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.
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.
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