Friday, December 14, 2018

A Holiday Basket


We are foregoing a Christmas tree this year and instead are enjoying festive greenery in this basket.  You can see one sweet snowman peeking out.  The other snowmen are hiding.

Have you decorated your Christmas tree?  Do you have a favorite ornament?

22 comments:

  1. I have a tree filled with my favorite ornaments but it would be hard to pick just one favorite.:)

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    1. Arlene, your cross stitch ornaments are all so special it certainly would be hard to choose a favorite! xo

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  2. Gina, the festive holiday basket is just beautiful. Is this something that you created? We gave up the large Christmas tree two years ago and now decorate a four foot one. :) It is just the right size...easy to decorate and yet it still delights my heart. The ornaments I use on it are ones made from tin that I bought at a street market in Mexico City several years agao. They make the tree look all cozy and bright.

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    1. Dianna, the basket came with some sparse sprigs but I added more to them & the snowmen! :-)

      Your tin ornaments must shine on your tree!

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  3. Would you believe.....I am decorating my tree just now. I too was going to forego a tree this year but I happened upon the perfect one for me yesterday. Thought I would take a little break and see what you are up to. Love your basket laden with greenery, berries, pine cones and sweet little snowmen. Doesn't he have the sweetest expression.

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    1. Kim, I just popped over to your blog and I love your white tree! I'm glad you like my basket of greenery. I do love the little snowmen!

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  4. I can totally understand with all you have going on. Your greenery is very pretty.

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  5. Oh that is delightful! I think simple is best, esp as you do have a lot on your plate right now !much love to you! ♡♡♡♡

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  6. Oh if you can't have a tree, this is the next best thing, so very pretty, love the little snowman peeking out :)
    Yes we have our tree up, and I don't know that I can pick just one ornament, we have very special ornaments, with many memories behind them, handmade ones that have been given to us our made by us and others we have bought on vacation that reminds us of all the special places we have visited :)

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    1. Thank you, Connie. Handmade ones are the best I think. Wonderful how you bought ones on your vacations! What a great idea!

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  7. We have so many ornaments I can't decide. Our tree has decorations that belonged to my husband's parents so some are very old. Our decor too is from his parents generation. We wish they were still alive so we can ask about many of them. Gina, I'm praying for you and your husband.

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    1. Regina, thank you so much for your prayers! I have a few ornaments from my childhood. They do have a special meaning to them!

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  8. Such a lovely arrangement.
    Beautiful simple, and perfect for the season :)

    Warm wishes.
    ~K.

    p.s. We put up our smaller tree this year, not the nine foot tree, and kept the ornaments simple. It is charming and simple and perfect :)

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    1. Thank you, Kerin. I'm all for simple and charming. Mine is never perfect but I think that makes it me!

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  9. I forgot to mention I love your Christmas basket! It's so pretty and the snowman is so cute!

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    1. He is, Regina! I'm glad he doesn't melt! ♥

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  10. I do have my tree up, Gina, because my son did it for me. I love your simple basket of greenery. I think that's what you need right now, as you have a lot on you mind.

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    1. Kitty, that was sweet of your son! I am sure that your tree is charming as all you do is! xo

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  11. Just love your arrangement here, so perfect for the season :)

    All the best Jan

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