Above are two new Christmas items. . . . . . . . the wonderful reindeer plate
from Pier I (I also grabbed one with an Arctic fox - both on sale!), and my
vintage version of the Christmas tree made from old music sheets - I'm
making a second, slightly taller one, today. That will finish my
decorations around the cottage other than putting the fresh greenery
on the mantel tomorrow.
I did a little more knitting in the evenings - this sparkly red scarf for the golden reindeer. . . . .
. . . . . and Fiona did get a new chunky red muffler which brightens her corner
by the hearth.
When making a quick run to Jo-Ann's Fabric & Crafts to pick up the glitter for
the paper tree, I found this fabulous reindeer pillow on the sale shelf. Marked
down from $29.99 to just $8.99, I couldn't resist, especially as it has the male
red cardinal (North Carolina's state bird) on its back.
Notice the orange-red candle which is already half-way burned down.
This is Yankee Candle's Sicilian Orange from its World Journeys range and
apparently is no longer available - discontinued according to our local store.
I've searched everywhere, a few are available on e-Bay so I may purchase
from there. It has the most amazing perfume and is the perfect color for
my room. It brings back memories of my visit to Sicily this year where
street vendors offered blood oranges and lemons from their colorful
stands - the citrus fragrance was fabulous.
How are your Christmas preparations going?
Yesterday I baked - today I'm cleaning house.
Our weather was wet and dreary yesterday, today the sun
is shining brightly and the temperatures will hit the mid-50's.
No sign of a white Christmas around here.