Sunday, November 21, 2010

A Change of Season for Mosaic Monday

 a change of season mosiac

This weekend I did my outside greenery arrangement that sits in an urn just outside the door.  For me it signals that change of season from autumn to winter and especially gets me thinking about the decorating for Christmas.  At one time I put the tree up on the first of December but in the last few years I take my time.   For me I have to rearrange the furniture and decide what items need to be moved to the basement.  Then I have to crawl under the basement stairs and haul all the ornaments out.   My house looks like a tornado came through for about a week while I actually get to work and then take the empty containers back down the basement.    It does look pretty when it is all done and then I slowly warm up to the season.  

I am joining Mary for Mosaic Monday at DearLittleRedHouse.   Hope to see you there.    Have a great week.   Valerie

leaves01Happy Thanksgiving to all our blogger friends in the US.  

29 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Lovely photos, the little bird is so cute. You are way ahead of me, i have not thought about decorating yet.

Lavender Cottage said...

Love the little bird Val. I'm going to tackle the greenery outside tomorrow - yours looks festive.
Judith

Bernie said...

Decorating the house for a downunder Xmas is nowhere near as big a feat ... we're a bit more laid back about the Xmas thing! Anyway it's far too hot to be putting in that amount of labour for a week or two's display.

I am in absolute awe of just how beautiful your homes look at Xmas time ... and the effort that goes into it. Already I'm impressed by your outside greenery arrangement ... it's fabulous.

Dishesdone said...

Beautiful arrangements and such pretty photo's! Such a stunning season!

ellen b. said...

Love that sweet bird. Lovely mosaic! A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful mosaic. Happy Thanks Giving.

Vee said...

It is a lot of work, isn't it?! But so worth it and I know that you'll get it all looking beautiful and we'll all drop by to oooohhh and ahhhh. Off to see your white Christmas cactus...

Sheila said...

Your green and white mosaic is calming and a hint of what's to come. I have started moving angels about here and there but my husband has noticed already...not too soon he says. I decorate gradually...shh!

Millie said...

Beautiful mosaic!

Shirley said...

I enjoyed seeing your mosaic today! I especially like the photo of your arrangement. Yes,a tornado very much resembles the state of our home when the time comes to decorate for Christmas. We have everything up but the tree! Probably the earliest ever, oh well! I love this time of year.

Thank you for visiting The Gardening Life today!

Anja said...

Very nice decoration you have done. I love that too and every year it is different a little bit. Very cosy mosaic!

GrandmaK said...

You are very talented. These are so lovely. I'm not very good a making arrangements. They always seem to look like a hodgepodge!!! Well done!!! Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Cathy

Carol at Serendipity said...

Valerie,
Beautiful mosaic. We are going to start the decorating this weekend. I really love the way the house looks and smells this time of year.

Carol

Mary said...

I can identify with tornadic activity! Love your greenery arrangement :-)

Small City Scenes said...

Oh I love 'little birdie' in the sweater. You mosaic is lovely. MB

Alicia said...

Your lovely mosaic definitely puts me in the Holiday spirit. Your house sounds like my house during the decorating process...lol.

Thanks for the tip on adding pumpkin sees to muffins and breads, great idea for added nutrition. Now that you got me thinking I bet they would be great in granola or yogurt! Have a great week!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your decorations look so pretty! I have to wait till after Thanksgiving ot decorate as I like to keep autumn decor until after ward. Thank you for your best wishes on our holiday!

Suzy said...

Lovely seasonal mosaic! That's the cutest littl' bird.

EG Wow said...

I like all the white in these decorations! And this is a very festive mosaic!

Riet said...

That is a beautiful mosaic/

LDH said...

Lots of my blogger friends are experiencing winter already. Still mild here.

Your mosaic is lovely. Love the greenery and the little bird decked out in his cap and scarf!

The white Christmas cactus is gorgeous too!

Shelia said...

Hi Val!! Your mosiacs are so pretty. Love the little bird.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ebie said...

Your mosaic is very pretty, and I love the flower/wreath arrangement.

Betty said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you. I love the way you described your home. Mine too. What a beautiful mosaic.
xo
Betty

Erika B said...

So beautiful! We haven't really started our decorating yet but seeing your photos got me thinking about it.

Erika B

A Garden of Threads said...

I love it. Need some of the ribbon for my hanging baskets, it looks wonderful. Love the little bird with the hat. Take care.

Georgianna said...

Oh, the bird is so charming! I do the same – taking my time decorating and the place is a disaster for some days during the process. I'm sure yours looks wonderful when it's done!

Mary said...

Oh, so very pretty, Valerie! I'm the same way -- it always looks like a disaster before it all comes together... lol.

Anika said...

Your mosaics are all so sweet!