I’m almost done!!!

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Living room fireplace

I know it’s December 28th and I know I hosted Christmas dinner. But there’s still something missing from my  decor’ and I can’t say I’m done until I have my Christmas Pot Pourri spread around in various rooms.

Maybe I’ll get round to that today… I rooted in too many boxes searching for it before Christmas…the Wednesday before Christmas actually…I was busy up to that point and just wasn’t in the mood to do it any earlier.

My mantel is much “less” than usual…because I was running late. We got new windows last year. I managed to save a few for projects…even though Donald was adamant they should all be sent to the junk pile.

I chalk painted it, did my little design and put lights behind it. It’s secured with masonary screws and picture wire as it sits precariously close to the edge of the mantel.

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Table centre piece

I’m pleased with how my table centre piece turned out. I went to my friend Jaime’s florist in Stouffville. Centre Piece Flowers.  I bought 3  x 4″ Poinsettias, some hypericum berries and a couple of  beautiful Hydrandeas and used some left over greens I had.

It looked lovely on Christmas Day but one hydrangea was totally croaked by Boxing Day…if you look closely you can see an empty spot where I’ve taken it out of the arrangement. 😦 …but not too closely that you can see empty spots in the oasis!!!

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Lopsided tree!!

Not sure what’s going on with the tree this year. I took the photo from all angles so you couldn’t see just how lopsided the tree looks when you look straight on!! I’ve decided that it’s the picks at the top that make it look that way.

It was supposed to be just Silver and Gold, but Donald all of a sudden had an opinion on the tree and said it needed Red to make it pop!! (Really)

This evening I’m hoping to go out and take photos of the outside. We’ve had lots of snow and then thaw and then freezing rain. It’s quite treacherous out there and seeing as I only finished outside the day before Christmas Eve, I haven’t got round to taking photos yet!!! There’s a saying about the cobblers Children walking about in shoes that need mending…same kind of thing here. I have to make sure everyone is decorated before me.

Even though I’m late, my Christmas wishes are still as sincere as they would have been if you were reading before Christmas. I wish you and your family, Peace, health and happiness. I hope you have had a great Christmas season.

Love Linda xx

 

 

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We’ll take 5 degrees!

Ruby with Icicles on her beard!!

Ruby with Icicles on her beard!!

Our Dog Ruby, loves being outside. Even when it was freezing, she still wanted to go on a long walk. None of this cutting things short just because it was -18. But for the last two days, we’ve had sunshine and it’s been above freezing…5 degrees today!! and she’s really enjoyed playing out. Digging in the remaining snow.

It as been a hive of activity outdoors these last two days. Here in Ontario, we are still trying to get rid of our winter decorations!! They have been buried under several feet of snow and ice for the last 3 months. I just noticed my neighbours Birch reindeer, still wrapped in their Red winter scarves, have made it off the front porch today.
My winter containers have had all the red removed from them, so they don’t stand out quiet so much. But they are still frozen in the pots so I can’t remove them yet.
This winter has been loooong, cold, snowy, icy…did I say long?