In a Gardening state-of-mind, I’m on the porch enjoying the Season with a few things that make me happy~
A simple Christmas table~ ideal for our casual living at the Lake.
A promise of a flower in an Amaryllis bulb, a few collected watering cans . . .
. . . and a couple of vintage trowels, showing the visible signs of use & hours of happy work~ one red & one green~ the perfect colors for the season :)
Little watering can ornaments (Smith & Hawken from Target) are filled with bits of Cedar & Leyland Cypress and sprinkled at each place setting~
A favorite decorative birdhouse, made with recycled materials~ a vintage glass door knob, old hardware & barn wood~ has a starring role for the Season with its iron finial church steeple & tin-fashioned cross.
The birds will enjoy a gift of seed decorated houses. Purchased from a garden center, these edible bird treats would make a fun (if messy :) project for kids using a cardboard/milk carton house base, coated with peanut butter & decorated with seeds, raisins, cereal (Cheerios, Chex). . .anything that birds can feast on!
My urn, that has hosted tomatoes & pumpkins at the table, is supporting a grapevine wreath with faux berries and a pine cone laden tree.
A found bird’s nest is back at the table this week, filled with blown quail eggs, a feather, and embellished with a bit of lichen~
A few Paperwhite bulbs are waiting to be planted and their fragrance enjoyed~
Wishing you the simple pleasures of
Nesting & Feasting this Holiday Season!
Gardener’s Christmas Table Details:
Chargers & Flatware/ World Market
Napkins & Quilt/ Kohl’s
Bird Napkin Rings/ Pottery Barn
Dishes/Oneida Westerly Basket
Thank you for your visit, I’m joining:
Homespun Christmas Link Party~ Recipes & Tablescapes~