Decorating with Preserved Boxwood

It’s no secret that I love decorating with preserved boxwoods, so when I saw the most recent sale at Antique Farmhouse, I had to restrain myself!

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I am actually pretty good about taking care of live plants and so have several around my home, but I still really like using preserved boxwoods because you get the beauty of a live plant without any of the work!  Preserved boxwoods are made from live boxwood clippings that have been soaked in a solution of dye and glycerin and then allowed to dry.  Once ready, they will stay green year round without any maintenance.  I’ve never tried making one myself, but came across a great tutorial here in case you want to try making your own.

 

I have a large boxwood wreath that hangs in my dining room…

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…and a few topiaries that I use decoratively.

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Even my little finches have their own wreath.  This is our little guy Sparky (my son wanted him to have a “tough guy” name):

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I love that boxwood can work in any room of the house, even a kitchen!

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And in this entryway, they provide such a fresh and welcoming look.

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And in addition to being easy to care for, I love that preserved boxwood can look either casual or formal depending on what items it’s paired with.  These holiday table settings look so elegant!

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{Okay, so the tablescape doesn’t look like it’s a preserved boxwood but rather a faux one, but you can imagine…}

 

I really don’t need any more topiaries, but now I have my eye on these mini wreaths because they would be so cute on my dining chairs!

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So now I’m curious, what’s your go-to plant or flower?

 

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7 comments on Decorating with Preserved Boxwood

  1. Tidbits&Twine
    October 26, 2013 at 3:17 PM (4 years ago)

    Anne – Thank you for your kind comment! With a preserved boxwood in every room your house must be very welcoming. You can never have too many, right?!?!

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  2. Julie @ Creating This Life
    October 29, 2013 at 11:16 AM (4 years ago)

    I adore boxwoods like you do. I also like succulents because they so charming and require so little care. Very happy to have discovered your blog via Hometalk.

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      October 29, 2013 at 11:47 AM (4 years ago)

      Succulents are great too, aren’t they?! Thank you so much for visiting me from Hometalk and for taking the time to leave comments!

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  3. Petra
    January 11, 2015 at 5:10 PM (3 years ago)

    Hi, Do you think boxwoods in [almost] every room (topiary next to kitchen sink, 2 spheres in pots or urns on the dining room table, and a sphere on the bathroom shelf) would be OK? I LOVE them and would like to use them all over the house but I dont want to over do it…what do you think?

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      January 11, 2015 at 5:17 PM (3 years ago)

      Hi Petra – I might not be the best one to ask because I *love* them and have them all over my home! They are in my bathroom, guest bedroom, family room, kitchen, dining room, living room and master bedroom. The one thing that I do to keep them from looking redundant is to use a variety of sizes and shapes so that it doesn’t appear too repetitive. I have some wreathes, some spheres, and some topiaries with various sizes of each. I also try not to display them all exactly the same way so that each display looks unique. For example, if I have a sphere in a pot in one room, I might just leave it plain in another. Some wreaths have bows, others do not, etc.

      Hope that helps! :) Kim

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      • Petra
        January 11, 2015 at 5:29 PM (3 years ago)

        That sounds good to me, thanks for the insight!

        p.s. Great blog!

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        • Tidbits&Twine
          January 15, 2015 at 6:40 AM (3 years ago)

          Thank you, Petra!! :) Kim

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