No updates on my brother-in-law. I doubt anything will be done today or tomorrow (he is still on life support) since they are waiting for their youngest daughter to arrive from Georgia. I will be going to the hospital later today to spend time with Bonnie.
I love it that you all like my tree on the porch. It was originally a Goodwill tree that I paid just a few dollars for but I didn't want to throw it away. So... I thought of that corner of the porch where the garage meets the house... behind the old rocking chair.
There is no glitz or glamour on the porch since we live at the edge of a forest. I walked to the car yesterday morning while it was still dark and the "hoot" of an owl echoing from the forest was the only sound. For some reason, owls make me think of Pooh and the Thousand Acre Woods. :)
I sliced and dried only two oranges for the outside tree. I already had plenty of old cinnamon and applesauce to make the stars. If you do a web search of "cinnamon ornaments or cinnamon-applesauce ornaments" you will find a lot of recipes and good tips on making them.
Here are a few more Christmas decorations...
This bear stays out all year but I gave her a Christmas message. Some years she goes on top of the tree. :)
I have an aversion to creches with a blond Jesus. However, it was $6.95 at the thrift store... so I got over it. I loved everything else about it.
This long strand of poinsettias was really, really cheap originally (plastic with silk flowers) and I found it on clearance last year for a quarter. However, it looks "uptown" when wound around the chandelier.
I have three tree angels I rotate. This angel on top of the tree is one I made in the 1990s. Can we say... country? Last year when I draped the gold colored beads on the tree, I set my Victorian girlie-girlie angel with gold lame' wings on the tree.
Not exactly Biblical versions of angels but what do we want... good theology or cute? Don't answer that son-in-law of mine. :)
I usually fill a silver bowl with beautiful Christmas bulbs but I didn't unpack those this year. So... the autumnal apple centerpiece became the Christmas centerpiece. Hey, they're red aren't they? Don't they look real?
With all the red accessories in my kitchen, all I had to do was throw in a few baubles and we had... Christmas glitz and glitter.
ANSWER: The laptop was on a chair in yesterday's picture. It wasn't until I had published the post yesterday that I noticed it there. :)