Thursday, January 8, 2009

Surprise! I'm back!

It has been awhile since I made a post! I wanted to show you some cute presents I received and the last project I worked on.  These deer were a gift from daughter #1.  She said she knew I would like them as Mr. boyfriend said he saw similar ones on my blog. Well, at least someone checks my blog from time to time! ( I know Miss H, you are a regular too!) The deer are so sweet with bells on their necks. They will go with my mantle of small sparkly houses. 

This little fairy elf was a gift from daughter #2. The fairy is riding a swan and looks like she should be in a magical snowy forest. I love her all white costume.   She came from the John Derian Co. in New York. 
This was the last project I worked on before the holidays. I hung my small plate collection on the blue border in the dining room. Most are $1 or $2 plates from the flea market. A few were gifts and 2 were painted by current artists.  You realize this only gives my more reason to frequent the flea market so I can do other walls right?! Well, I have more decorating plans for this new year. Including doing the family room in the same ice blue, cream , and parchment as the sitting and dining rooms. One big obstacle is a huge green couch. And I don't think I have another slipcover in me. Each time I say I will never do another one. Well, we shall see.
What projects are you planning for the new year?


Lori said...

hey:) welcome back!!! i love those cute deer...and the fairy elf is totally adorable!!!

your border o' plates looks gorgeous!!!

jessica said...

What a beautiful blog! So glad I found you!

Miss Rhea said...

Love those deer !! How Cute !! Yes, they will look adorable on your mantle :) Your walls are looking wonderful, all that pretty china !! :) I think definitely an excuse to buy more !! :)

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Gorgeous plates! You have trained your family well...good gifts! Yeah, for Mr. boyfriend. He's got style!

Anonymous said...

I love that little fairy on the swan!! So cute!!!
I also love your plates!! They're so pretty!!! I love hanging vintage plates on the wall! It's a great look!!
Have a nice weekend!! :)



Thanks so much for the visit! I love the plates and the deer are adorable!

Jennifer said...

Karen The deer are adorable and the swan and fairy is just so sweet.I love what you did with your plates also.Hugs!Love ya,Jen

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Karen! Love the plates, the deer, & the little fairy! You've been an awfully good girl lately obviously!! Your girls love ya a lot, it really shows. I can just see the deer with all your beautiful little houses!

Project for the new year....I really want to redo the kitchen!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Connie said...

Finally, sheeesh, girlfriend, it's about tiiimmmmmmmeeeeee.........

Shirl said...

Hi Karen, Happy New Year! Those deer are so cute and so in the fairy! Your plates look so pretty in your dining room and you got a great buy on them!
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

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Sharon said...

The little deer are so sweet but my favorite is that little elf on the swan. If it's swans I'm there, just love them. Plates are looking good too.