Since I had the day off, I decided to use the lollipops I bought months ago and do a quick kitchen tree.
I had a casualty when I tried to put the biggest gingerbread man on the top.
Ooops! Rest in peace.
Here is it when I thought it was finished.
Then I decided to add a big double wooden candy cane to the top. A friend made it for me years ago and it makes a great topper for a candy-themed Christmas tree. There done. It didn't take much time at all this morning -- less than an hour and that included hauling the stuff up and back down to the basement. The tree was already up and fully decorated. It used to be on top of the kitchen counter, very close to the big tree so I had to similarly decorate it. I didn't really like there. So I moved it. Then I just pulled off the glass balls and added the lollipops, etc.
Here is where it is in located to the main tree now. It's far enough away that the lollipops don't clash. You can only see both trees as you enter the kitchen from this direction.
This is what I see this morning every time I walk in the kitchen to get a cup of coffee.
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.