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Today was wreath making day. I made a monogram “S” for my front door and wreaths for over our fireplace, our kitchen door, and one for Mr. SP’s dad. Mr. SP was really sweet and helped me to clip all of the greenery. I set up my wreath making area in our basement. Boy did I make a mess!
This is the wreath that I made for over our fireplace. I really tried to use a variety of material in my wreaths this year. I’ve had this ribbon for several years now and it just seemed perfect for this wreath.
The next wreath to be made was the monogram “S”. Unfortunately, I broke the “S” while I was wiring on the greenery. I was able to glue it back together with wood glue and after being clamped for an hour it seemed fine, so I continued to wire on the greenery. I think that another form might have to be constructed for future years.
This wreath is on the door leading from our deck to the kitchen.
My mantel did not turn out the way I had envisioned but it will do. I covered cones with ribbon to make a forest of trees. The garland that is on the greenery is really pretty, but you can’t see it well in the picture. The attached balls are brown and green and covered in frosty glitter.
We had a tennis match at 6 pm, so I had to stop decorating at this point. If I had not had tennis to attend, I would have made an arrangement for our kitchen table. I really am not sure what I want to make for it.
Today is supposed to be my decorating deadline, but I still want to:
~Decorate the top of my pie safe (not sure what to do)
~Make some sort of arrangement for the kitchen table
~Decorate the counter tops in the kitchen – I already have my Lenox Holiday platter in a corner with my creamer and sugar bowl on either side of the platter.
What is not getting done this year:
~I am not putting a tree on my screened porch. I just can’t face putting the tree together branch by branc and wrapping each branch individually with lights. I’m thinking about donating the tree to Goodwill and buying a pre-lit one next year.
~I don’t think that any baking will get done this year unless I can squeeze it in next weekend. Mr. SP’s sister is coming to town next weekend and I’m not sure that I’ll have any free time.
I have a few more decorating pictures to share. I’ll save those for another post this week.
I am so much happier when my house is decorated for the season. It is starting to feel like Christmas around here!