Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Prelude to Christmas

This year for the first time we are having a few tours
from Japan in November and December so I wanted to
make it a little more special for them since the garden
is past.
So, I did some Christmas decorating starting with the

                                                  The tour this morning really enjoyed
                                                  a peek into an Island Christmas.
                                                 However,I am not finished yet so
                                                  just a peek today.
                                                   I bought these old skates at a thrift shop
                                                 for $4 and gave them a coat of paint and a
                                                 a coat of dark wax.  I glued on some fake
                                                 fur when they were dry. For now they are
                                                 hanging on the door of the boathouse but
                                                 they will probably go into a wreath for the
                                                            This cute little pooch ,Bella is the newest
                                                            member of the family. She is a miniature
                                                           schneuzer and belongs to my daughter and
                                                            her family.

                                                              Just getting started ~ but having
                                                        I love touches of red at Christmas time.
                                                           I also love plaid for Christmas and the pillows
                                                           and skates were also thrift finds.
                                                              These old skates got a wash of grey
                                                              paint and have an old pair of wool
                                                             socks in them but you could also
                                                             use the cuffs of an old sweater.
                                                 I just took a few quick shots for now
                                                             but when it is all done I will share more.

                                                            I love decorating for Christmas ~ love the
                                                            coziness of twinkling lights and greenery
                                                            etc. so I love to start early and then relax
                                                            and enjoy it.

                                                                              Enjoy your day!


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