Usually when I start the Christmas decorating I drag out the totes. try to decide what will go where, create something to fill a spot and so on…this seems to take forever. This year I am trying to take a different approach. By this, I mean to get started earlier on some of the creative (yes, that is a funny) aspects of wreaths, small trees, flower arrangements, etc. Not wanting to spend a lot of money (who has any to spare anyway) I wanted to use what I had – but perhaps in a different way than before.
I wanted to make some different flower arrangements using the many poinsettias I have collected over the years.Decided the small soup tureens I collect needed to be used for something – in stead of just collecting dust on the shelves. Packed the lids away – started inserting flowers, etc to come up with an arrangement.
Had several wreaths that were old – I mean old – decorated before I became Leon’s wife. I was so tired of the way they looked…so had not used them the last several years. Stripped them down to the bare greenery – started anew! Used a little of this and a little of that. Some of them I like better than others – but at least they are all different that what they had been.
As with all my creating – I enjoy the fun in it.
Here are some pictures of the “Creations”. Of course, I think they will look better as part of the Christmas decorations – than they do now just hanging/sitting in the sewing/craft room.
The balls on this look copper in color – but are really gold.
I decorated a couple of trees – this one with the red flower and another one with a gold flower. I plan on using them on the mantel – of course, along with lots of other items. As you know, this is subject to change, once the actual decorating begins all bets are off as to where I will place this or that.
All the Christmas totes will come out of storage next week and the decorating will commence!