Popcorn, Cranberries, and Orange Slices Dec 14 I’m working on my garlands for the tree! I hope to be finished decorating the tree by tonight. Comments 25 Comments • Comments Feed Log in to Reply kim says: simply beautiful On December 14, 2009 at 1:08 am Log in to Reply Melinda in Washington State says: I love the orange slice with the cranberries and popcorn in the garland. Beautiful! Still working on my tree. On December 14, 2009 at 1:48 am Log in to Reply Runningtrails says: Love the orange slice, berry, popcorn garland. Are those just plain raw cranberries? Cute gingerbread men! On December 14, 2009 at 6:15 am Log in to Reply 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!! On December 14, 2009 at 6:19 am Log in to Reply Suzanne McMinn says: No, I don’t put a sealer on them. I dried them for about three or four hours in the dehydrator. On December 14, 2009 at 6:23 am Log in to Reply 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! On December 14, 2009 at 7:40 am Log in to Reply Yvonne says: Suzanne, your tree is absolubely beautiful. On December 14, 2009 at 8:07 am Log in to Reply Jennifer Millett says: Love it! Simple, beautiful, homemade. All truly wonderful things. On December 14, 2009 at 8:38 am Log in to Reply Cheryl Sizemore says: Suzanne, you inspire me to be more simple in my life! I love your garland. It is “simply” beautiful. On December 14, 2009 at 8:56 am Log in to Reply wheezay says: That is beautiful !! On December 14, 2009 at 9:58 am Log in to Reply 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! On December 14, 2009 at 10:00 am Log in to Reply Claudia says: I love your tree! On December 14, 2009 at 10:15 am Log in to Reply IowaCowgirl says: Suzanne, 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. 8-) 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. On December 14, 2009 at 10:17 am Log in to Reply Ms E says: How do you get the oranges to string “flat”? Fabulous tree!! On December 14, 2009 at 10:45 am Log in to Reply Suzanne McMinn says: I thread the needle into one side of the orange then out the other side. That way, it lays flat across the garland. I use white thread, so you can’t see it. On December 14, 2009 at 11:53 am Log in to Reply Tracey In Paradise,Pa. says: Thanks Suzanne!! I will be drying oranges and making my tree some gingerbead men tommorow..You inspire me!! On December 14, 2009 at 12:03 pm Log in to Reply Suzanne says: I’ve never thought of putting orange slices on a garland, but seeing yours makes me want to do it. So beautiful. On December 14, 2009 at 2:03 pm Log in to Reply IowaDeb says: So pretty..I bet it smells wonderful! On December 14, 2009 at 2:34 pm Log in to Reply 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. On December 14, 2009 at 6:02 pm Log in to Reply Hannah says: Your tree looks delicious! On December 14, 2009 at 7:19 pm Log in to Reply Julia says: Do the dogs ear the pop corn from the garlands? Or are they all outside only dogs? On December 14, 2009 at 10:10 pm Log in to Reply Suzanne McMinn says: Yes, they are outdoor dogs! They’d be eating the cookies off the tree if they were in here, LOL. On December 14, 2009 at 11:21 pm Log in to Reply 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! On December 15, 2009 at 6:26 am Log in to Reply Suzanne McMinn says: They haven’t been bothering it much except for what’s at the bottom. They’re indoor-outdoor cats, so they are out a lot, too. On December 15, 2009 at 7:12 am Log in to Reply JOJO says: That photo would make a beautiful Christmas card! JO On December 15, 2009 at 10:57 pm Add Your Thoughts Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.