Monday, December 31, 2012

A family vacation in Switzerland

 a great vacation in Jaun, Switzerland

 our chalet....

Monday, December 17, 2012

Snowy jars!

 I love these jars that you can fill with trees and trinkets. I recycles jars from my kitchen and one was from a candle.
I used a white spray to paint the lids. I cleaned the glass with glass cleaner and started my project gathering all kind of small items from my stack in my studio.
                                         I had these birds and trees, lots of glitter and silver dots....
                                             ...... here are the empty jars and you can see one lid.

..... these are some of the goodies I used.......

.....the finish project, I like them! Have fun, it is an easy project!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 is a Swiss thing?

                         We do hang mushroom ornaments in our tree!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Downtown Austin

a tree that changes colors in front of the Capitol

Friday, December 7, 2012

Simple décor...

..."le petit salon" a berry wreath some vintage ornaments on a tray, I love to use tray, it gives dimension  to any display, two chalky candlesticks

Monday, December 3, 2012

A vintage chandelier

                                           I love to mix ornaments ...

...and in the meadow we built a snowman

  ...a Wintertime

....I love white and distress for my décor

Joyeux Noël

 The console table decorated for the Holidays.
Feather tree in urn, vintage ornaments that I have been collecting for many years, vintage birdhouse, bird nest, antique enamel bucket with greeneries and paper whites
                                                    ...a bird nest in a Winter attire...

...vintage ornament, just the right frost...

                                    ....handmade paper doll.... angel with crystals...
                      paper whites

My stone table in the entrance

A handmade Advent Calendar

 To make this Advent Calendar you start with a cork board, paint it in white with acrylic paint and let it dry. You will need 25 matchboxes, know it is time to reuse all the pretty cards or old calendars. Measure the paper to go around each matchbox. Use a strong ribbon as you will glue the boxes on it... each boxe hide a little surprise, I used silver numbers to mark each box, you could use stamps for the decor and wooden numbers. I added a wooden decor to give a nice finish. Attach the ribbons with tackle to the cork.
 It is very easy to  make and the kids and adults will love can hide a movie ticket, a gift certificate. Decorate as your heart desire...glitter and bling and everything nice.
Have fun!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I think that we are in between stage 3 and 4....

it starts to look like Christmas