I looked for a long time for the perfect thing for our front door in those winter weeks between Christmas and Valentine’s Day before finding this Have Mercy cross a few years ago. I love putting it up at the start of January, and then again for the Easter season.
I chose “peace” and requested that the owner/artist, Elizabeth Warner, add turquoise and tan to the typically all white cross. I love the white and gold for winter. I attached it to a boxwood wreath (Target a few years ago) but have also hung it straight on the door.
I lost one of my original pots (almost 20 years old!) in the random hurricane we had this fall. These were the best replacements I could find (Home Depot.) They looked fine with my faux Christmas arrangements but are just pathetic right now with this sad lot of pansies! I sent a 9-1-1 to Mother asking what was wrong with them. She let me know that I need to buy big, lush full ones not the tiny flowers in the flats. We agreed I should just give up on these for winter 2021 and start off with better plants next year. I don’t know about you, but my front porch is already looking forward to spring!
Over on the side door I have my Bronwyn Hanahan cross this January. I planted the sad little pansies in this pot back in November. Not winning on plants this season… at least the rest of the view is nice. :-)
It turned out an absolutely frigid, most dreary day here in Atlanta. I bundled up this morning and happened to take these in a brief moment of bright sunshine. I guess the porch and pots aren’t the only ones around here ready for Spring. ha!
DIXIE DELIGHTS DELIVERED