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Friday 8 December 2017

Holly and Ivy - Julie's Virtual Advent Calendar Day 8

A few of us spent a very leisurely Sunday afternoon at the weekend making Advent wreaths.   Two of my friends are German and this is a big tradition from their part of the world.   I love going around taking things from my garden - bits of everything that's growing, including lots of Holly and Ivy.  

I'm joining in this month with  Julie's Advent Scavenger Hunt - a post a day (more or less) from now until the 24th.
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  1. That looks lovely & I should do one in garden greenery in winter here, rather than summer when it can be withered & brown within a day in our hot weather at Christmas time. Sounds like time well spent crafting with friends.

  2. Hi Fil - looks glorious and a delightful pastime for this season ... when my mother was ill - I used to take in a small posy of the scents of winter ... with some prickles, berries etc - for her to see, feel and touch ... memories - cheers Hilary

  3. Each year my DIL makes wreaths with all her friends. The smell is wonderful on a home made wreath.

  4. What a lovely way to spend time with friends. I spent an afternoon making all sorts of Christmas biscuits with a German friend and introduced her to our mincemeat. It was the best of both worlds.

  5. This wreath is lovely! I loved the idea of collecting things from your garden! I sometimes make some wreaths, but lately I haven't made any, and yours is really an inspiration! Wishing you a beautiful weekend, dear Fil! Hugs!

  6. That is such a beautiful wreath, much nicer than the shop bought ones.


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