My Home is all decorated in a Shabby Vintage theme for Christmas. I am liberated this year from putting up the Santa village. It just did not happen this year, and I don't even miss it!
Okay, Here is my Christmas present to myself. I just recently re-did this chair, and I wish I had done a before and after picture of it. It was black and very old and un-level. After paint and things on three legs to even it out, I then covered the seat with burlap. I put it in the Christmas boutique. I was having a hard time parting with it, so set it a little high. I did not sell it so decided that I would keep it! Yay! Oh and the pillow didn't sell either, so it will stay right on that chair.
My daughter and daughter-in-law made these wreaths at Thanksgiving after the kids were in bed.
This past weekend I hosted the "Hidden Cottage Craft Boutique at my home. It ran for two days and I feel like in this crazy economy we are in right now, that it was a success. We had lots of Vintage Christmas Crafts available and even sold some vintage pieces. It was interesting to see which things sold first. Here are some photos of some of the items we offered. I apologize for some of the blurred photos. I was so busy that I was in a hurry. Enjoy!
This wreath was made by my good friend Camille. She decorates it with ornaments from the 40's 50's and 60's. I think they are spectacular. Love those hard to find reflectors.
A bottle brush tree decked with little vintage balls. One of my creations.
One of the Christmas pillows that I will list on Etsy I made 20 pillows for the boutique.
I paper mached this sweet shabby snowman
My daughter just had to have him, for her home. The box he sits on is old hymnal papers from a German hymn book.
Love this vintage Church scene. This one is one of my Creations.
Love this retro boot creation. Found lots of this stuff at a garage sale, and finished it off with this perfect decorated card.
Camille created this shadow box full of vintage goodies!
This snowman is now listed in my Etsy shop. No one wanted to take him home, but I think he is darling.
I made lots of ornaments
I made 6 of these most time consuming advent calendar pieces. They all sold!
This one was my favorite advent. I will have to get busy and make me one.
Framed up some shabby Christmas prints
this is my kitchen window, which was not for sale. It displays all my sweet matchbook ornaments from two years ago Christmas swap. I sincerely hope all my crafting/blogging friends are having a wonderful December.
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!