Decorating from nature's cupboard
Last updated 11/29/2007 at Noon
When I was about eight years old I remember looking at the large pyracantha bush in our backyard and thinking how much it looked like holly. At Christmas I dreamed of decorating with fresh holly because of the songs about holly, but it didn’t seem to grow in the California climate with our warmer winters. So I settled for pyracantha.
No one else in our neighborhood seemed to have discovered the joy of decorating with pyracantha, so I decided I needed to go into the business. Placing some of the green leaves and red round berries in pie tins then covering them with cellophane wrapping, I...