Just as we were about to leave for the family celebration on Christmas Eve, our friends Rumi and Jim stopped by to deliver a big bouquet of boxwood freshly cut from their garden. When I was over at their house last week, Rumi and I were discussing the fact that we can't grow Holly in Wisconsin. Ilex will grow here if you just want bright red berries with no greenery.
Rumi cleverly solved the problem by wiring red "berries" onto the boxwood display she had at home. Along with the boxwood she brought me a little zip lock bag of berries so I could do the same.
I put the boxwood in a low 19th C. bowl from the late great Chris Kerwin's Antiques and Interiors store which I've had for many years. Chris called it a pate bowl. I moved everything around a bit in order to add it to my display with the bowl of pommegrantes. Snapped this photo on Christmas night with not much more than candlelight which is the reason the images are a bit grainy.
Stop by Rambling in the Garden to see what others have put in vases this Boxing Day.