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Monday, November 28, 2011

It's Beginning to Look a Little Like Christmas!




 I've started putting up my Christmas decorations. My husband has lights on the outside of the house and I now have the tree up. I usually put several trees up, so this is only the first. I'm not sure I will keep it like this, but I've been missing snow. It doesn't snow here except on very rare occasions, so I put snow on my tree. I plan to add more snowflake ornaments, but I have to buy more first. I also think I will sprinkle sparkly artificial snow over the tree. I haven't put anything on the top of the tree yet because I need a ladder to do that and my husband was using the ladders while putting the lights up!

 I put cardinals in several places around the tree. One of my fondest snow memories is from when we lived in Georgia. I had a very large window in my kitchen that looked out over a deck. It had snowed and the deck was covered in a layer of white. I kept a bird feeder there and enjoyed watching them come and go. Because of the snow, I had sprinkled a couple of handfuls of sunflower seeds over the snow earlier. I was busy in the kitchen and looked out in time to see at least a dozen cardinals gather on the deck to eat sunflower seeds. It was one of those "magical" moments for me.




 I have a wonderful painting in my entryway that is "on loan" from my sister. I added a dove to the globe to tie into the tree with birds and to symbolize "Peace on Earth".  I enjoy setting up little vignettes that tell a story. 


I'll show you more later, but I haven't really finished much more than this. I still have an entire village to set up, for instance! 
Until next time, have a wonderful holiday season!


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9 comments:

  1. I really like how you decorate. It looks beautiful!

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  2. Linda, your tree is lovely! I'm thinking I'll start decorating for Christmas this weekend...Mine is usually very minimal since the kids left home. But I enjoy what I do put up.

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  3. Wow! You are getting an early start. The tree is looking good. I love the cardinal decoration.

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  4. Gorgeous tree and great cardinal memory - i used to love feeding them when we lived in Connecticut!

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  5. BEAUTIFUL!!! If you'd like to come visit, we're supposed to get snow Wednesday....happy to trade with you, I don't think I'd miss it, lol!

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  6. Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world! :)

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