Sunday, December 07, 2008

~LOTS of CHRISTMAS~Maddi & My Hair~

~My 1st Ever Shabby Cottage Christmas, I'm Loving It!!!!~I had Bob take the Grape Wreath Topiary that was in here off and make a hole for my 3 foot tall White Christmas Tree. I just wanted the base and I bought it for under $5.00 at a consignment store before the flood.
This is the cupboard my Dad built. I added a little bit of Christmas to each shelf

I just love "little things"

I LOVE My White Sparkle Glitter houses that I have been collecting for a couple years now. They are all metal (I just can't bring myself to alter them or paint them pink) and from the White Barn Candle Company. Each one holds a tea light candle. In the back I have a VERY OLD heavy Wavy Glass Apothecary Jar filled with mercury and shiny bright ornaments.

Here is the view from Bob's Chair and the finished 3 foot white tree

This is looking East from the Northwest corner of the living room, I can't wait to paint the hallway doors all white.

Another View

All decked out with VINTAGE Silver Garland along with Aqua and Pink Old Shiny Bright Ornaments. Topper is new but made to look old.

I leave the lights on 24/7 because they make me smile


I don't have the money for a big white tree so I used the pitter patter table and put up a nice 4 foot white tree on it. I think it turned out DARLING and you can see it from the highway.
All decked out with VINTAGE Ornaments

The GLITTER SANTA I bought last year from
Mary Rose and Isabellascloset can you believe she MAKES THESE!!!! I am so happy I got one!!!! Click on her name and see if she still has any left!!!!

YES....we have SNOW and are expected another 7 to 12 inches by Tuesday Night

My Collection of vintage and new ribbons. I found the vintage wood gesso frame at a junk store for $10.00 and painted it a watered down pitter patter but left the ORIGINAL SILVER BARBOLA ROSES. It turned out so cute.

Mom thought of this idea.....the sign is from someone on eBay but I found it at a junk store for UNDER a Dollar!!!! CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT???? Also, the snowflakes came from Mary Rose at Isabellascloset. I think they look ADORABLE, and added a Christmas look to the vanity that holds the TV.

Okay, this is the first year EVER that I cared about what my wrapped packages looked like. I used a lot of PINK tissue paper and Cellophane paper. I especially love the LACE Cello paper. It's from Current and I bought it a long time ago (1980's) and was going to sell it but I ended up using it. I LOVE IT!!!!

NOTICE the NAME TAGS....OH MY GOODNESS!!!! Listen Girls, there is this sweetest gal, Peggy, from SoShabbyPink, who makes these and I am thrilled to have bought from her. She is a WONDERFUL and GENEROUS GAL and you need to get some of her cool stickers. I have bought some for Valentine's Day and Easter to add to my glass jars and some wood boxes I have. I am even going to try a little train case with them too. Tell her I sent you if you can. You WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!!!!

This is the Cupboard My Mom made. I just love it and those BIG HUGE PINK ORNAMENTS are HUGE!!!! I could only fit 3 of them in the double layer cake pedestal.

LOTS OF PRETTIES that will eventually go on the website

Just a few close ups of my Vintage Ornaments on the Main Tree

A Full View of the Cupboard Mom Made


Tree Ornament, I made into my Tree Topper. From a VERY DEAR FRIEND!!! Barbara, I cannot thank you enough, you have no idea how much this means to me, especially right now. HOPE....that says it all. All handmade, with love and EXACTLY what I LOVE!!!! This will forever hold a special place in my heart

Another Close up of the Glitter Santa and the Sticker Tags

Just a little Christmas on the 9 foot long Fire Place Mantle
I think I want to add a string of white lights weaving them in and out of every thing sitting on the mantle. I haven't decided yet.
One of my favorite little spots. I was going to turn the silver glitter box into a cake but then I ended up using it to hold this sweet little silver tree instead.

Our first Snow....First week of December. Miss Maddi went out and went sledding and then made this little Snowman all by herself. She came running in the house looking for raisins. And yes, we had them. She says, "Oh goodie, I will eat what I don't need." She makes me SMILE!!!

Doesn't She make you smile????
My Sweet Miss Maddi....what would I do without you????

AND NOW FOR MY has OFFICIALLY BEEN 11 months of growth!!!! Here it is dried naturally, YES, that is all natural curl and thickness. JUST LIKE MY HAIR USED TO BE!!!!


AND NOW.....I love it straightended and I feel more like a girl!!!
Can you believe how fast my hair is growing....THANK YOU GOD!!!! ALL GLORY BE TO YOU!!!!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE....Kristi Graduated Friday WITH HONORS and is now in San Antonio, Texas. She is coming home on the 19th of this month and we are all so excited!!!! We are expecting lots of snow this week and I have lots to do to get more treasures on the website.
Hugs, Amy