FFf Eclectic Red Barn: December 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas Everyone !

Well, Christmas will be here in a few days. The weather has turned cooler here in Florida - in anticipation of Christmas. Maybe it will snow? Oh, well, just kidding. 

I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope that your time with family and friends is enjoyable. Make sure to give extra hugs. I am sure I will be enjoying my family gatherings. 

Christmas Tree 2012

I love putting up our tree since it gives me a chance to look at all the bulbs and decorations and remember where they came from. I still have ones from my children when they were tiny. Since they have their own children now, I get new ones from the grandchildren each year. Then there are those that we purchase on a trip as a remembrance.  We get a new one each year and it is great to remember that particular vacation. It's just one of our traditions. 

I have enjoyed "visiting" with all of you and thank you for visiting with me. See you in the new year.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Growing Poinsettias

Blooming Poinsettias!  Wow, I am so excited!

This time of year, many people buy Poinsettias for decorating. I usually do so as well. Then what do you do with them? When I lived up north I would wait for them to die and then throw them out. The last few years, after Christmas is over, I say to myself, "plant those Poinsettia plants and see if they grow and bloom" here in Florida. Unfortunately, that never seems to happen. They sit there for a while, and then I move them and forget to water them and they die. 

Blooming Poinsettia Plant in yard

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Prayers are Needed!                           

Praying for lottoWhat can we say that will help ease the pain for all those families that continue to deal with last Friday's ordeal. I can't begin to imagine what they are going through. I thought of my grandchildren who are 5 and 7 years old and my daughter who is a teacher.  

What can you say; what can you do?

I have been praying for them. I believe that prayer is a powerful thing, so in the course of your day, lift up a prayer for all those families and let them feel our love.    

Spend time with your loved ones today, for tomorrow is never promised.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Decorating the Outdoor Steps !!

Decorated Steps with Vintage Watering Cans and Poinsettias
Decorated Steps with Vintage Watering Cans

Isn't it funny how you can get excited about steps and a banister? Who knew!  

We live in a ranch, so there are no steps or banisters to decorate. However, we do have three steps and a banister leading down from our deck. I usually have planters with flowers blooming on the steps, but at Christmas it gives me the opportunity to decorate this area. 

Since there is no chance of snow here in southern Florida, I sprayed the greenery and poinsettias with snow. We do get a lot of rain, so I don't know how long the fake snow will last. 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Chinese Light Bulbs?

Chinese light bulb
"Chinese"  Light Bulb

'Found these "Chinese" light bulbs many, many years ago. I thought they were really cool although I never tried to plug them in to see if they worked. 

I love to bring them out at Christmas in different arrangements. The paint is beginning to wear on them, some more than others. 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Jute Wrapped Candy Cane Ornaments

Jute wrapped pipe cleaners as candy cane ornaments
Jute Wrapped Candy Cane Ornament

Did you ever buy something and had no idea what you were going to do with it. Well, that is what happened to me before Thanksgiving.

I went to a yard sale and found this bag of jute "curls". Not sure what they were used for, maybe doll hair.

Anyway, I kept thinking that I could do something with this curly jute, so I bought the bag. The price was right since it was only 50 cents.

jute curls
Jute "Curls"

Vermont is Calling!

We are heading to Vermont to have an early Christmas with the Children and Grandchildren. Snow is on the ground and we will be sled riding and snow shoeing. There's nothing like a Vermont trip this time of year to get me into the Christmas spirit.

My granddaughter can't understand why we don't have snow in Florida. She keeps asking, "do you have snow yet? " When I say, "no", she wants to know why. She is so cute!!

I finished all of my decorating before I left. Yea!!! 'Hope you are getting your Christmas decorating done. There have been so many great ideas posted on the link parties. Check out The Lettered Cottage for their Holiday Home Link Parties.

The Lettered Cottage will be hosting Mantels party on Tuesday, December 4th.
Centsational Girl will host Crafts link party on December 6th.
Southern Hospitality will host Vignettes link party on December 11th, and
Thrifty Decor Chick will host the Christmas Trees link party on December 13th.

There are many great link parties happening everyday with wonderful Christmas ideas. Share your ideas!! 

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