Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year Image Freebies

I think the old New Year's postcards are some of the quirkiest and most interesting.
I wish you all a most happy, healthy and creativity-filled 2012!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Be My Valentine Swap!

Signups are open now, right HERE, in my flickr group!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Let us keep Christmas
holding it close to our hearts...
for its meaning never ends
and its spirit is the warmth and joy
of remembering friends.

Wishing each of you a very merry Christmas and every happiness in the New Year!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Oh Christmas Trees....

Sharing a few more glimpses of my holiday home
my hallway greeter and her tree

victorian Santa and his tree

no trees here (unless you count the topiary!), my "always changing with the seasons" silver tray

also always changing with the seasons is my lady, decked out with her pink Santa hat and pearls

my pretty snowlady (check out the little victorian vignette in front of her)

the big tree that holds generations of ornament memories

the antique ornaments get a special place, all their own

even the harp gets a holiday makeover

my victorian-themed tree in the dining room

the holiday fairies are out to play

The white tree is a new addition this year. I wanted a special place to display the beautiful handmade ornaments swapped with my special blog friends.

Monday, December 19, 2011

My Busy Christmas Mantle

This is my holiday labor of love...

I wish I could capture

the magic

and charm

& how truly pretty

my sweet snow-covered village

really is.

It's a labor of love
that adds one more touch of joy to the holidays!
If you haven't already and would like to enter my giveaway, you can do that right HERE.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

A Wintry Tale Giveaway

I haven't hosted a giveaway since Halloween? Shame on me!
I was playing around with dominoes again and some very sweet snowy images from
Lisa's Altered Art
and ended up with this pretty snow-themed book, that will now be gifted to one of you.

(Click on photos for detail)

Leave a comment under this post for one chance, become or let me know you're a follower for another, and grab my giveaway button and link it back to me for two more chances.
The winner will be announced January 15th.
Good luck!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Visions of a Sugar Plum Fairy

I'll allow the pictures to tell the story.....

This breathtaking ornament was created for me by my swap partner, friend and Blogerette Sorority sister, Mercedes, of
All Things Pretty.
Thank you Mercedes!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Snowy Images

In celebration of our first snowfall of the season (late this year for those of us in the Buffalo area!)....

If you too are an image junkie, hope you're doing Lisa Vollrath's
6th Annual Holiday Countdown and grabbing a free collage sheet every day.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Is There Any Ornament as Pretty as a Handmade Ornament?

I don't think so!
Cassandra hosted a handmade ornament swap placing us in groups of four and what a wonderful group it was!

I received a trio of these amazing and exquisitely crafted fabric stars from Linda.

And Mercedes spoiled me with this gorgeous angel

and soft, warm stocking (complete with sparkly wand!)

and a heart that captured my heart with it's vintage charm.

I have long admired the sweet bottlebrush trees all over blogland. So I bleached and glittered then adorned with vintage tattered pearls and wired pink ribbon and gave each a tulle treeskirt to create these for my partners.

Chipboard doves I altered with scrapbook paper, inked and embellished.

And my snowflakes hopefully capture the simple time of Christmas past with sweet vintage images edged in lace and pearls.

No, I would never neglect my third partner, Erica! Her stunning ornaments arrived sooner than the others and I couldn't wait to share them, so scroll down to the next post for the ornament finale!