Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Etsybloggers Carnival: December 8th

One of this week's carnival topics was winter flowers. Even though I reside in the Southern Plains, my pansies don't seem to live through the cold spells we get in the late fall. Every year, I plant them in the window boxes, to cheer up the front of the house, and they inevitably die. What's the deal here?
Now this beautiful purple felted pansy, created by avelaine, is sure to make it through the winter.

So if I can't get winter color with flowers, I'll settle for a wreath. I've always liked wreaths, whether they're for Thanksgiving or Christmas. And you can find one on Etsy to decorate this holiday season. Here's one of my favorites from trulystreasures:

We did plant a few evergreen bushes out front - one with red berries. Very pretty. But I miss the look and smell of pine trees, one after another, in the deep woods.

Here's one of my favorite photos of Buck Mountain, courtesy of A Keeper's Jackpot. I'm completely jealous of my Etsyblogger friends, who live in New England and have the beauty of the winter forests at their doorsteps. Thank you, Jackie, for sharing the Adirondacks with me {:-D

11 comments:

agoodwitchtoo said...

If it helps I'll give you my winter forests and all the snow that comes with them :)

TNT2008 said...

Nice post. I like how the trees turn colors but I miss the colors of my roses...

Tulip's Talking said...

You and Witchy have the same green thumb challenge.

Enjoyed the post.

x0

Five O'Clock Somewhere said...

Nice post. I also love wreaths. Helps make it feel more like Christmas when you can smell the fresh greens. It is hard to get in the mood when it is 80 degrees out!

Betani said...

I thought Pansys were indestructable! Up in Michigan, ours survived well into the winter up through January. They were planted between some shrubs, so perhaps that was a magic spot for them.

BeadedTail said...

I enjoyed this post! Lovely photos too! Pansies seem to grow year round here in the Pacific Northwest and everything else starts coming back in January.

maryeb said...

Very good substitutes for the real thing. That felted pansy is quite nice.

TiLT said...

nice post! flowers in the winter can be hard to find and keep...but that felt one - now that's I flower that I could keep going :)

uniquecommodities said...

Buck Mountains are beautiful!

The Lone Beader said...

The felt flower is so cute!

HomeMadeOriginals said...

Thanks goodness those feled flowers are indestructible!

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