November 29, 2016

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

This Holiday season I wanted to get the decorating done early and get all the shopping done ASAP so I could really focus on serving others this month and in being grateful for the things I have instead of on presents and embellishments.  I am so blessed to have a beautiful place to live in and to have a wonderful provider that gives me the opportunity to relish in my hobbies and interests. 

A couple of years ago I participated in a ornament swap and it was one of the funnest things I have done.  I got some really sweet decor for my little tree. 

I made this tiny prim tree.  It's about 4 inches high is all.  

A wonderful friend made this arrangement for me.

This is Virginia.  I won her at a giveaway and she is so fabulous.  

Prim stalkings.  Another precious gift.

Grungy tea sacks with rusted bells and pins.  I made these one night with my girls.  

My antique tree.  All these bulbs belonged to my Grandmother.

Fireplace mantle in the family room.  The advent calendar is the girls' favorite thing we have.  The cute little snow globes were a gift to them by Cindy.  They love them.

Merry Christmas prim friends.  Be sure to be grateful in all things and to find ways to serve each other everyday.

November 14, 2016

Vintage Goodness

It's hard to accept that the things I had as a child are showing up in antique and vintage shops.  I am turning grey though and every time I look in the mirror I am reminded that I am getting older (which is fine though because I love old things).  There are few items I have saved from when I was younger, but this punch-out paper display of the First Thanksgiving somehow was lovingly set aside and saved.  I don't remember keeping it throughout my life, but it's here with me and has been since I was eight years old.  It is one of my most prized earthy possessions.

This is not a version of pioneer Frankenstein.  I once saw something similar online and fell in love with the pattern.  I bought and tea dyed the muslin, stitched, painted, sewed and sanded until I recreated something I could love.  
I found the wooden box in an antique shop in town a couple of years ago.  I was a birthday present of the best kind.

Unfortunately these are the only things I have on display for the Thanksgiving holiday.  We are usually not home during the festivities on this day so I haven't felt the need to go all out.  But, when my children start having families of their own and bring them to our home for Thanksgiving, I cannot wait to find more treasures to make the holiday more perfect. 

Wishing you all a wonderful Autumn, Super Moon day.