Hello, Everyone! It’s great to finally be back with you, and especially for this particular post! Since the time I planned to feature the process of decorating this tree I’ve encountered a series of events that seemed to be designed to prevent me from completing the tree. Also, my Mom’s experiences with Alzheimer’s (I am her 24/7 daily caregiver) require a lot of my attention. I am happy to say that I have persevered and have photos of the tree decorating process to share with you. Now, I have to choose the photos, ‘brand’ them and add descriptions of what you’re viewing. I may add all of the photos in this post or I may share them in several posts; I’m still deciding. So, with Alzheimer’s episodes being what they are, some or all of the photos could be added later this evening. Thank-you for following, stopping by and enjoying this blog! I am looking forward to sharing these photos with you all! I hope you all have been enjoying December, so far and that you experience Christmas in your heart every day.
Being a fan of pine cones, I thought to share these three creative, and cute napkin rings. The first napkin ring appears to be made from the floret of pine cone; it’s a classy napkin ring! The second napkin ring appears to be made of pine cones and ribbon. As I look at the second napkin ring I think of tuxedos, the tuxedo shirt and collar; this napkin ring is elegant! Now, my favorite napkin ring is the third and last one. I like the colors of the pine cones and the petite size works perfectly for the cluster of the napkin ring. I think this month of May is a great time to plan ahead and make (or buy) your pine cone napkin rings in time for Christmas Day 2017! I hope these three images have inspired you!
Pine cones are so beautiful! A variety of beautiful craft-creations can be made with them. Today, I’ve featured beautiful candles with pine cones. If you don’t have pine trees in your yard, you may find them at your local parks or even scattered on the lawns of local businesses. I have done so and simply ask the manager or owner for permission to collect them, first. Earlier this week, I had the chance to collect more pine cones from a local park and one of the staff, an elderly gentlemen, volunteered to collect pine cones stating that it’s enjoyable AND relieves the pain of arthritis in his knees! What a great mindset he has & I told him so. If you intend to collect pine cones, be sure to
- keep cardboard boxes and/or bags handy to place them in
- carry protective gloves to wear as you collect the pine cones
- literally bake them in your oven on a baking pan dedicated to baking the cones and not food (baking the cones kills hidden bugs) OR
- wash pine cones in water to get rid of bugs (the cones with close until they dry) and then set them aside to air-dry
My goal was to get this published on 3/25/2017. However, it’s actually a few hours beyond 3/25 into 3/26. In keeping with my ’25th’ theme, I plan to post on the 25th of each month and perhaps the 5th and 15th, as well. Thank-you for following this blog! I am delighted that so many follow it and while I believe in my ‘It’s Ever Christmas’ dream I’m AMAZED that you all are ‘here’ in it with me as I build it into reality! Again, thank-you so much!
The decor in this stately room is minimal, and cute. My favorite decor items in this display are the three whimsical pieces, the checkerboard-styled deer and the large ornaments on the mantle, as well as the red pine cones, the stockings, wreath and multi-patterned chair.
The decor of this dining table scene looks perfect for the cabin theme. My favorites in this room are the antlers chandelier, the plaid deer, the trees, the furry placemats and the chairs! chairs