I had the dream for some time but had been too lazy to search
out a "proper" branch.
Imagine my happiness to find THIS perfect one
lying across an evergreen tree--
apparently deposited by the wind in a most convenient place for me!
I placed it in a tree holder I found recently at a thrift store.
Now it stands on our front porch decked sparingly with a few thrifted ornaments.
Even the "berries" seem suited for the season!