Tablescapes, Home Decor, Thrifting, Cooking

Friday, November 6, 2009

Busy as Santa’s Elves

Hey there!  I know I’ve been missing but you KNOW I always have a good reason! ;) 


My daughter and I are working on some initial plans for her upcoming wedding and at the same time I’m trying to create over 100 floral arrangements for my Christmas show which is just two short weeks away.  Wow!  There’s always so much going on!


I’m changing gears from THIS:  (By far the largest cornucopia I have ever put together!!)


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  To containers of THIS calling out to me to create arrangements:


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I’ve got the Christmas carols blaring on CD’s and trying so hard to get into the spirit!




In the meantime I received a very lovely award from Mary Lou over at Marmielu’s Nest.  You really should go over and meet Mary Lou.  She has a very nice blog filled with pictures of her decorating projects, etc.  I am quite honored that you selected me, Mary Lou.  It really thrills me that you thought of me!!  :)




I will blog when I can but if I’m gone, you’ll know what I am busy doing!!


Is everyone else thinking about Thanksgiving instead of Christmas????


Bye for now!!                Donna


southerninspiration said...

not thinking about Christmas yet over here.....I love Thanksgiving...and that cornucopia you made is gorgeous!!!
Was that a special order?
Looking forward to seeing your creations...just take some pics along the way and post w/o words...we'll all know what you're doing!

From the Old InkWell said...

Donna, beautiful arrangement! I have to tell you too, I heart the dishes on your header!!!

Love the Decor! said...

That cornucopia is amazing!!

Anonymous said...

Oh such lovely creations. I wish you all the best with your upcoming show.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Beautiful, Donna!!! :) I can't wait to see more of your Christmas decor. I am trying to focus on Thanksgiving here, but it's so darn hard when all the Christmas stuff is out in the stores. :)

Melissa Miller said...

Everything is so beautiful Donna! You are so creative at floral arranging. ~Gorgeous!

Thank you for your sweet visit my friend. It's always great to hear from you.

Many Blesssings, ~Melissa :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That is a beautiful and abundant cornucopia! I am not in the decorating for Christmas spirit yet ~ just the gathering and making some gifts phase. I do enjoy it when it hits though and keep going until I feel I'm done.

marmielu said...

Wow, lady, you are busy!!! That cornucopia is incredible - really beautiful!
I'm sort of splitting my brain between Thanksgiving and Christmas, but I don't have nearly what you have going on. I'm just planning pies and Christmas presents. Hope you don't get tired of the music too soon. Good luck with it all.
Mary Lou

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Oh Donna, that cornicopia is stunning! I'm saving it for my inspiration folder! Tis the season for working way too hard-especially in your business, so take care of yourself and try to have some fun and relaxation too! laurie

Paula@SweetPea said...

I love the cornucopia that you created. It is the biggest that I've ever seen. Some lucky customer will really enjoy it.

I haven't thought much about Christmas. It is hard for me to think ahead for the next holiday. I'm looking forward to seeing some of this year's Christmas creations that you make for your show.

stitching under oaks said...

Christmas is niggling at the back of my mind...but I do love Thanksgiving. Enough your busy-ness!

Laura said...

The question about the O Christmas Tree book is a hard one.

I was bothered by the fact that it did not come with a cover, and mine is already stained.

I guess I bought it because I buy her books. That may not be enough of a reason.

Does this sound like a politician's answer??


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Glad to see your still around even if your buried in flowers...Looking great Donna...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Anonymous said...

Hi Donna! Oh, what a busy little bee you are! That cornucopia is so beautiful! The most beautiful I've ever seen! The Fallen basket is lovely too! You are so very good!
Christmas? Oh, my goodness, I'm not ready yet! Take care.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jane said...

Your floral arrangement is amazing!! I have always admired talented people like yourself who can take a little of this and a little of that and create arrangements that are to die for. I bet you daughter's wedding flowers are going to be fabulous.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and following. It's nice to meet new people.

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Donna, What a beautiful cornucopia! I love it! Yes, Kevin got good news about the tumor... It is benign and will not have to be removed for now. We are still thanking the Lord! The doctor feels sure that it will not grow.

Thanks for checking out my frames! I have two christmas shows coming up soon so I'm really busy right now. I just started decorating houses too. I bet your busy now too! Have a great week! Kristen

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

100 floral arrangements!! YIKERS--hope you take lots of pictures and show us. The things you have shown on this post are so pretty!!

hmm, wondering when the wedding is---now from now on when you mention the wedding insert the date!! lol

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

I love faux flowers and arrangements! Your creations are awesome!! You are one talented lady Donna! I haven't stopped by in awhile...but I will try to be by more often to see what other arrangements you create! Hugs!!

Anonymous said...

Your arrangements are lovely - very obvious why you received the Kreativ Blogger award! congratulations and best of luck with getting everything done. :-)

pk @ Room Remix

Room to Inspire said...

What an impressive cornucopia. I just love it. Sounds like you have been super busy - 100 floral arrangements!


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Your arrangements are simply gorgeous! GORGEOUS! :)