Last year I had most of my Christmas decor formulated before Thanksgiving, because we had the Romantic Homes Shoot in mid-December. This year, I am taking the holidays one at a time. As the 12 grandkids grow up, it seems the activity of the small children in the family is being replaced by our dogs, all ages, but mostly under 15 months~ Honey was decked out in cranberry velvet & jingle bells this weekend~
I made a jingle bell collar for each dog for Thanksgiving dinner, to go into Christmas, including Miss Biscuit~
Isabella is one of the more senior dogs at 4 years old; I thought of her first for the bell collars as Italian Greyhounds sport them in old paintings so often~
I whipped up the Thanksgiving decor the day-of and didn't get to enjoy it, really, though Sis is still loving the florals and especially the nuts & citrus I brought~
But move on I will. I went to a garden shop yesterday with lots of branches and things covered in glitter & plastic crystals. Made in China. I came home and went through the cupboards to replicate them with something natural. I will do a tutorial this week, but my holiday table will include natural items brushed with Modge Podge and dusted in sugar, two kinds of course salt, and glass glitter~
add in a little moss; I sampled a few branches and pine cones I found in the garden~
and coated some clear glass candles; these are my fav's and I can think of other stuff in the garden that I will coat with the sugar and fine glitter....
Tutorial and info this week. Tomorrow I am back to Rancho Santa Fe Farmers market.