Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Holiday Trimmings

As I'm trying to fanatically get everything ready for Christmas next week, I thought I'd take a break and get out the camera. Most of my decorations haven't changed in the last couple years, but I still love all my cheesy vintage hand-me-downs from my grandparents/parents.

Carolers painted by my aunt years ago...

Vintage Postcard

Some cute mice I got from my mom

'Nuther cute critter from mom

Fake Flowers...


Inspired by my friend Alysa

The crocheted bells are ones my mom made :)

Christmas Card

I love the scented pine cones!

Courtesy of my grandparents

Instead of buying wrapping paper, I'm wrapping our gifts in flipped Trader Joe's paper bags & wrapping nice ribbon around them or stamping the outside. The outsides of the bags are even holiday themed, so I can use those for tags!

Wonderful vintage birdcage my boss gave to me

Picture Corner

Majestic Tree

Hope your holidays are merry & bright!

Monday, December 6, 2010

'Tis the Season...

Gosh, I can't really figure out how I've missed this many weeks in a row... But here I am!

There are so many things to do this time of year that all somehow cram themselves together, which is one reason I've been "too" busy to post. The main consumer of said busy-ness was the task of organizing & overseeing the making of 100 pairs of earrings in one night for our church's Cord of Hope ministry. If you don't know about it & you'd like to know, please ask. I wish I'd had the forethought to take pictures to document it, but I failed in that area. Nonetheless, it was a great success & I am glad to have done it.

Anyhow, here's some festiveness that I've been messing with at work/home recently...

When I was at a bead shop in CO, I saw this wire construction idea and decided to try it out:

Love the fan shape & design of these:

White glass beads with some recycled vintage findings:

Fashioned from pieces of a christmas ornament:

This ornament casing was a project my boss had us work on, as she wants to host a class on how to do it: