Monday, November 20, 2017

Christmas in the Galvanized Tiered Tray



Good morning!
It's time for the Christmas galvanized tiered tray! I am loving it this year!
 It is sitting in the middle of the kitchen table.. filled with so many wonderful pieces!
A chalkboard sits front and center.. there are vintage Santa salt and pepper shakers, vintage Santa mugs 




 The top layer has painted mason jars filled with greenery and more Santa's...There is a string f battery operated lights run throughout the three tiers ...

 A little camper mug from the Dollar Tree with a chicken inside.. a cow creamer with a vintage bottle brush tree..

these adorable vintage Santa salt and pepper shakers that I paid $2.00 for the pair...Fitz and Floyd Santa's are also sprinkled about..
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Friday, November 17, 2017

A New Hutch from Craig's List!


Good morning!
I have wanted an open shelved hutch for my family room for a while.. I would search Craig's list every day !  I was even looking for a hutch that I could take the doors off for this same type of look .. no luck with that either! 
and then 2 days ago I finally found one! 

So ..I am not crazy about the color or the knobs but after Christmas that will all be changed! My husband took me to pick it up yesterday ..we got it set up and I went right to getting it all set for Christmas! I think it will be painted cream with dark wax. 
The view from my stitching chair .. I added 2 strings of white lights ...a couple glitter houses..some of my Department 56 Santa's and of course cross stitch!
 I take the battery packs out of the houses and stuff the Christmas lights in the hole..
 This little tree filled with miniature Hallmark ornaments ..nestled in a white enamel pan we found at the flea market for $1.00... I used to sit at a desk in this spot to write my blog.. my desk is going upstairs and I can't event ell you how happy I was to find this piece!
 I can't even tell you how excited I got to come down this morning and plug it back in!
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Santa's Tree Farm Chalkboard Mantel



 Good morning! The Christmasing of the house continues!
Yesterday I drew the new chalkboard for the mantel in the family room .. and it is all about Santa's Tree Farm! Santa is welcoming you to come cut your own tree!~
 There are a couple reindeer out there  helping.. of course the old fashioned truck with a tree in the back..and I have to admit I was a little lazy and left the barn and the truck from the fall chalkboard :)
 To add to the chalkboard there are 3 trucks with trees in the back .. the one in the middle was my father in laws.. the 2 on the ends my neighbor ( Thank you Cassie)gave me for the grandsons.. I used Styrofoam to add height under the trucks and the chalkboard ..lights are wrapped all around the trucks and the chalkboard..
 all the stockings were stitched by me .. still working on Hunters new one :)
 see the chicken in the back of this truck ? and there is a cow I found at Goodwill last week in the dump truck..The mantel is layered with a white flocked garland, a light green frosted garland.. buffalo check ribbon woven in .. cotton branches and white lights.. I made floral toppers for the 2 lanterns on the ends..Ronnie definitely approves!
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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Rae Dunn Look Alike Ornaments

Look at all these beauties!
My daughter Chelsea and I are Rae Dunn mug collectors,, more hunting for them than collecting! Her pieces are hard to find ! Chelsea saw these on a Cricut board on Facebook and knew she could make them ..
 So we got 2 boxes each of white ball ornaments.. she used her Cricut to cut vinyl letters and then adhered them  to each ornament.. the font is called The Skinny on Dafont.com

 Look how cute they are ! Can't wait to show you this tree they are on!
 Here are all of them ..Thanks Chelsea for making me such cute ornaments!
This week's flosstube


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Thursday, November 9, 2017

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!


 Good morning!
Can you stand the cuteness? Oh my gosh I love it!
 This is Country Cottage Needleworks The Most Wonderful Time Of the Year .. I changed the colors of floss..I used Classic Colorworks Cherry Cobbler, brown sugar , and spinach .. I use the Hickory sticks and the white dmc.. I had found this sign at Walmart so I wanted the colors to blend with it instead of the brighter red and green that was called for..
I mounted the stitching and also some red/ black homespun to pieces of sticky board .. I added homespun black check fabric covered foam core in 2 strips to the back to attach the truck and the stitching,.. I wired the whole thing onto a evergreen wreath .. I cut apart one big flocked pic from Hobby Lobby 
 and glued it all around the wreath .. it included the flocked pine cones and the black snow covered berries.. I added the 2 vintage gingerbread men cookie cutters ( that were used when I was a kid)and also 2 bows made from the homespun and buffalo check ..
 This will hang in my kitchen on the basement door for the Christmas season.. Love how it turned out!
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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Holly Jolly Farm Chalkboard


Hello friends!
I have been busy decorating for Christmas.. Today when I looked up and saw the happy Halloween chalkboard I knew it was time for a new one!
 There is a cow pulling Santa's sleigh...chickens .. and a red truck with a tree.. what more could I fit in there ! :) Lots of snow and a beautifully decked out house!
 You can see that Ronnie approves! I have 8 0f the 13 trees finished .. and there is still so much to do...so I am back to work!
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Thursday, November 2, 2017

It's A Frosty Forest!


Hello friends!
Woohoo! Look what I finished! So.. I started the Frosty Forest collection from Country Cottage Needleworks in January .. I was going to stitch one a month and I stuck to that for the first couple months then that went out the window! But I rallied here at the end to finish it! I stitched them with the called for threads and used tea/ coffee dyed light blue evenweave..
 I knew I wanted a window to mount them in and it was hard to find one with enough panes.. but I found this one at the last flea market Chelsea and I went to.. It came this green color which is about the same green used in all the trees that were stitched..and the chippiness of the paint was already there! I did change out the knob because it was just a plain silver one..It is so great when what you imagine actually works out perfectly!
 I mounted the stitching on sticky board.. then a mat of white on white polka dots..then a mat of aqua snowflakes.. I then glued the whole piece to a snowflake and added a covered button to the top of each one.. I used magnets and sheet metal to attach them just in case I find another series to stitch up for the window..
 Chelsea cut me the frosty forest letters on her Cricut and I glittered them .. The top is a wreath I found at a church rummage sale for 1.00 my husband  cut it in half and the wires from the wreath slip down over the top to hold it in place.. I added battery operated lights and a couple snowflakes to the flocked greenery ..I knew I wasn't going to stitch the center word chart so I took the base off a bottle brush tree , cut the back off of it and glued it and a felt deer to another snowflake.. It is also attached with magnet and sheet metal..Can I tell you how excited I am that it is finished ! I think it will be placed on our stair landing ..I just put it here for photo taking!
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