Wednesday, December 21, 2022

A Christmas Star and Merry Christmas.

 Christmas Eve is in a few days.

 I made stars, this year
from red alder twigs.

This photo was taken in the blue hour,
And I have blue lights behind 
decorating the gazebo.

I dedicate this star to my oldest sister
Joyce who passed away in September,
from dementia. She was 89.
She enjoyed decorating
 and loved Christmas.
She will be missed.

Alders are a wild shrub that
 turn red here in Winter.
I made some stars and decorated with  
solarlights, dried fruit and flowers.

The stars are made in 3 easy steps.
Cut 5 pieces of twigs, the same length,
placed as follows:




I glued the ends with glue gun
the wired them with floral wire.

Also in the porch.
We have a natural tree,
from the woods, 
smells so nice.

Another star

Some decorations outside.

I used alders to decorate a barrel also.
This photo is from a snowstorm we had in November.

At the front of the house.

My sister Annie photobombed this pic.

We have no snow at the present time.
We did have a snowstorm in November.
Rain has washed away all the snow.

It suppose to change at the end of the week
with a major storm coming our way,
with lots of snow and high winds gusts
over 100km.

Update: The snow  was mixed with rain 
and all melted away

Solar lights on the tower.
They have been there a few yrs
and are still working,
year around.

Victorian Carollers

In the kitchen
An old wreath
I added battery lights

A folk-art snowman
I painted many yrs. ago.

Bottlebrush vintage trees.
Some in rubber.

The mother, child, father and black cat.
Made from 2x2 wood.

including 2 Canadian Hockey players.

Scandinavian Rams
 from Ikea, years ago.

This photo was taken Dec 6th. 
at the back of the house.
The full moon in the trees.

Merry Christmas Everyone.
Stay safe and healthy. 



  1. Love, love, love your beautiful stars, Thelma.

    Hugs, blessings and wishes for a wonderful Christmas.

    1. Anonymous12/22/2022

      Thanks Veronica. Merry Christmas to you also.

  2. Love all the decorations. Especially love my mom photobombing one of your photos. :D

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    2. Thanks for your visit. Your Mom is a great help to me. Also thanks for all the goodies you sent. xoxo

  3. Anonymous12/22/2022

    Wonderful blog Thel.everything looks so rustic and beautiful , Happy Holiday to all.

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    2. Anonymous12/22/2022

      Thanks for your visit and nice comment. Merry Christmas.

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  5. Thelma, the Christmas stars are beautiful and all your lights look peaceful and merry. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family and Happy New Year, my friend..xxoJudy

  6. Your stars and greens arrangements are just beautiful and I love that the twigs are red. I'll bet your Christmas turned white if it was anything like ours. I've hardly touched the computer in over a week so Merry Winter Holidays and In-Between Week to you! And I hope your Christmas was very merry indeed.

  7. I love rustic decorations like your star. So simple and yet so pretty. All of your other decorations look lovely as well. I’ll bet that was a lot to put away. As I get older, I try to be as festive as possible with as little as possible. I had everything down and put away by the 31st. I’m ready for spring.


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