it totally messed with my
–decorating for Christmas–
motivation~which didn’t begin until December 16th and stayed simpler and more natural this year. Even s l o w e r, the kids’ tree went up Christmas eve, and was finally decorated Christmas morn’ (tsk~tsk).
I’d still like to share some of the pretty pictures before things are packed away.
How long do you wait before UNdecorating? Especially when- if- you start so late?
This year’s decor was kept more ‘simple.’
1st~I really love adding hydrangeas from the garden to the tree. I dipped last summer’s crop in scarlet Rit Dye, but didn’t leave them long to keep a lighter tone. I also picked, dried, and dyed some Sedum Autumn Joy from the garden.
2nd~I have bags full of pine cones from so many trips to the Grand Canyon when family & friends visited me in Phoenix. I selected my fav’s and rolled them in glue, then in rolled them in crystal glitter.
I sprayed the tree with “snow,” used silk lamb’s ear, some ice-crystal’d strands and picks, and feathered Cardinals. But to add a little oompf– I included gold sugared baubles and the gold crown tree-topper.
I bought a glittery Merry Christmas banner at Hobby Lobby to swag from the drapery rod, only to discover it was misspelled! MeRRRy ChristMS—to y o u too.
Here are some of my Cardinals—
—and some views of my pine cones, hydrangeas and Sedum, the ice-crystals and lamb’s ear!