Saturday, December 31, 2011

Anticipation...New Years Eve

Kicking 2011 to the Curb! Catching the 539 (my address) to the New Year! Will be fun to see what this New Year has in store for My Family and all My Friends! Exciting! Wayne and I are starting our 30th year together, so Bring It On! 2012, God when I was a kid, who even thought of the year 2000, much less 2012! Were'nt we all supposed to be flying around on personal JetPacks?? Well.. I know that all of us can choose our Destiny, and I am Choosing Happiness, Good Health, and Prosperity in this New Year.
So as the Hour of Midnight is toasted, I am saying Cheers To You! Happy New Year!

Window to the Future...

The Reindeer looks like he is turning his back on 2011! He is looking toword the East, the Rising Sun, the New Morn.  Hopes, Dreams, Excitement,New Friends, Family and all the new possibilities that are ahead for this New Year.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Fireplace Pillow

I made these pillows about 4 years ago to share with my girlfriends. I purchased the preprinted linen burlap at Joann's Fabrics. I think there were enough of the pattern sections to make 6 pillows. I decided to enhance the printed fabric with trims, sequins, red bells and a pretty cool fringe. Kinda making it my own, well it worked, cuz all loved them!

Monday, December 12, 2011

2011 Christmas Mantel....More is More!

My Christmas Mantel is well known to all my Friends, it is alive in red lights, ornaments, gold accents, glittery beads, red mercury glass candle holders, gold deers (my Moms) and fresh greenery! Gold grapes, gold mesh ribbons finish off my show stopper!

2011 Christmas Tree...The Mother of all Trees!

My Christmas tree is really the story of my life told in Ornaments! Every Ornament I have ever purchased or been given since the age of 22, is there! This is the most fun for me, hanging each and reliving all the special moments from my life. Right down to the garland and the Angel on top. (both purchased at 22 years of age)

2011 My Omage to Frontgate

I was asked to do another presentation on Christmas Decor, and to come up with two arrangements to be raffeled off. While searching for inspiration I came across Frontgate! Wow what a site! I saw a beautiful arrangement done in green ribbons, hurricane light and an ornament. I thought wow I can do this, so I purchased wide red ribbon and to use as the accent, red brocade ribbon and a kickass red and gold ornament. I think it turned out spot on! The second arrangement is much less formal, using a wooden container, a heavy metal Reindeer, moss ribbon with a thin plaid ribbon as it's accent. A great gnarly poinsettia in bright glittery red, and a red and gold sparkly ornament. Whatta ya think,  cool huh!

2011 Christmas Decor in Our Bedroom

Serene setting, Sage Greens, Whites and Gold.

2011 Christmas Decor for my EntryWay.

All in gold and white, especially love my  white Angel Music Box, she was my Moms. I love the lamp, it had one of those dated long shades, and when I took it off this was what I found, I left it just as is, added a tassel and to me it's just perfect!

2011 Christmas Decor on My Dining Room Window Ledge

I found this very thick garland at an antique shop , and I just had to have it! It's loaded with fruit and pinecones. I use old ornaments from the 50's all in white, gold, silver with flocked Reindeers. Sparkling snowflakes scattered to catch the light of the two candles.

2011 Christmas Decorating for My Kitchen

I have a Terra Cotta painted kitchen, so I decorate using all copper colored ribbons and sparkly ornaments! Any Jello Molds are from My Mom, and I have incorporated them into my Decor. I especially love my Paper Mache Della Robbia Santa,  styalized SunFlowers, glittery copper pinecones, copper pearls, ornaments and Ribbons.

Yule Logs for Fall and Christmas

I was asked to do a decorating presentation on Fall and Christmas Decor, I was trying to think of something different that had not been seen. While looking through a magazine I came across a picture of a Yule Log Cake, hmmm I thought I could make the arrangement on a "Real Log"! So lucky the neighbors had just cut down an Old Oak tree, Free Logs! I came up with these designs, and they were a hit!

Teddy Bears

Grandaughter Kingsley wanted clothes for her bears, and after going to Build a Bear, I decided that I could make something cute and easy for her little hands to take on and off, and save money too! I came up with this little design, a gathered skirt on elastic, with or without little straps. I added a cute headband  by just gathered a tube of matching material on soft elastic and added a crochet rosette, and the best part was that Kingsley was sooo happy! Miss B is in Yellow, given to her by My Daughter when she was born. Kingsley is 14 years old now, but when she stays the night, she always tucks in Miss B too!