Wordless Wednesday–Merry Christmas


I decided to have a slightly different wreath this year. Otherwise most of my decorations are the same or slightly different “variations on a theme.”


I salvaged this old sled from the trash 9 or so years ago. I think this was before the trend of decorating with sleds really began. Now I see them quite a lot. Someone in my area even has one with a pair of old ice skates draped over it. I usually just use a spray of greens, and then that will come off after they get too brittle and I’ll just keep a bow on for most of the winter.

Kissing ball

This is another favorite of mine and I leave it up way longer than I probably should–some years I leave it until almost Easter, if Easter is in late March. No idea why I love these so much but I have one almost every year and have for decades.

Porch basket

I often, but not always do some version of this as well. If I’m feeling crafty I might make it myself. Usually I’ll just purchase one. This one the Spoiler liked when we got our tree so that’s how I chose it. He’s very traditional–everything has to be red and green. As you can see by my wreath, I prefer unconventional, but I indulge him.

6 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday–Merry Christmas

  1. gardendaze December 24, 2014 / 11:25 am

    Thanks. Merry Christmas to you too!


  2. pbmgarden December 24, 2014 / 9:38 pm

    Karla, I like all your decorations, especially the star-shaped wreath. Merry Christmas! Susie

  3. gardendaze December 24, 2014 / 11:23 pm

    Thanks so much. It seems to be a favorite this year. I know i fell in love with it when I saw it. Merry Christmas to you as well, Susie!


  4. Mominthegarden December 26, 2014 / 8:07 am

    I love your star wreath! It is just lovely, especially with the cinnamon sticks. I also love the ornament that looks like a live Christmas ball in the tree! All of them are lovely. I hope you had a Merry Christmas! Dana 🙂

  5. gardendaze December 26, 2014 / 8:52 am

    Thank you, Dana, I hope your Christmas was lovely as well, if you celebrated. The star wreath smells just as good as it looks, particularly first thing in the morning, when I open the door and it has been warmed by the sun a bit. Since it’s all dried, I’m going to save it over for next year and hope it lasts. I should be able to get a couple of years from it if I manage to find a good place to store it.

    My kissing ball is “live”–sort of. It’s cut greens stuck into floral foam. Most years it will last quite a long time outside–as I said, usually into March, but definitely into February. Before we had so many bears where we are, I would hang suet in that tree as well and the birds would fly from the ball to the suet and back again. They loved it!

    Thanks for reading and commenting!


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