Popcorn, Cranberries, and Orange Slices


I’m working on my garlands for the tree! I hope to be finished decorating the tree by tonight.


  1. Melinda in Washington State says:

    I love the orange slice with the cranberries and popcorn in the garland. Beautiful! Still working on my tree.

  2. Runningtrails says:

    Love the orange slice, berry, popcorn garland. Are those just plain raw cranberries?
    Cute gingerbread men!

  3. Tracey In Paradise,Pa. says:

    beautiful!! can’t wait to see the tree!! how long do you dry your oranges for? do put a sealer on them when dry? thanks!!

  4. CindyP says:

    Simply just beautiful! The birds will love it after the tree comes down. The animals will love the cookies. The rabbits and small game will love the tree. What a totally recyclable Christmas tree!

  5. Yvonne says:

    Suzanne, your tree is absolubely beautiful.

  6. Jennifer Millett says:

    Love it! Simple, beautiful, homemade. All truly wonderful things.

  7. Cheryl Sizemore says:

    Suzanne, you inspire me to be more simple in my life! I love your garland. It is “simply” beautiful.

  8. wheezay says:

    That is beautiful !!

  9. Miss Becky says:

    your tree is lovely. This inspires me to put up one of my own. Or not. On second thought, I think I will simply enjoy yours! :happyflower:

  10. Claudia says:

    I love your tree! :happyflower:

  11. IowaCowgirl says:

    Your tree is really nice! We don’t even have ours yet…this week I hope to get it (we always get a “ditch cedar”). I have been drying orange peel for firestarter and orange slices for the tree as per your instructions! I am nothing if not an obedient reader. 😎

    It is icy and the temperature is dropping rapidly here today…so off to feed the cattle, then get a few supplies, then have an indexing deadline to make, THEN get to bake stuff for Christmas. Thanks for listening to my little “life for a day” story.

  12. Ms E says:

    How do you get the oranges to string “flat”? Fabulous tree!!

  13. Tracey In Paradise,Pa. says:

    Thanks Suzanne!! I will be drying oranges and making my tree some gingerbead men tommorow..You inspire me!!

  14. Suzanne says:

    I’ve never thought of putting orange slices on a garland, but seeing yours makes me want to do it. So beautiful.

  15. IowaDeb says:

    So pretty..I bet it smells wonderful!

  16. jan 'n' tn says:

    The anticipation of viewing the entire tree is almost too much to bare.
    Though,what you have shown us is ‘SIMPLY’ lovely.

  17. Hannah says:

    Your tree looks delicious! :shroom:

  18. Julia says:

    Do the dogs ear the pop corn from the garlands? Or are they all outside only dogs?

  19. Wendy says:

    Beautiful tree! LOVE it – you’ve inspired me to go “green” with our tree. The kids and I are baking cookies for the tree today.

    How do you keep the cats out of the tree? We had to give up having a real tree because we couldn’t keep the cats out of it. They love to climb! I can imagine the trouble we’d have with all those goodies on the tree!

  20. JOJO says:

    :woof: :snowman: :snowman: :snowman: :snowman: :snowman: :snowman: :snowman: :snowman: :snowman: :snowman: :snowman: :snowman:
    That photo would make a beautiful Christmas card!

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