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Carnation Creations

Friday, November 26th, 2010

With Thanksgiving come and gone, it’s not too soon to think of holiday decorating (for those of you who, like us, wait until the very last minute to get your tree up!)  Each year, we try to choose a theme that we carry from the front door throughout the house… whether it be a color (silver, apple green, purple, why not pink!) or a trend (rustic, Hollywood or The Nutcracker).

Our Red Period

Our Red Period

We recently read in The Wall Street Journal that the inexpensive carnation is back in style (after all, even if the recession is officially over, we’ve implemented austerity measures) and our creative juices started flowing.

What in Carnation?

What in Carnation?

When last week we heard from Eddie Ross, lifestyle expert extraordinaire, that he actually loves these humble flowers, especially when massed, “their ruffled edges form[ing] a beautiful texture that looks lush and rich,” we knew we had to explore a carnation Christmas.

Lush and Lovely by Eddie Ross

Lush and Lovely by Eddie Ross

We’re in good company.  Carolyne Roehm celebrates carnations in centerpieces…

Carolyne's Carnation Centerpiece

Carolyne's Carnation Centerpiece

and Martha Stewart makes wonderful wreaths.

A Beautiful Carnation Creation

A Beautiful Carnation Creation

We think they would make pretty garlands and kissing balls, too.

Garlands Galore!

Garlands Galore!

Pretty Pink Pomanders

Pretty Pink Pomanders

Just a thought…

Photos from yours truly, The Wall Street Journal, Eddie Ross, Carolyne Roehm, Martha Stewart, Heavenly Blooms and Wedding Flowers