Kamilla’s is a delightfully creative florist in Millerton NY. It was one of the first shops in what became a Renaissance of this quiet farm community. Monday, it’s facade was covered with holiday wreaths.
Two lovely simple wreaths – perfect as is – or ready for more embellishments. Top, immaculate bay leaves ripe for plucking into soups and stews after the holidays. Equally culinary, super fragrant rosemary, bottom, is a more unusual wreath.
A large wreath of juniper interspersed with pine cones. Behind the glass, are huge poinsettia plants.
A thick balsam wreath is thickly strewn with dried apples, cinnamon sticks, white berries, dried leaves and a bronze bow.
This is the first time I’ve seen twigs used as the radial framework of holiday wreaths. Two different sizes of twig centered wreaths show combinations of juniper, pine cones, incense cedar and spruce
How about red alone? An ‘inside’ wreath of lacquered magnolia leaves, reminiscent of the gun metal gray wreath from Pergola (see Pergola, Archives, November 2015).
A smaller, charming, inside wreath is made from dried hemlock and other cones, slices of lotus pods, ornaments, slim branches, and stars. The colored loops belong to another decoration behind the glass door.
We’ve come full circle to a simple wreath of off cuts of wood, wired into a wreath and tied with a narrow, jaunty red ribbon.