Lets just say I'm going to do everything in small stages this year... the decorating is coming along and I am enjoying the process of doing it bits at a time. I am constantly adding here and there and it will go on right up til the 25th so this just feels right. today.
My chipped up swan has made it all over the house both inside and out, I keep her indoors in the winter because she has endured enough damage and I don't know how much more she can take. She wears a delicate stran of pearls that also couldn't take much more wear. This sits on the garden table I brought in from the patio, along with a little cloche with a spoon ornie in it that I made last year. (boxes are still not upstairs, so I am using what I find in the workroom)
Now that I have taken the pictures a couple of times I want to add a little somethin,somethin to the table yet, I'm hoping the somethin is in the boxes!
Here's what I mean about adding... I remembered that I hadn't shown you these clock ornies that I made from a download over at justsomethingimade and well, I think there pretty cute so I changed the large rusty candleholders in the back. Those were actually old rusty lamps that I found at a sale way cheap because the man couldn't believe anyone would even want them! Yay me!!
here is another version of the clock ornie all on the same download.
o.k. now on to the kitchen...
I moved the furniture around a bit (on Thanksgiving morning no less) and really like the new arrangement, ofcourse ask me again in 3 months or so and you might get a different answer!
the light on this side of the kitchen changed as I was taking pics. so bear with me o.k.? The little bird on the lid of the tureen is from Michelle Palmers etsy, isn't he adorable? The banner I made with vintage white ladies hankies, some are embroidered and some are plain. This one didn't sell at the show and now I'm glad it didn't because I love it in here!
a close-up of the center, I ironed on the Madonna and child from Graphics Fairy.
Here is the little garage sale find fireplace in the kitchen. I plan on painting it white and chipping it up a bit when I come up with the time. note to self... find time! I added the little chalkware cherub that I found at the GW this week. These are my favorite new pictures of the kids all wearing the famous yellow mustache, love them... the pics and the kids ofcourse!
Well that's it for today. Most of the roping ended up inside, I couldn't get it to hang outdoors and well it was really cold out. I like it in here, the kitchen windows got some, the mirrors, the fireplace in the living room, more pics to come!
I hope you are enjoying the process as much as I am! Theresa xoxo