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Thursday, 17 December 2020

Decorated for Christmas

Our recent drive to Mt. Royal in the western part of the Prince Edward Island took us through Coleman. On the main highway in Coleman, there is a house with a deciduous tree in the front yard which is decorated with various buoys year round. We always stop there to see the tree and its lovely ornaments but we have never seen the tree this time of year. Until this week.


The tree is decked out in its bevy of buoy baubles. Some have several buoys hanging on rope. Single buoys hang there too, some on long, others on short ropes. The colours of the buoys are varied, some two toned, others, solid shades in rainbow colours plus an occasional black.




An old pair of snowshoes, similar to those my husband and I had years ago, hangs on the side of the house.





On the lower part of the tree trunk, a tire, painted green, is encircled with lights and has a bow, making a lovely wreath. That’s how to recycle!


In front of the house, a bird feeder has a string of jingle bells hung down and an angel on its post. I wonder if the bells keep the birds away?





The evergreen shrubs closer to the house are hung with large bulbs which give a whole other meaning to the term bulbous bushes.


These decorations make me smile.


P.S.


I hope everyone has a peaceful, safe and healthy Christmas. For those who don’t celebrate Christmas, I wish you peaceful, safe and healthy days. I’ll see you in the New Year. Take care everyone!


42 comments:

Rose said...

I so love this! And ibwushbyou a safe, healthy and Merry Christmas. And may the New Year be better.

Anvilcloud said...

Uniquely Down East.
Merry Christmas.

Martha said...

I love everything about this place, thanks for sharing with us. Have a blessed Christmas Marie. Hugs!

The Padre said...

Smile On There - Dig That Repurposed Tire As Well

Cheers

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Very festive! The tire wreath is genius!

Elephant's Child said...

They made me smile too. Thank you. I particularly liked the 'bulbous plants'.
I hope you holiday season and the year to come are all that you have wished for us and more.

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Love those hanging bells!!!!!

I take it, you are taking a blogging break.

Enjoy your Christmas!!!!

Greetings from the North Pole,
⛄ ๐ŸŽ„ ๐ŸŽ… ๐ŸŽ ⛄

DJan said...

I love the great repurposed items made into decorations! What a great way to create smiles and help take care of the environment. The green painted tire is also wonderful! Have a happy and safe holiday, dear Marie. I have come to love PEI and now think of you whenever I hear about it. :-)

John's Island said...

Hi Marie, I think that green tire is the best use of a tire I've ever seen, except, of course, on a vehicle. :-) Very nice decorations. Very best wishes to you and yours for a Merry Christmas. Looking forward to seeing you in 2021. John

William Kendall said...

I like these decorations.

Merry Christmas!

bill burke said...

The repurposed tire is very cool. Have a wonderful Christmas, Marie.

Ruth Hiebert said...

I wondered too if the bells would keep the birds away. creative decorating for sure. Merry Christmas .

Boud said...

Thanks for the wonderful photos this year. Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

At Home In New Zealand said...

I hope you have a safe and happy Christmas and New Year period as well. Take care and stay safe :) xx

The Furry Gnome said...

Merry Christmas Marie! That's a really neat tree!

Joanne Noragon said...

Wonderful decorations. And a good and safe holiday to you and your family.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

A brilliant bit of re-purposing! Love the tyre wreath.

Tanza Erlambang said...

aww...beautiful ornaments....lovely decorations....

Merry Christmas.

Helen said...

What a visual delight to pass at any time of year.
A shame the snow isn't present to make it truely Christmassy.
Wishing you and your family peace and joy for the Christmas season.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Different to be sure. Seems like a very "down east" kind of thing. The theme of the buoys is in keeping with the area to be sure.

Catarina said...

I have never seen decorations like those. I love it. What a great idea.
Be well, be safe. I wish you a very pleasant and healthy Christmas. See you in the New Year!
A big friendly hug, Marie!
:)

Retired Knitter said...

Lovely decorations! Themed! Hope your holidays are happy and healthy -and the New Year gives us ALL a break from this pandemic - for good!

Margaret said...

Wonderfully festive and creative. Have a great Christmas and holiday.

Susie of Arabia said...

Very creative and whimsical. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Marie. Hopefully next year will be a better one for all of us.

HWIT BLOGG said...

Wow! So lovely! I just love the green tire with the lamps :) Some great inspiration I must say...
Have a HAPPY CHRISTMAS now, take care!
Love from a grey Sweden & Titti

photowannabe said...

Well, Merry Christmas to you too.
I really like the tree with all the buoys decorating it. That's clever and in keeping with the area. Pretty bird house decorated too. the smattering of snow on the roof is just perfect.
Sue

Mage said...

Yes, may you have a safe, warm, and healthy holiday. Hugs.

Tomoko said...

Beautiful decorations, Marie.
Have a happy Christmas and holidays.

Danielle L Zecher said...

That tree is so awesome! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

judee said...

How festive and fun everything looks. I hope your holidays are filled with love, laughter, and joy. Merry Christmas

Liz Hinds said...

I do love interesting and unusual little things. That wreath is brilliant.

And a very happy Christmas to you both!

Angela said...

Wishing you and your family a wonderful and healthy Christmas time!

Debbie said...

i LOVE this!!

i wish the same to you marie, stay safe and happy...enjoy the holiday, i hope you get to see the little ones!!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Marie,
I love all the decorations, they looks so festive and pretty.
Merry Christmas to you and your family! I wish you all the best in 2021. Have a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Dennis Yannakos said...

They looks so cute and festive!

John's Island said...

Hi Marie, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours. John

Shammickite said...

Happy Christmas Marie and husband and the littles and Georgie.... and lets all keep fingers crossed for a better year in 2021. Stay safe!

Tanza Erlambang said...

hope, everything goes well with you and yours ....

Happy healthy holiday

baili said...

Merry Christmas precious friend Marie !!!

i hope you having lovely ,peaceful time with precious family :)

wishing you more shower of Lord's grace and blessings in life ahead amen!

This is gorgeous decoration for the Christmas indeed :) enjoyed the look so much
stay safe and healthy my friend ,wishing you a happy ,love ,health and peace filled year ahead !

Shammickite said...

I think I already wished you a Happy Christmas so now I shall wish you a Happy, healthy, worry-free 2021. Fingers crossed for getting back to "normal" with the help of the vaccine.

Stewart M said...

Nice way to decorate a tree - just a shame that the bouys were lost in the first place.

Hope all is well.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

๐ŸŽ‰Happy NewYear๐ŸŽ‰