Sunday, December 16, 2012

Some greenery

I thought I'd share with you what I made yesterday afternoon. I had seen some pictures on Pinterest (which should actually be called "Obsession") and asked Mr CnW if he'd make me a primitive looking "box" so that I could fill it with Christmas greenery.

So, while I was in Calif, he whipped up one.  After it had dried, and that awful wood stain smell had finally dissipated, I picked up some greenery and berries and went to work.


If it looks long to you, that's because it is... I had him make it 4 ft. long because we always have a leaf in the dining room table and it needed the length.  

  

Here's the result...  


I used canning jars and put floral sand in the bottom of them to weight them and also to lift up the votives.


I really like how the box looks old yet it's brand new.   Thanks Mr. CnW!


I got the nubby table runner at Pottery Barn.   I'll be able to use it all year long but it still looks nice under the Christmas box!


Right after I lit the candles and then took the pictures, Mr CnW blew them out.  I think he must have been seriously burned in a fire in a prior life because he has this "thing" about burning real candles.    If this persists, I may have to give in and get the battery operated ones.  Geesh!


I know I promised you pictures from my Calif trip, and I promise you that they are coming up in the next few days. Stay tuned!

Hugs, Anne

46 comments:

Jenny M said...

Mr. CnW is very clever making the primitive box and you have made such a beautiful arrangement.

Darlene D said...

It's beautiful, I made one very similar for my coffee table yesterday!

Lorraine said...

wow! clever Mr C&W...and you of course for making the box look even better! Love the candles...hope you don't have to go to battery ones ..yikes!

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

It's beautiful! Tell Mr CnW he did a fine job! Your touch looks wonderful as well! I am the same way about candles...I woke up one morning to find a large candle still burning and a huge block spot on the ceiling above..yikes! Now I prefer those candle meters, but I'm sure we need to be careful about turning them off as well!

Linda said...

Love the arrangement in the box!
I need my hubby to make me a dough bowl.......

Anna said...

He's a keeper...I mean Mr. CnW not just the box. It is wonderful, right out of a magazine home display!

Rouge Cerise said...

Love it ! A great idea to do.

paulette said...

What a guy!! Gorgeous!! Just gorgeous!!
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paulette said...

I better clarify that...the BOX is gorgeous...hubby may be gorgeous too but I was referring to the box of greenery! :o)))
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Kaaren said...

It looks beautiful, Anne.

You're so lucky to have a husband who's handy.

Karen said...

LOVE IT - that Mr. CnW is such a talented guy and then you take it and make it even better. Great job - what a talented team :).

Hugs - Me

Mimi said...

The center piece is just beautiful. The candles in jars with sand as base is great. Perhaps it is the greens and the candles that make him nervous. The first 50 years of my life candles were lite at dinner EVERY night and blown out as the desert dishes were being cleared.

Michelle said...

Love it! He is very talented! I have always loved this look and what is it with him blowing them out? Oy Vie.

Enjoy your day

WoolenSails said...

I love how it came out and looks on the table, beautiful piece to decorate with.

Debbie

Nancy said...

This is just beautiful. Wish I had someone that was good with wood.

Quilt Hollow said...

Love it!!! Absolutely beautiful and I too love how it is new yet looks like an older piece.

Fiesta said...

It is absolutely lovely

Darlene said...

Beautiful! I have to ask....when Mr CnW finished the box did you throw your arms around him and say "Thank you"?

BTW, Mr Daze has a thing about lit candles, as well. I do use the battery operated votives. :-)

Me and My Stitches said...

Wow - your centerpiece is wonderful - love everything about it - the primitive box and everything that you have arranged it. Are you on your way to decorate my house yet?

Bev said...

That is the best EVER! You are really lucky to have your Mister! He is very talented! Merry Christmas!

Carrie P. said...

very, very pretty.

Jean(ie) said...

That is just gorgeous! I'm sending a link to our eldest child. she would totally love that. And her hubby is handy, too!

Kindred Quilts said...

This is just beautiful! It looks like it came from the pages of Country Living magazine!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

beautiful!!!! I recently bought an old wooden tool box for the same purpose. it's painted colonial red, but still needs cleaning up. since i broke my right wrist i don't think i will be doing any crafting or quilting for a while :-(

Sue, a Florida Farm Girl said...

I can relate to the fear of flames and greenery. I had an incident many years ago where my greenery did catch fire from the candles. Thankfully my gentleman friend was able to get it down and outside before any damage done. Oh, the melted red wax on everything, though. So, I know how he feels.

It is lovely, though. And you can revise it for other seasons as well.

Jenny said...

I too have been drawn to the primitive boxes this year...you and Mr. CnW did a fine job on this one. It really looks beautiful on your table!

sue said...

Love the box and you can use it year around just change the types of greenery and candles.

Lesley said...

Gorgeous box and arrangement...you two make quite a creative pair!

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Nice going MrCnW, the box is awesome. Anne, I love it, if you really need fake candles I saw the perfect ones at Costco today.

Wendy said...

You both are very talented. The box looks fantastic and the greenery arrangement is prefect.

Candace said...

You and Mr CnW make a great team, Anne!
Cheers!

MamaT said...

Mr. CnW did a great job making it and you did a great job decorating with it. It's beautiful! Lucky you to have a handy husband!

Karen said...

The candles are the crowning touch. So pretty.

Linda said...

Absolutely gorgeous centerpiece!!! I LOVE it!!!

Kathie said...

oh my this is just amazing and just what I need on my farmhouse kitchen table too! so how do I order one????
Kathie

Lori said...

Very lovely!! That box is awesome! What a talented pair you are!!

Judy said...

I just love your blog, and your decorations are beautiful - makes me want to redecorate my house.

Meredith said...

Lovely. Merry Christmas

Audrey said...

Where did you get the fabulous greenery? Is it real? The craft stores around here have such fake looking stuff. I need some good resources for this kind of thing. He did a great job with the box!! Very nice.

Lindsey Gephart said...

I also Wondered where you purchased the greenery? I love it!

Lindsey Gephart said...

I also Wondered where you purchased the greenery? I love it!

Lacey McKinney said...

Love it! What are the measurements...thinking of trying it myself. I know 4ft long. How wide is it?

Peninsula Window Coverings said...

What color stain is on the box? VERY BEAUTIFUL!

Vicki Schwartz said...

Can you tell us the measurements of the box? And the color stain?

Susan Lindgren said...

Love it I have my Dad's old tool box like 80 years old it would be darling using that.

Mudpiesandtiaras said...

Beautiful! I would also like to know the measurements please!