Monday, December 20, 2021

A DIY ELF's Surprise: A Yule Log Centerpiece

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After reminiscing, I made a side comment to my husband the other day....,"Remember when you use to make a Yule Log Centerpiece back when we didn't have any money?" 

Yes, this holiday is all about reminiscing and this is what he surprised me with.

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Since we no longer live in the North Woods of Wisconsin (since 1976, lol)...the local grocery had branches...a little sawing and some greens a few berries and he walked into the kitchen with this.



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It's really huge, but so is our table!!!

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Here's the HAPPY ELF Carpenter! He told me the stories of making Yule Log centerpieces for his grandmother's in N. Wisconsin when he was in high school. Drilling holes in big huge birch logs, and halving a branch to cut for legs. That would be the 1960's...gosh time flies! 

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After moving many assorted candles around, I had enough to fill the wood holders from my dad's old stash of woodworking supplies. And they work perfect with the rustic logs.

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The branches will begin  to scent the kitchen, once they thaw out. The berries are pretty casually put in. We decided a bit of ribbon is all it needs.

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I love the texture on the logs and the branches.

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He raised the branches up with legs made from more of my dad's toy parts. 

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I think it will be perfect...excuse the plastic tablecloth---but it isn't time for Christmas Dinner yet...just wait until Friday when we set the table.! I can't wait.

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NOW---the Most important thing is spraying these branches for the next 5 days! 

Golly, I love my Hunk of an ELF!!!!


Happy Holidays and all the Trimmings! 
And who doesn't love the scent of fresh GREENS!

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19 comments:

  1. So pretty!! Lucky you! Merry Christmas!
    Jenna

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    1. Aw, thanks, Jenna. It was a surprise. I'm going to start to set the table tomorrow....so we will see! Hugs, and have a Merry Christmas! Sandi

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  2. Oh, how pretty!! Thanks so much for linking up at A Themed Linkup 87 for All Things Christmas. Pinned and/or shared!

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    1. Thank you, so much---I don't remember entering, LOL. Hugs, Sandi

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  3. Sandi,
    That is an absolutely gorgeous centerpiece and just perfect for a table the size of yours!! Beautiful!! Thanks so much for stopping by once again and for taking the time to comment!! I truly appreciate it!! Merry Christmas to you and yours!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Hi, Debbie. It's pretty big, but I think will work! Hugs, and have a Merry Christmas and take a breather!!! Sandi

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  4. Sandi, I love your hunk of an elf too! What a beautiful and thoughtful gift he gave you. It looks so pretty on your table and I bet it does smell wonderful. Have a very Merry Christmas, my friend..xxoJudy

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    1. Thanks so much...I'm setting the table tomorrow, so we will see if it all works! Hugs, and Merry Christmas! Sandi

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  5. What a great gift, and an incredibly thoughtful elf!

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    1. Thanks, so much Amy. This would make a crazy gorgeous Menorah...wouldn't it? Hugs, and Happy Holidays! Sandi

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  7. That's absolutely beautiful, Sandi. I love it -- and your elf is worth keeping around! He's a gem!

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    1. Thanks, Jeanie....Hugs and I suppose after 53 years, he isn't under warrantee anymore....LOL

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  8. Hi Sandi, I'd say your Hunky Elf is a real dream! How sweet he is and so talented to come up with this amazing centerpiece, I totally LOVE it! The candles and berries are the perfect extras. Have a Merry merry Christmas!! xo

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    1. Hi, Debra...yes, done all white, it would be gorgeous too. I just used red ribbons...I haven't even downloaded any photos yet! Hugs, and have a Happy New Year! Sandi

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  9. That's absolutely beautiful and I bet it smells amazing. You have a very clever husband there.

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    1. Thanks, Cherie...yes, it does smell amazing! Hugs, and have a Happy New Year!

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  10. CONGRATS! Your post is FEATURED at A Themed Linkup 88 for Christmas Trees and Light Displays from the previous linkup for All Things Christmas.

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    1. Hi, Dee. TY---I was AWOL for a few days---I have had trouble making a link to features...I will need to find out how to grab one from you...Hugs, Happy New Year! Sandi

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