I like to do my decorating for the holidays slowly. I find that if I start way ahead I get to enjoy each project so much more and I don’t get overwhelmed. Here’s my start so far.
I’ve got a nice galvanized planter (I use this most of the winter for herbs in the kitchen) and add a layer of peat, then an amarylis bulb (bright pink and green like the majority of my Christmas decorations).
‘Fast hands Louis’ gets into the act with this stage too.
I top everything off with some lovely, decorative stones.
Here we go! I want this as my centrepiece for a bunch of entertaining.
But what about all those extra rocks? Well, I’ve dug out of my ‘todo’ picture pile and idea of Martha Stewart’s. An old cookie sheet (I added felty feet to the bottom), spread with all my pretty rocks and now I’ve got a place for boots to dry in the front entrance.
Now how about my windows?
A few decorative (but light) Christmas balls and some ribbon will do the trick.
I cut ribbons into various lengths.
Spaced the balls out and…
It’s a start 🙂
The UDG said:
I love the pink decorations! And great idea for the boot drying.
The kiddo is already well trained to put her boots there. Now if only I can teach the husband 🙂
LOVE it ALL!! :o) I think my favorite is the window decorations. :o)
Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said:
Ohhh so pretty! Love the ornaments on the window. I gotta get my rear in gear and start decorating now.. thanks for the motivation 🙂
It's so hard to add to the 'to do' list though 🙂
Life In The Thrifty Lane said:
I start slowly too, especially this year!
Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said:
How pretty! I love how you hung them in the window, they looks so pretty!