Saturday, November 24, 2007

Visions of Sugarplums

My husband makes a new gingerbread house every year. (He doesn't like to cook any other time). Last year he entered his in a contest and won first place. This year he entered his in the same contest...and won first place! I think next year they'll ask us not to come back! Here he is with his entry and ribbon . The other shot of the room shows another of his houses (The pagoda) as they asked him to bring his past years creations to display. Ok, this is a man obsessed!But he won and we are proud of him.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A whole lot of bling goin on

I collect vintage ornaments the year round and usually have enough for one or two wreaths at the holidays. Here is the newest one. I hang mine over my mantle. My SIL kept hers up all year because she liked it so much. She is even thinking of making different colors for different holidays. I still like the pink and aqua best. No surprise there. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Don't forget to count your blessings. I count you as one of mine.

Monday, November 5, 2007

November already?

Wow, November already! Where did October go? I must have had my head in the craft paper and glitter! I went outside my color comfort zone for some Christmas tags and ATC's (artist trading cards) that I hung on wire so they could be used as Christmas ornaments.
I really had fun working with these victorian images as they really evoke the Christmas spirit for me and I'm starting to get excited about the season. Even though I hate to call it a season because poor Thanksgiving gets mowed over in the chaos I'm afraid. But, Thanksgiving is a holiday of smell for me. Can't you just smell the turkey, pie , and spices! So while we trample it in a shopping frenzy at least it smells good.