We decorated our house for Christmas today. I thought of my parents the whole time. My mother was a florist and I used to love to work with her in the shop and learned so much from her. My favorite time of year was Christmas and mother’s shop was always filled with fresh pine and poinsettia’s and arrangements galore. Although it was always beautiful, it was a time that my parents worked especially hard to keep up with the demand of the holiday.
I have always been most fond of more natural decorations. I’ve never been a gold and silver kind of girl. Christmas to me is greenery, berries, pine cones and red ribbon. As I made my entertainment center arrangement and a hanging can arrangement this morning I thought of mother and how she would have loved what I had made. I wanted to share them with you. I hope you don’t mind that I took a break from cards to share these meaningful pieces with you.
What can I say… I’m a fan of Kittie, I love seeing what you create, whatever it is. The more you share, the better I like it! The arrangements are beautiful. Sandra
Kittie, I too love the natural looking Christmas Decoration. It always smells so good.
At one time I worked in two Floral Shops in St. Charles IL.
Your Creations are wonderful!. Enjoy them.
Gorgeous creations Kittie. I love these kinds of Christmas decorations,too.
Add me to your fan club, too, Kittie! I love whatever you create. These Christmas decorations are beautiful. Love that little cardinal, too.
We put lots of nature type ornaments (birds of all kinds, bird nests, etc.)on our Christmas tree.
Truly beautiful Kittie. Thanks for giving the glimpse into your cherished memories.
Kittie, you can come and decorate my house anytime you want to!! Beautiful!
Kittie, these are both lovely! Your mom would be proud! I have those same feelings when I make things as my mom was very creative, too.
Both are great creations. I especially like the can arrangement-I love plaid ribbon. Your parents would be well satified. tfs
These are gorgeous! I worked at a florist too in high school and love the natural looking decorations. No gaudy metallic garland in my house but you will find lots of holly berry and laurel roping poinsettias and such!! I love to use the clippings from the tree too(I always think my ceilings are taller than they are)for my front door arrangement!
Both of yours are beautiful!
Kittie, they are gorgeous. My mom used to love to decorate for Christmas and would use so much greenery. Thanks for sharing your memories of your mom…they brought back some good ones of mine for me today.
They are beautiful Kittie! I am sure you’ve brightened up the whole room with holiday spirit!
oh how bweautiful Kittie!! You are a multi talented artist, for sure… Thanks for posting these awesome photos on your blog!
Thanks for sharing some family memories Kittie. My eye’s started pooling with tears when I read your post. The pictures are gorgeous and I too LOVE greenery, berries, pine cones and red ribbon.
PS I am adding you to my Blog roll so I can visit you more often 🙂
I say it’s your blog and you can post whatever you want to on it, Kittie! I love viewing whatever you create. I’m so glad you shared your beautiful Christmas creations and your poignant memories of your parents and the florist shop. Hugs!
Kittie, your decorations are beautiful and, yes, I am sure that your mom is very proud of you……it looks like you learned quite a bit from her. Wishing you a very merry Christmas!!