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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Still playing with Christmas decor


  
     I thought was done with my Christmas decorating, not so, I found a wonderful CREAM Christmas tree at GW for 10.00. Of course I could not let that one pass up.  I decided to add that to my formal living and because of that I was left with Christmas left over. I decided to go ahead and decorate the kitchen some. I'm not done yet, but so far so good. I will post the pictures of the tree for my Pink Saturday post since I did it in pink. Let's tour the kitchen:
                         This mantle was given to me by a friend that found it in the trash. Somebody have cut in half, Why? I guess they did not want anybody to recycle it. My husband put it back together. You can still see the seam right in the middle, not perfect, who cares? I don't, free and imperfect is wonderful to me. I bought the family banner last Friday in my first shopping outing in over 4 months. I purchased some other stuff from this new vendor whom I'm planning on stalking since I love her stuff.
                    I just did a little more tweaking and added the little BELIEVE plaque and the snowmen head done by me. I think I'm done know.
 Snowmen which I turn into a snowgirl. My friend Krista was going to trash this beauty because it fell and a small piece of the hat broke. I have admired before and she knows how I feel about recycling. So, he-she came home and I added the flowers. She-he got pink painted buttons. I added some extra bling by covering the buttons with broken earrings and voile! Don't you love to be able to re-use?

                                          Small Santa from TJMAXX. I love the felt ornaments.
                                        Some garland over my favorite cabinet in the house.
                                                        
                             Can you believe this girl? I found her at the GW bins for....2.00                
                                                bucks!!!!HAPPY,HAPPY,HAPPY
                       I have admired one like her from one of Theresa Cano's shows. Her was not for sale.

                             She was originally a lamp. I added the tulle skirt, the little sign, crown, wings and
                                busttier  and voile!  I found another one last Friday. She is spooky but soon she will
                               be transformed. Something I need to start doing is taking before and after pictures.
                               Can you believe this girl didn't have a nose and her eyes and mouth were pretty
                               much gone too. I used wood putty for the nose and then sculpted with sand paper
                               very carefully. For the eyes and mouth I used a sharpie.
    Just took this picture to show you my other lamp find. I paid  MUCH MORE for this one but she is worth it, even she is a little spooky. I have to find her the right wig and the right dress. Don't you love those polka dots and stripe bowls. Cheap, very cheap at Ross.
                                   I added a little swag to my purse display and some ornaments to my
                                little bear display.

This baby is wearing some cute coat that I rescued at a estate sale for 4.00. Just perfect winter attire.

                       The little coasters were a gift from my mama. She added cinnamon and spices inside so when you rest a hot cup on it it just smell wonderful. She also sew a plastic bag storage thingy and pot holders.
                                                  Some of the decorations in the family room.

                                    The glass cone was a gift from my friend Colleen. I just got and idea as I was
                                     typing, I will show you later. That is all for now. I hope I can link to WW. I'm
                                     always too late for that one. Be blessed and check back for PS or maybe earlier.

14 comments:

Shelley said...

Beautiful ....those little teddy bears tug at my heart...:)
I'll be back to see your tree....
Blessings,Shelley

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Martha, love all your decorating and I wouldn't part with my girl lamp for nothing, I love her too much! Happy Holidays, T

Ruby Grace's said...

Wow...I LOVE it all. What beautiful decorations! I have that snowman (the one you made into a snow woman). It is on my front porch and now I think he is boring. Gonna do something with him...but not a sex change!
Denis

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Oh those white beaded purses hanging on the rack are simply
beautiful! Very clever!

Jane
Flora Doora

A Cottage Muse said...

It all looks so beautiful! My favorite is the branch you have hanging on the wall!!

Happy WW!

Mikey said...

Everything is so beautiful! I'm in love with your decorating! I'll have to get around to making one of those angel cage dolls--I've had the supplies around since the summer! Ha! I hope you'll journey over to my Shabby French Cottage for a visit! I'm having a pink & white Christmas at my house!

Ellen said...

Loving all the beautiful Christmas decorations. Excellent job with the GW beauty!!

xoxo,
Ellen

Sandi said...

Lovely decor! I am with you...WHY would anyone cut that mantle in half?? Maybe someone that got upset with their spouse? Crazy! I am glad you rescued it. It is beautiful!!
Blessings~

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

I just love all of your Christmas goodies... their just gorgeous! Glad you saved the mantle! Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas!!!
Blessings~~ Daphne

Rebecca said...

Marta everything is soooo beautiful, I love the doll head with the cage skirt!!! and your decorations are magical...
Thanks so much for you good wishes, many blessings to you this Christmas
Rebecca

Cathy said...

Martha,

Oh My, love that angel you found for $2.00, what a steal. You lucky lady. Your home is so warm and cozy and everything is stunning. I hope you are enjoying decorating and get done soon so you can rest and enjoy your beautiful home.

Have a great weekend and thank you for sharing your lovely, humble abode.

Cathy

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Beautiful! Your beaded handbag display is intriguing ... very creative!

Dear Lillie said...

LOVE that vignette with the branch on top!

Simply Debbie said...

DEAR MARTA,
I AM STILL HERE READING YOUR BLOG AND THINKING HOW WONDERFUL IT WOULD BE TO LIVE NEXT DOOR TO YOU.
BEAUTIFUL THINGS, ALL OF WHICH I LOVE ESPECIALLY HOW YOU FIXED UP YOUR 2,00 LIGHT LADY...SHE LOOKS LIKE SHE WOULD COST HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS.
I ALSO LOVE YOUR MANTLE THAT YOUR HUBBY PUT BACK TOGETHER...IT IS SO PRETTY AND I LOVE THAT YOU USE BRANCHES. I LOVE BRANCHES. IN MY OLD SUN ROOM I HAD A BRANCH ACROSS THE CEILING BUT LOWERED BY DECORATIVE CHAINS AND HAD BIRD HOUSES HANGING FROM IT. I LOVE USING BEAUTIFUL BRANCHES. I AM SO GLAD YOU STOPPED BY MY BLOG....I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE YOUR DECORATING. I LOVE AND COLLECT ANGELS AND HAVE A STATUARY CEMENT ANGEL ON MY FRONT PORCH, A BIRD BATH ANGEL IN THE FLOWER BED AND 3 IN THE BACK YARD. YES I LOVE ANGELS SO MUCH AND MY BELOVED DAUGHTER LOVED ANGELS.
HAVE A WONDERFUL EVENING.
HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE