Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Wishing you . . .

Good Morning and Merry Christmas to you!
The birds are happily enjoying seeds and fruit while the squirrels vie for
space in the feeder.  The world, if  just for a moment seems peaceful and happy!
We begin our day with a hot cup of coffee by the soft glow of the tree lights.

Speaking of that soft glow . . .
A little share of how we make the dried orange slices hat adorn all the trees in our home.
Begin by slicing oranges about 1/4" or a little less. You can do this with lemons and limes as well!
Lay slices on a plain or foil lined cookie sheet.
Bake in a 200 degree oven maybe 3-5 hours till dry.
The aroma of oranges drying makes the house smell grand!
Even tho these will keep for years I make a new batch each year just for the ambiance! 
With a needle and strong thread make a hanging loop & add to your tree.
The glow of the lights will show thru the translucent slices making them look a bit
like staines glass.
From our home to yours . . . 
Lori Ann, Michael & Lacy Lu too!


Ireland Rose Studios said...

Beautiful Lori Ann...Merry Christmas to you and yours!!


jennifer768 said...

Simply gorgeous!Happy Holidays,Jen

tj said...

...I love the look of dried orange slices on the tree. I have done this before and always love the look and the special glow they give. :o)

...Hoping you are enjoying the Holiday Season and here's wishing you a very Happy New Year!

...Peace & blessings.