I've been working to get my Christmas decorations up. The lights are up outside for the first time ever! Now we can see where there's need for more lights and can plan accordingly. The tree is up, and while sorting through the ornaments, I came across a broken one where Santa had fallen off his train:
I like it so much that I might keep it as is and let it rest on an old weathered frame in front of the fireplace. It's kinda funny and sad which makes it adorable.
I also put a bit of garland and a few red glass ornaments on the metal skull hanging on the fireplace. Festive and morbid! What a delightful combination!
When I was in Tennessee, I managed to pick up a couple very small poinsettias at a Home Depot there. They were just sooo cute in their 2.5" pots, and I'm glad I got them! The Home Depot here doesn't have anything so small. I managed to fit them into a large glass candle holder where they'll be safe from the cats and the dry air.
One of my friends got me a red holiday cactus for my birthday after hearing that I adore them and was on the hunt for a red one. It was in the plastic bag a little too long, so some of the blooms are a bit screwy. Fortunately, there are more buds, so hopefully I may get to enjoy some more blooms.
My "Beach Dancer" holiday cactus is a little worse for wear after a neglectful summer in the backyard. One of the branches broke and is in recovery right now. Despite the neglect, I'm VERY impressed that it's sending out blooms. What a trooper!
And here's another pic of my latest holiday cactus hanging pretty by my bedroom window:
Happy Cactus Monday, y'all!!
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