Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Snowman Tree

 Good morning!
Here is the snowman tree .. one of the 4 trees in the family room..

 It is filled with all snowman ornaments.. and a few snowflake ornaments.. This year I used the flocked tree that was in our living room in previous years.. this is a prelit tree from Walmart..
Lots of stitched ornaments, Prairie Schoolers, Country Cottage Needleworks and Little House Needleworks..
I made the little snowman from warm and natural batting.. and embroidered his face.. 
 The tree topper is from an old snowman my sister in law had given me where the bottom would no longer stand...so he got new life on top of the tree.. I crocheted a big long scarf that is woven through the side of the tree.. This tree stays up through January since it is all snowmen..
 love those Prairie Schoolers! Thanks so much for your visits and comments!
The whole house tour is below if you haven't seen it!



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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Plaid Tree and The Foyer..

 Good morning!
We are in the foyer today with the Plaid tree.. This tree is a 4 foot tree, and it is sitting in a thrift store basket on a stool from the Flea market..
 The plaid ribbon is woven through the tree and is the tree topper.. ornaments with plaid trim and white deer ornaments from the Dollar tree take up most of the tree.. Icy picks, and cotton branches are also included..

 By the front door is a tree with mini glass ornaments sitting in a vintage galvanized bucket..

 On the table is a lantern with a lantern topper I made from greenery, cotton branches , Christmas floral picks and ribbons..A Dept. 56 Santa ...some Dollar Tree ornaments and a little stitched Chalkboard piece..
 The wrought iron basket holds a couple Santa's ..pine cones and greenery .. The sign Chelsea made from a gift bag sits on top of the basket .. On top of the green cabinet is a fabulous Santa I got at an Estate sale a couple years ago.. stitching and Dept. 56 Santa's ..and a vintage scale..I made the red JOY sign from craft store wood letters and glued to a red painted board.. The JOY on the stairs is also made from wood craft show letters..a stack of thrift store picnic baskets sits with a glitter house on top.. A little Christmas tree shaped chair also has a  glitter house on top!
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Monday, December 11, 2017

The Red and Black Flocked tree

Good morning!
I am here to share the big flocked tree in the living room with you today!
 The living room has 4 trees and this is the 3 rd one I am sharing .. This year I decorated the tree with lots of black check ribbons and red white check and stripe ribbons.. It has been so hard to get any good photos lately because it has been cloudy... but this is the best I can do right now.. If it gets sunny I will try and add some better photos.. This tree is prelit and from Walmart..


 I have lots of silvery and icy looking ornaments .. book page ornaments we made
 red berries, and vintage shiny brite ornaments..
 I love the mix of all the different patterns of ribbons!

 I made a tree topper out of a vintage tray ..and then decided I didn't like it on top..so now it is front and center on the tree..  This tree was bought this year and you can't form the branches .. it does its own thing and I couldn't get the tray to sit right on top.. I have this same tree in my family room but it was bought several years ago so you fluff the branches .. the new one you don't . So anyway I like the tray better in the middle since I couldn't get the branches to lay right around it!
The frosty forest in the vintage window is on display right next to the tree..I have 4 of the glitter houses form Homegoods TJ Maxx under the tree and those are lit with Christmas lights..

The Christmas Home Tour video..

Hope you are all decorated and feeling festive! Thanks so much for all your comments and visits ..I truly appreciate all of you!

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Let It Snow Bungalow ..Chalk for the Home

Happy Saturday friends! 
I am so excited to be able to share this with you!
Here it is the last in the Chalk for the Home series! My chalkboard to cross stitch collaboration with Cathy from Hands On Design...

I draw the chalkboards and send photos to Cathy and she charts them up for us all to stitch!  Let is Snow Bungalow will be shipping to shops next week! I know you all will love these designs to decorate your homes!


 I use the chalkboard chicken wire frame I bought at Hobby Lobby for this series and it hangs in my kitchen ..the frame is still available there. Magnets and sheet metal are used for easy changing out of the 4 seasons..
 I mount both pieces to sticky board ..and then add black gingham check for the backing..
 A bow of 3 different check and plaid ribbons and flocked greenery up on top add to the piece.. The colors are just beautiful and it will be perfect to keep up until Spring!

 Cathy's pieces are stitched on 32 count Hand Dyed Fabric by Stephanie in Slate .. I stitch on 28 count Monaco Evenweave in black ..The other 3 designs are Tulip House, Rose Cottage and Sunflower Manor
Have a great weekend!

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Ice Skate Tree and the Dining Room



Hello friends!
Today is all about the ice skate tree and the dining room..

The tree is a 6 foot flocked tree from Walmart.. every ornament on the tree is an ice skate or ice skater..
A pair of felt skates is the tree topper.. red and black plaid ribbons are woven through the tree..
 the view from the kitchen
 lots of stitching is on display.. With Thy Needle and Thread wordplay
Country Cottage Needleworks cottage of the month

Seasons in Chalk art my collaboration with Hands On Design
Little House Needleworks Tree Lot
A big flocked garland hangs on the hutch ,, the hutch is filled with Fitz and Floyd ..mason jars.. and white dishes..
There is a 3 foot tree in the basket on the buffet .. its filled with little house ornaments.. surrounded by a cotton wreath and 2 cute geese under the tree..
Lots of Fitz and Floyd is on display.. The table is set with a quilt for a tablecloth .. the dishes are from the Better Homes and Gardens line at Walmart..Click below for the Christmas Home Tour..


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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Christmas Rules!


 Happy Wednesday Friends!
It is finished .. The Christmas Rules are finally done!
 I finished this up last night .. buttons sewed on .. border finished and this morning I finished it for display on this vintage chippy piece of fence I got while Flea Marketing this fall...
I haven't decided where it will be displayed so while I was moving it around Ronnie had to get in the photo...

 I mounted it on sticky board ..2 pieces fitted together.. I tried cutting some foam core board and OMG could not get it straight! You can't tell that I had to put 2 pieces together so I am not even going to try foam board anymore.. I did manage to cut the piece that the Christmas plaid fabric is on out of foam core board. I attached it to a chalkboard piece that I wrote Falala all around ,,
I made a big bow out of 3 kinds of ribbon and used 2 snowy pics for the top.. I love it on the old fence ..it turned out just the way I imagined it! 
I used all Classic Colorworks for the floss so here is my conversion if you are interested...
Called for - Classic Colorworks conversion
Bullfrog- Mistletoe
Garnet -Licorice Red
Grasshopper-Bean Sprout
Hazelnut- Brandied Pears
Juniper-Balsam Fir
Louisiana Hot Sauce-Ribbon Red
Morris Blue-Deep Blue Sea
Peony-Ripe Melon
Whitewash-Khaki Mocha 

****Please remember if you copy my finishing ideas that you be considerate and give a link to my blog or facebook page..****

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

The Christmas Village 2017

 Hello friends!
Here it ..the Christmas Village..The houses are a combination of Dept. 56, Kohls, Joann Fabrics and even a couple from Walmart. Most of them are from thrift stores....
Below is our Christmas Home tour... Come on over!
 This is my husbands job for the Christmas decorating... the village surrounds 2 of the trees in the living room.. The Santa tree and the red truck tree
 a little Mickey area for the grandchildren..
 Santa and his reindeer up on the rooftop..

 Even Ronnie loves the village!
 you know it is Christmas when the skaters are skating!


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