Thursday, December 6, 2012

A little decorating

I'm getting ready to leave for California early tomorrow morning.  It's time for my annual Christmas Party with the girlfriends.   You might remember that we cancelled the party last year because Janet was in the hospital with a terrible illness.   She's doing much better now so we're back on schedule.   I'll be back next week with pictures.

Before I go, I thought I'd share some of my new decorations or rearranging of last year's decor. Here we go.

Earlier this year, I finished this project by Bonnie Sullivan of "All through the night" designs.

It holds a prominent spot in the dining room

I had this little frame that I got a few years ago and wanted to make a wool project for it.   I made the star but it looked too plain.   Anna was sitting with me at one of our sewing groups and suggested I put a snowman on it.   So, voila...    I think it turned out pretty cute.

I saw an old box filled with greenery on Pinterest so grabbed an old box that I had and turned into this.

Nighttime view.

I picked up this little snowman block of wood with candle when I was at Folkart Gatherings last week.

This is another Bonnie Sullivan pattern called Seven Santas.   I made it up for Christmas last year but put it on a table with tons of decor on top of it.   My friend, Marilyn Will, was upset for me for not displaying it better.   So, Marilyn, it now has it's own place...just for you!

I also picked up this white Belsnickle Santa at Folkart Gatherings.   As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to display it with my mercury glass.

 And here's the little snowman that Mr CnW picked out at Folkart Gatherings.   Hmmm, looks like one of his tree branches is sticking him in his eye.   Better go see what I can do about that.   LOL

Last month, I asked Mr CnW to make me a shelf for the powder room.   I explained what I wanted, and he came up with this.   Isn't he talented?    I better get my list going for this winter's projects for him.   I certainly benefit when it's cold and he can't play golf.  

I'm not sure if this display is different this year, but I added the candy canes to the tree, so that's new!

When I went to Calif last spring, I bought this little table.   I think it used to be a bedside table, but I loved the way it had been painted when it was repurposed.  

It's on the staircase landing and really hard to get a decent picture.

I added the berries and greenery this year.

Made this cute snowman pillow this year.   It's a JoAnn Mullaly pattern. (Wool Crazy designs) I got the kit from Country Loft.

I really love this little twig tree.

And here's a happy Jack enjoying the holidays.

So, I hope you're all enjoying the holidays so far.   We haven't had any snow yet which is really unusual.  I think there might be some in the weekend forecast, but I think I'm going to miss it while I'm in sunny Calif.

See ya next week.

Hugs, Anne


WoolenSails said...

Your decorations look wonderful. I got the seven snowmen, but haven't had a chance to make it.


Lori said...

Oh Anne, I love it!! I was talking to Anna about us Central Oregon girls getting together. I think it is a great idea!!
I adore your snowman with the red cape!! Have a fun and safe trip.

Anna said...

Anne, it is absolutely beautiful! Such inspiration! have a fabulous time!

Michelle said...

Love it...your hubby is very talented...I have a very similar Angel pillow like the one you have that Gail (Sew Many Quilts) made me years ago...I love it!

Darlene said...

Oh, I love when you show your Christmas decorations. Thank you so much.

Have fun with your friends in California. I hope you'll tell us all about it.

Country Prims said...

Woohooo! Hoping you would give us some inspirational pics of your decorating and you never fail! LOVE it all and what great pieces you have to display your lovely creations on!
I want a belsnickel just like that to sit with my vintage mercury ornaments!lol!
Have a great time away-can't wait to see the fun you all have:)

Carol said...

Everything looks wonderful...thank you so much for sharing your decorations and home with us. Have so much fun with the girls. Safe travel.

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

Oh Gosh, everything looks so beautiful! I used to decorate to the hilt, but have not done so the last few years...I miss it! Thanks for showing all your beautiful goodies! You have a great decorating sense!

Me and My Stitches said...

Everything looks wonderful and I love your pretty kitty under the tree. Now if you would come and decorate my house, I would appreciate it!

Jean(ie) said...

Love all the nooks and crannies full of surprises!

paulette said...

Oh..Anne!! Everything looks wonderful!! My kind of decorations! You have a beautiful home!!

Anonymous said... always, I have been looking forward to your holiday decorations! Absolutely wonderful as always!! Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow! Fun! Fun! Fun! Janet/Myrtle/Lucy

Friendship Crossing said...

Love all of your decor! We have very similar tastes~what a fun 'tour' of your home!


annie said...

all your photos are just so great. I hope you have a terrific trip!

Jenny M said...

Beautiful decorations, I especially like your twig tree. Have fun with your friends.......time with girlfriends is good for your soul.

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Nice decorating Anne, have a wonderful trip with the girlfriends.

Vera Moraes said...

Hello!!! My name is Vera Moraes and I'm from Brazil. I lovet it! I published your photo in my blog. If you prefer I can eliminate. Thank you!

Candace said...

Your house looks wonderful, Anne! Hope you have a fantastic time with the girls - somehow, I know you will :>)

Vicki DeSha said...

I LOVE the little tree in the crock!!! I have looked for one for three years and have not found one that is sturdy enough to hold decorations. Where did you find yours? Merry Christmas!

Sandra Berry said...

Love the twig tree in the crock. What size is crock and how tall is tree please.