Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Gift Project

I know Christmas is over , but I couldn’t show you this before because it was a gift for my daughter , and she does occasionally read my blog.

It is a jewelry box made from an old silverware box . The inside was in great shape so I just left that alone.


I painted it white and distressed it , then added sheet music a doily some pictures of her parents , grandparents , a two of her great grandmothers and an old broken pocket watch that is set to the time she was born .


Yes the picture in the middle on the right is her Dad and I on our wedding day . My Mom and Dad above and his below.

I added a little more lace , a rosette and a tiny key charm .



This will hold a lot of jewelry , or I suppose she could always put silver in it .

Anyway I was pleased with how it turned out , and the best part was …


I am going to try to make some more similar to this to sell . Do you think they will sell ?

I am going to link this with Faded Charm and White Wednesday.

Ruby Jean for Sew-Crafty Tuesday.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Random Weekend Pictures

Most of the gift wrapping is done and under the tree…



And I finished a little project , I started with a small string of lights…


Tore some strips of fabric…


A lot more than what you see here , and tied them to the light cord , here it is about half way done.


And here it is hanging in my kitchen window.



I think this would be cute anytime of year , you could hang ornaments from it too .

It could be made with fall colors with pumpkins or leaves , or with pastel colors to be hung in a baby’s room . I think there will be lots of them made for next year’s craft shows .

I’ll end with one more picture , my beautiful new granddaughter Haylen at about 2 and a half weeks.


Or maybe two , she is just so cute !


I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend !

Gotta go get the cookies out of the oven .

Linking with Pink Saturday at How Great the Sound .

Thursday, December 8, 2011

A Vintage Christmas Kitchen

Today I’m joining two block parties.

A Vintage Christmas at Common Ground

And Christmas In The Kitchen , At The Picket Fence .

We will start at the vintage cupboard , chocked full of vintage and Christmas .


I’ve had that nutcracker on top of the cupboard for over 20 years , my late brother-in-law sent it to us from Germany .



Then we move on to the island where the light fixture from the copycat blog hangs above .


In the vintage wire basket sits an ironstone pitcher filled with Christmas flowers and a miniature Christmas tree with tiny miniature ornaments .035


And of course there is a bowl of Christmas M&M’s.

Wish I could invite you all over for a hot cup of cocoa .

Have a great Friday !

And thank you girls for all the fun Block Parties !

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Dining

For this block party I have set the table in the sun room for a luncheon for two .

The fisherman Santa was the starting point . I took cues from his plaid shirt and outdoor look . Luckily the salad dish has plaid trees on it too .



Some plaid napkins and table runner help to set the tone…

A metal utility basket painted white and distressed , with greenery , pine cones , and red and silver balls make up the centerpiece along with Santa .


A couple of candles in tarnished silver candlesticks and the table is ready for an intimate luncheon for two.

Now , who should I invite ?


Fun with Photoscape .


Joining the block party at No Minimalist Here for Holiday Dining .

Thanks for hosting Sherry !

Monday, December 5, 2011

Day 2 Christmas Blogger Block Party

I’m joining Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for the second day of the blogger’ block party . It’s all about mantels . I have shown you mine before , but since I keep adding things I thought I would show you again .






Looking forward to seeing what everyone else has to show !

Thanks for the party Kristin !

I'm also joining Kathleen for White Wednesday at Faded Charm

Thanks Kathleen !

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas Copycat Challenge

This is my inspiration picture….


I found it on Pinterest , it was from a blog called Fresh Poppy Design . She has the red balls hanging on a window . I chose to use them to spice up my kitchen light fixture .




A simple inexpensive ( in my case free , since I had all the stuff ) way to dress up a light fixture , or a window .

Linking with Debbiedoo's Holliday Block Party.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Adding a Little Color

I showed you my little tree in my last post . But as I looked at it , it seemed something was missing , there were hints of pink , green and gold , but when you turned the lights on the color disappeared . So I searched out some brighter pink balls ( at WalMart ) and added some light pink music rolls.

Now I’m happy .




Okay , That’s enough pictures of the tree .

Here are a few of the vintage style toys I have around it till I can get some packages wrapped.




The bears are from a” Sweet Meadows Farm” pattern.

Linking with these great parties…

Common Ground –Vintage Inspiration Friday

LaurieAnna’s Vintage Home – Farmhouse Friday

French Country Cottage – Feathered Nest Friday

My Romantic Home – Show and Tell Friday

How Sweet the Sound - Pink Saturday

Please go visit these great blogs and take a look at the other party goers !