Friday, December 2, 2016

Five on Friday

First Friday in December and time to join Amy at Love Made My Home for Five on Friday.  Thank you Amy for hosting us.
A few Christmasy things to get me going.  I've just taken a pain pill for my arm, so this won't be long, but hopefully coherent.

First:  We got our tree today, no photos yet because all we did was bring it it, find two tubs to sit it on and cover the tubs with a plastic table cover .  Took time to find two tubs the same size and then to find the Christmas cloth.  Then I held the tree while Mac tied it to the wall. Usually I'll a bit more helpful, but Mac had to do most of it on his own.  Miss Kitty has never bothered our Christmas tree, but cats we've had in the past have so we always tie it up.

Second:  I don't use glass ornaments on my tree, I use resin ones  or soft things.  Though Kitty doesn't mess with the tree much she has been known to swat at an ornament or two and knock them down.  If these fall they don't break.
I added a few musical ones this year

Third:  Some new solar lights and cookie cutters have come home with us today.

Fourth:   My new Christmas cacti.  My old one that was doing so well began to fall to pieces.  So Mac got me a set of 5 little cacti.  We planted them in one pot.

Fifth:  We bought a Bear head at the local craft shop and Mac attached it to our old Christmas wreath.  Now it's on the front door looking great.

Now, just because I can I'm throwing in the Cardinal of Christmas and Santa's Workshop.

Do go visit the other Friday bloggers and have a great weekend.


  1. A wonderful five, loved the bear wreath and those fantastic paintings. Hope you feel better soon.

  2. A lovely five.
    I really like the bear on your Christmas wreath, it does look good.

    Have a good weekend, look after that arm!

    All the best Jan

  3. Oh, I do love the painting of the cardinal. I have seen a lot of drawings of that bird and so many don't get it right...the beak will be the wrong color, they don't get the crest right, the black behind the beak will be too big or too little...that one is spot on! (I know birds, studied them close up for years on our tiny deck!)
    Have a good weekend!

  4. All are beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing.

  5. Sounds like you are already in the festive spirit. Our Xmas cacti are ancient and just coming into flower. They are a lovely splash of colour at this time of year. B x

  6. Lovely five, hope your arm heals soon it sounds as if it is very uncomfortable. We always have soft decorations on our tree too. Two previous cats used to climb the tree and bat the baubles under the sofa and cupboards. The two we've had over the last few years weren't as destructive when young and now we have our one elderly cat I think the tree will be safe:)

  7. A wonderful five to get us all in the Christmas spirit. We used to have a cat that pulled the tree down every night when we were in bed. We'd get up the following morning and have to dress it again. Tying it up is such a good idea.

  8. Your decorations look cute and so joyful! Wishing you a great Holiday season!

  9. Your tree is going to be very pretty with those lovely decorations. Hope you are feeling much better soon.

  10. I hope you are sitting back and enjoying your tree and that your arm is not bothering you too much. Enjoy the decorations and decorating as much as you can!

  11. Your decorations are lovely, especially the bear on the door. I'm not bothering this year, its first year without my husband so I decided to spend my time looking through the photographs.


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