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    Favorite Things...Christmas Trees

    “...freshly cut Christmas trees smelling of stars and snow and pine resin - inhale deeply and fill your soul with wintry night...”
    ― John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

    Aaaah.....the smell of a fresh Christmas Tree, nothing beats it.  Once that tree is cut or bought and dragged into the house, Christmas has officially begun for our family. 

    Let the festivities begin.   

     I know some people complain about the mess, and the work, but honestly I find the benefits outweigh everything else.  It is easy to keep the tree healthy and strong, if you give it a little bit of love.  Here is my advice:  1.) Make sure to have the trunk cut fresh, 2.) give it as much water as you possibly can, and 3.) try and keep the tree away from an open vent and heater. 

    I water the tree every morning, and our tree rarely loses any needles.   As a matter of fact, the tree looks great not just for a few weeks, but sometimes months.   Like most people, I take down our Christmas decorations in January, but the tree remains standing in our backyard all lit up for a few more weeks.  I just don't have the heart to cut up a perfectly good looking Christmas Tree that brought us so much joy.

     

     

    A touch of Europe

    Like most people we decorate with lights, and glass ornaments, but we also have handmade wooden ornaments, and straw stars.  Most of my ornaments come from Germany and I treasure my small collection that grows each year.

     

     

    I love everything green.

    I like to bring mother nature inside my house.  I love to make my own wreaths, Advent wreathes, and garlands.  Of course, pointsettas are also a part of our Christmas.  I set up baskets full of pinecones that we grab during our family walks, and put cranberries around my candles.  There are just so many beautiful decorative ideas on pinterest.  I love to browse, and create new traditions.

    Christmas is sold out.

    Lastly, you may have noticed that we closed down our Christmas section.  Black Friday and Cyber Monday brought in a lot of orders, and our schedule is full.  We will be closed from December 18th - December 31st.   Sorry.  Orders for Christmas start to filter in mid September, so you may want to make a note of that for next year.    

    I did however open up Easter early.  Take a look around, and add a few items to your wishlist.  These are all limited quantities, so I expect everything will sell out pretty fast.  I am afraid that next year's Easter will not include too many new bunny prints.  I hardly found any fabric that I really loved for Easter, but I have some cute ideas, and I will be working on those new items in January.  I don't want to get ahead of myself, so I will just say good night for now. and there will be more to come soon.