Here is a true sign of having a little one around the home again...We wrote this blog post months ago and never published it! Although it is well past Advent, the ring may be purchased at any time of the year and is beautiful for birthdays and more.
Instead of the traditional four tall candles around a circle, this year we purchased a beautiful, round, wood candle ring for Advent. Each Sunday, we light a candle and add a little something extra. The candle in the middle was given to us by our midwife when Linden was born. We lit it and sang happy birthday after her blissful home waterbirth. We have been saving the candle for something special and decided to use it for the middle of the Advent ring. Crystals and stones from homeschooling projects. Dried sage from our CSA box from the local organic farm. Ricky made the yellow ceramic candle holder in the middle.
Advent ring by Joshua Rutherford of Honoring Fallen Trees (he does custom orders, too!). Organic candles by Oakmoss. Wood wolf by Halushka. All shops on Etsy. Third week...crystals, plants, beasts....
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
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!