Saturday, December 19, 2015

Christmas Is In the Air...Finally...

'Twas the week before Christmas and all through the house, we wore shirt sleeves and short pants, inside and out!  (At least some of us did!)

Not any more!  It finally feels seasonal out there.  And in here.

The calves' water buckets had ice on them this morning, and I think I'd better keep after the eggs this morning, before they freeze!

It finally feels a little more like Christmas really is next week!  My friend Brenda and I made boxwood Christmas trees about two weeks ago.  I hadn't trimmed the boxwood by our house this summer, so there was plenty to trim off and design our trees.  I like to have a place to display my more delicate angel ornaments.  If I put them on the big tree, I'm worried that I'll miss one when cleaning it off, and they'll get lost in the process.  Several of them are pretty sentimental to me...

This angel ornament I bought at a Christmas shop in Heidelberg, Germany when I went to visit my sister and her family in 2006...

Although it's not an angel, this star ornament that was a gift from a good friend, is the perfect size for the top of this tiny tree...

The little red tree skirt was something I found on Christmas clearance at our local Ten Thousand Villages store.  If you ever have a chance to visit one of these stores, you're in for a treat.

There are others that have special stories behind them, but I won't bore you with all the details!  It's just fun to have a miniature tree, and was fun to make one with a friend!  This year it's in the kitchen, where we spend most of our time.

There's still a lot to do this week, but at least now it feels a lot more seasonal outside!

How are you spending your week before Christmas?


  1. I teach 2nd grade and am out for the break. Shopping to do on Monday and cooking for the family dinner later this week. Busy times. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  2. Oh I love your little tree and special ornaments. IT SNOWED here we have almost 1/8th of an inch(that may be a stretch). Yes that is still snow. I am sitting up waiting for the sun so I can see it better before it melts again:) Merry Christmas my friend. HUG B

  3. I love that boxwood tree! It looks so pretty, you really did a nice job. We are in the home stretch now aren't we? I am so glad you are having normal weather now. We should have rain every day until after Christmas! I feel so blessed.
    Have a lovely week before Christmas.

  4. That's a different kind of Christmas tree and very cute to ! It is pouring rain and warm today not the Christmas weather we are used to that is for sure just not the same with out snow for us . I am in the midst of preparing foods and wrapping gifts as our kids will be here with us this in a few days . We wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas


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