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