Six On Saturday: The Fe Fi Faux Edition

Good morning SOS’ers! I started to decorate for Christmas last Monday. I was ready to move on from Fall; the rusts, burnt oranges and bright yellows had been around long enough. It has been in the high 70’s all week, so it’s hard to think about any decorating, except for Summer. I think it gets a bit getting used to, to see pumpkins and Christmas trees without a change in the weather to go along!  Where do I start? I went outside and looked around………the creeping ground cover was still creeping up and up on the cottage………..but the holly trees were showing tiny, round, plump berries………the fe’s and the fi’s. I will use the holly for decorating closer to Christmas…….

Holly Trees

I started at the front door first…….small additions to the live topiary; some ribbon and ornaments……and then I went to my faux boxes……..sometimes faux is best. Faux can look the same from year to year, or you can add to it. Using faux wreaths, you can change the bows, you can change the ornaments. You can make it look how you want it to look. And, it does not wilt, it does not die, it does not need watering or misting! But, sometimes the birds try to pull the wreaths apart for twigs or build nests in them!

The Front Door

Moving indoors, I used several more faux wreaths.  This one included two types of evergreens. I added leaves and pinecones, and tiny green berries. Just add a bow to go with your decor!

The Tobacco Wreath

I went with this flocked wreath and added the flocked pinecone sprigs and bow to the wreath, for my chalkboard. I WILL have snow this year!

The Snow Wreath

In the library, I used a garland that reminds me of seaweed on my mantle. It is on the thin side, but it is to remind me of the year I put a VERY HEAVY, pinecone laden, bow intertwined, lighted garland, on the mantle that was soooooooo heavy it took two of us to wrestle it on there. Late one night it fell off the mantle and cracked and chipped the marble on my fireplace baseplate……..Hubby was not a happy camper and we had to have all the marble replaced on the entire fireplace! Hmm, I think I love that seawood garland! Add a small faux wreath or two and some twiggy sprigs to the room. I add sprigs every year to my collection, one can never have enough sprigs! And then I put up a Charlie Brown Christmas tree and added a white mini comforter for faux snow at the base……..

The Library

Just a good way to start dreaming of a White Christmas!

The Coffee Table

I hope you have enjoyed my SOS for this week! I still have the kitchen and all my hutches to do yet and I will add more Fe’s and Fi’s closer to Christmas! Have any of you started decorating yet? Let me know, won’t you?

The instructions for SOS are easy. The photos can be flowers, vegetables, a garden design, whatever, as long as it’s garden related and posted on Saturday!  So, its six photos. Of Gardens. On Saturday. Easy Peasy. To see all the SOS’s look at  SIX ON SATURDAY, hosted by the Propagator, to check out all of them each Saturday! See you next week!

14 Comments Add yours

  1. Pádraig says:

    This is just lovely! Thank you for sharing your home, a chara. If I were to visit, I’d plonk myself in the library and stay there. Being moi, I’m attempting to make out your reading preferences!


    1. Ha Ha! I would try to see the books too! We have duel bookshelves……HIS on the left (you can’t see that in the photo, just my side), mine on the right and never the two shall meet! My top shelf consists of my NURSING textbooks from college! The way the world is moving it may be good to have those on hand! My second shelf is history books mostly and my bottom shelf; bibles and bible study guides……..I have three other bookshelves, one for gardening, one for cooking and one for family history! I read a lot!

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      1. Pádraig says:

        I’d go with the history, cooking & obviously gardening. You won’t even photograph the other side? Mmm…


      2. Maybe in another post!


  2. Sheree says:

    You have a gorgeous house and it’s looking very festive


    1. Thank you, it is getting there slowly!

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  3. Lovely and varied decorating ideas!

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  4. Goodness, you take Christmas decorations to a new level! Very nice. I do like my rather old faux tree but it will be nearer the middle of December before that goes up. You would like my daughter-in-law’s decorations……I daren’t stand still in case she drapes lights and holly over me!

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    1. Oh I’d really get along with her!

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      1. Jo Shafer says:

        I bet you would! I have to chuckle here.


  5. Jo Shafer says:

    What a welcoming front entry, just the way I like to things, too. I always haul out my collection of faux wreaths and garlands every December, but I also like to add snippets from the garden. This year the red berries on my dogwoods are especially vibrant, so I’ll add those to my front door blue tin basket (similar to your red one) along with fresh greens from the Mugo pine and the Colorado spruce — easy when you have your own growing on the side yard.


  6. I hope you show your decorations! I would love to see them! Is all well with you?


  7. Katharine says:

    How pretty your house looks. I’m keen to get started on mine now!

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