Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Decking the Halls

We had a really nice Thanksgiving. I hope you did too. Before I get to Christmas I want to share the last of my morning glory before it gets cold. You're probably sick of seeing this, but I am so in love with this. I started in the spring with seeds. I germinated them in a wet paper towel until they sprouted. Planted them against the fence.
It didn't take long to start sending it's tendrils around the trellis.
First flower.

 Notice how far the morning glory is from the lady bug on the fence.
 It has pretty much spread out and covered the lady bug. It's still blooming-purple, pink and white flowers. I'll miss this so much in the winter, but plan on planting a few more in the spring.

I've been Christmas decorating. Here's a sneak peak.
 I am participating in the Cozy at Christmas Holiday Blog Tour and will show my house on Tuesday. I hope you come back and also check out the other bloggers homes and wonderful Christmas ideas. It runs Dec. 5, 6, and 7.
 When son was home for Thanksgiving he made a pie crust to use in an ad(he's a graphic designer. He cut this out with an exacto knife. and baked it on parchment paper. It was the top of a pie to be used for pie day. I thought it came out so pretty. So delicate.
See you next Tuesday. Lots going on here at Brookhollow Lane. Have a great week!


  1. OMYGOSH...your morning glories are BEAUTIFUL...I might see if I can start some next spring...beautiful...and speaking of beautiful, son's pie crust is a work of
    See you on Tues. and I'll throw open my doors on Wed...
    it's been rushed for me as we are so busy around here, trying to put up fall stuff and getting Christmas out...i am still working on my post but it's about done.xoxo

  2. Wow, that pie crust is amazing! I'm impressed, as I can hardly make just a regular old crust.

    Your morning glories are beautiful. I had success -- first time ever -- with mine this year. A friend told me that you can tell what color the flowers will be by the color of the seed?? How pretty that yours have two different color flowers.

    Have a good week, Leslie!

  3. Hi Leslie, WOW your morning glories are incredible. I really have to try this next spring. It's amazing the different colors of the blooms. I am in awe of your son's pie. What a talent he is and this is amazing.
    Looking forward to the tour and seeing your beautiful home for Christmas. Fun to see a sneak peek!
    Enjoy the sunshine, they are saying cold is on the way!!

  4. Wow...your morning glories are spectacular! I love your little salt shaker snowmen...I guess that is what they are made from. SO cute! Can't wait to see it all! The pie crust is amazing...your son must have a lot of patience. Have a great rest of the week...:)

  5. Oh wow your morning glory is lovely. I have always wanted to plant one. Maybe in the spring since we just moved into a house! I can't wait to come back for your home tour! I'd love for you to come over and link this and all your Christmas posts at The Count Down To Christmas party!
    Merry Christmas!

  6. Fabulous. I can't wait. Your morning glory was glorious.

  7. Your morning glory will surely be missed, Leslie! Mine got plummeted by the hail storm that we had last Spring. I like your idea of germinating the seeds in a wet paper towel.
    I'm in love with your snowmen salt shakers!! Your son's pie crust turned out!!
    See you next week.

  8. I'm so envious of your ease of growing morning glories! Up north, they don't really take off until late summer, just in time to get hit with frost, but I plant them anyway.

    I can't wait to see your Christmas home tour, Leslie!

  9. Leslie I cannot get over your sons pie topper~ wow! I love seeing your morning glory. I planted one in 4 different locations and none of them did very well. Perhaps I need to add something to my soil.Looking forward to your tour.

  10. Hello! Im linking over from Art and Sand. Your intake children's Christmas book collection made me smile. They make the very cutest vignette!

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