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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

Advent Calendar Christmas Boxes

Tuesday, December 11, 2018


Advent calendars using Christmas boxes are a fun way to lead up to Christmas Day, beginning early or late in a countdown. 

In the hustle and bustle of preparations for Christmas, time sometimes runs out to get everything done you want to do. If you are thinking, "Oops, missed setting up an Advent Calendar this year," think again. 



Advent calendar Christmas boxes in a French Country urn

Christmas Potting Bench

Wednesday, December 5, 2018


A potting bench just steps away on a back porch is a great place to work on Christmas greenery and to keep potted plants fresh during the holidays. And a potting bench is a place to keep your spirit alive as you work to create holiday magic in your home. 


Christmas potting bench rosemary trees
Live plants flourish in cool temperatures and high humidity. After buying seasonal potted plants like rosemary trees, keep them outside until you want to use them inside as part of your decorations for Christmas celebrations. 

If temperatures dip down to freezing, bring plants inside overnight, and return them to the potting bench the next morning when temperatures rise above freezing. 

Christmas Porch Natural Greenery

Monday, December 3, 2018


Use natural greenery from your yard, the roadside, or a garden center to create beautiful free Christmas porch decorations. 


Christmas porch natural greenery blue berry cedar wreath

The Christmas season is upon us now that December has arrived!  And, Christmas decorations have begun at my house starting with both the front and back porches.