Pretty Poinsettias for Christmas

Since I won’t be decorating a house this year for Christmas, I’m helping my sister do a few things around her house.   But, since they have gone through about 3 months of renovations with the flood they experienced in their house at the end of summer, she is not going all out like she normally does.  They are tired and it takes a lot of energy to decorate on the scale that my sister normally does.  This year, we are going simple!  Simple and pretty.

I know that many of you will begin your Christmas decorating this weekend, Thanksgiving weekend.  That is usually when I would drag out all my bins and get all those pretty things out for the season too.  I absolutely love Christmas and adding those special touches around the house is a fun way to get in the spirit of the most wonderful time of the year!

Just in time for the Holidays, today I’m sharing some fun ways to decorate with poinsettias.  These beautiful flowers have long been associated with Christmas and this time of year, you’ll see your home stores stocked with all sorts of colors and varieties of these beauties.

In case you haven’t thought about buying poinsettias and what you can do with them, I’m joining several other bloggers in sharing our own unique and special ideas on using poinsettias in our Holiday Christmas decorating.

We were given the opportunity to pick up several varied poinsettia plants from a local grower in our area and encouraged to have fun with them.  And have fun I did!  My sis and I got our creativity going and added some Christmas cheer to her foyer table.  It’s the first spot that guests see when coming in their 2-story foyer and this space can handle large scale pieces.

I picked up 3 large poinsettias and 2 smaller ones.  I knew I could come up with something unique to do with them.  We added the larger one (Marble variety) a creamy yellow-white, with soft and subtle blush pink accents, so pretty, up on a riser and grouped the 2 smaller ones below.  Those are called Iced punch, for their vivid pinky-red with white accents.

We used things that we already had around the house for this vignette.  She had this pretty deer made out of something natural, not sure what it is, but it is white fibery material.  We started with a pretty creamy runner with holly berries, just enough color to bring to the foyer table, since it is dark.  It needed a little brightening and the runner did the trick.  Those large acorns are from Biltmore Inspirations and I added some real pinecones from my stash of naturals.

You can see that I wrapped the bases of all 3 poinsettias with burlap and twine, to disguise the shiny wrap that they came in.  This is a good way to showcase them and keep it simple.   We added my large iron urn with pinecones to the left on a pedestal to give it some height, with 2 more Biltmore Inspirations acorns below.

All 3 poinsettias on the foyer table, they really add a lot of pretty color to this area.  You might notice that my sister is using my large antique mirror above her foyer table.  Glad it is getting some use!

On the right side, is the pretty white deer, a tall and chunky candleholder with a large berry red candle and one of my lanterns piled high with natural acorns, pinecones and wicker balls inside.   I had this lantern hanging outside previously.

I love how rustic it is and it is great for showcasing these natural elements.

Here’s a good close-up of Iced Punch poinsettias.  Aren’t they pretty?

The grouping of 3.  I love the leaves on the Marble one too.  So soft and pretty.

Creamy yellow and pink highlights.

Pinecones and large faux acorns from Biltmore Inspirations.

Left side again.  It took us about 15 minutes to put this all together, so with a few of these poinsettia plants you really can pull together a pretty and festive table with just a few things you already have.

We placed the other 2 large white poinsettias I got on either side of the fireplace.  Nice to have real living plants for the Holidays.   I have always loved this color poinsettia and enjoy using them.  I may go back and wrap the base of these with burlap too.

If you haven’t thought about poinsettias this year, you might want to reconsider.  A special shout-out to Hannah at Rambo Nursery, in Dallas, GA, who supplies all the Home Depots here in the Atlanta area.  They were great to work with and I got to visit their HUGE greenhouse.  Have you ever seen so many poinsettias in one spot before?

I had never seen a sea of poinsettias like this and it was so pretty.  I love all the varieties that they have now.  I only got 3 varieties, but there are many different varieties offered now besides the standard red.  Red is pretty, but I happen to like the new ones even better.  Like Marble and Iced Punch, they are crazy pretty!

Tamara Jansen, a poinsettia grower in Canada, is hosting a poinsettia decorating contest and you can link up and share any posts you might do all through December for decorating with poinsettias!

So, go on over and link up your ideas too!  She’s giving away prizes.  Does this get you inspired to decorate with poinsettias?  I hope it does!  I was excited to get to share my creative ideas on decorating with these traditional Christmas flowers and I hope this gives you some ideas on what you can do with them too!

You will see several of my blog buddies sharing ideas about poinsettias, so enjoy all their ideas as well.

Merry Christmas!  May the Holiday decorating begin!

When do YOU start decorating for Christmas?

