The tree is here so I had to change some things around. I’m sure I’m not the only one shuffling things around because of a little ole tree. Am I?
So what did I change? It’s just the centerpiece and not the furniture this year; we went with a smaller tree than usual. Some people around here aren’t so happy about that, but every year we bring home a giant tree, move around furniture, and the monster tree overwhelms our space. So this year, I put my foot down, and we tried something different. My foot rarely goes down, just so you know. Yep I tend cave – a lot. Not this time. There’s a cute little tree on the cottage sun porch awaiting baubles and glitz!
The centerpiece I just made with the fresh greenery and vintage baubles was big. So big in fact that each night at supper I had to trolley it over to the sun porch so that we might have a chat during our meal. As big as that centerpiece was, and as much as I was lovin’ it, it didn’t talk back. The centerpiece was also a bit much when I brought in the tree, so I changed it.
I stuck with the same hurricane and greenery for the new centerpiece. I just arranged the long branches around the hurricane along with some glitzy pine cones and added a big candle. It’s been raining, drizzling, or cloudy here for at least a week, with the exception of this past Sunday. I know, poor me. I wanted to add some candle light at mealtime and this whopper of a candle should last all season!
I added some drapery panels in the sun porch that I’m totally diggin’. More to come on those, but here’s a peek. If I had realized my reflection was in the mirror I would have tried for more of a photographer type pose. Oh well.