Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year and a Big Thank You !

I would like to wish each one of you a Blessed New Year ahead ! It is always exciting to look ahead and wonder what is in store for the upcoming year ! So here's to you a little "toast" to your New Year!

I would also like to thank Beth from Somerset Studio at Couture Over Coffee for this post about my creations ! So very sweet and I thank you so much !! Click here for the post!

Have a safe and wonderful New Year ! I pray that it will be full of many of God's blessings !

Monday, December 28, 2009

Cherished Treasures !

I thought I would share one of my cherished treasures that I have had for many years ! This sweet little pocket watch ! At the age of 16 my grandmother came over from Norway by herself , hard to believe isn't it , can you imagine letting one of our children leave home at that age let alone to another country! But it was one of the possessions that she brought with and had her initials EH on it ! When I turned 16 ( few years ago ... ha ha ) she gave it to me because at that time my initials also were EH ! Not long after that she passed away.So it is a little treasure that I will always cherish !

Friday, December 25, 2009

A Very Merry Christmas

A Very Merry Christmas to everyone in blogland !! I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas , we are in the middle of a blizzard, so I guess we have a white Christmas !! Take time to remember why we have Christmas , because of Jesus we have the true gift of eternal life ! I pray that each of you will know His peace and joy in your own life Have a blessed day !
The photo's are of a gift a friend gave me for Christmas. She knows I love kitties , so she had found this vintage kitty on one of her many treasure hunts , also it is sitting in a vintage basket that is a fabulous green and she also had it sitting in among the greens with candy canes . Just adorable !!! Thanks Jan !!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Night At The Movies

Last night I had a date ...... well actually three of my son's took me to a movie ! They came and picked me up which was fabulous, curb side service !! We went to see Avatar , a 3D movie , I have to say I really enjoyed the movie , was an all around fabulous evening !!

Back to getting things done today , hope everyone is having a great weekend before the holiday's !

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Baby it's Cold Out There!

I knew it was coming ..... but I am never prepared! The temp outside this AM is -28 below ! Yes , it does even get a lot colder than that around here , but this is the first very low temp for this winter. At least we don't have but a dusting of snow yet ! A short post today , I leave you with a little snowman that went up on Etsy & Lollishops yesterday !!! Fitting for the weather !
Off to finish some Christmas lists ! Have a wonderful day !

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree

Just got my tree up ! It is always the last thing I put up for the holidays , for starters I don't like the tree I have ( takes up too much room in my living room) I would like to get a different one , but I didn't get that accomplished yet , so .... it is still the same tree from the past years ! I have used the same ornaments also from the past years , some of them I will share. My children , even if they don't live at home anymore all prefer when I use the same ornaments from the past years , I guess it is a trip down memory lane instead of having a beautiful tree where everything matches and is updated !This is a little angel one of my children made many years ago , it gets put on the tree still every year !
Little body from a pompom and the wings are some gold leaves , was made in school ! The little crochet baskets , all are in white in various sizes, my mom made many years ago also ... she is 90 years old now !! I will always keep those as a treasure.
The next little decorations are some icicles that a friend gave me , made using beads.
And this is the tree ! Every year I always plan to change the colors , as I do not like gold , but for some reason it never gets changed !! So maybe next year ! Where my tree is I usually have a chair there next to a vintage hutch that my tv is in !
Last photo is of a distressed basket I have sitting on my kitchen floor ( by my water cooler , you can see it on the left side..not so pretty , but I use it all the time !) filled with various dolls I have made over the years .. lets just say , a long time ago ! The very top photo is of my most favorite Christmas decoration and it always sits on top of a vintage hutch in my living room . It is an old church that lights up with bottle brush trees and mica flakes all over it. I remember this when I was young always peering in the stained glass windows wondering what it would be like inside ! So after my mother downsized a lot of their decorations I claimed it as mine ! I hope you enjoyed the "tour" ! I am linking this to Funky Junk's Myyy Christmas Tree , a lot of wonderful Christmas trees to admire !

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

White Wednesday photos

I thought I would post a few of my photos I have taken around my home ! And include them in a White Wednesday! I have a shelf that is above my patio doors and is long , I have a collection of creamy white pottery on it , for winter I have filled them with greens and added some of my vintage silver with some of my favorite snowmen I made many years ago !!
An angel that sits in a grouping that a dear friend gave me.
The glass bottle snowman is a vintage bottle that I took from my parents farm & repurposed into a snowman , which I have some similar here.
And an all white ceramic winter angel under a glass dome that sits in a grouping on top of a cupboard in my kitchen ( don't know if you can see my silver pottery vase in the background with a tree in it.. one of my most favorite finds)

Hope you enjoyed the stroll !

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Very Shabby Wreath

This is a wreath I made several years ago , made from two frames I had ( oh dear , just one of the many things I collect) ! So , I painted the frames in a creamy tone and distressed them slightly. Then I gathered up some various greens I had , and this is a trick I use to make my greens have a "snowy " look !
I use Plastic-Kote Fleck Stone spray paint ( I used Alabaster) and I ever so lightly spray my greens till I get a dusted look on them .
Let your greens dry and then gather together with wire and secure the greens on the frames. I also added a sheer ivory ribbon and a glass prism for some sparkle ... gotta have some sparkle ! I like to have one frame tillted to add interest , but you can position your frames in any order you like then all you need to do is hang ! I am linking this with A Soft Place To Land , and also at Mustard Seed Creation's Furniture Feature Friday ,so check out all of the other links for a lot of ideas for the Holiday's and more !

Saturday, December 5, 2009

How Cool is this?

Okay , I have to confess , because I am single I don't always keep up with things to use in your home. But when I was visiting my oldest daughter over Thanksgiving her husband ( who is an engineer and up most handyman , fix everything and improve it all fabulous guy) had this in there home for all of there Christmas lights , I thought that is the coolest thing ( who does not look for things to make life easy? ) ! Simply plug these in , and you get a remote to turn on all of your lights , mine has three plug in's , I have only one in the photo . I know many of you probably have these , I am just so glad to have my own now !So with three simple clicks I can have the lights on in my living room. Not to mention who wants to crawl behind a tree to plug it in ?

The other photo is on top of one of my antique hutches , with lights ... one's I can simply click on now !!! Have a wonderful weekend !