Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Hanging Of The Greens

I love the term 
"Hanging of the Greens"
and we do that at church
and did today
at the start of service today.

I "hung" the greens at
earlier in the week

Out in the country went I
with gloves and my pruners
and came back

With my car filled with greenery

To put in the boxes by the back door
(as well as some bonus hedgeapples I found!)

And the chippy iron pots in the front

Both of them!

And on the front porch

Another iron pot with the greens
and some big pine cones
(bought not found, several years ago!)

And inside

The living room mantle filled with greens and a few scattered pinecones

As well as the mantle in the dining room.

The last few years, 
our Christmas decorations go up slowly
The Advent Wreath, the German Pyramid and the Nativity Set
on the Saturday before Advent.

Greens are next
And then the next week,
we get the tree.
A real tree
A Frasier Fir

So that by the middle of December,
we are all decorated

* * * * *

It feels like winter
for we've got some ice
this evening.
We hope not much
And we hope the power holds!

And this morning, we had big beautiful snowflakes falling!

Dolly's been going in and out of the "weather"
Doogie's been buried under the afghan on the sofa!


Bernideen said...

It is snowing here - again - and is lovely. We have had a week of bitter cold which is unusual for us! My only regret is that I didn't steal - no - "snag" - that's a better word - some greens out in the greenbelt before it snowed. I did buy some but need more. Yours look lovely!

Rebecca said...

As usual, Linderhof is beautiful in its greens! (I remember hedgeapples from my Kansas days... a flood of OTHER wonderful memories comes back to me seeing them here.)

Pat said...

Love, love, love the hedgeballs with the greens in your urns out front, dear friend!!!
Here on our side of the Prairie..."Mr. Ed" cuts them open and the squirrels eat them!!!
I loved seeing the "true" greens of Christmas. I have severe allergies to all evergreens, but I do miss their familiar fragrance!
Thanks for sharing your progressing Christmas decor!

All The Pretty Dishes said...

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