Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Getting Blues Out

Well here we are putting away our Christmas decorations ready for the next holiday. In the mean time I am getting out my blues back around the house. I have to tuck them away while setting out Christmas.
This is just a quick tour around the rooms where I have blue in every room.


Here it is 11:00 am so need to get myself together for the day I am still in my pajama's . Not complaining however.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas 1951

I am reminiscing of Christmas past , this picture is me with the doll my older brother in background and my cousin who still lives around St Louis Missouri.
These were the best  Christmas memories when my Aunt and Uncle and cousin came to my Grandparents house for Christmas.

This was back when you got one toy for Christmas, mine was doll and buggy a set LOL I was always so excited as a child for Christmas and still believed in Santa at this time.Age 5
I use to wonder how can Santa know when every child is naughty or nice and sleeping or awake. I use to ponder on this a lot as a child. Trying to figure this out.

Did you notice my Christmas bonnett? well this was a hand me down Easter bonnett from my cousin and she(my aunt) gave me the little belt I had on also. I was so happy with my new items I was all smiles and had just turned age 5 since my birthday is in November.

This is my mother standing in the doorway she was pregnant with my soon to be sister who was born in March 1952

I'll be spending Christmas with my youngest daughters family and a dog and 2 cats so it will be a wonderful time for us all.

Merry Christmas to all of you sweet people out there in blog land xoxoxo

Saturday, December 20, 2014

More Christmas Decor

Merry Christmas

I think I am finally done wrapping presents and finally got my tree lights turned on early this morning.Mailing out my last Christmas cards also this morning .
I am ready to enjoy my 4 little Grandsons and my daughter and son in law for dinner at Grandma's house

 I want to show a few things on my tree this year
 cutest mail box

 glass pine cone
 cotton lace for garland

I want to show you some button tree Christmas cards I made 

 you know I am a button collector and love buttons on these cards

Well enjoy the weekend before Christmas I am off to a painting class going to paint Rudloff with my Grandsons

Thursday, December 18, 2014

White Christmas

Just a few more Christmas pretties I have from years past.
I have shown this Angel made out of vintage Hymnal book before. My sisters gave it to me one year for my birthday in November and I have always loved it

My snow angel baby 

Love this large paper star, I bought several one year and had them all on a tree last year
This was my tall tree last year , I had white tea cups, paper stars, snow babies, and old vintage fringe, white ribbons, and white tulle and all white balls and silver balls on the tree.

I bought several of these dolls all dressed in winter white and had them all on this same tree 

I finally got my white tree up for this year and it's just not as pretty as my past green trees so I', buying another green tree for next year and parting my white tree.

ps it's snowing here this morning also, so it is a white Christmas at my house. Did I tell you I love snow
Also OMGosh I mailed a special friend a special made card this morning and dropped in the mail box before I realized I forgot to put postage on it !!!!!!!!! I called the post office and they said it has left the building LOL and they will ask my friend to pay postage !!!!!!!! Sorry friend . have you ever done this ? 

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Pink Christmas

I am going to get this all arranged, really I am. Why is it I am so busy doing nothing I can't get my Christmas pretties out?
I have always liked the cardboard churches that came out again a few years ago and I had to buy some,well several really.
Her is one of my favorites


I just love this little pink wreath I picked up at T J Maxx after Christmas once for a couple dollars.

I like my very old picture also of the little girl in the background 

I can't talk long I have an appointment to get my hair cut LOL so will talk more later 

Oh yes I have a blue church also

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

My Velvet Frame

I have had a good week playing with my boxes of Christmas decorations and trying to decide what to drag out this year. I still don't have my tree up. I have a white flocked tree and I want a green tree this year but just don't want to spend the money for another tree. So I am going to make myself get this white tree out of it's box today! I gave away my 2 large green trees last year because they were just to heavy for me to handle by myself.That's why I'm down to small trees,oh I forgot I have 2 silver trees I could use, no I'll stick to the white tree.

 This last Saturday I went to Boonville Missouri with Gina from  Victorian Wanna Be to tour the DAR house and it was beautiful no doubt about it.Gina is going to do a post about all the Christmas trees in the Daughters of Revolutionary War House on her blog.
While we were shopping the antique malls I seen this old velvet frame of a very old little Granny and just couldn't pass her up,why I don't know ,well one reason there wasn't very many antique things in this mall and she looked so antique victorian to me after being in the old DAR house. So I brought her home to join my other Victorian family of children I have.

