Thursday, October 30, 2008

Fall Flower Blossoms

Another enjoyable day! I had a bit of time to put together a few Fall flower arrangements for display at our church. I went hunting through my home for containers and came up with two large baskets, a recently acquired vase that reminds me of a large acorn, and a tall metal vase with handles. I am not an expert as you can very well see, but they will do. Much better than the 'nothing' that was there.

~ * ~ All to the glory of God ~ * ~
I spoke with my daughter, the 'Dreamer', this morning. Many happy words pass between us on Skype knowing that they are all for free! We spoke about how we should use our individual talents for God in home, church and career. Don't be shy ... All of us have them. And they were given to us by Him to use.
Bring them to the fore front, dust them off, polish them up, and

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

His Creation

"What a glorious world Almighty God has given us!
How thankful we are, and how we labor to mar His gift."
Robert E. Lee

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fall Arrangement

I'm so excited. I have been asked to be in charge of Seasonal Decorations at our church. What a fun job! I have to put together a proposed budget ... and then, of course, try to stay within it.
I was off to Michael's and couldn't believe my eyes as I walked in the door. ALL Fall artificial flowers were 90% off. Ninety percent? That's almost like free! I joyfully danced around picking flowers and loading up my shopping cart. When the cashier announced $38.56, I about dropped my teeth.

Although strictly on a 'church business trip', I happened to pick up a few 'posies' for myself. Let me explain further ...

With about $5.00 worth of flowers, I decided that I needed a fall vase or container to put them in. Although Michael's was the place for cheap floral, vase and basket prices were a bit steep. Off I flew to some of my favourite thrift stores in town.

I happened upon this top off of a hurricane lamp. The bottom was no where to be found, so it was marked down to a dollar. I snatched it up. So you can understand the hurricane lamp conception I placed it on a canning jar. Get the picture?

Next, I flipped it over to reveal the venting holes.

Can you guess where I went from here? I thought to myself, hey, these make perfect holes to stick sprigs of flowers. Wow, sometimes I amaze myself. With wire cutters I proceeded to snip the branches into shorter sprigs. Then I stuffed. Longer ones in the center hole, shorter ones in the side holes. And within a short time ... here it sits on my kitchen table. You just never know how you can re-purpose an item. Thanks for following along.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Tri-Coloured Trees

FALL ... Oh what a wonderful time of year! I love the colours, the smells the cooler weather, and the cozy nights around the glow of the fireplace.

Today, the Hubby and I picked about 5 bags of leaves that had fallen from our stunningly beautiful maple tree that grows in the center of our driveway. First he tested out a leaf blower that he purchased that afternoon and then the physical bagging of the leaves. We let the bags of leaves sit for about a year and then use the leaf mulch for compost in our vegetable raised beds. The circle of life is just wonderful if you think about it. God is a masterful creator!

Luky enjoys the soft bed of leaves too.

Isn't it a wonderful life?
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