a wee bit cordial

I don’t bring home much Wexford these days. I do always look for it, mostly since I have the experience of finding at least one piece at every thrift store I enter, but I leave it behind because (this is hard for me to say) I have enough. *gasp* Our last holiday open house (pre-pandemic) […]

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I am a unicorn!

A new blue and iridescent needle tree for the Sweet, Sweet Unicorn Tree this year. The pencil-thin candy cane tree is tucked away for a future project. And the new tree is glorious! The iridescence shifts the color throughout the day. Bunches of additions join the sweet festivities this year, starting with the gummi bear […]

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the big, big tree…

The long holiday weekend without a packed schedule allowed me to compress a three-day process into two days. I present to you the big, big tree: The new ornament roster: Kris Kringle and Topper Rudolf: Bumble! Sam the Snowman: Little Cindy Lou Who: Frosty: This one I customized with a white paint pen to celebrate […]

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it is back!

ST:TCT The Storytellers™ are complete this year, Bones and Chekov now joining the set. Some lighting issues surfaced this year, so we have varied white tones and brightness. I’ll likely need to relight the entire tree next year. Also, at some point, I need to wrap or paint power cords, but my husband is once […]

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an early start:

There was always a reason why craft stores started holiday stocking early: making takes time. (This in no way excuses the trend picked up by retail stores.) For me, most of the high-volume handwork stuff doesn’t typically involve holiday materials seeing as most of my trees of thematic. Take the Unicorn Tree as an example: […]

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now with additional seating

During my staycation this week, I’ve been breaking down garden projects into two hour sessions, avoiding the high heat and stopping often to cool off and rehydrate. So far, the biggest impact has been a new seating area near the future okra/asparagus bed. I’m adding solar lights to the umbrella edge. The strands had enough […]

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