Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Weekend of Christmas Cheer

The wreaths are hung. (Thank you, Big Lots, for these beauties that make an appearance every year.) Bottle brush with silver balls. In past years I've hung them from ribbon
This year, the trusty suction cup.)
For my prayer pal at church, who is a member of the Crafty Ladies at our church, I made a craft belt. Fabric sewed on with embroidery floss (to cover the Ace logo ), pieces cut from vintage crocheted doilies and pillowcases, buttons, and a ring, fastened with antique lace, holding old skeleton keys along with a clip to hold scissors.

The craft belt was wrapped in a package decorated with a vintage deer, red seam binding ribbon, a bottle brush tree, and a piece from a crocheted doily. I'm liking using these little vignettes instead of bows.
 Mr. Cuckoo decorated his house with a wreath.
 Gideon is loving the cold weather. He assumes a position in the far part of the yard where he can watch the neighbors and all the comings and goings.
 This year, with a small (but growing) Fontanini nativity set,
 I chose to use a cloche and a single branch of green, front and center on the coffee table.
 Purchased a bunch of poinsettias from a neighbor boy selling them 
to raise money for a baseball trip next year. 
They arrived huge and healthy. A lovely touch of Christmas.
A glorious weekend capped by baking this evening.


Gretchen said...


Where did you get your Nativity set? I would like to get one but it will have to be one piece at a time and I don't have room for a big one.

I love your bottle brush wreaths and your gift for your friend at church is cleaver as everything you make is.

Hugs, Gretchen

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Could you come put some of your touches on my house? Everything looks beautiful! Jackie

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