Sunday, November 22

A Notable Quote + Christmas Decor


Door or lamp post sprays


One of the many wreaths I made (taken from an odd angle, since it was below me)


Another spray


Adam, come and get your apple.


Santa is waiting for his cookies!


Santa's Elf in a gingerbread house


The top of a crystal, pearl, white and gold tree (a joint effort by me and Rhonda)


the base of the tree above


Little scenes like this (and the one below) are marketed to people needing something to go to a nursing home or hospital. It is only about 10" wide.




A spray (on the wall) and an arrangement, all in copper and purple.


A detail from the arrangement above.


The copper spray.


A deer in a woodsy basket


A gilded deer in a table scape.


A small copper and purple table arrangement


A mid-size side table arrangement, with cardinals and poinsettias and berries


A children's arrangement (not done by me)


An over-mirror swag (not done by me)


The "Polar Express" tree (not done by me)


A detail of the ladybug ornaments on the Polar Express tree.

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The cardinal doctrine of a fanatic's creed is that his enemies are the enemies of God.

Andrew Dickson White, diplomat, historian, and educator (1832-1918)

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13 comments:

Tardevil said...

They're all gorgeous!

John said...

Wowzie! Such beautiful pieces! I especially love the copper and purple stuff! More posts like this and I will be in the Christmas spirit! Bravo to you and the other designers!

Gilly said...

I love those decorations! They are just so beautiful! I am going to have to get my imagination going for Christmas, as my sister and brother-in-law are coming. Usually its just me and Mr. G and I don't do much. We are all going to my daughter for Christmas Day, and she is marvellously clever about making everything look fantastic!

Pat said...

Do you mean to tell me that Christmas is coming? Again?

Arkansas Patti said...

Hum, maybe I will go with a wreath since the cats can't destroy that. They look so pretty.
This season should really keep you busy.
Don't forget some "me" time.

Tabor said...

You have done some lovely work. It must make you feel good to know that some of these will go to rest homes or homes of invalids where they can sit and enjoy them everyday over the holidays. Boy did that quote make sense.

Buzzardbilly said...

Wow! If I had talent like that, I probably wouldn't shop for my glitz and shmaltz monster tree (it is a monstrositree). Gorgeous work.

Olga said...

How inspiring! Very beautiful arrangements...your post made me have a twinge of Christmas spirit.

And the quote is a keeper.

Jo said...

Omigosh, those are beautiful. I love the gilded deer.

You're very talented...!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

LOVE all those really charming Table Top Arrangements...So clever and what GREAT Gifts they make! Beautiful work, my dear.

LL Cool Joe said...

They look beautiful!

We don't tend to use ornaments in flower arrangements here in the UK. They tend to be more traditional, but I love yours. Much more fun and creative.

sage said...

are you still doing the governor's mansion?

Nell Jean said...

I'm ready to decorate my blog for Christmas, having stolen, er, shopped for the white and gold tree and the purple and copper table arrangement, put the two pieces of the tree together and resized for the sidebar.

It has become my Holiday tradition. Thank you and I will give credit.