The Christmas decorations are now packed away in the basement, the tree is on the curb for pickup and the house is looking a bit barren.  Does this describe your post-Christmas feeling?

On a recent visit to a small town  I discovered some great transitional arrangments that bridge the gap after Christmas.  These are beautifully appropriate to leave in place through the rest of  winter.  Take a look:

This charming window box incorporates several kinds of evergreens and some berries for color.




This urn uses sparse branches and adds the creative surprise of peacock feathers.



These beautiful examples of winter greenery transcend the Christmas holidays.  They are appropriate through the rest of winter to add some interest to the outdoors.

Are you inspired to head back to your curb and snip a few boughs off that discarded tree to create an arrangement for your front porch?