December 12, 2011

Hanging Christmas Centerpiece


PhotobucketRecently, Southern California had one of its yearly windstorms.
We're really not used to any kind of severe weather, so everything shuts down.
Some Pasadena residents were without power for two weeks.
My son's mini van lost its windshield due to a rather large tree limb blown its way.
The offending branch is shown at the left.





Forty minutes south of him, we were battered and blown,
a few potted trees were toppled over, but little else was damaged.
Among the many bits of nature deposited on our lawn during the storm, was a much smaller tree branch.
It became the focal point for this post..
Photobucket

Photobucket
I'm a Point-and-Shoot kinda gal, so this photo doesn't do the piece justice,
but it's rather attractive in real life.


Photobucket


Photobucket
Using twine, the limb was strung up over our patio table.
Since it was so fresh, I was able to gather some of the branches and tie them together,
forming little intersections where I thought I might want to place the votives.
The entire limb was strayed with liquid snow.

(Yes, I KNOW my patio overhang needs a coat of paint. That's a project for next summer.)


Photobucket


Photobucket Photobucket

Red discs were painted and cut from cardboard, then hot glued to the branches
to create little shelves for the votives.


Photobucket

Sadly, my night shots are even worse than those taken in daylight.

Photobucket Photobucket



Photobucket

Photobucket
It's important to note that the votives cups are plastic with battery operated candles.
Glass would have been too heavy, not to mention too dangerous.


Our weather changed back to Southern California Warm again.
It was unseasonable warm last Saturday.



Merry Christmas.



Photobucket
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...