• Winter Decorating At Our Fairfield Home & Garden

    Posted on December 5, 2013 by in Bird sanctuaries, baths, feeders and more, DIY home and garden craft projects, Home decor, Recycled and repurposed items as garden art, Things that inspire me in the garden
    Flower Pot Trees http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/winter-decorating-at-our-fairfield-home-garden/

    Flower Pot Trees decorate the potting sink for winter.

    December now and time to think of outdoor winter decorations to match the season. I dismantled the fall window boxes, keeping the dried seed pods and flowers for crafting and set the pumpkins and gourds behind the shed for feasting by the squirrels. Cut greens from our property line the base of the new window boxes and surround a birdfeeder. Red Twig Dogwood and American Holly branches are layered in for accents along with a few pine cones, which are plentiful this year. A bit of birdseed, a suet cake, raw peanuts in the shell and some apples are laid out as an invitation for the birds to dine.

    Jolly and elf-like, the garden gnome mans the kitchen window box and tends to the concrete toadstools. A background of cut holly accents this little grouping.

    At the potting sink, a few stacks of flower pots create little terra cotta trees. These are topped with the metal star plant pokes I found at a yard sale last summer. A wooden garden angel keeps watch over the scene of pots, greens and rusty tools.

    And, as usual, these decorations were all put together with items I had on hand already, plus what nature provided. No cost and delightful to see, these winter decorations will look lovely until early spring when it will be time to change them out again.

    Bird Feeder http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/winter-decorating-at-our-fairfield-home-garden/

    Close-up of the Winter Bird Feeder Window Box

    Winter Bird Feeder http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/winter-decorating-at-our-fairfield-home-garden/

    Winter Bird Feeder Window Box


     

     

    Winter Bird Feeder http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/winter-decorating-at-our-fairfield-home-garden/

    Close-up of the winter birdfeeder windowbox

    Winter Bird Window Box http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/winter-decorating-at-our-fairfield-home-garden/

    Winter Bird Feeder Window Box

    Garden Gnome  http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/winter-decorating-at-our-fairfield-home-garden/

    Garden Gnome & Toadstools in the kitchen windowbox!

    Flower Pot Trees http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/winter-decorating-at-our-fairfield-home-garden/

    Flower Pot Trees & A Garden Angel

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12 Responses so far.

  1. Anna Ibarra says:

    Barb, I would like to do something like this, but living in a warm climate- except for the rare big winter we are having now, we normally don’t have these winters or does it keep consistent here if the warm and mostly humid air will make it smell and then my neighbors will not be happy.

    • Barb says:

      Hi, Anna! I’ll bet there are some other wonderful windowbox ideas for your warm climate too! Check in with your local garden centers or nurseries to see their “idea” displays for inspiration.

  2. Screendoorgirl 3 says:

    So pretty! Thanks for sharing your beautiful yard. Love the pine cone “star”!

    • Barb says:

      Thanks so much for your visit and lovely comment! The pine cone star is easy to do – just hot glue and a Dollar Store “snowflake” and you are in business!

  3. Feral Turtle says:

    Your yard is so festive Barb!! Very pretty and I’ll bet the birds are your best friends with all those goodies! We have festive here too but it’s all covered in a very very very thick layer of white! LOL

    • Barb says:

      Thanks, Feral Turtle, for your visit today! Yes, the birds and the squirrels are pretty happy campers right now. The squirrels grab a peanut or two and take off leaving the seed and suet pretty much alone! Snow is predicted for us in the next day or two and I can’t wait – it will be our first of the season!

  4. Susan says:

    I love the flower pot trees! Great repurposed use of them!
    Susan

    • Barb says:

      Thanks very much for your nice comment, Susan! Started stacking the pots for winter and lo and behold! They looked like trees, so I let them : )

  5. Pamela Graham says:

    You are soooo inspiring!!! Thank you, God Bless you and Merry Christmas! Pamie G.

  6. Joyce says:

    Where did you find the lovely red bird feeder?

    • Barb says:

      Hi, Joyce! The lovely red birdfeeder was a birthday gift from my hubby last year. But I’m pretty sure he bought it at my favorite local nursery, Old Country Gardens.

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