Naked Greenery

>Hello my friends,
last night I was in my car driving to a wedding reception when the radio announcer mentioned that this years trend was that of
'Naked Greenery'.
She said that the Pinterest search was up more than 400%
What is naked greenery?  Garlands, wreaths, and trees with no ornaments.  Nothing to distract from the beauties that they are in their natural state.
Who knew that this old gal was right on trend when she had a vision late one night as to what she wanted to do on her porch?  (tee-hee)
Yup, I imagined a tree farm with lots of (you guessed it), naked greenery.  :)

I added it to my chandelier.  I may have cheated just a little by hanging the shiny bulbs.  However, that greenery is entirely naked.

Hubby and I, and our youngest daughter got permits and cut 4 trees to make my 'tree farm' vision come to life.  It was from an area where they allow cutting a small amount of trees each year in order to clear the area.

Two trees were placed on the right end of the porch.

I placed them in buckets to keep them fresh.  Our daughter had a
Tree Farm sign created using a lazer machine and hubby
 added an arrow point. 

 I asked myself, "if you had a real tree farm what would you want it to consist of?"  I knew I would want a cocoa station to keep myself and my customers warm and toasty.

Two kinds of cocoa, candy canes for dipping, and cups and spoons for sippin.

I draped my drop leaf table with a plaid tablecloth and topped it with a small sled.  I sat my red toolbox on top hoping it would hold the cocoa bar supplies, but it just didn't work.  So instead I filled it with more 'naked greenery'.

Then I tucked in a star and some vintage red bells.

I filled a jar with marshmallows and a red Coleman cooler is on hand for holding hot water.

We have a tree stand ready to hold a tree picked from our tree farm.

Tree number three is a Juniper.  I tied my wooden star to the top and tucked the saw I painted a few years ago in amongst the branches

The live wreath on the door is plain and simple. . .more naked greenery.

And did you notice the beautiful new door color?  We had it restained a couple weeks ago.

I hung more greenery from the ladder on the left side of the porch.

I also tucked them into my two urns and added a couple of old lanterns.

The fourth tree is tied to a ladder to help keep it from falling over.  My chippy red step stool holds an old green heater to keep us warm if winter ever comes to Utah.  Seriously, it has felt like spring for quite some time now.  I am loving it, but we really need the snow!

I cut logs from my sons home and placed them here and there around the porch.

More naked greenery in my creamer and almost naked branches.

I am loving all of the 'naked greenery' at my tree farm!

Here's a couple of pictures of it lit up at night.

Oh, and I decided to search 'naked greenery' on Pinterest to see what came up.  I mainly got naked cakes, so I'm not sure what the radio announcer was talking about.  lol!


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I'm excited for the Cozy Christmas tour starting on Monday.

I will be sharing on Tuesday.

Also, I hope you are getting your posts ready to share for our Creating Christmas link party.


R's Rue said...


Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Looks great Jann. I could use a cup of hot chocolate right now.

Looks pretty at night.


Thelma said...

Jann. I love your tree farm. What a great idea. You've decorated it so nicely. I wish I was closer, I'd stop by for a hot chocolate. xo

Kim said...

Well I'll be.........naked trees with not a vintage ornament in sight!! You do make me giggle, lovely Jann. Your porch is looking mighty fine. Love the newly spruced up door.

mimi_62 said...

You pulled it off, again!! One of a kind post! LOVE how you put things together! Such an original scene!

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

Your porch looks great. Love the naked greenery look you created.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I love it!! It seems to be the trend to go simpler this year and now naked! What could be more simpler than that? Your porch is NOT simple, it is SIMPLY perfect!

Curtains in My Tree said...

OH How Fun
I love it ,the ladder is my favorite with those big bells
Love the Naked Greenery

I put a little naked green treen on my porch so guess i'm right in style this year LOL

happyone said...

You did a fantastic job decorating with your 'naked greenery.' It all looks beautiful.

Katie Mansfield said...

Your porch is adorable. I love the plaid.

Connie said...

Your cabin style Christmas decorating is wonderful . . . and I love the red plaid.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

This is just stunning! You really brought your vision to life! That hot cocoa bar is adorable-- so do you have random strangers popping by hahahaha?! I noticed st church today the trees on the platform and wreaths on windows.... all naked greenery and I love it. It is a wonderful trend!

Ksunshine52 said...

You did it again! I knew it would be stunning and it is!

Rose L said...

It is all looking good! I have just dragged my fake trees and ornaments in and will begin to decorate this week. Hope I can be as creative!

csuhpat1 said...

Looks very beautiful.

Jeanie said...

I'm not sure naked greenery works for me! I love the decorations and the pieces I loved most here were your balls on the chandelier, the saw on the greenery and the one with the lantern, too. It's nice it's a trend though, for busy people who don't have time to decorate or for people who don't have lots of stuff to decorate with.

Now, if naked greenery is as you are doing it here -- not really naked but not overdone -- then it works! To me, lights and some focal point are essential and you are doing exactly that. I'd call you "nearly naked!"

And I LOVE the cocoa station!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love your tree farm themed front porch, Jann! My favorite greenhouse closed and I wasn't able to buy my bags of greens for our window boxes. I sure do miss my naked greens! I didn't know they had a name. hehe Thanks for sharing and have a great week!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

How fun Jann- your creativity was in full gear here! That tree farm sign with the arrow is a perfect touch for your theme. I like your idea for the hot cocoa station. The hanging basket with the ornaments is cute! Happy Holidays!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Fantastic!! Love all of it!!
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and to leave such a kind comment!!

Kim said...

Everything looks usual! That's so funny about the naked greenery. I bought two small trees this year and left them undressed. I love the way they look. Simple, elegant, perfect!

Gwen Simmons said...

Gorgeous! Has the feel of a country Christmas. Brings back memories of my years in Wisconsin when we would go to tree farm and cut our own every year. I love your porch display.
All the Best,

Susan Freeman said...

I used naked greenery once a couple of years ago. I wasn't trying to be trendy, I was just too pooped to decorate the tree ;-) I actually ended up enjoying seeing the undecorated tree each day!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Cindy DIY beautify said...

Oh my goodness Jann, it is a Christmas wonderland! I am in love with your collection of vintage thermoses...I can never find any! Love how you styled everything! Merry Christmas!

Mrs. Laura Lane said...

I love the look!
Don't know how I missed this, but I'm glad to see it now.
Happy new year friend!
Laura Lane