Happy Holidays! Head over to our Facebook page where I’m giving away a beautiful holiday arrangement from Keirsteads Flower Shop for you, your family, and friends to enjoy! Spreading holiday spirit is my favourite activity this time of year and Nicholas and I want to share the joy. With it’s pearlized glaze, vintage tree artwork and shimmering rhinestone accents, this elegant ornament jar adds Christmas glamour to a hand-arranged classic bouquet of red roses and holly! To enter, simply follow us on Facebook @ ‘Katherine Bacon Real Estate, like the post and share! Enter before December 15th and Nicholas and I will help pick a random winner! … so share the post with friends to spread the spirit of giving! Paws crossed!
Another busy week meeting conditions with two closings coming up before next Friday! Sales are always brisk this time of year with buyers wanting to be into their new homes before Christmas! Mama says you can always spot them as they tour the prospective home and say “the tree would look great right there in that corner. I can just see it”!
Speaking of Christmas, it’s just around the corner so Nicholas and I have been busy helping Mama decorate the outside of our house in preparation for the big day! Christmas has always been a special time of year for my family as growing up my mother, aunts and grandmother always did extensive Christmas decorating inside and out! First we travel around the yard while she gathers sprigs from our shrubs to arrange in a dozen big pots at the front entrance, the pond and in front of our garage plus the window box. We gather scotch & white pine, hemlock, rhododendrons, junipers, Alberta & blue spruce, cedar and Mama’s favourites false cypress and holly. Add to this some large pine cones, glittering red, gold and silver Christmas sprigs and there you have it! If you enjoy gardening and flower arranging, it’s a lot of fun, cost efficient and beautiful. We enjoy running around the yard catching the odd ball and playing tug of war while she gathers the greens. When this is finished it’s time to start the big wreath. That’s a job and a half and also when Papa gets involved. This wreath is changed seasonally. Its mounted on a steel frame that was made for the wall outside our front door to be in scale with the 18 foot ceiling over the entrance (Mama, ever the decorator, everything has to be in scale!). Nicholas and I watch as the two of them go up and down, up and down the ladder adding ribbon, poinsettias, holly, pine cones, candy cane coloured ribbon and three large bells ! I’ll tell you it’s a lot of work and Nicholas and I were pooped when it was finished. We went in the house and slept for hours! I don’t know how Mama gets it all done working the hours she does and then popping out in the yard Saturday mornings and at night working under the lights to get these done too. We can tell she really loves doing this, keeping her finger in the decorating as we hear her humming along while she works. Here we are below posing with some of the finished product. Note that we are sporting our new reversible Christmas scarves hand-made for us by our dear Auntie Blue!
Our last open houses of 2017 are coming up this Sunday! From 1pm-2:30 Mama is at 21 Upper Deck Lane, Drury Cove, our spacious waterfront condominium overlooking Drury Cove on the Kennebecasis River. Then from 3pm-4:30pm she’s at 26 Squire Drive off the Gondola Point arterial at a lovely ranch-style home with in-floor heating on 1 full acre with rare 4-car garage! Within walking distance to the Q-Plex!
21 Upper Deck Lane, Drury Cove 26 Squire Drive, Quispamsis
As you’re out and about doing your last minute shopping watch for me in my red SUV and be sure to come over and say hello, Merry Christmas, Joyous Noel, Happy Holidays!