Monday, December 6, 2010

These are a few of my favorite things:)

I LOVE CHRISTMAS!! It has been soooo busy in the shop (thank you so much) that we didn't get to get our tree the weekend after Thanksgiving. So we got one on Saturday and spent 2 days decorating and Matt spent Saturday night painting over the ugly grey paint. So, I have many pictures to share:)I have been working on collecting all these frames and such for awhile now. Matt hung all these up Friday night for me at like 1 in the morning. When he got home from work I had a list of things that I wanted us to get done:) A closer look:) The one on the bottom of the flower is my cousin Barb's beautiful photography:) She has her shop closed right now because of their very unusual and sooooo entertaining journey her and her family are on right now. Please read all about it here. She is the one who brought me into the awesome world of Etsy! ( I miss you Barb)I made these shadow boxes on Saturday with the spools of thread! I have to say I LOVE them!! Janet Hills print is another favorite piece of mine. Check out her shop, I can't get enough!A closer look at the spools:)A different view. The tree is quite full of ornaments this year:) Notice in the first pic and this one that the quilt that I finished Saturday night, is in a different spot. Now that I made it, I don't know what to do with it. It is bigger than I thought and chunky, but REALLY warm. I think it is called sheep something:/ Anyways, all I know it was frickin expensive.This may be my favorite Christmas decorated spot:) I need to add some Christmas lights around the frames still. I bought these stockings (which we LOVE) at Pottery Barn about 3 years ago.Gotta love Pottery Barn. I think I bought this in like February. It has been sitting empty until Halloween, but I have to say the Christmas decorations are much cuter. The advent calender on the top was made by me a few years ago. I fill it with candy (5 pieces in each one) for the kids to open each day. Lets just say that someone always gets their little hands on it and eats all the candy. Last year I think Preston ate them all one morning. He is our little stinker:/

Ta da!! Orange paint! We LOVE it! It is very different. Today I hope to do some more Christmas decorating in here. New chairs, lighting, art work and curtains for this room next.

WOW!! Lots of Christmas going on:) What are some of your favorite Christmas decorations?

On a side note, the last day to order your I Sew Lucky gifts to receive them by Christmas will be December 15th. I will ship them out Friday the 17th or Saturday the 18th.


  1. everything looks so cute april! we don't have any decorations here in the trailer, so it doesn't feel like christmas AT ALL! not to mention no snow :( your photo wall looks so cute (love that spool shadowbox) and the quilt turned out so nicely. thanks for the props... i miss you guys too :(

  2. Can't wait to see it in person! :)

  3. no wonder i haven't heard from you for so long................i like it all♥♥♥

  4. Your wall Looks AMAZING! I love the mix of items and shapes! I am loving this gallery wall linky party. I need to tweak my gallery wall and I want mine to look more like yours!