If I promise not to show a single little sprout for the rest of the year...
...will you allow me to play around with these little green fellows just one more time?
You see, as I was looking at the moss wreath earlier, thinking it needed a little something extra, the idea suddenly seemed obvious... some Christmas baubles from Mother Nature's own X-mas shop.
Joined by napkin rings made from a fallen down branch from the forest, ivy from the garden, pine cones brought back from the forest in Sweden, some cinnamon sticks, and my rusty "gazebo" (which I think used to sit on top of a chimney, as a bird safe guard) - now with a small candle holder hung 'cauldron style', this simple table setting was created today to the tunes of Bing Crosby's "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas..."...
Keeping up with the season, the CALM letters above the white sofa (in the
background) have been replaced by NOEL (also cut from leftover floor boards).
And these beauties... are they not stunning? I wonder if the people working with these small shoe lasts many years ago could have imagined the latter would one day serve as candle holders (the little hole on top seemed to scream out for a small candle!)... The lovely American shoe lasts were a precious, precious gift from a dear friend, Annelie. Dearest Annelie, thank you so, SO much!
And now, now I can hear you moan "Please, we are 'sprouted out'! Sprout no more!"
So, I promise, no more sprouts for a looong time!
Wishing you a lovely week leading up to Christmas!