It's a tall real candy topiary with artificial greenery on each side. On each end I used my silver candlesticks with red candles. It was very quick and easy. It's made mostly of Bob's Sweet Stripes candy. I discovered this candy last year and just love it. After Christmas I can eat it.
I stuck a a few candy canes in the greenery to continue the real candy theme. I used little red, green and white felt mice (that I made years ago) and some garland with red berries.
Sandy just asked when I take all this stuff down. I take it down before the first of the year. Normally I have it all up in early November so I am quite sick of it by Christmas and can't wait to get it all down. This year I am very late in completing everything.
I actually finished this hours ago, but Blogger wouldn't let me post. For the past couple of hours I have been listening to my old, old Christmas music and cooking. Look at all these old albums! This is my favorite -- Dolly and Kenny. I have already listened to it three times today. Every year I have to play this silly one because it was my son's favorite ever since he was one year old. There is a song called, "Chris, the Christmas Tree." His name is Kristopher, so that is why we had to sing that one over and over and over and over every year! :) When I play it now I can still see that little towhead jumping around the living room dancing and singing the crazy song. Now I need a Kleenex. This is making me cry. Better get back to cooking pea soup.
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.