I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had a quiet, but good one with just Leo, my mom, and me. So after the big meal, I started decorating for Christmas. This year’s theme is “A Gardener’s Christmas.”
I’m super excited to be participating in the first annual HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS BLOG TOUR brought to you by Sondra Lyn at Home so make sure you scroll down to the bottom of this post to see many more great crafts, recipes, and Christmas decor.
Ever since Leo and I started our garden five years ago, we’ve become known locally as “The People with the Garden.” And I’ll have to say that when we started it, that we never would have thought that it would give us so much satisfaction and pleasure. It is so much more that just growing most of our own food-it has become a way of life. So to celebrate the joy we get from gardening, I decided to decorate our living room with a gardening theme in the traditional colors of red and green.
The amaryllis is a classic winter blossom that is associated with Christmas. This one is an artificial one since I knew a real one would never last through the holidays! The beautiful red color looks so festive especially when tied with a red gingham ribbon!
To the left of the fireplace is our vintage wheelbarrow that we found at the auction. I asked the man that we bought it from where he had obtained it and he said that he bought it at a farm auction in Lancaster, South Carolina. He said he was pretty sure it was made by the Amish. I’m in LOVE with the wheelbarrow! Lucy is in LOVE with her naptime!
I’m pretty sure she’s worn out from digging holes in the garden earlier today. It was such a pretty day today and Leo worked out in the garden taking up the landscaping fabric and straw. You know, there’s no rest for the gardener since there’s always something that needs to be done.
The tree is adorned with ornaments that I made with seed catalog and seed packet artwork from the late 1800s. And do you see the little red wheelbarrow? I found those in the dollhouse furniture section of Hobby Lobby.
Underneath the print I created a display using a basket filled with veggies, ivy, and cabbages from our garden. I bet you’ve never thought about using cabbages as Christmas decorations, have you? Hmmm, I didn’t think so, but aren’t they beautiful?
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2nd Annual Holiday Home Link Party@HomeGoods
Welcome to the first annual Home for the Holidays Blog Tour
brought to you by Sondra Lyn at Home!
This year’s co-host is Michele from Our Rosey Life. Thanks, Michele!
We are so excited to bring the selection of blogs that have been assembled for this inaugural kick-off. Be sure to check back for each day’s inspirational links!
Here is the line-up for the week:
Monday – Gifts and Wrapping
Tuesday – Trees and Decor- Part I
Wednesday – Crafts
Thursday – Recipes and Tablescapes
Friday – Trees and Decor- Part II
Each day you will see new links added for that day’s featured topic. So let’s get started! Enjoy!!
Home for the Holidays
Monday ~ Gifts and Wrapping
Tuesday ~ Trees and Decor- Part I
Wednesday ~ Crafts
Thursday ~ Recipes and Tablescapes
Friday ~ Trees and Decor- Part II