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.
Their 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:
- Lynne – Sensible Gardening and Living
- Stephanie – Garden Therapy
- Barb – Our Fairfield Home and Garden
- Jacki – Blue Fox Farm
- Judy – The Quilt Cabinet
- Heather – New House, New Home, New Life
- Tanya – Lovely Greens
- Shelley – Sow And Dipity
- Karin –Lebensart im Markgräflerland
- Staci – Life at Cobble Hill Farm
- and me! – The Gardening Cook
So, grab a cup of coffee and site back and enjoy this round up of festive holiday decorations and cooking ideas.
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!
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!
Barb 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.
Looking for an idea for a rustic Christmas decoration? How about these DIY copper wire stars designed by Jacki at Blue Fox Farm?
Heather 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.
For 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.
Tanya from Lovely Greens teaches us how to make this festive holiday candle centerpiece in a step by step tutorial.
If 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.
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!
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.
This 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.