{This is a sponsor paid post.   I was given 5 poinsettia plants to enjoy and use and encouraged to share my own ideas for decorating with these pretty plants for the Holidays.  All opinions are my own and all ideas are mine.}

Comments

  1. I will start when my kids come for Thanksgiving. They help me get it all down from the attic. I am late getting my dishes down. They were a birthday present and I usually get them down then. That was last week. Love the poinsettas. We saw some interesting curly ones at Biltmore last week.

  2. Beautiful! We will start decorating right after Thanksgiving. Love the poinsettias!

  3. I’m planning on getting one of those white pointsettias this year. My mom ALWAYS got a pointsettia for her dinning room table at Christmastime so it’s one of those things I just automatically associate with Christmas. They last SO LONG too. Well after the Christmas season. They are so pretty! I love that you wrapped yours in burlap, great idea!

  4. I love what you’ve done with them! Wrapping the base with burlap and twine makes such a difference to the overall appearance. That shiny mylar they come in is just not my style! I never decorate with Poinsettas because I have two cats and two dogs, and the plants are extremely poisonous to them, but if I did – I’d take a page from your book and grab the burlap 🙂

  5. I will do a few things this week. I usually get out my Christmas china the week of Thanksgiving as I use my regular China for Thanksgiving day. But the major part…putting up the tree etc will wait until Friday! Love those pretty pink and cream poinsettias…I may have to look for some of those!

  6. Gorgeous poinsettias, Rhoda. I am looking forward to seeing your sister’s home at Christmas. We are downsizing, this year. I don’t think we will return to the large scale decorating of years past. In fact the girls took home several ornaments and one large tree, yesterday.

    A couple of sons in law came up Saturday. While they were here, they brought up a tree for the living room and one for the hearth room. Not large trees. I am starting on those today. The fact is…as we approach 70, we find our get up and go is sort of waning….however, not to worry, it hasn’t left yet…just slooowwwed a bit.:-) We still have an active schedule; just need more naps!LOL

  7. Rhoda, I do believe you’ve gotten me in the mood for Christmas! 🙂 Love the poinsettias, love the vignette! Since my Christmas colors are blue & purple, I have to get the white poinsettias- if only they’d figure out how to grow some purple ones….

  8. Beautiful, Rhoda, just beautiful. Why couldn’t I think of wrapping poinsettia butts in burlap?! After reading your post, I’ve thought of it now….and I’m going to do it. As always, thank you so much!

  9. Rooda…I am doing burlap big time this year…love wrapping the poinsettia’s in it!!! You have such a talent for style!!! XOXOX

  10. I love to use all white poinsettias in my living room and in my window box, they remind me of big white feathers! It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here. I spent yesterday wrapping packages and listening to Christmas music. Come by my blog and see what little treat I give myself, I bet you and sissy would love it too!xo Kathysue

  11. Phylly in Florida says:

    I start the weekend after Thanksgiving; since our grandbabies were born and got old enough to help, we include them and this usually
    means a spend-the-night with Meme and Poppie. We have so much fun with them and are making wonderful memories and lots of
    traditions.

  12. These are always my first glimpse that it’s time to decorate for the holidays. These are a wonderful classic symbol of the holidays. I surround the tree and the fireplace with them. Lovely.

  13. What a beautiful job you did with the poinsettia plants! We will start to decorate this weekend as a pot of turkey vegetable soup is simmering on the stove. Our plants fill a 3 tiered stand that form a tree shape and fill a corner of the dining room. I also love to use Christmas catcus that bloom so nicely this time of year. I’m so excited to see what else you will be doing for the holidays!

  14. So pretty, yet so simple. I like it.

  15. They look lovely Rhoda!!! 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving to you! xo

  16. I think this was a very inspiring post Rhoda! 🙂 Who doesn’t like to look at beautiful poinsettia’s!? 🙂

  17. VERY pretty Rhoda! My house is so small it’s a little hard to do more plants but I do love em!
    Happy Thanksgiving Rhoda!!!!

  18. Beautiful!

  19. Hello. I goggled decorating with poinsettas and up came your site. My dilemma was the shiny coverings. Thanks!

  20. Lovely plants. Look great with the natural elements and that awesome deer.
    Merry Christmas. Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  21. This is just simply beautiful Rhoda! Merry Christmas xo

  22. Hi Rhoda…I am featuring you tomorrow on Famiglia This & That. I love your Poinsettias and after decorating with 500 of them last week I remebered your post and just had to share with my readers. Happy Holidays!

    http://famigliathisandthat.blogspot.com/

  23. I just got a berautiful pointsettia and need to know hoe to care for it during the holidays.
    Thank you

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