Sunday, November 27, 2011

Mantle decorated for Christmas





I don't decorate our house nearly as heavy as I used to for the holidays.. I keep it simple.. It is so time consuming, and I get claustrophobic with too much clutter... thanks to watching Hoarders.. Plus we  get up and go sometimes for the winter months..and  I don't want to come back a few months later to put it all away. Plus my mood and taste in decor tends to change a lot...so i go with what has my interest. This year I put my Jim Shore Collectibles on the mantle , and added some fresh pine boughs. Then I took OLD OLD ornaments that were on our tree when I was a child.. one thing I was so happy my late Mother gave to me years ago... These were my late Fathers  favorites too. They are so old and fragile.. I know my favorite one is the red one with Silent night and a church on it in white. But the shapes are also unique to that era. As many times as we moved when I was growing up, and we really didn't  have a lot of  stuff we moved.. I really am amazed these survived. Maybe you recognize some of these  too.

Tray with candles.. LOVE IT !!



I got the tray done and on the table.. CANDLES.. ohhh the glow of candles.  I love this blue and cream, and its in the Tiffany Box blue room.   I out pearls on the tray, to go with the  Christmas at Tiffanys theme in the room.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Christmas at Tiffanys... tree theme 2011







I planned to have pink and blue ornaments this year. Only because I could not  find enough small blue ornaments in the color I wanted.. I knew I could use some things to MAKE ornaments in blue..I started to decorate and knew I needed MORE things or I was going to have to use pink also,since I had them from last year. So I went to my studio and started  poking around for more ornies.. then it hit me.. I grabbed tiara napkin rings, a full size  tiara. some Tiffany boxes I had.  Even had a piece of soft blue fabric for the tree skirt. I set the tree up in front of the blue framed mirror. I had bought a tri-colored blue plant poke, with beads and sequins on it..I cut it apart, put some for the topper, and tucked others in the branches. used a large "diamond ring" napkin ring for the Topper.  I had bought some large  blue sequins with the holes off set, knowing i would string them in garland, some see thru blue snoflakes and some larger ones in jewel box  blue, and JOY letters also. I added my suede Tiffany jewelry bags, and some miniture  tiara napkin rings, and strings of "pearl" beads.. it is dripping with Pearls !! Under the tree, the blue fabric, some Tiffany gift boxes, and bags, more pearls, a LARGE loose "diamond", alas, it is only glass, a tiara  headband. It was amazing how many things  I already had in my studio, since it is decorated "girly" I scavanged that room.  I still have more decorating to do.. but loving the tree with my Tiffany Box blue walls. I love my PINK.. but this year I love this look !

Friday, November 25, 2011

Kindle Cover

I wanted a cover for my Kindle that would protect it when I put it in my purse or over night bag,, or computer bag..or just carried it to the car or  the beach, it tucks in my beach bag perfectly.. I didn't want a hard case..just something to keep it clean and semi-protected.. Love it..and it also fits my new Kindle Fire.. Amazing what a little fabric, and NEED to have  can accomplish !

Baby Gift

Just wanted to share this little pillow I painted and sewed for a friends new arrival.  I have made this several times for different babies, and it always brings a smile to my face.. imagine how many mothers  know how true the saying is... Motherhood is not for Wimps....

I so needed a tray !


I needed a  tray to put on top of a small table I had painted. I found this too GOLD tray at Hobby for 50%.. regular price $10.. perfect ! It has some style to it and I just wanted it to group a bunch of different size candles on.  Robin from Candy Creek  blog had sent me some very nice white chunky candles for my birthday MONTHS ago.. and now I want them all on a tray. SO got out my fav.  blue and cream paint..now its antiqued and ready to go.. SO I plan to start my Christmas decorating  in the next  few days... This tray will be used and ohh so chic !

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Ready to get with it !

Finally back home. have been away most of the year it seems..Things in the art studio really looked a mess from all the hit and run home trips.. I think it became a dumping  ground to unpack and repack and leave again. I spent 3  days cleaning every bon, drawer, cabinet, file , and It  feels  great.. Nothing like watching a few shows of Hoarders to get you motivated. NOW I am ready to get back to my list of projects. With  so many new ideas in my brain.... I need to start..like yesterday.  This  year flew by, but I can hear thunder and rain is on the way.. that will send me to the studio to huddle up and get with it.  Hope everyone else is feeling  creative.. The Holidays are fast approaching , time to meet it headon !!!