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A special star made for me by a friend

A special star made for me by a friend

I know what you are thinking: Roses again?!?!  I do apologise, but as always I left myself no time and I knew exactly what I wanted from them so it just had to be!  I haven’t cut all of them but the weather is supposed to turn really cold this week so I’m guessing it will be the end for them.

getting ready for Christmas ever so slowly

getting ready for Christmas ever so slowly

I’m afraid that when I checked the pictures on my camera they all looked “in focus” but as it turns out they weren’t all in focus!  But I had one shot to get it all done so we’ll just have to imagine that this is in focus 😉

having fun with decorations

having fun with decorations

I like the Christmas balls in the vase!  So simple and fun.

an Angel candle from Celticheritage.ie in Kinsale which I purchased at a Craft Fair this weekend

an Angel candle from Celticheritage.ie in Kinsale which I purchased at a Craft Fair this weekend

I went to the National Craft & Design Fair in Dublin with a friend this weekend.  It was fantastic!  It was so wonderful to see all of the beautiful crafts.  I did my best to support as many of our National Craftspeople as possible!  Merry Christmas to me!

flowers in a vase

flowers in a vase

My favourite purchase is definitely this angel. I think she is just lovely (and not Christmas-y).  I especially enjoyed meeting the artist who painted her.  It is fun to get to chat with the crafters and see their wonderful work!

but the flowers need water so here they are on my counter

but the flowers need water so here they are on my counter

After taking pictures of the flowers in the round vase with the ornaments (and no water) I threw them in a small square vase with water.  Not much work required there.    They should be happy enough this week.

In a Vase on Monday with a Star

In a Vase on Monday with a Star

The star was given to me last year by my friend Susan who had made it for me.  I thought the pink was rather unusual for the lights, but I absolutely love it!  She cut the branches, which came from her yard, hot glued them in the star shape, spray painted it and added the lights.  How cool is that?

Nativity creche

Nativity creche

This small nativity scene was given to me by another very special friend of mine who belongs to the church we went to in Manlius, NY.  I love having those connections.

A little ‘light’ on the flower side of things this week. (haha!  did you see that?  light as in star light? O.K. maybe not…)   As we head into the winter I think it is going to be quite a challenge!  Thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the garden for this wonderful meme (challenge)!  You can visit her blog and see other links to lovely arrangements, too!  http://ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com

I hope you have a shining star of a week!
Dana

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