Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Meeting the Neighbours.


 Last night I went to the farmhouse, pictured above.  The house is the white building on the right.




Presented with tons of evergreens...


On the floor, on the table, 



Circles of oasis were soaked in water and then we got cracking.



 Some were much quicker.



Everyone used different bits and pieces.  This one has walnuts and cinnamon sticks.



This one looked like a hat you would wear to Ascot!



Some of us were prepared for the prickles of holly with rubber gloves, obviously done this before...



Then we were given a map to show where our 'neighbours' in this North East corner live.  Separated by fields and woods, some meeting for the first time, from different backgrounds, careers, beliefs, country, brought together by the spirit of Christmas and creating something beautiful from what Nature around us provided.



I never thought I would meet any 'neighbours' or create such a wreath.
But I did both.  



5 comments:

Mum said...

Wow, what a lovely, creative and friendly evening. That's what Christmas is all about - spreading peace and happiness.
Love from Mum
xx

The Cookie Jar said...

lovely wreaths. Flower arranging is a great way to meet people.

Susan T said...

What a wonderful idea. I am sure the neighbours were delighted to meet you too.

A Trifle Rushed said...

How wonderful, isn't great how the depths of winter and the celebration of Christmas bring people together, and as a bonus you have a beautiful wreath, Perfect! Merry Christmas.

christinelaennec said...

What a great thing to do! Your wreaths are so very beautiful. I bet your neighbours were thrilled as much by the gesture as by the wreath.

Enjoy your Christmas, Jill! And thanks for all your lovely comments.