Board #8: Elegant Evergreens

15 December 2008

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Welcome back to the third week of our holiday-inspired boards! To me, this deep, mossy green is perfect for an elegant December party – or wedding! Mix in shades of cream and white, layer on textures in a knitted ring pillow, satin beribboned favors, and velvety poinsettia leaf place setttings, and you’re ready to throw a swanky soiree.

The Details
First row, left to right:
The tree is the perfect focal point for our color palette: evergreen branches hung with creamy stars and balls (Better Homes & Gardens); serve individual coconut souffles for dessert (Martha Stewart Weddings); a bay leaf garland makes for a fragment aisle decoration (via Southern Weddings)

Second row, left to right:
Shortbread cookies punched with stars and piled on a generous serving platter make a perfect late-night snack (Country Living); a cream satin clutch is a generous and thoughtful gift for your maids (; dendrobium orchids and white lisianthus give this bouquet plenty of oomph (

Third row, left to right:
I think the moss wreath in this front door display is so fresh – and easily adaptable to a church or reception location (Martha Stewart Living); I love this short, cream dress on a daring bride (Martha via Snippet & Ink); oversize poinsettia blooms make for chic napkin rings (Better Homes & Gardens)

Fourth row, left to right:
A knit ring pillow is a relatively easy DIY project (juicyyumberger’s Flickr stream via Snippet & Ink); wrap up favors in green paper and satin ribbons for a shot of color on tables (Jupiter Image); mix in multiple tones with fir and green apple centerpieces (Better Homes & Gardens)

For more, check out the first two installments here:
Blue Christmas
Pinecones and Chocolate

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December 16, 2008 2:20 pm

What a beautiful board! I love that green skirt.

December 17, 2008 12:33 am

I am in love with the color palette here and love the idea of the dendrobium orchids and coconut souffles!

We’re planning a summer wedding ever since my fiance recently proposed to me with a gorgeous diamond engagement ring from and would love everything in this board for our celebration!

Green is such a calming and elegant color too.

December 17, 2008 3:13 am

I’m glad you like this palette, Valerie! I’ve got to say, I think cream and green is edging out white and green in my book.