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Sunday, December 22, 2013

The beginning...

Well the shortest day of the year has now passed and we are apparently
getting longer days. It's a gradual thing but it is the beginning.
The grey days here are still in want of light so we give it a hand...
I spotted this little grouping of dead holly trees and decided they would
do nicely for my annual twig decorating on the porch...its nice
to see something out there other than the grey or blackness of night...
 We forego the usual Christmas tree for the annual Christmas Chandelier.
 It's grapevines on a double tiered heavy gauge wire frame I made years ago for a summer porch party
and now suits us fine to hang favorite ornaments on and hangs above the dining room table...
 I got all Martha Stewarty and cut these stars out of Mandarin orange peels with a tiny cookie cutter...
 A few more favorites..
Go Leafs!!
A little collection of vintage Nutcrackers and a music box to say so long for now!
 


5 comments:

Mairéad said...

I love your Christmas decorations, they are so warm and cheery.
Wishing your and yours every happiness this festive season.
le grá Mairéad

Nancy Kay said...

Your colorful lights, decorations, and chandelier are wonderfully beautiful. You've created a very festive environment! Here's wishing you a very Merry Christmas and many, many blessings in the New Year!

farmlady said...

Oh, I do love that chandelier with all your beautiful ornaments on it... and the lights outside. Wonderful holiday spirits abound. I can see them.
Have a wonderful Christmas.

acornmoon said...

sending my love to you and yours for the festive season and New Year. x

Lucinda Keller said...

I love your Christmas chandelier! Lovely, warm and bright!
Hope you and your family had a beautiful Christmas Kerry!