Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Tour 2010

This is my living room/dining room/office for this year. I found this PEACE mirrored ornament for the tree and placed it right up on top. The work PEACE meant so much to me throughout 2010, it was my 'Word of the Year'.
Dad and I added feathers to our tree this year, stunning!

My dove from last year.

My little snow village, displayed in a little different way on top of the filing cabinet, in a forest of snowy trees.

My initial 'P' looks like an 'R' in the photo - oh well.
There are two other Christmas Home Tour posts following this one, I can only load 5 photos at a time in my posts. I have never been able to figure out why.
I am linking up with The Nester - Christmas Tour of Homes
Faded Charm Cottage - White Wednesday.
Wishing you all Christmas Holiday Blessings.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Dining Room 2010

This is my magificent cloche, made by- you guessed it - Janis. My DH bought the snowy owl for my Christmas 3 years ago, and it cannot be cleaned. The little ice crystals will just fall off. I have been on the lookout for the perfect protection for it from dust, this is it! It is so beautiful, the two were made for each other, don't you think.
Decorated the bird cage, too. I have birds on the brain this year -l0l

A pretty glittered bird from the craft sale.

I also changed my buffet from teacups with pink roses to all white. I just felt like something a little different. The teacups are all safely tucked away underneath in the cupboard.

Christmas Mantel 2010

This idea came from my friend Janis at Rust & Ruffles
who made some last fall with 'BOO' on them.

This picture was one of my 'cheap and cheerful' crafts. $1.00 frame from the thrift store, spray painted Heirloom White, Vintage music cover printed from off the internet. I think I found it at The Feathered Nest.
I plan on matting it yet, of course using a Dollar Store Matte.

Corner fireplaces are not the easiest to decorate.

My tiny silver tree in a salt shaker was made by my dear friend, Janis. I was very fortunate to be able to go to two of her craft sales this year and also a store where her works of art are sold. Some of the bottle brush trees were made last year by bleaching green trees white and glueing pearls and snow on them. I think they were worth bringing out again.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A Little Shopping Break

These globes are made of light metal, painted white. They are on my WISH LIST.
Just two or three short blocks from my cottage is THE BEST coffee/chocolate shoppe EVER! Some of you may have guessed by now I have a passion for the two, especially together. They make their own special roast of coffee and baking and handmade Belgian chocolates.

One of my other favourite activities is SHOPPING, they also have alot of that as well. Unique and beauiful giftware for anyone on your list - and sometimes even me.

So regardless of what the weather is doing, I am always willing to go for a short walk to Milsean's for a coffee and biscotti. Choosing to either sit by the fireplace and warm up or sit in the sun room and enjoy the scenery.

These photos were taken at the beginning of the Christmas decorating season. They have taken white silk roses, rimmed with silver glitter and clipped them onto silver trees. Very pretty.
I hope you enjoyed your little shopping break with me.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Please Accept My Apology

Most giveaway announcements start with something like 'I WON!', which is how I felt when this fabulous box of creative goodies arrived in my mailbox more than a month ago. I have not been blogging much lately and spending all my available time creating gifts and decorations for Christmas (my excuse) So I have not properly thanked my on-line friend, Deb from {Posted from} Home
The package was FILLED with all manner of elements to be used for my creations yet to come. My favorite items were the vintage bingo card (always wanted one of those) the toille sticky notes, and the Queen for the Day mixed media wall hanging.

But as I said, I am disappointed in myself for not posting a public THANK YOU to Deb much, much sooner.
Please, accept my apology.

In Blogging Love,

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

White Wednesday - PEACE

This is the window in my dining room. When I made the 'PARTY' banner for my grandson's birthday, I enjoyed it so much I thought I would make one for the Christmas season. (The architectural piece on the valance is a new bit)
The embossed white paper does not show up very well in the photo.

And for all of my blogging friends who were worried about my bird being alone (there were quite a few of you), he now has a little bird girlfriend. But still no names yet.
More White Wednesday #75 here.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Little Fuzzy White Bird

I have a multitude of white bird cages around my cottage. I really love them. Funny thing is - none of them have birds in them. Dad and I were out for coffee this afternoon and the coffee shop was beautifully decorated with all things white, shiny and Christmassy. There were some very lovely things, expensive things, too. But this little bird needed a home. He is cute and fuzzy and white.
So home he came (after I paid of course ;0)
I am thinking perhaps he needs a few friends. I just don't have the heart to put them INSIDE the cage.

Looks like there is a great party going on at Kathleen's for White Wednesday #72.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

~ Caring is the essence of nursing. ~

Our sweet Daughter-In-Love graduated from nursing school last week. We are so very proud of her accomplishments.
Nurses don't seem to wear caps anymore, but I was fortunate enough to find a vintage one in our own little thrift shop here in town. It needs a good cleaning and starching, but I thought she might like to have it, as a reminder of those who have gone on before her. Anyway, she will get a 'kick' out of it.

Here she is at the celebration dinner with a dozen roses from my dad and the silver and amythest bracelet from DH and me. Son, you picked the best.
Congratulations, Nurse Natasha!
I am linking to White Wednesday #71. Can't wait to see all the other posts!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Creativity is Infectious

One of my favorite Bloggers is Barbara Jean from Treasure's From the Heart
She is creative, sweet, giving and loves collecting treasures. I saw one of her 'Remember' frames on her site a long time ago and kept it on my list of 'things I'd like to make some day'. Then one day I found a frame of the right dimensions, spray painted it the right shade of Heirloom White and cut out some letters to glue onto the vintage music. Voila.
It will hang over my little studio in a closet, and encourage me and remind me to take time to create something every once in awhile.
Thank you Barbara Jean for helping us find our creative way.
Join us for White Wednesday #70 at Faded Charm.

Friday, October 15, 2010

You Won't Believe This!

The winner of my 100th Follower Blog Giveaway is Deb from {Posted from}Home. Congratulations, Deb!
I had my sister choose a random number from the number of posts on that date (it was fair and there was no peeking, really.)
Now for the unbelieveable part -
It was Deb's blog that I won a giveaway on just last week. Now, that is just almost impossible to believe, don't you think?
Funny how things happen in Blogland. Hope you enjoy your magazine, Deb!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Angel Art

A few months ago I treated myself to my first piece of artwork by the sweet and talented Dawn Edmonson. I am finally just getting around to posting it here for you all to enjoy, too. Dawn has some pretty pictures on her site here, too.
What a beautiful photo of a young woman this is.

Attention to every detail, flowers included.

But look what I found printed on the photo card, this photo card has travelled from Canada, to a little town south of Atlanta, Georgia - and back north to Canada again from where it started. Sometimes I wished she could talk and tell me the story of her life. I am sure it would be very interesting.
Please be sure to visit Dawn, she has one of the best blogs on the net.
And don't forget to sign up for my little giveaway, too.
Linking up to White Wednesday #68.


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