Soft moss a downy pillow makes, and green leaves spread a tent,
Where faerie fold may rest and sleep until their night is spent.
The bluebird sings a lullaby, the firefly gives a light,
The twinkling stars are candles bright, Sleep, Faeries all, Goodnight.
---Elizabeth T. Dillingham "A Faery Song"

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Gnome for the Holidays

I love to use nature's freebies to ramp-up my entry --just as much as I like decorating indoors for the holidays.   I like to experiment and create things that can carry me not only through Christmas but to the end of January (at least).  I bought the sled for $3 and the gnomes for $2 each at yard sales this summer.  It's hard to buy Christmas decorations in July (or sweaters, etc.)...but when December rolls around I'm always glad I did.  I re-painted the sled (it was badly weathered) and was quite tickled with the results.   I'll subtract the gnomes and keep this out until it starts to look dry and unhappy.   My school vacation is coming up and I plan to stop neglecting my blog.  I'm sure you'll also be keeping track of your favorite blogs as I will to sustain you through the winter months ahead.  Merry Christmas to everyone!


  1. No i masz piękną ozdobę świąteczną. Pozdrawiam i szczęśliwych Świąt.

  2. Love the greenery!! Cute finds for sure! Merry Christmas to you and yours

  3. Hello, I was searching for some vegetable garden info and i ran across "growing the home garden" he has a well of usefull info he also had a link to your blog. I am commenting to let you know that I love the name of your blog i laughed so hard i spit my coffee all over! what a great name and i must say a good read, it made me create a blog account just so i could follow yours! I sure hope you don't mind, thanks and happy new year!!

  4. I only hope you check back on my blog to read my response! What a lofty compliment! I admit I have been slacking with my blogging but I'm getting back into it. I love to take pictures and gab as most southerners do. Hope you enjoy my ramblings and maybe get inspired to do your own blog!