Friday, December 4, 2009

From Fall to Winter....

We've learned to slow down our transition from one season to the next. Instead of a 1-day transformation, we spend days working on the Dell.

The "nooks" were all cleaned out and reorganized. Fall-colored silks were replaced by Winter-colored silks.
The childrens' vibrant orange and yellow watercolors are down, and new, blue-toned watercolors are up!

Our outdoor Seasonal Spot once had pumpkins, a cornucopia and corn. Now, it full of pine boughs and holly berries. (Too cold outside to take pics!)
A simple garland of straw stars will adorn our front window near the Christmas tree.

An advent wreath is displayed in our entryway with the kids' own dipped candles. Some stones and crystals are inside the wreath from the first week, and this week we added fruit, twigs and leaves.
Daddy made us a finger puppet stage last Christmas. Our knitted and Tunisian-crocheted gnome puppets love the little stage!
The family is busy weaving up our handspun/dyed yarns into a Winter table runner. Should be done, soon!
The manger is up, waiting for the arrival of more needlefelted people and animals.

Now, it's time to plan our Christmas play!


Jen said...

Beautiful changes in the Dell!I love the hand dipped candles the children made, along with the twig frames to display their artwork! Can't wait to hear all about your christmas play! Maybe you could post a little video :D
Blessings to you all!

Donna said...

Your seasonal arrangements look heavenly! Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful items and following your family. :)


Mama Rose said...

Very beautiful Jennifer! I was wondering what type of approach to take for the switching of the items. I thought slowly progress into winter. I'm glad you posted this :D