How to Care for Poinsettias

Bottle brush trees are my favorite Christmas decoration, but a very close second on the favored holiday decor list are poinsettias! I love this flower's festive color and bushy shape. Many people find this holiday flower a bit finicky, but with a little knowledge you'll know how to care for poinsettias.  A quick email to our local greenhouse resulted in permission to take photos of their beautiful poinsettias. Shady Hill has so many … [Read more...]

Stairway to Christmas

The stairway in our home is anything but typical. It doesn't have a fancy schmancy railing and it doesn't have a grandiose curve laced with portraits of centuries-old ancestors. For Christmas, I've graced our simple staircase with greens and brightened it with mason jar candles.Our stairway isn't grand, but it isn't a "normal" staircase either. It has challenges like narrow treads and 2 small curves, one at the top and one at the … [Read more...]

Gettin’ My Holiday Groove On

Can I just say something before sharing the latest round of holiday shots? I'm worn out! I've never been exposed to so much talent and inspiration until I discovered blogland ... and while I want to try all the latest projects I see ... I just can't keep up! I had plans for embroidered ornaments, burlap stockings, moss Christmas trees and more. But it's just not gonna happen, seeing that Christmas is less than a week away. But you know what? I'm … [Read more...]

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