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Saturday, December 3, 2011

~ Adding Some Christmas to the Sunporch ~

Hi everyone, I hope you're having a super weekend. We're having a rainy one in our part of the country. Perfect for putting some more Christmas decor around the house.
I finally gotten around to adding a few things in the Sunporch. I've had the basket now a couple of years, it is so much fun to decorate for the seasons. Last years was full to overflowing, you can see those pictures HERE. I enjoyed looking back at some of those decorations myself. Isn't it fun to reflect?
I poured through the Christmas greenery trying to use what I had, adding Christmas greenery, snow capped picks and red berry picks.
The original arrangement didn't have a bow. After taking pictures I felt it lacked something. Having some of the black and cream colored ribbon left I made a bow popped in it, stood back and said, "WOW" !  I was delighted with the change the bow made.

I've had the snowed capped picks for over 5 years now, stored properly they'll last for a long time. These still look brand new each time I pull them out of storage.

The sweet chair is very near and dear to my heart. It belonged to My Betty, a dear friend of mine who came to live with us and lost her battle with cancer. She's been gone 7 years now, I miss her so much, having the gifts she gave me brings up fond memories and helps ease the loss of her presence. I think she would be pleased the chair is used for decorating to greet our guests.   :-))
I've had the half bucket for over 10 years, it's floated from the kitchen to the laundry room to this area. Don't you love moving your decor around each year?

I sold the candy canes in the shop about 3 years ago, they've been stuck in the half bucket ever since. lol

I love pillows! I love the softness of them, the whimsy, and naturally the finishing touch it can put on a vignette. This darling little thing is actually 2 placemats I picked up at Dollar General about 10 years ago. I purchased 14 that day. Yes, I can hear you gasp, they were 75% off, I gave $3.50 for the lot. You see I had projects in mind. lol. Some of them are used for tablescapes, I made a runner with a few and a couple of pillows.
I sewed the 2 longest ends together, made button holes, went through the stash of buttons, and Voila' instant pillow. Pretty cute huh?

Thank you for swinging by today and saying hello, I love your visits.