Monday, December 21, 2009

Poinsettia Topiary ~ The finished results

You may remember when I said I was going to make this:

I did. This is my version of a Poinsettia Topiary ...




I already had the container, which I love, as well as the spanish moss. The faux cranberries were purchased at Joann's for a song and dance ($3-$4), and the plant was ordered through my daughters chorus class as a fund raiser. I chopped off the side flowers and leaves then tied it up with red velvet I bought at Walmart. All in all it was pretty cheap plus I can reuse it all next year, except the plant of course.


Lovely Miss Luna jumped into place as I was about to take photos. You might be thinking Poinsettia's are poisonous to animals but neither of my cats have ever touched them, and believe me Luna will eat or chew anything! Including shoes, laptop cases, furniture, faux garland ... almost anything. I tried to get her to chew on rawhide bones but she ignored them. Go figure.



And a photo looking into the mirror towards the tree . . .


Happy Winter Solstice! From hear on out the days will finally start getting a tiny bit longer. To bad they won't be getting warmer too!

31 comments:

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very Pretty - You did a great job!
And what a beautiful cat.

dj said...

this turned out beautifully. love the cranberries and the pot is lovely.


is your hubby happy with the results?

happy first day of winter.
dj

dAwN said...

Howdee Sharon..
Well here I am finally..for some odd reason I have internet connection tonight..I am loving it..
Looking at all your blog posts here and awesome pics.
what gorgeous animals you have..and lovely decorations...the collar you made for your pup is so cool!
Merry Christmas and Happy New year to you!
sending you warm thoughts and hugs..stay warm!

Loree said...

Very pretty. You did a splendid job.

Phyllis said...

It turned out so pretty! I didn't even buy myself a poinsettia this year :(

Miss Luna is gorgeous!

Riet said...

Now that is really pretty. Great idea. And what a beautiful cat you have with a lovely name.
Merry Christmas

hip chick said...

It looks so pretty. You did a great job. And your tree looks lovely in the glass as well!

Country Girl said...

Beautiful, Sharon. Just so lovely! Nice addition with Miss Luna, too.

Chris Petrak said...

Very nice series, and an interesting glimpse at your "artist's eye" - Happy holidays!

Nancy Medina said...

Now is Luna thinking about testing out that beautiful new plant?? I love that picture, it's awesome Sharon. Your home is so beautiful (and I know - I've been there!!!!).
xoxoxo

Susan Wicker said...

Loved everything! And Luna...oh, what a darling cutie pie! Your photos rock! Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Snappy Di said...

Does Luna like the white feather tree as much as I do? It's exquisite! Love poinsettias but have not bought one yet this year... thanks for the reminder!

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal
(great project and well done!)

PinkCat said...

This looks great.I have a couple of pointsettias at home so may experiment over the holidays! x

The Curious Cat said...

Luna is a clever, very beautiful cat-she would match my Bubba beautifully! How many pets do you have?! :) I love the pointsettias! Also, thanks for your sweet comments! Preparing to pick myself up over the holidays and move on come New Year! Merry Christmas to you and thank you! xxx

The Good Life in Virginia said...

gorgeous decorations and your tree is simply fab.
have a wonderful holiday!

Laura said...

So pretty, Sharon. And how nice that you can have a feather tree. I'd hate to see what that would look like after 5 minutes with Newman!

The Gathering Place said...

I love the topiary! Great idea. Have a wonderful holiday! Your cat is very photogenic!
JoAnn

Carolynn said...

Love the topiary! I have the perfect pot for one.

I wish I hadn't seen your tree though....I liked mine until I saw yours. Tree envy.

Cindy said...

Gorgeous Topiary and photos. You did an awesome job. In case I haven't said it - Have a wonderful and Merry Christmas!

Cindy

Sea Witch said...

How beautiful. My mom used to create topiary's every christmas. She would have loved these. Blessings to you. Sea Witch

Beth at Aunties said...

I love it! It turned out picture perfect. May you and your family enjoy a beautiful Christmas.
I am so glad I met you in this blogland way back when I first started... Give your mom a hug for me and I am so glad she is doing so well!

Christmas hugs!!!
~♥
My pointsettia turned out to be a 'Pig in the Polk' and died!

Betty said...

Very lovely. You cat Luna is beautiful.I think I will put that pointsettia topiary on my to do list for next year
I really like your blog.
Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Joanne said...

What a pretty topiary, and amazing cat too. We can't have poinsettias in the house ... something comes over our cat and she doesn't stop chewing on them!

Enjoyed visiting, I'm a lifetime New Englander too, living in CT. I clicked over from Carolynn's blog. Merry Christmas to you!

The Retired One said...

Soooo pretty! And your cat??? AWESOME!!! LOVE HIM!!!

Balisha said...

Love what you did to the poinsettia. I may copy next year.
Merry Christmas,
Balisha

dog trot farm said...

Sharon your home is just magical and the Christmas topiary fits perfectly into your decor. Luna is a beauty as well. Happy Holidays

Pat said...

The topiary came out beautiful! That vase is gorgeous, too.

The cat looks mesmerized by your handiwork!

Judy said...

And of course, Miss Luna is not going to chew rawhide!! She is much too elegant and feline for that!!! You can get bones or sticks made of salmon skin, dried just like the rawhide. That might be more to her fancy!

Donna said...

Your topiary tree is stunning!!! And Miss Luna makes me want my Mr. B back soooo much! My gosh, she reminds me of him! Her black fur with the red poinsettia and the white feather tree - what a GORGEOUS photograph! That should be your Christmas card next year... Or maybe Lily in her holiday finery. You can't lose with either one!... Donna

Eve said...

You did a really nice job on this Sharon!! Miss Luna is a beauty!

Anonymous said...

•Poinsettias are not poisonous

•Some people may have skin irritation from the milky sap

http://urbanext.illinois.edu/poinsettia/facts.cfm