Today Eddie and I took some time to decorate for Christmas. I remembered that we had bought this nativity scene last year on sale at J.C. Penney's. It looks very nice on a little table in our dining room. I'm thinking about just keeping it out all year to remind me of my savior's birth and what He means to me.
I have to laugh when I see this next picture. This year I bought a little pink tree, much to Eddie's dismay. At his request, I put it in the living room so he "doesn't have to look at it." There is more to this story, though, and I'm thinking of writing a short story about it and posting it later.
After I got the tree on the table and set up, I started looking around the fireplace mantel and realized that I had this cute pink kitty cat doll that might look neat on the table next to the tree.
Then I saw this lighted cube that I made last year and decided it would look alright there.
After that, I saw this Victorian shoe that I decided to put there too.
After I got everything arranged I really liked it and I asked Eddie to come and look at it. To my complete surprise he liked it. I told him that I wasn't going to put any ornaments on the tree, because in this case I think less is more. He nodded agreement. But, if I have time, I might tat some white medallions to put on it here and there.
This year I found a cute stocking for the fireplace.
A couple of weeks ago we found this beautiful Celosia plant on sale at Bi-Lo. The information stick said that it would work indoor or outdoor. I hope it does. It's beautiful and this picture is not it's true color. It's actually a deep lavender and I don't know why the camera didn't pick that up.
And last, but certainly not least, this morning I took this picture of our Christmas cactus. This is actually a cutting that fell off a plant and Eddie put it in some water and it bloomed. I hope it sprouts roots so we can make another plant, but we'll just have to see how that goes.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Over the weekend Eddie and I were in the local Bi-Lo and saw some of these pretty plants in a markdown basket. I've been wanting one of these for a long time. It's called Celosia. I've never had one before, but the stick tag on the inside said it can be either a houseplant in a container or planted outside. I read something else online that said that it was a seasonal plant. I hope that it lives inside in a container. Eddie planted it yesterday and it's really pretty. I haven't had a chance to take a picture of it yet, but I found one online that is very similar.