Holiday decorations

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  1. Dec 18, 2019 #1

    Obsidian

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    I won't be getting out to see lights this year, anyone want to share any of their holiday decorations?

    These two gnomes I made with help from my mom, she also has two. Used a upside down tomato cage for the frame.

    The crocheted gnome my daughter made for me this year. He is adorable
     

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    So cute! I love the oat mustache and golden locks on your evergreen gnomes.
     
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    We're having an Un-Christmas this year. With no family around (my daughter and the grandkids moved to Vancouver Island), we decided not to celebrate the holiday, apart from turning on the lights in one of the trees outside. However, I just HAD to do a little decorating inside.

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    I love your gnomes! So creative! May I place an order for next year? :D
     
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    I like your doily. People don't use doilies enough nowadays. I have several in my windows and on my tables.
     
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    I love my doilies. I didn't make that one but I do have several that I've made over the years.
     
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    @Misschief : Yay for Un-Christmas! We did away with the gift giving and began focusing on everything else that's important and fun about Christmas. No more holiday stress, just good times with friends and family, kinda like Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve had a baby lol!
     
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    It definitely reduces the stress level and that's always a good thing. We are having our own little Christmas dinner, having invited a friend who has no family around either. I'm still doing some baking but it's on my terms, not because I have to.
     
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    My youngest son is such a Christmas lover; if it weren’t for him we probably wouldn’t decorate. He has been begging for his own tree so my MIL found one for him. It’s actually a tree we keep all year so now he will have a chore to keep it alive.

    here are my two favorite decorations...a 10 ft Airstream camper blow up that I got last year at 75% off and a unicorn. Next year we go home to my parents so we don’t have to decorate!
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    We are minimal here and do the Winter Solstice. Simple, all items gathered Saturday morning and put together (including the 'stand' for the small tree). Tree was a sprout that needed to be cut because it was under power lines so I cut sustainably :) Ornaments I made the month before
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    those gnomes are adorable. I haven't decorated yet, I just went to the last market of the year and now I am getting the itch to decorate but at the same time telling myself its to late. I don't know what the day will bring haha
     
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    Thank you everyone for sharing your holidays with all of us.

    I'd love to have a tree but we have a puppy who is going through her terrible stage, it wouldn't last 5 minutes.
     
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    are those ornaments woodburned? love your little tree
     
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    We weren't able to decorate at home this year due to work schedules and upcoming birth of my grandson. However, I did get to work with the kids in our clinic. We made old fashioned dough ornaments and "stone sheep" with baking clay.
     

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    That sheep is so cute !

    No, not wood burned, one stag head was ink rubbed tho :)
     
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    When I was growing up we used to decorate on Christmas Eve and keep our decorations up for the 12 days of Christmas. I kind of miss that, maybe I will revive that family tradition.
    So I guess in my mind it's not too late until 11:59pm Christmas Eve.
     
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    I have 2 sprouts under my Austrian Pine in the back yard. They are smaller than the one you cut "sustainably". I'm wondering if you considered digging it up and planting it elsewhere? That's what I'd like to do, but neither the "boys" nor the yard man think it's possible to do that. Whaddaya think?

    Aw, brought a smile to my heart. So cute!
     
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    we’ve been celebrating all month, the kids have been bouncing off the walls

    Our tree is all shatterproof ornaments at this point in the game, my blown glass ornaments haven’t seen the light of day since Dorian was born lol.

    here are our little Yule goats and sunwait candles

    I finally got the little prelit mini trees by the front door this year (yay target super sale!), we haven’t had time to make the ornaments for them this year. Maybe by next year they’ll be ready haha

    I have a beautiful wool crocheted tree skirt that I didn’t get finished either, oh well!


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    In my experience the fall is the best time to plant/transplant trees. I have never tried to transplant a tree. That being said, my understanding is that if you get enough of the root ball, it may work.
     
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