Decorating for Christmas
Although it’s still ten days away, I thought I’d wind things up by mentioning the ‘C’ word! Have you decorated your home in preparation for the big day?
I am not one for lots of tinsel and paperchains, we have no young children living here, as ours are all grown up now! So I tend to go for greenery from the garden – like Rosemary, Holly and Ivy.
Do you remember my photo of our three Holly trees covered with berries? Well, the birds were hungry, but they kindly left us with three berries!
We are lucky enough to live in a 16th Century cottage with an Inglenook. In it is this great log burner…I love it, especially when I light candles in the hearth.
I hang our cards from the beam above the Inglenook, and Rosemary too, which scents the room.
I always grow Amaryllis for this time of year, they last longer than cut flowers.
On the dining room table I shall make a greenery-and-candle arrangement, but I haven’t got round to that yet. However, in the hall we have our Christmas tree – a real one – this year we chose a Noble Fir because we liked the blue-green needles and the lovely scent.
The only trouble is that when our Labrador is getting excited about going for his walk, he wags his tail and sends the gold baubles flying! Never mind, I still love him. Now let’s hear from you – How do you decorate your home for Christmas? Do you use greenery too?
HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF YOU! (When it is here, we will be with the family – away from home)
- 15 Dec, 2007
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