OUR DIY CHRISTMAS FIRE PIT AREA, COMPLETE WITH VINTAGE RED WAGON, FARM CUT CHRISTMAS TREE, BUFFALO CHECK FABRIC, AND MARSHMALLOWS.
This is the first year I’m able to decorate for Christmas around the fire pit. I wish we had snow but no luck in that area when I snapped the pics. I have to say this area is a well used and well loved family spot and I’ve become quite good at starting a fire all on my own.
There’s times I take my ipad out and read all by myself by the fire or watch a movie. I’d rather be outdoors any day, but as it gets colder it’s hard to keep warm when I’m just sitting still even with a roaring fire going.
Here’s my other pine tree cut from our property. I love how it looks in the wagon and I decided not to stand it up, I’d just go with a rustic look and let it be on it’s side. I’m not going to add any ornaments to it so the natural look it is.
I used more of the pine clippings from around the property to poke into the planters that were already there and added some leftover garland from the porch to the galvanized buckets and called it good. I so enjoyed the quick decorating I did this year. I managed to do all my decorating in just under 4 hours this year.
I was to late to plant grass after the fire pit area was completed so that’s on my to do list for the spring. And I’d also like to do more landscaping around the big rocks hubby moved for me. By the time we completed the area things were to picked over in the stores so the only thing I planted was 2 Hosta plants and 2 Ornamental grass plants. I wanted things that are easy to maintain, with age I like less work.
I have to tell you a funny story about roasting marshmallows around the fire after dark: I seemed to be the only one looking forward to S’mores so while the rest of my family watched I proceeded to put my huge marshmallow on the stick, put it into the fire, and get it toasty brown. Just as I was getting ready to sandwich it in between my fudge covered graham crackers off the stick it feel right on top of my fuzzy slippers.
What a mess….gooey marshmallow doesn’t come out of fur very well 🙁 The rest of my family got a good laugh…..for those of you who haven’t heard I’m a complete klutz and something happens to me on a daily basis. My kids just expect something to happen and just roll their eyes and go with it. If it can go wrong it goes wrong for me. So my first experience of having a S’more around the fire wasn’t my best attempt. I have to think of it as I was saving calories, not how was I going to get that mess out of my slipper.
I haven’t tried to make a S’more since. I guess it’s time to get back on the horse and give it another go, or let someone else do the assembly process for me. I thought I was quite clever using a fudge graham for less mess too.
Thanks for stopping by today and have a Merry Christmas everyone!