Saturday, December 12, 2009

My Decorations

This is the extent of my Christmas decorations (with the exception of some holiday dish towels).

I suppose I should go get some greenery from the yard and plop it down, but I'm too lazy.

It was easy to create, first take one DH that has an extensive record collection and was happy to supply the red vinyl Christmas 45's. Then take two oranges out of the bag that you paid $5.00 for and are completely inedible and dry them. TAA, DAA!!!!

Don't know how to dry oranges? Here's an easy way and this is quite similar to what I did. After I dried them in the microwave, I also placed them on the lowest setting in the oven for about an hour. Then I placed them on a clean paper towel and they finished drying overnight. Place them in a bowl that you won from the "pitch a nickel" stand at the carnival in 1970 and there you go.

Well, that's it for now. We are expecting a "wintry mix" tonight, so I might have to get out the ingredients and make some oatmeal-raisin cookies to enjoy tomorrow. I hope everyone is enjoying their weekends. Take care and stay creative!


Crafty Gal Linda said...

I love old records..especially colors other then black. Cool.

vivian said...

I dont think Ive ever seen red vinyl 45s!
what.. no tree Susan? I dont have one yet.. hoping to get one tomorrow.
hope youre enjoying the season!

Nezzy said...

A touch of red, wonderful dried oranges and the scent of warm spicy cookies filling the house. What more does a gal need to feel the Christmas spirit? Ya got it goin' on!

Boy, I haven't seen red vinyl since my childhood. All my kids songs like "The Big Rock Candy Mountain" were on red vinyl.

You have a blessed enjoyable weekend, sweet lady!!!

Sea Gypsy said...

You make me laugh! The orange slices turned out a nice color! I did not know they made red vinyl, or maybe I faintly

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Susan! Those are cool records! Thanks for coming to visit! I appreciate you following me on my creative journey! Have a great week! :)

Amy Sullivan said...

~i dried some oranges last week too~
but, i did them in a low oven all day, i sprinkled cinnamon on them & put cloves on them too.~made the house smell wonderful.
but, my poor kids thought i was baking when they got home.~"sorry, just some dried oranges"~:)

suze said...

I remember those records. When we lived in England we had a big furnace in the closet and I sprinkled cinnamon on my orange slices and put them on a plate on the heater and the whole place smelled wonderful.
Merry Christams!

June said...

COLOR! and the scent of orange in the air!
The one Christmas that I was dogless I decorated up a storm, including spraypainted weeds stuck in spraypainted wine bottles with sparkly garlands and clove-studded dried oranges.
Such an ambitious holiday season will likely never come again for me! :-P

Jill said...

Hi! I just discovered your lovely blog. My sisters & I had tons of 45 records when we were growing up but never a red one! They do make a nice Christmas display though - ha. Cookies sound yummy! I might have to make some of those myself.
Merry Christmas! I'll check back often. ~ Jill

Kristen said...

I always loved 45s, my sister had a large stack of them, and it was always a treat when she would let me play them!
The dried oranges look great!
My ex-husband ate a taste of my potpourri once, he thought it was a snack mix... that is why he is my ex-husband! :)
The closets are STILL gloriously organized. I have a closet issue and dresser issue. Those are my areas that have to remain organized at all times, because I need to reference back to organization if ever things become a mess. (Did I tell you I have OCD??, well, it keep closets, cupboards, and dressers super tidy for me!)
Have a great day!!!

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Oh my goodness!! I remember those red vinyl records!
I would love to try the dried fruit thing but I got rid of our microwave years ago. (Most folks gasp when I tell them that.) :> )
But I can do the oranges with the cloves stuck in 'em. They smell wonderful!
Darlin' as long as the Christmas spirit is in our hearts, decorations really don't matter. ♥

Ronnie said...

Have a very merry Christmas with your orange smelling air and your cool minimalist decorating. Thanks for the message. You got me going again, Susan!

prashant said...

. hoping to get one tomorrow.
hope youre enjoying the season!

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