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Cotehele Christmas Garland

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Here are a few photographs of the Christmas garland that hangs in the main hall at Cotehele House near Tavistock.

Every flower in the garland is grown in the grounds of Cotehele. This year the main colour is white to represent diamonds because it is the 60th anniversary of when the National Trust took over at Cotehele. The white flowers also represent frost and snow.

I think it is beautiful and eventhough it is so large, it still manages to look delicate and dainty

I hope that you like it too.

Here are a few close ups of some of the details around the room.


The next picture shows the flowers more clearly.

I could not begin to copy this, even in a much simpler form, but I did spot something that it might be possible to achieve using just 5 hydrangea heads and some twigs.

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The garland is beautiful, especially the purple flowers. I assume they have been dried, but have retained their colour wonderfully. Good use of Honesty seed pods.

25 Nov, 2016

 

Very attractive garland,Chris........you need high ceilings to display such beautiful things.The last one is very simple but effective.

25 Nov, 2016

 

It must have taken ages to do this, really beautiful, a great choice of materials...

25 Nov, 2016

 

I think it's beautiful. I love the mauve and silvery shades together. Much nicer than the garish reds you usually see at Christmastime :)

25 Nov, 2016

 

Such a work of Art,Chris,and so much love and dedication has clearly gone into them..Like Hywel,I prefer these colours to the usual reds..a refreshing change..thank you for sharing x

25 Nov, 2016

 

Thank you all for your lovely comments.
I too really like the colours used. To me the whole thing has a bridal look which is soft and delicate.

25 Nov, 2016

 

Beautiful love it!

26 Nov, 2016

 

How pretty that is ... I wonder how many hours of work went into making it. Thanks for showing these lovely photos Chris.

26 Nov, 2016

 

So pretty! A work of art and love.

The Hydrangea one does look "possible". We were at The Secret Garden in Cornwall once when they were collecting the heads for drying. I tried the process and the end result was quite good. Forgot to do so this year! So much for good intentions.

Have to confess: I don't like the colours mauve/purple. We have some azaleas that are the latter, but very few!!!!

Christmas colours: red, green and gold!(I'm very common!!)

27 Nov, 2016

 

At home Eirlys I too go for reds and greens and don't intend to alter things now!!

If I return next year to see the garland it will be interesting to see which colours they choose.

Thanks for your kind comment.

27 Nov, 2016

 

The garlands are beautiful, but I also am a red, green and white afficianado! It doesn't need to look garish as long as there is a good strong green base. Green with a bit of gold is lovely, too. Those floral decorations are lovely, though.

27 Nov, 2016

 

Very impressive, the honesty almost looks like mother of pearl.

1 Dec, 2016

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