Sunday, December 9, 2007
Posted by Rosie
I finally got my Advent decorations together - I was paralyzed by the fact that I couldn't for the life of me find purple and pink candles until halfway through the first week of Advent. And even then, I only found any because I went out in the midst of a Northern Virginia "snowstorm," when everyone else was cowering at home in fear, leaving me the one (count 'em: one) pink candle at Michael's.
So at long last, today I brought a plastic bag and some scissors on our walk, scandalized Lorraine by snipping bits of greenery all around our neighborhood, and put our wreath together this evening.
I'm quite pleased with how it turned out! (here are two pictures, so you can admire it adequately)
The red berries I had found actually didn't end up going with everything else (funny - before I finished this wreath, I would've said that red berries went with everything, sort of like a black cardigan). I found another use for them, though, sprucing up around our creche, which you can see above set up in our "fireplace."
And this is just a picture so you can see the sofa we found on the side of the road the other day. Not bad, eh? (it's the one on the left)