Are you like me and having a hard time believing we’re halfway through December?
There are still so many things on my “to do” list!
I spent the better part of a week gathering and foraging for greenery
and planting some vintage charm around
the Potting Shed this past week.
I ran out of time last year to deck her halls and had forgotten
how much greenery, time and energy it takes!
It’s a labor of love I enjoy, with the key word ‘labor’. :)
The window box on the porch was ‘spruced up’ with pine,
juniper, cedar, magnolia and a swag of tartan ribbon.
And a bird house sits among the evergreens in the
window box for some Merry December nesting.
A vintage Fair-Acre Feed chicken feeder is filled
with greenery, pine cones and Nandina berries. . .
With the graphics adding some seasonal Christmas red and green.
A pair of vintage garden tools add more red and green, tucked into a pair of plaid wellies,
filled with greenery and Nandina berries.
I refreshed a wreath I picked up at Lowe’s a couple of weeks ago,
adding some additional greenery,
along with some tartan ribbon and bow.
It’s framing a Lenox Winter Song plate. . .
To hang the plate in the center of the wreath, I used
a woven placemat with a handle, plate hanger
and a drapery pin. . .
The handle of the placemat hangs on the wreath hanger and the pin is pushed
through the woven mat and provides a hook for the plate hanger.
Pine, cedar and berries fill a red ‘Seed Company’ pot. Although hard to see,
there’s a small bird nest I tucked in that I found doing some garden clean up.
“Fresh is the Best” is my motto when you can forage for greenery,
A ‘Feed and Seed Quality Plants, Bulbs, Seeds & Tools’ sign adds a garden note
with a nod to the season with traditional Christmas colors.
It’s planted in my father’s old workhorse of a wheelbarrow
which has a lot of hours and miles on it!
It’s hauling greenery, discarded and broken garden tools and
shatterproof ornaments for a merry and bright pop of red.
A scrub pine cut from the field provides a “Charlie Brown-esque” tree,
planted in a galvanized tub.
It’s decorated with mix of garden theme ornaments. . .
galvanized wheelbarrows and watering cans. . .
A birdhouse . . .
Rusty jingle bells. . .
Red beaded stars. . .
And bird ornaments.
The ornaments are sparsely and carefully placed so the slender pine branches
won’t collapse under their weight like Charlie Brown’s tree. :)
There’s freezing rain and ice in the forecast tomorrow,so I plan on removing the ornaments
and will rehang them so branches don’t snap.
Mrs. Powers got a little tartan ribbon and is planted in some fresh cut greenery. . .
Her cast-iron tendrils look like they’re begging for a few ornaments or
jingle bells which may come later, time and energy permitting!
Have you finished decking the halls?
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