Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Tree Forest

I love Christmas trees – they are so festive!  We did our own little forest this year on top of our antique cabinet.  Some are store bought and others are home-made.  All are wonderful!

Mr. Manly Man even made one!  He went with a more traditional look – it took him a long time but he did a darn good job. 

I did the red one with the great silver garland

Our youngest daughter completed the black one with the lime green snowflakes.  The cone with the reindeer is just a sheet of scrapbook paper. 

Here’s a couple of the store bought ones that I adore:

The silver one is absolutely gorgeous – all the swirls.

And this one is just plain fun!  Bright green glitter and little branches going everywhere!  It's a tree that's having a bad hair day!

What’s not to love?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Vintage Bulbs

So by now you’ve all seen my Christmas light bulb projects, glittered and frosted.  There were a few extra goodies in that box of old light bulbs, something I’d not seen before.  Older light bulbs with ridges.   There were around 10 or 12 of these pretty little things.

They ended up in a small hurricane along with a few smaller bulbs that were in the same box.

I love decorating with stuff I find around the house, plus the price was right! 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Ski Bunny Fingernails

It’s time to get a little girly.   It’s Christmas fingernail time!   Over the summer I found Sally Hansen nail polish strips.  Sometimes I want something a little more than just one color – a little more sparkle or even a pattern.  I think they are marketed for a gal a bit younger than I and some of them are a little too bold/wild for my taste. However, I found this great patterned one at Target over the weekend. It’s called Ski Bunny. To me it looks more like poinsettias. 

I know, only three fingers?  My pinky on my left hand is really short - I couldn't get it in the shot.

When I’ve previously used these, they lasted for about 10 days – I hope these do the same because I’ve got a very busy week ahead!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Vintage Ornaments

I’m kind of on a vintage kick this year for my Christmas decorations.  Not everything is old but all of it is fabulous!   Today, I’m sharing fabulous vintage ornaments!  I must say - I can hardly wait to find more - I adore the hunt!

At the November Bottoms Up flea market I found several great vintage Christmas ornaments, each were $1.00 or less – what a bargain!  Someday I hope to be able to add some of the ornaments from my grandparents to my collection. (Mom - that's a direct hint!)  I’d  been eying this great silver display thingy for the last few years – this year I decided it was time for it to come home.  I think it's going to be used year round - I can just see it with some wonderful glittery hearts - but that still a way off, for now back to Christmas!

I found several different styles of ornaments, ridged, swirled, striped and my favorite the frosted bells.   I love them!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Jingle Bell Trees

My mom was down over the weekend – we were in Kansas City all day Friday (two thumbs up for the West Bottoms) and got lots of Christmas shopping done.  Saturday we hung out and did the Wal-Mart thing and Sunday – I talked her into some crafties.

We started by making some glitter frosted Christmas light bulbs.  Then we moved on to jingle bell trees.


We used the springs from and old chair cushion I salvaged over the summer.  We strung bright red jingle bells onto the springs

and used a dab of hot glue to keep them from sliding. 

 Next we stars out of scrapbook paper and glued them to the top of the springs. 

I think she had fun crafting and she did a good job.  It’s the first time she’s done crafty thing with me.  

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