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Holiday Decorations: Green

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The most iconic Christmas color combo is definitely red and green, but both of these colors are also very beautiful on their own or mixed with other shades of the rainbow.

Today I've decided to remove the red from the red and green combo and show you just how beautiful green can be on it's own. Whether using it on your dinner table, infusing greenery into your home, or within your holiday decorations, those who see how you've used this enchanting color are sure to be green with envy.

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I love this entrance dressed in all green. The wreath is made from cushion moss, which will thrive all year.

1 I love this entrance dressed in all green. The wreath is made from cushion moss, which will thrive all year.

Different shades of green work together on this mantle from the stockings to the greenery to the bobeches in the candlesticks.

2 Different shades of green work together on this mantle from the stockings to the greenery to the bobeches in the candlesticks.

The green and white combo of this tablescape is subtle, yet festive. Carnations were used to evoke a snow-covered tree and green and white ornaments were placed in compotes to complete the centerpiece.

3 The green and white combo of this tablescape is subtle, yet festive. Carnations were used to evoke a snow-covered tree and green and white ornaments were placed in compotes to complete the centerpiece.

Dripping crystal icicles dangle from a cedar-covered, snow-dusted mantelpiece to create a frosty scene. And iron urns are filled with silvery santolina.

4 Dripping crystal icicles dangle from a cedar-covered, snow-dusted mantelpiece to create a frosty scene. And iron urns are filled with silvery santolina.

This mistletoe ball serves as a gentle reminder, amid the holiday hubbub, to take a momentary respite for romance.

5 This mistletoe ball serves as a gentle reminder, amid the holiday hubbub, to take a momentary respite for romance.

Add felt Christmas trees to a simple stocking to personalize it.

6 Add felt Christmas trees to a simple stocking to personalize it.

Here pine boughs, magnolia leaves, and mesh-wrapped silver balls hang loosely around a doorway. They work like party streamers and I love the combination of silver and green.

7 Here pine boughs, magnolia leaves, and mesh-wrapped silver balls hang loosely around a doorway. They work like party streamers and I love the combination of silver and green.

These satin bow napkin rings are sweet and easy to make. Learn how to make them here: http://www.marthastewart.com/how-to/satin-bow-napkin-rings

8 These satin bow napkin rings are sweet and easy to make. Learn how to make them here: http://www.marthastewart.com/how-to/satin-bow-napkin-rings

Dress up plain candlesticks by dusting them with glitter. We chose a soft shade of green glitter for these candlesticks.

9 Dress up plain candlesticks by dusting them with glitter. We chose a soft shade of green glitter for these candlesticks.

This yule log favor uses our clip art, glittery birds, nests, and pine needles to create the perfect wintry present. http://www.marthastewart.com/how-to/yule-log-favor-boxes

10 This yule log favor uses our clip art, glittery birds, nests, and pine needles to create the perfect wintry present. http://www.marthastewart.com/how-to/yule-log-favor-boxes

This is the simplest way to add greenery to any room. Tuck greenery into your candlesticks and use it as bobeches, those little glass collars meant to catch dripping candle wax.

11 This is the simplest way to add greenery to any room. Tuck greenery into your candlesticks and use it as bobeches, those little glass collars meant to catch dripping candle wax.

When you're chopping firewood, set aside branches that are too thin for logs and too thick for kindling. Use them instead as the base for this festive holiday place card.

12 When you're chopping firewood, set aside branches that are too thin for logs and too thick for kindling. Use them instead as the base for this festive holiday place card.

Vintage or new silver ornaments give a table luster. These pinecone-shaped examples are nestled in a basket, clustered among eucalyptus leaves and sprigs of cedar. Juniper enriches the frosty colors of the arrangement, as the blue-gray berries play off the silver ornaments.

13 Vintage or new silver ornaments give a table luster. These pinecone-shaped examples are nestled in a basket, clustered among eucalyptus leaves and sprigs of cedar. Juniper enriches the frosty colors of the arrangement, as the blue-gray berries play off the silver ornaments.

Instead of using traditional greenery, infuse your home with bay leaves like we did here. We also included pomegranates for a touch of red.

14 Instead of using traditional greenery, infuse your home with bay leaves like we did here. We also included pomegranates for a touch of red.

Evoke a Victorian Christmas with place cards that resemble elegant paper scrolls. Include holly and mix and match green and blue linens to get this look.

15 Evoke a Victorian Christmas with place cards that resemble elegant paper scrolls. Include holly and mix and match green and blue linens to get this look.

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