Monday, November 29, 2010

Decorating with Mother Nature

I wanted to share a few last shots of the outside decor in front of the shop. I had the best time putting all of this together, from taking loppers to cut the crap apple branches to picking up sticks in the yard to pull it all together. :-))
The fresh cut greenery is starting to look a little worse for wear. If it doesn't rain anymore this afternoon I'll head out to the fence row and cut some fresh. The berries are holding up pretty well despite all the cool temperatures.

The ferns still look great. The added crap apple branches added a bit of color for a Christmas feel.
On Friday of the Open House it rained off and on all day long. I was just sick, thinking the beautifully wrapped packages would fall apart. The secret is not to touch them, they dry out and they're fine.

Not to forget the pots full of the creeping jenny, I added sticks and more of the crap apple branches. The plant was flowing over the edges so gracefully I hated to disturb their beauty before the Open House Event, before Spring is in full swing they will get a coat or two of estate black paint.

We don't want to forget to dress our outside light posts. To coordinate the decor I added more twigs, crap apple branches and naturally the bow.

When decorating your outside, you don't have to go buy all the latest outside Christmas decorations. Just look around your yard, use your imagination decorate to your hearts content with some of Mother Nature's Beauty. Until next time...
hugs ~lynne~

Saturday, November 27, 2010

And So It Begins.....

I know many of you are already fully decorated, others like myself are only just beginning. I always start our Christmas decorating Thanksgiving night. Just can't seem to bring myself to mix the two holidays together. Last year this small table held a snowman, with lanterns being so popular, this year I chose to use a lantern. I like the cozy welcoming feel as you walk up to the back door.

Inside a candle with a wee bit of faux snow screams welcome.

Can you believe the fern is still trying to survive? I'm sure after the cold temperatures we're due to have the next couple of days, it will have to be put to rest.

I love the top.

I fell in love with the simplicity of the black and white ribbon.

Yes, that's a bunny trying to hide from us. You didn't think I could possibly leave a bunny out of my holiday decorating did you? lol

I'm off to work in the shop and do a bit more decorating as the day allows. I'm looking forward to seeing all of your holiday decor. Until next time...

hugs ~lynne~

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Simply Done

I can hardly believe it's time to think about Thanksgiving, where has this year flown to? I'm sure many of you are busy preparing for all of your guests to arrive, putting finishing touches on your meals. Like you, we have the traditional meal with all the goodies.

This year the gathering will be small and intimate. Mr. P loves company, but prefers the groups to be smaller and a bit on the quiet side. Many of you have asked about him, so I'll bring you up to date. For the most part he's doing quite well, much better that I'm home all the time. I think I'm his bit of security. I had worked the other job for so long "thinking" I was doing the right thing, it helped financially to pay for all of his medicines. I was home the month of August and saw a drastic change him, as well as the doctor. I quit my job the first of September and he continues to do well. So, from the bottom of our hearts we thank each and everyone of you for asking.

I hurriedly threw together this table late yesterday afternoon. I've been so busy in the shop and elsewhere I totally forgot about a centerpiece for the table. I chose my pheasant and the vintage mercury candlesticks.

I'm joining Susan for Tablescape Thursday. I'm off to see more of the beautiful tablescapes. See you there. Until next time....
hugs ~lynne~
From our home to yours we wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Hills are Alive...

With each passing day I'm finding peace in the smallest of things. The other night I couldn't resist taking pictures of our amazing sunset. The sky appeared to be on fire, the sight was breath taking. The brushstroked sky draws you in and a calming peace flows over you.

And to the east the moon was appearing in all it's glory. The tops of the trees appear to be holding it in place.
As each day greets you I hope you find peace in the smallest of things. Until next time..
hugs ~lynne~