Last week when I was cleaning the house I made an observation that I found quite surprising. As I looked around from room to room, there were these perfectly manicured little pops of green everywhere I turned.
I guess I had never noticed my growing boxwood collection.
When I started counting them I was actually a bit embarrassed, I had no idea I had so many! It just sort of happened over time.
I guess there is just something about preserved boxwood that I love. The simplicity, the shape, the color, they just seem to work with everything!
They are like the little black dress of home decor.
The color is the just the most beautiful shade of green, Miss Mustard Seed even named one of her milk paint colors after them!
Since I’m not very good at keeping real plants alive or creating faux floral arrangements, I think these are a great way to add a little “life” to a room.
Preserved boxwoods are easy to find in stores and online, but they can be very expensive. You can definitely find them for less, you just need to shop around and compare prices. There are even some tutorials that you can find online to make your own.
If it wasn’t for Home Goods, TJ Maxx, Steinmart and Decor Steals my collection would not exist.
Now, if I had to tally up the price tag on my not so little collection it could be a little scary, so no need to do that, right??? Luckily I got them all for a good price.
Looking around the house, maybe I did go a little overboard. Perhaps it’s too much of good thing, but they sure are pretty!
With preserved boxwoods big and small found just about everywhere these days I guess it’s fair to call it a trend. But, I think it’s one that will transition into timeless and here to stay, or at least that’s what I’m hoping!
Well, I think I have enough boxwoods in the house for now, but I’m sure I could find room for maybe just one more…