Sunday, December 18, 2011

Holiday Window Boxes III and Giveaway Winner!!!

holiday polly wreford

Every year one of Willow Décor’s most popular holiday posts is Decorating Holiday Window Boxes. Even if your house does not have outdoor window boxes you can use store bought containers to bring the look inside. Here are some new favorites I have collected over the year.

holiday window box - 65 avenue

This first window box is beautiful, simple and inexpensive to create. Different pines and boxwood are easily in found out in your yard. Here the owner added blueberry branches and some glass icicle ornaments to add sparkle – Lovely!

holiday window boxes Martha Stewart

From decorator extraordinaire, Martha Stewart, what caught my eye most were the branch trellises she added to hold up the pine branches. What a creative touch which adds so much interest and texture, as well as a wonderful place to thread the bow!

holiday window box 65 avve

Another simple, beautiful collection of pines and pinecones. This would look as pretty on sideboard in your dining room or mantel as it does outside. Again very low cost to recreate.

holiday window boxes - container gardening

Something a bit easier to find for my southern readers; here moss, magnolia leaves and ornaments make a pretty holiday window box.


On of my favorite ideas comes from the Bachman Holiday house in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Here an old shutter creates an indoor window box filled with potted poinsettias and highlighted by a row of birch branches. Simply gorgeous! This is a spectacular mantle piece and would look fabulous in any home!

(holiday window boxes my home ideas

Another example of a more southern style here filled with pines, pineapples and citrus fruits. I adore these window boxes! To see more examples of great holiday window boxes read Willow Décor’s previous posts HERE and HERE

Tree skirt

Finally, congratulations to 3 Peanuts for winning the German Grainsack Tree Skirt!!! Please send your mailing address to and we will send out the tree skirt in time for Christmas!! A special thanks again to Kym of A Beautiful Mess! If you are not a winner you can still order wonderful items from Kym by contacting her at (805) 630-3727. Enjoy!!!

(Photo Credit: P. Wexford, Bellewood Gardens, 65 Avenue, Container Gardening, Martha Stewart, Bachman's, Home Ideas, Lu Tapp -A Beautiful Mess)


  1. Gorgeous images!
    Congratulations to the lucky winner. Wow.

  2. The window box displays are just...fantastic. "What a Wonderful World!" franki

  3. What beautiful window boxes!!! Thank you and Kym for doing this giveaway. I am so excited!!!!! Merry Christmas!!


  4. Oops...please ignore that last comment from "karen" as I am posting for a friend who is in China and accidentally was logged in her profile.

    THANK YOU!!! I am so excited that I won. Many thanks to both you and Kym for hosting. I will post photos of this beautiful treasure under our tree.

    Merry Christmas!! Thank you for sharing all the beauty you do with us:)

  5. I just stumbled across your blog, thanks to my mom, Teresa at Splendid Sass. I just love the post you did below, especially that Grainsack Christmas Tree! I love all of the French elements to that! I would have left a comment, but my, your giveaway was popular!!!! Love this blog and will be frequenting! Thanks!

  6. I love a pretty window box and these are all so special, the one with the birch logs really caught my eye, so unique!! thanks for sharing,
    xo Kathysue

  7. Holy moly, these are sooooo gorgeous! Makes me want to put in windowboxes into my own home pronto!

    Just fabulous in every way.......really beautiful!

  8. Beautiful holiday inspirations, Gina. I especially love the ones with pineapples in them...perfect for my home in SW Florida. Have a wonderful Christmas.

  9. I love window boxes and these are gorgeous! I especially loved the one with the poinsettias and dthe one with the glass ice cicles...beautiful!

  10. I had window boxes on all of my windows in front of the house when we bought it. They started to rot and so we removed them. I swore I would rebuilt more and put them up....this post just kicked me in the butt and I am going to get them up this spring. I love the pineapples!!

  11. great ideas, you actually have me thinking about what to do NEXT year!
    have a wonderful christmas

  12. Absolutely darling! I should do something one day! We do not have window boxes, but the ones you show are gorgeous!
    HAPY HOLIDAYS and a very happy NEW YEAR!
    xoxo Victoria

  13. luck gal for winning the tree skirt , I would use that year round under something

    Merry Christmas

  14. I love window boxes and the idea of decorating them for the season. I will have to put this in my idea file for next year. Oh, and I love the stag mount all decked out for Christmas!


  15. These are beautiful. Window boxes are on my "want" list!

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  16. I am looking forward to your posts in 2012 having enjoyed so many in the past. I especially loved your pantry transformation and believe it is one of the best renovations I have seen on a design blog. I refer to it often. Happy New Year.


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