Before I left Charleston I did not have time to do any Christmas decorating. Maybe, that is why I especially enjoyed looking at all of the pretty trimmings that were there to be seen. Here are a few photos of just some of those lovely decorations.
It does seem like there is a distinct Charlestonian flair when it comes to decking the halls. The abundant use of all of the lush local greenery is extremely appealing.
Magnolia wreaths are very popular & so pretty with the coppery tone of the underside of the leaves.
The Wreath below is a real tribute to local flora & fauna, showcasing cotton bolls, spanish moss & all manor of regional foliage. Although the magnolia blossoms are silk, the leaves, trigs, berries & even antlers are all natural.
Christmas time also presents a chance to embellish Charleston's beautiful iron work as in the ornate blue fence below.
Two of my favorites were this silvery magnolia wreath & the tiny wreath made with the white berries of the local popcorn plant.
Wishing you all a very happy & festive New Year!