Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Last of the Holiday Decorations

The house always looks bare with the Christmas decorations gone. I have a few snowy, wintery themed decorations that I bring out, but I think I need a few more, ha ha. Maybe I can recycle some treasures I already have, in the meantime, enjoy more shots of the decorations that are now packed away.
These are the traditional Christmas red and green colors. 
Jingle bells
My mom asked me to make this wreath a couple of years ago for their front door. My parents installed a screen door and now the wreath is too deep for the front door soooo it fit perfectly on my front door! I actually have two front doors, one outside and one in the enclosed porch. That is where this was until I borrowed it for the photos.  
A vintage style santa and christmas clown.  
The little bear is part of a "memory tin" that I used to make. I would arrange items in a basket, tin or old coffee pot using vintage pieces like doilies, cookie cutters, old silverware, bears, gingerbread men, etc. I sold just about all of them but was able to keep this one for myself.  
Winter Preserves, made by my good friend, Joyce. She uses a vintage Ball jar and adds lots of "snow" in the bottom that I like to shake up like a snow globe.

 Here is a vintage chocolate mold that I picked up many years ago.

This is a vintage glass bead garland that I got when the April Cornell store in Philadelphia was going out of business. I can't tell you how many times I was in that store for the last clearance sale. I loved that place.

And last is my small tree (one of them, lol), all of the "ornaments" are vintage clip earrings that I collected over the years. I love it so it so much that it stays up all year long.

See you soon!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Not Ready for 2013

Happy New Year! Even though I am not ready for a new year. I am still catching up with last year. But... one of my resolutions is to blog more consistently in 2013.  Ha ha, it's already 6 days in and here is my first post of the new year, oh well, here it is.
I wanted to show you some of my Christmas decorations (it will probably take more than one post.) As you may be able to tell, one of my favorite colors is turquoise -- and it shows.

I don't have a fireplace or mantle, so I used a buffet in my dining room instead. Bertha (my dress form) is wearing some turquoise and pearls with a few rhinestone blings to add sparkle.

The frames stay up all year round and I change the decorations for the holiday. I purchased the fancy white carved wood frame a few years ago at the World's Longest Yardsale on Route 127. It was a great bargain and I would love to go back again. 

I used vintage style balls on the tree and vintage jewelry on Bertha.

I used a vintage rhinestone pin as the tree topper.

The trees to the right were an after holiday clearance purchase. In a couple of years they will be bald because they lose a bunch of sparkles every time I bring them out. 

Another pic of the sparkle trees.

I love bottle brush trees and villages.

A closer look at the silver glitter churches.

Out for a Winter Frolic!

Here is a big splash of bling. I raided my stash of rhinestone pins and earrings and used them to make these trees. A how-to post will come later.

Hope you enjoyed!

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