The Garden Charmers Decorate & Cook for the Holidays

Decorate and Cook for the Holidays with  The Garden Charmers

I belong to a group on Facebook called The Garden Charmers. The Charmers are a great of ladies who love to garden and cook, and they all have blogs to showcase their talents.

I asked the ladies in the group to share their decorating and cooking ideas for the upcoming holidays and, as usual, they did not disappoint me.  All of their ideas are great and give me inspiration for some new things to try this year.

Holiday Cooking and Decorating with The Garden CharmersTheir ideas for the holidays ranged from A Downton Abbey Christmas tree, to table decor,decorating pine cones,  front door decorations and many tasty food recipes.

The ideas in this article come from these bloggers:

So, grab a cup of coffee and site back and enjoy this round up of festive holiday decorations and cooking ideas.

Oustide Decorated tree from sensiblegardening.com/There is no question that Lynne from Sensible Gardening and Living gets a white Christmas each year.  Lynne hails from the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, Canada.  What a lovely tree for your porch this is Lynne!

The Grinch Stole Christmas tree from gardentherapy.ca/One of my favorite holiday movies is How the Grinch Stole Christmas.  It appears that Stephanie from Garden Therapy loves it too.  She fashioned this cute Christmas tree after the movie!

Table decor with Channukah decorations and paperwhites from ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.comBarb from Our Fairfield Home and Garden decorates her home for the holidays with Chanukah inspired decor.  This lovely star of David compliments the paper whites and stunning orchids just beautifully.

7 Festive cooking and decorating ideas

Rustic DIY star ornaments from bluefoxfarm.comLooking for an idea for a rustic Christmas decoration?  How about these DIY copper wire stars designed by Jacki at Blue Fox Farm?

decorative wreath, ice skates and a garland from newhousenewhomenewlife.comHeather decorates the outside of her house in style.  This lovely gate decoration features a festive wreath with ice skates and a garland above it.  See more of her holiday decorations at New House, New Home, New Life.

Make Your Own Boxwood WreathFor my submission for this decorating article, I have a do it yourself Dogwood wreath tutorial.  Normally, I just buy a fir wreath each year, but my husband loves our dogwood trees which are right outside the front door, so this wreath is a perfect addition to the entry way.

DIY Christmas Centerpiece from lovelygreens.comTanya from Lovely Greens teaches us how to make this festive holiday candle centerpiece in a step by step tutorial.

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Downton Abbey inspired Christmas Tree from sowanddipity.comIf you love the series Downton Abbey as much as I do, this Christmas tree will really wow you.  It was designed by Shelly at Sow and Dipity and she shows us how to make it in a step by step tutorial on her site.

6 Holiday decorating and cooking ideas

Holiday festive Quilt from The quilt cabinet on Facebook.Judy from The Quilt Cabinet on Facebook made this wonderful Christmas Quilt for the holidays.  My mother also makes quilts, so I know the time involved in this sort of project. Well done, Judy!

Christmas Butter cookies with Hazelnut macaroon - from markgraeflerin.wordpress.com/These Christmas butter cookies have a hazelnut macaroon topping to them and look just delicious.    They are made by Karin from Lebensart im Markgraflerland.   Her recipe is in German, but you can translate it here.

Random Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar - from lifeatcobblehillfarm.comThis lovely Advent calendar puts real meaning into the season – each day has a random act of kindness attached to it. Staci from Life at Cobble Hill Farm shows how to make it.  It would be great to let the kids help out too…they can choose the random act so it gets them thinking in a giving mood.

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