I actually have a few cuttings from the garden still managing to survive on the kitchen windowsill, but they're not worth showcasing for this meme so near to Christmas. I also have some holiday themed art featuring flowers that is hanging in the hallway leading to our bedroom. I did this drawing with text in 1990 as a special rendition of my newspaper column, "The Artful Shopper," that ran in The Capital Times newspaper in Madison from 1983 until 2008.
Its mate is hanging across the hall on the opposite wall. If you are good at spelling you will notice that I put an extra "s" in the word Christmases. I redid that headline and temporarily affixed it on top of the misspelled one. After it went to press I removed the correction and let my mistake stand.
The frames on this matching pair of artworks are a soft matte silver. Mark framed them for me as a gift one year.
At the end of the hall are a drawing of an angel that Mark did in the 1980s on our first Apple computer. He used the mouse to draw it! The wintry water color was done by Virginia C. Wilson, a multi-talented woman and the mother of local artist Chuck Bauer. The painting was a gift to us from Chuck after his mother died earlier this year.
The bathroom off this hallway has more flowers via a framed piece of antique Chinese embroidery. There's a bit of Eucalyptus and evergreens on top that match the bouquet on the bathroom vanity.
I always glitz up this bathroom for the holidays with my grandmother's Art Nouveau silver dresser set, our garage sale silver vase and a little Revere bowl that holds my watches.
Along the sink wall (hanging above the toilet) is another piece of Christmas art decorated with holiday greens. This is a photo of me with Santa when I was little girl. I'm all bundled up in my snowsuit so I can't imagine I was standing in a long department store line. But neither can I quite remember where or when this might have been taken.
To see what other gardeners have come up with to create an arrangement today, visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden who hosts this favorite Monday meme.