Saturday, December 1, 2012

Have You...

been putting up your christmas decorations?? I had very good intentions of doing it all this arvo, but my christmas tree lights arn't working and none of the shops here have them in stock so I have to wait until I have a trip to the big smoke before I can put up the tree!


My handmade decorations made over the years...some very special that have been received in swaps 
 
 
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I have been spending a bit of time lately at my weeping rose as I just put up some fairy lights (You can only just see the lights in this pic) and also dead heading the old flowers...and each time I am at my rose, a Gold Finch flies out..i have been searching for a nest for days and with hubbies help today we found...

a little Gold Finch Nest...I could  see at least 2 eggs. I will try and get some more pics later...I don't like disturbing the mother too much.

This photo was taken from the back deck...it was warm and very windy here today and you can see the smoke in the horizon...we have had a few fires around the state and things are drying off so quickly.

This is my favourite spot to sit and we will hopefully (weather permitting) be having christmas lunch out of the deck.
Are you all ready for Christmas??

Bye For Now
Lisa 
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16 comments:

Susan said...

I love your collection of handmade decorations. Handmade is my favourite. It will be exciting when the eggs hatch. I am ready for Christmas but not the hot summer weather.

shez said...

what a lovely post Lisa,hope those fires stay away from you.xx

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Beautiful Christmas decorations, more special them the store bought ones :)

barb's creations said...

Beautiful handmade Chrissy decorations! I've done my tree but with no lights deliberatly as I have a Grinch for a hubby and I didn't want to push my luck lol :) Barb.

Leanne said...

We set up our tree yesterday, it was good fun looking at the ornaments I have made and received over the last few years. Yours are lovely.

Clara said...

Wow, Lisa!!!!! Your ornaments are gorgeous!!!!! Here in Sicily is cold, finally, so I cannot imagine a Christmas lunch in the garden...... even once we had it, 4 years ago, when we had a very hot winter. Enjoy your time, Clara.

MARTINE BRIARD said...

Ho ! ho! ho! Your Christmas decorations are very beautiful !

Cheryl said...

Love your handmade decorations - what a beautiful collection

Anne Heidi said...

Such a wonderful collection of handmade ornaments :-) And I do recognize one....
Hope you get your lights soon- we don't decorate our tree until the 23rd, so I still have a loong wait... (silly Norwegian tradition... LOL)

Tatkis said...

So many lovely ornaments! Can't wait to see your Christmas tree fully decorated :))
And the view of your back deck is fantastic!

Hugs,
Tatyana

quilterliz said...

G'day Lisa. Your Christmas decorations look just gorgeous. I have made the cute little bag as gifts for friends in previous years. It's a lovely gift to give. Are you going to put anything in the half wine barrels ? They look fabulous just as they are though. Hope those fires don't give you any grief. Your rose look stunning. Do you mind telling me what one it is? Take care. Liz...

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

I have put up one Christmas decoration: it is a lovely red bird that came in the mail today from YOU!!! Thank you. I have thus far resisted the other package. We shall see how long this lasts. Thank you for being my partner! Nancy, Near Philadelphia

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your Christmas decorations are beautiful, and your garden looks lovely too.

Deb R said...

I love all your decorations, and you have a beautiful garden too...cant wait to see some more pics of the gold finch!

marina said...

beautiful decorations.
Your garden is lovely too. The fairy lights must look gorgeous at night.
Hope those bush fires keep their distance.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your handmade decoration are gorgeous and your garden is wonderful.