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Christmas, outside in

By Laurena Mayne Davis

This Christmas I am more determined than ever to pare down the fussy decor and use simple, organic items for their fragrance, their authentic beauty, their frugaility and, quite frankly, their disposability.

A wreath from the Orchard Mesa Tree Farm is an easy choice for the front door and has the added benefit of supporting a local farmer.

 

 

Mixed nuts in a yard sale wooden bowl is both nutrition and ornamentation.  

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           A grocery store rosemary tree on the dining room table wafts rosemary scent with every brush of the hand. 

  When Chrismas is over, we'll dry and store the needles for seasoning dishes the rest of the winter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oranges studded with whole cloves combine the two scents I identify most with Christmas, after the natural pine tree, of course.

What do you do to bring a little of the natural world indoors for the holidays?

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