Monday, December 19, 2022

Merry Christmas

 Christmas is almost here and even though I started decorating the day after Thanksgiving, I finally finished this past weekend.

I don't change my decorations too much from year to year but I do edit and I don't put out everything.  I alternate some decorations so I don't get too bored with the same old things.  

Our home is filled with traditional decorations and lots of red and green.  I decorate with sentimental ornaments and keepsakes from our family, friends and trips we've taken.  

When I set our table it's a mix of family pieces handed down and things I have collected over the past years. 

Merry Christmas from our house to yours!

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Happy Places

It's been months since I have posted as life seems to get in the way.  Yesterday we had the most glorious weather with temperatures in the 70's which is near record for December.  Our fall color seemed to finally arrive and the oak trees are at peak.

Last month I moved my gerniums and herbs into the greenhouse which is my happy place in the coldest winter months.   I love going out to water my plants in the dead of winter when nothing is blooming outside.  

Everthing is growing well and we supplement with a small heater when the temps dip below freezing.

I have a Little Gem magnolia tree and cut some leaves to cover the soil around my pansies.  They dress up the window boxes and I'll be using some in Christmas arrangements.