It’s Decorating Season

Dear Liza,

Auntie Bridgett loves decorating for any reason, and Grandpa Nelson has good ideas. This weekend, these two things combined for a fun crafty project.

Grandpa Nelson suggested a wreath for the front door that would celebrate Fall. Not Halloween, just Fall. There has been such a dramatic change here in Portland as Summer ended, it seemed appropriate.

Auntie Bridgett and I took a pair of clippers and a bag to the Blair Community Garden, where a rogue rosemary bush has overgrown its parkway bed and is crowding a parking space.

The bush had really long, straight branches, and we were done within a few minutes!

Back home, we found an empty frame from a past year’s wreath and filled it up. The rosemary branches bent easily around the circle.

Clever Bridgett added some ribbon and silk leaves, and voila! A decoration that celebrates Fall AND smells fantastic. Come October, we may just stick a few skulls and bats on this bad boy!

PS. The rest of house is looking cute, too.


Grandma Judy

Author: Judy

I am a new transplant to Portland from Salinas, a small city in Central California. This is a blog about my new city.

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