Despite our warming trend, there's not much to cut in the garden to bring indoors. Though I considered trimming a few evergreens, I opted for blooms from the grocery store. When I don't have pots of paperwhites blooming in the entrance hall, I like to use this red enamel Haws watering can as a container for fresh flowers; in this instance, Alstroemeria and Eucalyptus leaves with pinkish berries. A bit of Christmas color but less obvious than my arrangements of previous Decembers.
Also in the hall is this tall glass container filled with pine cones from the garden, along with a few Locust seedpods. This arrangement is a perfect transition from fall into winter, nicely spanning both seasons.
To see what other gardeners have put in a vase this Monday, visit Rambling in the Garden who hosts this meme.