Extreme Decorating, Madame Twig Style!

This time last year we spent several days decorating for a photo shoot by Watershed Magazine. We filled eight oversized urns with greens, branches and accessories, set them in place and went on to start the work inside. The next day we found our lovely urns had been completely buried in snow overnight, if only we had checked the forecast!  

Oh dear! 

Oh dear! 

Hmmmm.....

Hmmmm.....

We dug them out with some difficulty, only to discover a major ice storm was approaching! Fortunately the house is surrounded by a covered porch so we scrambled to get the urns undercover. On the day of the photo shoot everything around the house was completely covered in ice and snow, we put the pots back in place and marvelled at the result. A dreamy, black and white backdrop for the untouched urns to shine. Thank goodness we listened to the weather this time! 

Cardinal dogwood is magnificent with a snowy, white background. 

Cardinal dogwood is magnificent with a snowy, white background. 

Curly willow, copper accents and woven willow globes frame the back door entrance. 

Curly willow, copper accents and woven willow globes frame the back door entrance. 

Pussy willow are a wonderful addition to a winter container because they will open their catkins when the weather warms in the spring. 

Pussy willow are a wonderful addition to a winter container because they will open their catkins when the weather warms in the spring. 

Ooops, we forgot to rescue this one from the ice storm!

Ooops, we forgot to rescue this one from the ice storm!

Inside we still had a lot of work to do...and of course we went wild with the indoor decor, we couldn't help ourselves given the opportunity. This was EXTREME holiday decorating, Madame Twig style!  We used over sixty pounds of evergreens, hundreds of branches, and countless accessories to fill the house with Christmas. Since we had so much decorating to do we had to assemble it well in advance of the shoot. Evergreens don't last long indoors without water so we put floral foam in tinfoil trays to keep the boughs green. Please enjoy some photos of our extravaganza... 

The two Madame Twigs would like to wish everyone a Happy Holiday and all the best in the coming year!