Five Golden Rings
Richard K has been reading Dirt Simple for some time now; I know this, as I hear from him from time to time. A committed gardener and reader from Cypress, Texas. This past summer I got the chance to meet him in person-he was in the Detroit area on business. What a treat it was to meet him face to face! I heard from him Monday after posting pictures of the front of the shop just before dawn. He left a comment saying that he had taken Rob’s idea for holiday light rings, and run with it. He strung his hoops with gold lights-5 golden rings! How perfect for the holidays. I asked him to send pictures-which he did. To follow are his pictures, and his comments about his holiday decorating-I am sure you will enjoy this as much as I did.
My Five Golden Rings glow beautifully hanging from the trees. They are captivating. Simple, yet striking. Next to gardening, Christmas is my next favorite hobby. I love everything about it, especially Christmas trees and of course, the lights.
Here is another section of my yard which showcases my “Who-ville Pine” and my glowing orbs. Since we do not have pyramidal conifers in my part of Texas, I had to make my own! The glowing orbs continue to fascinate my family as well as our visitors!
A full on view of the house. Very traditional. Wreaths in the windows, garlands on the balcony. I don’t put lights on the house because it is a bit tall. The glowing orbs out on the lawn are simple, yet striking.
The driveway gate has a four foot wreath adorned with old fashioned blowmolds. I really can’t stand these figures set out in the yard, but yet I find them charming when they decorate a wreath! Ping-pong balls cover the bulbs of some unfortunately colored LED lights and soften the light to a warm glow. I like to say that this is for our kids, but this bit of kitsch is a favorite of mine!
The front porch is a bit more formal with white cyclamen and columnar junipers adorned with snowball, pearl and twinkle lights. A Moravian star illuminates the boxwood wreath and boxwood garland. Giant jingle bells adorn the wreath.
A black iron urn is ready for the holidays.
Our favorite garlands. We made these years ago from spruce cones and crystals. These are draped in every front window downstairs.
And finally, our mantle. Silver and white … one of my wife’s favorite color schemes. Another favorite of ours is mercury glass … one can never have enough. Happy Holidays to you and yours!
Richard K, your house and home dressed for the holidays is really beautiful. You have collections of various things-spruce cone garlands, mercury glass, blowmolds, and lighted orbs. How you display your collections is interesting, and engaging. As for your gold rings-this new collection looks gorgeous hanging from your trees. 5 gold rings-very well done indeed. Thank you so much for sending me these pictures, and agreeing to let me share them. Happy holidays to you, too.