Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas 2010

I hope everyone has had an amazing Christmas! I know I sure have! It has been a long time since I have blogged but I have missed it so much and finally wanted to take a little time this evening to show off some of my Christmas goodies.
For the past few years I have been making ornaments for my Christmas tree little by little. The goal was for a 100% handmade tree (except the tree itself of course). The final touch this year was some burlap that I cut and used as garland. I loved the natural look of it! A few of these items were gifts or swap wins from other bloggers that look oh so awesome on the tree! I used some red and white homespun as the tree skirt and loved how it all came together!

Also, I decided to make our stockings this year. I had been using primmed Santa hats upside down but wanted something that would coordinate more with the tree...so I made burlap stockings! I lined them with a softer fabric and added the cutest stars!

I had an old nail barrel that needed a little life to it so I bought a few cheap candy canes from the Dollar Store and covered them in some prim fabric. It was super easy... I just stained some fabric strips and glued them around the cane. Then I added some left over greenery and lights and there it was...I had a few extra strips of stained homespun left over so I just used it around a little tree that I had in my bathroom. I just put the tree in an enamelware bowl that I have had for years....

I made a few candy canes out of pine cleaners and sprinkled with Mica flakes, put them in an cute basket and added some berries that I had picked up from Olde Tyme Marketplace. Found the cutest place for it on an old scale.
I was really happy with how everything turned out this year! Kinda hate boxing it all up in the attic for another year!
I also wanted to share a few of my favorite prim gifts that I received this year! My mom found me the most wonderful prim picture. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Saltbox houses and this one was full of them...
Then my most wonderful boyfriend got me some things that any prim lover would DIE for! First is an old desk that he fixed back up ....
(See the snow falling on it!! We are actually getting a white Christmas here! It has been like 55+ years since we have had a White Christmas here! YAY!)
He also found an old mattress and cut me over 90 something bed springs! He had them in a wheelbarrow there were so many!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! I hope to be able to get back to blogging...I miss you guys! Merry Christmas and have a very safe New Years!


Prim Hugs ~ Nicole

2 friends had to say:

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Well hey there Stranger..how the heck are you? I hope you had a wonderful christmas..I have most of the decorations put away as we speak..just couldn't wait any longer..still gotta take the outside stuff out..but it doesn't bug me like the inside..it feels so good to have a clean tidy house..so will be cleaning up a storm tomorrow too..;) I hope you have a wonderful new year too..and don't be a stranger..we miss you blogging.;)

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Great Christmas decorations!
Have a happy New Year!
~ Jo :)