Monday, November 26, 2012

The Tree is Up!

Hey Y'all! don't
know about you but
I did not want to
go back to work today...

All that sleeping in 
and shopping online
does spoil one, doesn't it?
I didn't make a whole lot of changes to my tree this year - 
I basically decorated
it the same as last year, with my
hand-made fabric ornaments,
snowmen, and Santas...
This special little angel was in my Mother's belongings when she passed in 1992, so she's always on my tree every year.
I can never pass up on buying a
Santa ornament that I just love!
Not to mention the 
Jim Shore ornaments!
This is my sweet grand-daughter's first hand
print at age 7 months, last year.

And no tree is ever complete without a silver bell. After all, it is a wonderful life!

Happy Monday, Y'all!

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Let the Christmas Decorating Begin!

Hey Y'all! Hope 
everyone had a wonderful 
Thanksgiving and bought
lots of Black Friday goodies - 
I know I did... right from
my lap top and comfy couch,
still in my PJs,
sipping on my hot coffee ;-)
I've braved a few
CRAZY Black Friday shopping
ordeals to know NOTHING
is worth all that craziness!

I know some - MOST - of you are
way ahead of me on Christmas decorating.
So this is my first Santa up
for this season, a $2 thrifted
Santa and a $1 candle tin
filled with green potpourri,
a nice and simple decorating start...
On to the tree, and now I find that
only ONE strand of Christmas tree lights
work, so now I'll HAVE to go
to town to get some new 
white lights - IF any are left!
Keep your fingers crossed!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Felt 6 Layer Circle Ornament & A Pickle

This is a felt ornament I wanted to try.
It's has 6 layers of 4 1/2 inch circles.
These are very light weight.
I didn't have any small beads to 
add at the connection points,
which I think would have made
it prettier and added focal points.
It would also have helped hold
the ornament open, as it tends
to go flat when you lay it down.  

HERE is the tutorial I followed at
Zakka Life - this their ornament:

Also, I participated in the Ornament Swap over at
I was partnered with Kendra of
Here is the ornament she sent me
A super cute pickle!
Thanks Kendra!

Happy Saturday Y'all

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Creamy Pumpkin on Pedestal

Hi everyone! No, I have fallen off the face of
the earth, just haven't been feeling too swift 
and needed some down time...
I found this pretty cream colored pumpkin,
the last one on the shelf, at our local WalMart
and I love it!  Now, I haven't been too
much on the "creamy" colored pumpkin side
'cause, well, pumpkins are orange. 
In my head anyway. But this one looks
nice in my little pine cabinet nook.
I got the pedestal at GW that is
actually a pillar candle holder
(it has a little section in the bottom 
to hold the candle to keep it 
from sliding around, I guess...)
 and yes ladies, they're on to us...
I paid a bit more for it than I wanted
to for this piece but, oh well.
I scrounged up some left over fall leaves
and found some cattails and
made a "make-do" floral ring.
Not to bad, I don't think.

Happy Tuesday, Y'all!

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Acorn Ornaments and Lemonade

Just a quick post today folks...
since I made the Acorn Wreath and
painted it orange, I completely fell in 
love with it all over again!


This can be carried over into 
my Thanksgiving decorating and
I'll be tweaking by Fall "mantel"
with this pretty baby!
So anyway, I thought I'd try
some Acorn Ornaments.
They turned out pretty good!
Right now I've got them hanging on 
my year-round Country tree.
Can't decide on leaving them natural 
or giving them a coat of orange paint.

An added bonus for us today is we finally 
some much needed rain!!
Hurricane Sandy completely skirted us (GA)
We've been dry as bone for the last 2 weeks,
and our dirt roads were like trying to drive
thru baby powder in certain spots.

So Where's The Lemonade, you ask?
I was glad to see on the news that {some of} 
the NY Marathon runners
decided to turn lemons into lemonade
by running deliveries of basic necessities
to area residents in need. Helping others.
Now that's showing the true spirit of America!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Give Thanks Fall Decor

Most of my fall decorations can easily
be used through Thanksgiving.
I'm not quite ready to start Christmas just yet!
I'm still enjoying all the fall colors.

Happy Thursday, Y'all

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