Berry Pretty

They have names like Pyracantha, Privet and Possumhaw.
They come in a wide variety of colors.
Click post pics to enlarge them.

They slip quietly (but quite noticeably) into our decor in late Summer … and stay there throughout the holidays … and into the Winter.

I especially love the red ones!

They’re a favorite holiday motif that’s been showing up on our Christmas cards for many years …

… and gracing the pages of our magazines.
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They have no problem jumping right in the middle of our Christmas decorations … both inside and out.

They dress up our mantels …

And at our house, they even show up on our stockings.  Little Man’s train is the most recent one I’ve made … but we’ll need a new one next year.  Little Man has a little brother on the way!

Their pretty faces brighten up our linens …

… and our dishes.
Sometimes they’re just the thing a tablescape needs to make it “pop!”
Tablescapes (left to right):  Ivory and Gold, Presidential Open HouseQuick Change

They’re berries … and I think they’re Berry Pretty.
How about you?  Do you use berries (faux or fresh) in your holiday decor?

I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.


  1. Love ’em! Berry pretty images!

  2. I love the vintage table cloths.

  3. I love berries, fake, real, in paintings, and all places in between. They add that special pop that is needed this season.

  4. Susan, berries and holly are my most favorite Christmas motif…. And your photo collage captures their timeless beauty perfectly… Merry Christmas , my talented friend!!

  5. What an awesome idea for a post! I have several areas of my home with decorations of faux berries…but only once have I used and arrangement of real ones!

    Have a great day!


  6. Hey, Susan! Oh, yeah…I’m a berry FREAK!!! I love ’em! They add not only lots of color, but texture, too which every table needs. I love them! I have 3 sad little holly bushes in our landscape that barely produce any berries, so that’s going to have to change. I get lots of greenery from them, but hardly any berries. What’s up with that??? Thanks for sharing this! I liked looking at the photos, especially those with the vintage items! Enjoy your weekend!

  7. The Photos are beautiful and your idea of how we use berries is though provoking! Merry Christmas and Happy Tabblescaping! Pam

  8. Love the creativity of your writing and yes, berries have been dear to me since childhood, especially red ones…

  9. I didn’t see this earlier. I guess I linked directly from The Picket Fence to the older post.

    I’m glad to meet another berry lover. I have a wonderful little hedge of hollies that give me so much decorating bonus every year. I also love pyrachantha berries in the fall, even though I’m constantly pricking myself on them

  10. By the way, this was a great post idea. You pointed out something that most of us love but rarely give center stage.

  11. Hello,
    I visited your blog today. Your blog is so pretty and charming. I really liked the plate that is shown here and what it says. And berries are a favorite of mine at Christmas time. Me and my daughters started a blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back to visit with you. Your blog is filled with beauty. I hope to hear from you, and have a sweet day. Oh, I love your name, “My Place To Yours.” Merry Christmas.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  12. Oh how pretty…oh grandsons, what a total joy.
    I have those holly glasses

    It is all just wonderful and so welcoming and just calls out…”come in and enjoy”

    Merry Christmas…have fun!

  13. I think they’re “berry” pretty too. 😉 I typically use faux but I think the natural ones are so much prettier when possible. I did use cranberries. Guess those count too. I think using nature for decorating brings so much life to any room.
    LOVE your collages.
    Enjoy each and every detail of this glorious season, my friend.

  14. I’m a very merry Christmas berry girl, too! Yes, we are in total agreement. Thanks for the mosaic of berries. Merry Christmas! Cherry Kay