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.
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