It wasn't that I didn't already have plenty of tasks to keep me busy today. There were sweets to make, house to clean and all the other daily activities. It's just that I remembered I'd bought a can of silver spray paint and I was itching to try it on some of the things I'd gathered from the outdoors.
I decided to spray paint magnolia leaves, magnolia seed pods, privet berries and sycamore balls with the silver paint to give them a holiday-ish look.
Soon I was out gathering cedar branches, because an idea was forming. I wanted to make a natural arrangement for the sun room coffee table.
Here's the result:
I didn't wire everything together; just placed everything around a fat candle and called it finished.
I may have to rework it a bit because the magnolia leaves, still on the stem, don't want to stay put. I'll probably break each one off and make them lay flat.
The magnolia pods were gathered in the spring, before they opened and shed their red seeds. They look awfully much like a pine cone, don't you think?
Privet seeds, which grow on that most despised nuisance plant, the privet hedge. The more berries I paint, the less plants that will emerge from the ground come spring?
Sycamore tree seed pods. Who would have thought they'd look so pretty with a coat of paint?
The artificial light at night reflecting off the silver tinged magnolia leaves give the room a magical feel.
No more decorations! I said I wasn't going to do much this year, but you know how it is, you get started and don't know when to quit.
Don't you just love Christmastime, when you can deck every table top with things we wouldn't use any other time of the year?
Are you finished with decorating your house for Christmas?