Thursday, December 3, 2009
poinsettia topiaries and luminaries
i think i mentioned earlier, that today was a free day?...hehehe. i had a ton of fun working on the christmas spirit in our log home today. you will note in my pics that i am not particularly fond of red in our home, mainly because i think white and gold show off the wood in our home much more. also because the the tones in the stone used in our home has a gray/blue tint and i really feel like red kinda clashes with those tones.
i spent most of the day working on topiaries and luminaries. you can see in my previous post the inspiration for my poinsettia topiaries. it is a pic from better homes and gardens december issue.
i started with these lovelies that i hated the idea of tearing apart....but it had to be done to accomplish what i was wanting. i just hated saying goodbye to those gold wrappers...not.
this was a good stopping point for the next pic. wouldn't want to subject you all to a pic of the poinsettia massecre that had occurred a few minutes prior...:).
i had removed all but the 3 main stalks. then wrapped the stalks in simple twine.
i like how the stalks now look like a tree trunk....to some degree.
then i added some moss that i scrounged around in the woods for on my recent trip back home to missouri.
and here are the completed topiaries, which are much more rustic than the bhg one.....but that happens when you live in a log home.
first a shot with the lights off.....
then with the lights on......tadah!!!!........big difference...:).
then i went around the log home placing cut poinsettias everywhere. here is one.......
then if you look closely in the reflection on the refidgerator you can see more poinseeeez in the kitchen window.
you also get to see some of the luminaries i placed around the log home in that pic. love the star impressions on the ceiling.
one last pic of luminaries and last pic of the day.
gotta love simple rustic decorating.......
tomorrow.....finish my cinnamon gingerbread men for the tree...another free day....woohoo...but the human backhoe will be home to help, he just doesn't know that.....yet.
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- happy new year
- winter mercury glass
- human backhoe's xmas present
- white stuff......ain't it pretty
- still waiting on some snow....
- i am not a knick knacky person.....
- norwegian inspired guest room
- our missouri christmas farmhouse
- paint by numbers
- saturday's axe-ing
- we really just need some snow....
- poinsettia topiaries and luminaries
- free for the next few days
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