Friday, 11 November 2011

Festive Urns,Lanterns, Wall Planters, Christmas Stockings

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!
I woke at 7 am this morning and looked outside to find it snowing.
That's not uncommon for this time of the year, but I prefer it to
snow at Christmas. I'm not ready for the white stuff yet.

Well it did get me into the Festive Spirit.
So I went about filling my black urn with BC Pine, Cedar Branches, and  White Birch Branches .I also dried my hydrangea flowers and sprayed them with gold paint.
Then I filled my lantern with willow balls that are painted red. Added a plaid ribbon to set it off.
I had greenery left over so I filled  the wall planter that was between the garage doors.
How stunning both appear.

 Now I know the front door is hard to see, but
here is why.

I knew the front door needed some dressing
as well.
So I went to my sewing studio and whipped up this cute stocking with piping as well.
I filled it with bags and then I added a cute bear, a book , a candy cane and a bell.
I hung it on my wreath that I had made of pine cones and some red berries.

Since I'm in a productive mode I started on this little project. Any ideas what it might be?
Here is a small clue.
In a couple of weeks I will have my house decorated for the upcoming Festive Season,CHRISTMAS!!
So won't you come back and visit my first 
Home Tour......

Thanks for stopping by and your wonderful comments.
I look forward to reading everyone.
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Cherished Treasures 
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  1. Your black urn is stunning. I love it! Your decorations are looking so pretty!

  2. Hi Linda,

    Wow, your urns look great with all of the fresh greens in them, love that you added the birch too!
    The stocking you made looks great on the wreath very sweet, the piping is a nice added touch!
    We got snow too!
    Have a great weekend!
    All the Best,

  3. Sigh! I am so not ready for the white stuff yet but it puts me in a festive mood too. I love your wreath and all the goodies inside. Super cute!


  4. Your urn is beautiful dressed up for the Holidays! Everything is so festive!

  5. The urn and it's fillings are gorgeous! Love the gold painted hydrangea! What a wonderful idea!

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  6. My goodness! You have been productive, and everything looks fabulous!

  7. First off I am so jealous of your weather. I sweated my butt off in Florida today! I so want to get into the festive mood but it is hard when the AC is on! I love your urn and planter, It really gave me some ideas! I cant wait to see the rest of your Christmas decor!

  8. Oh I love those urns! I'll be back for the tour!

  9. So pretty! I used old branches with a bit of spray paint to make them black and then I put them around pumpkins in my planters at Halloween.

    We should have snow soon...:)

  10. Your decorations are beautiful! I love all the natural elements. I see what could be a snowman waiting to be put together--am I right?

  11. So pretty! I think we are supposed to get some snow later this week!

    I would love it if you'd participate in my weekend homemaking link-up party! It runs every Friday-Sunday and there's a button at the top of my sidebar you can grab to help you remember!

    Have a great week!


  12. The greenery with that black urn is just stunning, Linda! You were quite a busy girl today - and it all looks so festive! :) We had our first 3" of snow down here in MI last week. I'm not ready for it either..... :)

    xoxo laurie

  13. I am so excited that Christmas is just around the corner! Have fun decorating and getting ready.

    Best wishes and thanks for joining in with my link up!