I slipped my secateurs into my handbag and off we went. We live in the hills so there are plenty of dirt roads that have pine trees along them. I felt like a naughty child pulling off to the side of the road, glancing around making sure no one was watching while I cut some greenery. Fortunately it was cool weather because living in an area vulnerable to bush fires in summer I'm sure someone would of reported my car for suspiciously loitering if it had been a total fire ban day. Just for good measure I gathered some pine cones off the ground as well because we all know how Christmassy they are with the added benefit of being great in the wood fire in winter.
The first photo is from Pinterest and the second is my sad attempt.
Wellll I tried.. My excuses are I didn't have the same greenery or ornaments and probably not a good idea to take a photo of greenery against a green backdrop. But hey, it's done and it's on the table outside sparkling in the sunlight. I think my mantra may well have to be "If at first you don't succeed, try again..."
Back to the kitchen for me, I've plenty of desserts to make for Christmas Day. This I can do.