December 9, 2014

Bits and Pieces

How's everyone this fine Tuesday? We're rocking along. Today a fair amount of time has been spent cooking, but there are also a couple of small decorated areas to share.

First, this little corner shelf in the dining room:
There is a little tree on top and glass cloche ornament with  bird in it. The lower shelf has a seasonal looking cup with a small music box set in it. There are three angels (well, they're angels now since I painted three round oat cereal bits with gold nail polish and glued those on their heads) that revolve around a church to the tune of "When the Saints Go Marching In".

In the living room, on top of a small bookcase is this:
Isn't this an amazing Christmas cactus? It's from Kroger where I got groceries last Sunday. The red and white bowl was a gift from my oldest daughter. The stone squirrel is wearing a tinsel bow, although it's hard to see, and there is a red candle in a holder that looks like a section of birch log. One of my favorite parts of the season is the plants: Christmas cactus, poinsettias, holly, greenery of all kinds and of course, the tree. This is the biggest cactus so far; I surely hope it stays alive and blooms again in 2015. They had some that were a gorgeous pale apricot color, but the red was impossible to resist. 

Tomorrow there will be time lost waiting to have a car recall repair done, but we still need to get going on finishing things up, since Mr. B's brother is coming to see us this coming weekend, eek! I hope your efforts are moving faster than mine!


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