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Having little floral arrangements around the house makes me smile when I walk by them. But since buying flowers regularly can get pricey, I try to pick little bits and bobs outdoors when I can to brighten up our home. Even just a sprig of green in a jar can look great! Ivy covers the redwood trees out back and in the spring the ivy berries begin to come out. They are not edible, but they are so lovely that I  arrange them in old mason jars and bottles for the dining room table. They last a long time in water, and when they ripen a bit they turn dark purple.

Photos by Erin Gleeson for The Forest Feast