On the Main Line outside of Philadelphia, The Nominator and The Jeweler had two workshops to make wonderful Christmas designs that they have kindly shared with us. These Christmas trees with their pearl pins are made from dusty miller and on the right, perhaps eucalyptus. What a charming forest they make!
The next week they designed these wonderful raised designs. In the words of The Nominator: “Attached are the fruits of our labor. Best part: 95% of this came from our back yards…some of it came for free – all we had to do was put our lives in our hands and crawl on our hands and knees on the ice to trash pick at our local lumber yard after a snow storm (GCA ladies will not be stopped in their pursuit of free stuff).”
“We drilled holes in the lumber, secured the red twig with various kinds of glue and created a structure to hold the oasis.”
“We used cryptomeria, nandina, locust pods, photinia, fungus, lotus pods, arborvitae, aucuba, cedar & white pine…it should last the whole season.”
“So much fun to do this with friends!”
Back in Massachusetts, The Dan Raymond House was the setting for the Christmas party of the Sheffield Historical Society.
The Editor, who is also the First Lady of the SHS, created handsome decorations to create a memorable setting for the festivities.
In the keeping room, another wreath glowed in the firelight.
In the front parlor, a lavishly bedecked tree is surrounded by antique toys. Thanks everyone for sharing!! It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.