This is a long shot of the little children pictures I have a baby young lady and 2 little boys , I have shown them before in past posts

I forgot I had this wedding couple setting there also 

This is my little soft feather tree I have all my antique ornaments on and the old little tiny stockings 

I have all of these setting in my kitchen on my buffet which is an old dresser I painted yellow years ago and still want to paint it blue.(really I want it out of the house and want a different one )

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Arranging Shoes

I have been still dragging Christmas decorations and trying to get the top of my shabby chic white cabinet in my kitchen decorated. I don't have a fire place so I use the top of an old dish safe for my mantle, Sort of make believe LOL
I love doing it but ohmygosh the mess and finding cubby holes to put things in for whats setting there now.I think this is a mature lady thing? LOL I bet you young gals stay up all night decorating after the family has gone to bed, well not me I'm in bed watching TV at 8:30 pm now that the time has changed.

This is my progress so far.I love my  vintage pink beaded shoes from the 1960's so wanted to work them in my silver and pink ideas this year.

I'm still arranging and rearranging . I love these trees I bought years ago with the silver ball ornaments on them I have seen them on other blog posts also this year.

Then I love my pearl tiara so just brought her into the mix laying it over one of the pink shoes

My little lady doll has her pearls on also and she wears them year round 

Also love this pink french wide ribbon I bought once so just set the spool up among all the other items 

This is a long view of the green end of the mantle I'm working on, since I 've taken this picture I moved the sleigh basket to another cabinet top. Like I said I'm working on it 

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Dragging it All Out

Today I am making myself drag out all my boxes of white and gold ornaments and getting my white flocked Christmas tree up .
I really prefer an green tree however last year I gave my 2 green tree away because they were so big and heavy I couldn't handle them by myself and I am tired of asking for help. I use to put up 5 trees around my house for my Christmas parties, well I' down to one party so one tree will do LOL


I have lots to do so this is short and sweet. I always enjoy seeing how others do over the top decorating. and I love the small Christmas trees in old wash tubs


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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving all. I am in the kitchen cooking and waiting for my family to come over for noon dinner. We always eat early in the day so we can go back several times to  make sure we didn't miss anything.LOL
I have the Macy's Day Parade on also while stirring and watching things in the oven .
A long shot of my table for today

Monday, November 24, 2014

Recycle Santa

 Om My Gosh what a dreary rainy dark weekend I had here in Columbia. I can not get motivated to do anything but shop on rainy days LOL. I did stay home and try to clean house for Thanksgiving but that didn't go very far or long. I ate all weekend and took naps did a little laundry.
Yesterday I was getting some of my clothes out to donate to a needy cause and found this sweat shirt my youngest daughter had in high school. I have kept it all these years BECAUSE it has BUTTONS on it LOL and since I am a button hoarder just couldn't get rid of it.
I had the brilliant idea to make a pillow out of it !!!!!!!!!!!!

Now isn't he adorable vintage looking ? This is from 1990? It's 8:00 am here and the sun just peaked out , it's going to be a good productive day here I can tell , now back to my story.
Look at his bearded button beard

I am sure I bought this at a Kings Daughter Holiday show here locally .
here is my pillow and I love it ! even if I have to say so myself, I knew I kept Button Santa all these years for some reason.

Now here is the finished picture of all my little trees with there bows on them.I found some great green tiny garland to put around the tree with multi colored little balls and used pieces of ribbons for all the others.
I think that was my most popular post all my little spool trees , THANKS 

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Project Day In The Studio

Thanks for all the Birthday wishes and nice comments.
As I said previously I wanted to work on putting some little Christmas trees on top of vintage thread spools. I have seen some on different blogs and wanted to do my version.


Not all of them are decorated with their bows yet but just had to show them off. It was nice to have a morning at home to play, I added a burlap piece to this spool them added the burlap bowl I found at Target in the dollar bends


The glue still shows wet on a couple like the spice jar below, It still needs it's bow also, all the little trees are about 3 inches tall . I added some little glass beads in bottom of this jar 

I will add a bow to this one also, I added those little silver balls you decorate cookies with on this tree with silver around the spool, I cut a piece of glitter ribbon around this spool

I'll add a red glitter bow to this one since I sprinkled red glitter on the tree this is one of the thread spools I painted white 

I just love this old cocoa tin I bet I have had it several years and love the little tree I glued to it's top nothing else needed on this one

Which one do you like best?

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