I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse that was built in the mid 1970's, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe, who is a Retired Letter Carrier. I worked night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 37 years before I had Knee Replacement Surgery and officially Retired in 2019 after 41 years working in Direct Patient Care ... I am LOVING Retirement!!!!

I DABBLE IN A BIT OF THIS AND THAT!!!!

" IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN"
George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Summer Garden Tea Party Tree in the Craft Room

  Welcome to Debbie-Dabble Blog!!
I am so happy you decided to stop by!!

Today, I will be sharing my Summer Tree in my Craft Room.....

This is a long overdue post as this Tree has been actually decorated like this since March......

But first, a Personal Update.....

One of my neighbors moved to an apartment as she wanted to downsize when she retired and she told me that I could take whatever I wanted from the front of her yard that she was not taking with her before the new neighbors took possession of the house...

I took this vintage milk box....
I am thinking I may freshen it up a bit by painting the letters black and maybe planting flowers inside of it....

I took this pedestal and it is the perfect base for this ......
I took some pots.....
And I loved these cute garden creatures.....
I decided to give them both a coat of clear gloss sealant....
It brought out the patina on them....
This heat and humidity is killing me.....

We have had temps. in the 90's with high humidity and dew points......

My operative knee joint swells just like all my other joints in this weather so I ride my stationary bike daily for 5 miles to lessen the stiffness and decrease the swelling.....

I finally hit my goal of riding 5 miles in under 20 minutes......
I alternate between levels 3 and 4.....

Now if I can keep it up daily....

We finally had some storms move over our area and we got about 1 1/4 inch of rain....
I am thrilled that I will not have to water my flowers for a day or 2.....
In my last post, I shared that my Word of the Month for July is CELEBRATE....
Click HERE if you missed that post...

Since I have not yet taken down my Patriotic decorations in the Living Room, I thought I would continue to CELEBRATE America's Birthday and make one more ornament for the Tree out of a flag sticker that was intended to place on a window.....
I painted a piece of wood red, attached the sticker and then trimmed it with a white trim.....
I also wanted to make one more fire cracker out of toilet paper and paper towel rolls.....
I used ribbon and flag material...
It was while working in my Craft Room, I remembered that I had not shared the Tree in the Craft Room decorated for Summer......
This is how the Tree looked decorated for Christmas.....
I leave this Tree up year round......

I stripped it down after Christmas.....

 I left the 2 different beaded garlands on the Tree which is also wrapped with shimmery pink and white ribbon......
 I then added pink and green vine garland.......
 And added pink silk roses to the LED lights on the Tree.......
 These pink silk roses originally belonged to an incandescent let of lights that was tossed when I replaced all the light sets for my Trees with Warm White Led lights.....

For the Summer, I decorated it with ornaments that remind me of Summer.....
I also made these ornaments out of paper coasters....
The Tree is topped off with white feathers like a Victorian Lady's hat that she would wear to Tea.....
 And a bow made from pink shimmery ribbon......
 I think of beautiful Garden Tea parties when I think of Summer.....
So I decorated the Tree with Tea Pot ornaments .......
And Tea Cup ornaments......
 Last year, I made Bird Nest Tea Cup ornaments for this Tree.....
  Click HERE to see that post....
   Also on this Tree are 2 frame Tea Pot ornaments.....

One with my Dad holding my oldest son, Joey......
  And one with him holding my younger son, Jim......
  And lots of Butterflies that would be around the flowers in the Garden........
And Birds.......
And when I think of Summer, I think of Ice Cream!!!!

Ice Cream Cone ornaments....
   And  Popsicle ornaments.....
  Large pink Roses......
Victorian Lady ornaments that I made.....
Cupcakes could be served at a Garden Tea Party......

Cupcake ornaments......
 Another paper coaster ornament.....
 And some other cute ornaments.....
 
At the base of the Tree, sitting on a park bench.....
Are a sweet Bear with a Victorian Hat on and a Victorian doll......
I turn on the lights on this Tree when I am in the Craft Room as it makes me happy......
 Especially when the Tree all lit up in the evening......
I have to have pretty things around me for inspiration when I am crafting....

I hope you enjoyed seeing my Summer Tree in the Craft Room......
 In my next post, I will be sharing a few vignettes from the Craft Room......
 So I hope you will stop by to visit again soon!!

Stay safe, healthy and most of all, HAPPY!!

Thanks to those who took the time out of their busy day to spend a little bit of time with me!!

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