I have little elves all over. I wonder if they are watching to see if I am being good?
I am DONE, DONE, DONE decorating!! It feels so good. (I am sure I will be doing a bit of daily tweaking as I can never leave anything alone.)
I have a dozen or so of these elves that I made a few years ago. I used them in the dining room trees and in the archway greenery. I have used a lot of red, which I almost never use...now I remember why...it clashes terribly with my furniture. Oh, well, it's the holiday season, so that's OK. I also made all of the felt ornaments on these trees (many, many, many years ago...like 25 years).
I finished setting the dining room table, too. I removed the table runner I made yesterday and put it on the kitchen eating counter.
My dining room is between all the trees, so when we eat dinner each night, we are in a Christmas wonderland with lights on all sides of us. During December we will eat at the dining room table almost every night ...even if dinner is just a bologna sandwich we shall be nibbling it amongst the Christmas china and silver just to enjoy the holiday ambiance that I have worked my butt off to create!
This little tree on top of the china cabinet has green lights.
Here is a view of all the trees to give you an idea of the room layout. (well, actually, there is one more little tree on a second china cabinet that is not in view)
And here it is all lit up a few minutes ago christmas
I am so glad you stopped by to visit my garden. I garden in lower northern Michigan (zone 5) in far less than ideal conditions. I have too many pine trees, too much shade, too many rocks, herds of hosta-munching deer and rabbits who think my lilly buds are gourmet appetizers. I am by no means an expert in horticulture or garden design--just an amateur with a shovel and a passion. My garden changes daily during the summer and I will be updating frequently.
During the winter months, I blog about my favorite cold-weather hobby--quilting and just my everyday musings.
I hope you enjoy your visit, and that you will come back soon.