and take more pictures. Hopefully you get the idea.
My point of this edited decorating adventure this year is that its "OK" if you can't get everything set exactly as you would like during the season. Do the best you can and enjoy the reason for the season with family and friends, put down that glue gun and scissors and "smell the greens".