Soon it will be going – going – gone on all the beautiful mixed greenery available for purchase at Container Crazy CT’s. I’ve made custom kissing balls for clients, wreaths for friends, and have available boxes of greens if you wish to purchase some to use for your final holiday decorating, but after this week – all will be gone! So contact me if interested soon.
On Saturday, because it was 60 degrees out, I sat at the end of my long driveway making kissing balls with holiday music coming out of the truck, and my husband facing the sun as he kept me company.
Some neighbors walked over to say hello and cars beeped as they drove by. It was a fun day and one to take advantage of because of the amazing unusual warm weather we experienced this weekend in December.
During the week, I also made some cute mini swags and handed them out to friends. They are perfect to put on the back of chairs or as decorations on your holiday table.
I also tried making my first wreath in the shape of a cross. It is filled with juniper, variegated holly, seeded eucalyptus, boxwood, silver fir, yew, pine, and more greens. It took over an hour to make, but it was a nice process for the first time and I know how I would change the application of the batched greens next time to look even better. It is rather large too – at 3.5′ in height. Someone suggested making smaller ones for cemeteries which I thought is a really nice suggestion.
Yesterday a break was due. My husband and I took the time to visit the Coventry Winter Farmers’ Market at their new location at the Coventry High School. The market is held on Sundays from 11 am to 2 pm. It was a great opportunity to purchase some gifts and to visit my friend, Laura Sinsigallo of timefliesbylauralie, who was vending as well. She taught a class here for me last year, and she makes the most adorable and cute holiday themed dolls, and she stamps vintage spoons and makes other art. I had asked her to make a spoon for me with my website name to maybe use in my pots, and here it is. She said it was rather challenging, but I just LOVE it!
And here are some photos of Laura’s work at the market. I picked up a few things for gifts for my family. Her style is one I truly enjoy.
Next year, if I plan all right – I will be vending there on the same Sunday, but this year was just a little too hectic this month to get in on time. My priorities this week are making wreaths in the morning, holiday shopping in the afternoon, planning my menu for my family’s Christmas gathering in two weeks, and well – it is time to make a list and check it twice…
P.S. I use green florist tape to cover the kissing ball wire hooks. It looks so much better. Those little touches help. It will be something I will show everyone at next year’s workshops.
Thank you so much for the beautiful swags that made their way to ALC! We all love them and would like to send you a big THANK YOU! 🙂
The girls in Ludlow
Jo-Anne, So nice of you to write me and take the time to post a comment on my blog! I am so happy you all like my little creations. Steve was happy to put them out this morning to everyone. It reminded me of how we had a coworker during my corp days hand out roses to all the ladies on Valentine’s Day. Happy Holidays to you all, Cathy T
Thank you very much Cathy and Steve. They are beautiful and it’s so nice of you to think of us all at this time of year.
Take care & Have a Very Merry Christmas,
You’re welcome. Happy Holidays!! Cathy T