Christmas is coming , play the music!

Christmas in Connecticut often saw  a sprinkling of snow, but almost always chill weather,  but when it was too balmy, getting out the Christmas decorations and turning up the volume on the Christmas carols was

sure to put you in the spirit!  IMG_2876

This will be our first Christmas in the South.  Instead of seeing bright flashes of red cardinals against a snowy landscape, we see our friends of the slithery type checking out the warm temperatures!IMG_2857

The landscape has changed but the holiday sights and sounds are similar.  Christmas trees with twinkly lights and imaginative ornaments IMG_2873spark the warm holiday spirit, but in coastal Georgia we don’t need a roaring fire to get those warm feelings!  (Chilly nights here do call for a gas lit fire and a glass of bourbon, don’t get me wrong – this isn’t Florida!!)

Changing out the urns with evergreens and red bows seemed right, but adding the pansies was something different!   OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Palm trees and pansies!

I will be observing the Southern traditions of Christmas, and hoping to incorporate them into our family traditions!  In the meantime, stockings


will be hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas will soon be here!


I won’t be dreaming of a White Christmas, but there is much to said for a GREEN CHRISTMAS!



About Jayne on Weed Street

Wife, mother, and owner of pets much loved. Gardener of three decades, amateur photographer, ardent about art, antiques and books.
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6 Responses to PALM TREES AND Pansies

  1. Christine says:

    As always your house is beautifully decorated for the holidays,, wonderful needlepoint stockings remind me of Fridays and the girls coming for lunch.


  2. I could say a lot of positive things about a green Christmas including there is no snow to shovel or ice to scrape. 🙂


  3. Dawn says:

    What fun to add a bit of Southern flavor to your favorite family Christmas traditions, Jayne! It will be fun to take walks to enjoy the Christmas lights! Warm Christmas wishes! ♡


  4. Karen B. says:

    What fun. We also live in a snow-free area (Southern California) and while I always wish for a small amount of snow, I’m assured that I’d soon tire of it. Beautiful needlepoint stockings and ornaments.


  5. Actually, I remember the Christmas we spent on the South Carolina coast, about a 90 minute drive to Savannah. We were surprised it got as cold as it did, though it was certainly a vast improvement on Chicago. Also, now you can have Christmas lizards!


  6. And they move slower in the cold – we could catch them and tie bows on them! I jest.


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