For last week's tutorial thursday, which was rescheduled to friday on account of the holiday... I featured a clove orange tutorial. Reminiscing about childhood and Christmas, I just had to do them for myself. It had been since kindergarten that I had my hands poking cloves into the citrusy fresh smelling rind of an orange... and I loved it. I loved it as much as the kids loved it, hell even my husband joined us! It was a nice time indeed :)
Yeah... the baby always sits on the table, bad manners I know. But look at that face! mwah! Out of all our oranges this on by far was my favorite and created by my 6 year old, it's a snowman orange.
Our house smells so lovely now. Ha ha! Not that it didn't before! ok... the hamster cage aside! The aroma of clove and citrus is strong yet not overwhelming. The smell inspired me so much that today I decorated the house for Christmas, so now our house is a festive place :)
Wanna see? Alright then!
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ~Norman Vincent Peale
oh ok! one more! I love the chandelier in our dining room and I love decorating it each season even more! Our chandelier was about the only thing in our home that I picked out of a catalogue and it reminds me of times gone by.
This Christmas I decided glittery was the way to go along with some clip on feathered birds. I like the contrast of country pip berries and glittered garland.
It's old meets new, fresh, and fun!
May this season find you warm inside, and if it doesnt than may it warm you on the outside next to a woodstove a hot cocoa in hand.
Thank you for your visit today! I appreciate the time you take out of your schedule to check out what I have to say and share.