Wednesday, December 22, 2010

I'm dreaming of...

...a white Christmas? Me? No, I'm dreaming of a robins egg blue Christmas. After spending many Christmases in Chicago, I have had my share of white Christmases. As much as I love Chi-town and always will, this cowgirl is certainly glad to be back in the South! Spending our first Christmas in a brand new house has it's challenges. Where do I put this? Where do I put that? So this year, I did put up two trees but kept the smaller pencil tree in the dining room just for me. This is where I can add some of my robins egg blue treasures. I love how the old skates look in this vintage frame with the robins egg blue tinsel banner that says "winter frolic". The robins egg blue glittered Santas have found the perfect spot on the dining room table. Unfortunately I didn't get out all of my beloved Wendy Addison stuff this year but that's OK....there is always next year.

I was so excited that the Restoration Hardware table arrived on time for Thanksgiving, but we weren't so lucky with the chairs. Looks like they will be here the end of January. Once the chairs arrive and the vintage ceiling tins are up on the ceiling, it will have all been worth the wait!

Merry Christmas from our house to yours!!

♥ tia

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Silver and Gold

In my dining room I decorated with a silver and gold color scheme. It started with the Christmas sign that my mother in law (Tia's mom) got me several years ago. It is covered in German glass glitter and it happens to be one of my favorite Christmas decorations.

When I was in Chicago this summer visiting with Tia, she gave me the glass dome and cheese dish. I gave it a quick white wash finish. I am going to leave it up after Christmas and just change the sign to something with the word winter once Christmas is over. I love the little tree in the glass cloche with the snow glitter.

I also love Santas!!! I have a love affair with Old Saint Nick. I picked this one up at Target for only $3.00. Gotta love Target!!! Platinum colored jingle bells are in the dish for a festive look.

Close up of the bird. I got it at Michaels.

Monogramed T ornament

Little trees that I made. I got the Idea for them From Shanty2chic. Will share how to and link this weekennd.
Hope your Holidays Sparkle!!!


Santa Gift Tags

I made some fun Santa Gift Tags from a cute stamp set that I got from Stampin Up. I love Santa and this stamp set had the cutest little Santa stamp in it so I had to have it!!!
I have been home not feeling well for the past several days... awful time of the year to be sick. UGH!!!! My Doctor told me to rest and do NOTHING for the past couple of days. I have been resting at home I did sneak in a little craftytime tonight. Creating something is good medicine too!!!! LOL!!!!
I used Cardstock in red, green and white. The Stamp set is from Stampin Up. Polka Dot stamp is from Hero Arts. Copic markers in cool grey , Dark red,Lipstick Red Pale Fruit Pink , And Blush.

I stamped the polka dots on a punched tag for some background texture to the tags.
Used red ink to stamp Santa's hat on red cardstock. This made it easier to cut out the hats. After the hats were cut out, I used the red Copics to add some shading to the hats.
I stamped Santa on White cardstock.
Next colored Santa using Copics. I used the pale fruit for Santa's Face and added Blush for his cheeks and nose. I added some of the Cool grey to the outlines of his beard and mustache.
I cut out Santa once colored in. I trimmed the curls off his mustache because it was easier to cut out.
Once assembled to the tag, I stamped To: From: on Santa's beard. I added some stickles to the trim on his hat. I used a dot sticker for the ball on his hat because it is what I had on hand. I added some sickles to the ball too. I think it would be super cute to use pom poms but I didn't have any.
Thanks for Looking !!!

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