Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Scrapbook Tree and The Snowman Tree 2014


In our family room we have 4 trees.. On the far fireplace wall are these 2 trees.. The one on the left ifs full of family photos ..the tree on the right is decorated with only snowman ornaments..If you would like to see more about this years mantel click here.here.

 All these ornaments have either been made by my kids when they were young or I made them using scrpabook supplies and ribbon..
 The tree is trimmed with berry garlands and 3 different kinds of ribbon.. I tried to go with just the ornaments this year but didn't like the way it looked so I took it all down and started over again adding the ribbons and berries. Both of these trees have no sew ruffled tree skirts that are so easy to make !
 I made the tree topper by pleating scrapbook cardstock and glitter letters.. I used a paper towel roll inside to stick the top of the tree into to hold it up. This tree rotates so it is full of photo ornaments front and back..
I got this Santa at a flea market this summer ..He is hand painted on wood. They were asking $10.00 and I got him for $8.00 ..Isn't he just the cutest ?
 I used a head from a light up snowman that had broken for my snowman tree tree topper. I crocheted a long skinny scarf from cream yarn to wrap around his neck and drape throught the tree..
 Lots of the ornaments are handmade ..




These are the cross stitched ornaments on the snowman tree..


We got our real tree on Sunday and it is a BIG one ! So fat ! It is all decorated now.. We had to go buy a few more boxes of lights to finish it :)
WE got our first real snowfall yesterday .. I put a fake tree that we were going to throw away ( parts are broken) and put it in the thrifted vintage wheelbarrow with some of the branches from the real tree. I still want to add some red bows and white lights to it ..

More Jack Russell photobombers.. This time both Ronnie and Reagan :)
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Saturday, November 22, 2014

It's Finished !! The 2014 Christmas Village

I am so excited to show you our Christmas Village for this year ! Last year it wrapped around only the tree on the left ..

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 I found 13 Christmas houses at the GoodWill store this year so we made it bigger and now it wraps around the 2 trees on this wall in the Living room..The trees were put up on plastic storage boxes and I tie a weight from my boys weight lifting bench to the back of the trees to make sure they will be standing all season !


 This is my husbands contribution to the Christmas decorating ..He builds the structure and gets the houses put out and lit.. I just add the snow ..trees..and people. Hopefully this year I can find a few new houses to add to the village :)
 I made the book page tree topper last year ..and my Santa tree holds all y cross stitched Prairie Schooler Santa ornaments..

 Ronnie the Jack Russell photo bomber...


 Skaters are skating.. ..
 Santa and his reindeer are making their rounds..




 Most of the houses I found this summer were from Kohls Department store.. I have a mix from Kohls and Joann Fabrics..and a couple Dept. 56 pieces.


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Friday, November 21, 2014

Christmas Galvanized Tray Centerpiece

 Good Morning !
I am still loving decorating the galvanized tiered tray I got at Sam's Club for the seasons ..It sits on our kitchen table on top of the Christmas Subway Art Table runner..


 The Christmas version has lots of Fitz and Floyd Santa's .. 2 sets of BHG at Walmart salt and pepper shakers ( the deer and the trees)
 Painted mason jars filled with evergreen picks, red berry and sparkly picks and vintage cookie cutters that are from my childhood.. ..

 Ornaments from the Dollar Tree are great fillers..

 A board painted with chalkboard paint sits in the center with its Merry Christmas message..
 Aren't the deer adorable ?.. and I have never met a piece of Fitz and Floyd that I didn't like :)


The Christmas Village got finished last night so hopefully tomorrow you will see it here ! It is huge !
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

More Christmas Stitching :)

 I was so excited to finish stitching this Prairie Schooler Santa's Night last night so I could finish it and get it hung up !Remember this hanging tray from Hobby Lobby ?
I used a magnet to mount the stitching to the tray so I could replace it !
 I knew this pattern was pretty much the same size so it worked out perfectly !
 I haven't decided where it will hang yet but I love it !
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Christmas Stitching

 This morning I set out to finish this ornament from Little House Needleworks..Saltbox Village that I stitched last winter and also Silent Night from Country Cottage Needleworks..None of the backing fabrics was working so I used a sleeve from a thrift store sweater !
 This is probably my favorite ornament finish ever ! I used light blue fabric to stitch these that I tea and coffee dyed.. For the ornament I also used the blue fabric for the hanger..
 I bought this square frame at The Goodwill for 99 cents.. I used sticky needlework board and wrapped the sweater sleeve around it and hot glued it to the back..Then hot glued it to the design that was in the frame..
 The frame is a little chippy and distressed..love it ..especially for 99cents :)
Yesterday the 5 Prairie Schooler Santas I stitched this year got finished and hung on the Santa tree!
 This years on Red and white ticking stripe..

 Love this one with the black and white check..
 I did a ruffle from the homespun and twisted it ont he top of this one..




and here they all are .. Last year I did alot more !



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