Thursday, November 30, 2017

Old Fashioned Christmas

           Hello everyone,

             I hope your week is going well.
                   Today, I had my little granddaughter
                 with me for the day as she recovers
               from a cold. So, I put her to work
                   helping me make these dried orange
               slices for our little Christmas tree.
               Abby enjoys crafts so it was right
        up her alley!

                                                                        We also added some little bundles
                                                                         of cinnamon sticks.
                                                                            Abby hard at work.
                                                               I love the coziness of these enamalware
                                                                pieces with the vintage plaid throw.

                                                  Abby wanted to know where I came up with
                                                             this great idea and I had to tell her it was an
                                                             old fashioned way of decorating for Christmas
                                                             instead of the store bought shiny baubles.
                                                               It was a fun little project and I plan to do
                                                             another batch soon.....much to Abby's delight!

                                                                I wonder if Abby needs another sick day tomorrow!!!

                                                                                                Thanks for visiting,




Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

What a nice time you had with your granddaughter! I'm sure she does need another sick day!

podso said...

Beautiful home spun tree with the oranges standing out from the green! Making memories with your granddaughter---a wonderful sick day!

Linda said...

So sweet, Carolyn!

Linda at Beautiful Ideas

dizzyizzy said...

I'll bet it smells heavenly! Thanks one thing that always brings sweet memories...the smells of Christmas. How did you dry your oranges?

Lorrie said...

Making things with a granddaughter - such sweet moments. The oranges and cinnamon sticks look lovely.

Anajá Schmitz said...

Linda árvore enfeita com laranja, adorei a dica.
A casa deve ficar perfumada.
Tenha um ótimo fim de semana.

Carolyn said...

Hi Dizzyissy,
To dry the oranges, I just sliced them thin and put them on a tea towel to dry for awhile and then put them on a cookie sheet with parchment paper and left them in the oven at 200 degrees for about 4 1/2 hrs. turning them occasionally. I sprinkled some with cinnamon to give them more scent and a little darker color. I love how the lights shine through them on the tree.
Thanks everyone for your visit!

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Beautiful old-fashioned Christmas goodness....and boy is she getting big - what a beauty!