Monday, December 6, 2010
or maybe I should say not decorating for Christmas? I didn’t even do a quarter of the stuff I normally do, but that’s o.k. I just don’t want to invest in the time to pull all that stuff out AND put it away (we’ve already started packing some stuff up for our move next year).
But I thought I’d show you what I did do this year.
Starting with this little garland I made from a box of knit gloves/stocking I found at Big Lots. I think they’re suppose to be ornaments.
I just tied them on to some Christmas ribbon and hung it above my sofa. I figure this can stay up through winter.
Now I had the best intentions to make another garland using these yo-yos above. But just never got around to it and don’t know if I will (I can’t believe Christmas is so soon – I just got started with my shopping!!!).
But if you want to try it – this is what it’s supposed to look like. Cute isn’t it? This is from the Holiday 2010-2011 issue of Quilting Arts Gifts Magazine.
It has soooo many really cute ideas like these no-sew ornaments that I was going to do in various red fabric and hang off a white tree (maybe next year).
Every year I do a china tree in my dining room. I think it’s a fun tree for a dining room!
This year is no different except I used a white tree and added some of my vintage monogrammed silverware.
Last year I hung small plates as well as the cups.
If you can’t find already made up ornaments (I’ve been lucky with TJ Maxx), a few years ago I took little teacups and saucers from the thrift store and glued the two together (example above). You could also use those play children’s tea sets.
If I had room I’d do a tree in my kitchen and hang kitchen stuff off it! Fortunately I don’t :)
Finally, I’d like to show you the beautiful burlap table runner the Becky @ Sweet Cottage Dreams made for me. She had a give away last month and I was lucky enough to be one of the winners!
As I told her, I had been wanting to make one for the longest but never got around to it. So how perfect that I won one of hers!
Look at the pretty double ruffle she added! Thank you Becky – I really really love it!
Well gang that’s it for me until next year. I’m going to take a break from blogging. I plan on reading some good books, my daughter and I are working on a puzzle and I’m going to watch season 6 of Gilmore Girls (again) plus a whole lot of other things that have nothing to do with decorating or renovating.
I hope you all make time to really enjoy this holiday season and I hope it’s filled with nothing but good things for each of you.