This is the first Christmas decoration grouping I have done this year.
Since I am not hosting Thanksgiving at my home this year, I thought
I would get a jump on all the decorating I do. When I got home from
work tonight I put this together.
These little card holders were given to me by my dear friend
Camille Leavitt, a couple of years ago. I like them so much I
keep them up all year and just change the cards I have them
hold. They usually are Vintage cards.
These two Reindeer were purchased here locally, a couple of years ago,
and I bought one and wanted the other one at the shop. My daughter
ask me what I wanted for Christmas, and I suggested she get me the other one.
This buffet in my dining room is a family heirloom. It was in my husbands
family for many generations. Some of the lead is missing on the sides, but
I love it anyway. I painted the details a long time ago on the bottom drawer.
I am a Mother of 8, grandmother of almost 27 wonderful little people. Married to a wonderful man for 38 years. I am a published scrapbooker, have decorated wedding cakes, made wedding dresses, had a wedding business, taught baton twirling lessons to girls for almost 40 years, and love to decorate my home inexpensively. I have always been a 'make-due' sort of person. I love dishes, teacups, teapots, and have to be creating something everyday. I love to listen to beautiful uplifting music and watch Masterpiece Theatre and Jane Austen movies while I scrap, craft or sew. I have become addicted to quilting, and dream about quilt blocks now. I am still working on getting better at this art form. I believe that Creating things with your hands is a good outlet and keeps your mind alert, and has a way of helping one lose all the cares of the day and world, right in my own little studio. Therefore I will never become a digital scrapbooker. I think that those who do digital turn out some beautiful pieces of art and lovely layouts, but for me I need to cut and paste by hand!