Saturday, December 12, 2015

Our Christmas Home 2015

Merry Christmas to you!
My abundant storage closet had been pushed beyond its capacity
and I knew this Christmas I would have to purge.
Two weeks before Thanksgiving I started the dreaded purge.

Every year I unwrapped my stored decorations and I find myself lost in the memories of receiving them as gifts, creating them or finding them on shopping sprees.
This year was no different, I was flooded with fond memories as I went through my purge.  

I stuck to my plan and managed to purge five large boxes, creating enough room to be better organized.  However, Christmas magic had different plans for me.  For as soon as my purge was over came an opportunity to purchase two 7.5' Christmas trees for nearly pennies.

This year I kept our decorations simple, leaving many decorations packed away.  
The white tabletop tree formerly in our living room was replaced with a white flocked 7.5' tree, 
now decorated with low-toned ornaments and handmade items.
(click on any photo to enlarge) 
 Our 'traditional family' slim 7.5' tree in the our family room was replaced with vintage glass silver & teal beaded garlands,  ornaments and snowflakes.  
Many of the 'traditional family' ornaments stayed in their storage box and only the family 'memory' ornaments and ornaments made by sons when they were little guys 
were chosen to decorate a small tabletop tree in our family room.

 The other new tree, a slim 7.5' one, is my favorite tree this year!  Although I have not been able to capture a photo that show its real beauty.

It is trimmed with white birds, vintage silver beaded garland, glass prisms garland, vintage silver & white glass ball ornaments and silver tinsel icicles.  When lite, the lights glisten off the ornaments and icicles and it glimmers almost like ribbons of moving water. 

Here are some more peeks of our Christmas home




Merry Christmas to All!
Christmas Blessings to you and your love ones!
Thanks for visiting our Christmas home.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

ChristmasScapes with Friends

Holiday cheer, good food, laughter, Girlfriends Gathering... what a fun, beautiful day!

Love these smiles!

My studio is small, so we get cozy when we're altogether.
I offered lots of crafting supplies and others brought supplies to share. 
If you look far to the back on this photo, you'll see another room, it's a bathroom...we were bursting at the seams, so we added another table of supplies in the bathroom...personal business and personal shopping all at the same time, LOL.     

Our project was ChristmasScapes...I'm always fascinated and in awe of our different styles...traditional, elegant, whimsical, retro, sparkly, adorable designs that we create from
the same pile of supplies.





Some of our boxes were adhered to a candlestick or vase, while others sat flat 
Tami #1

Tami #2

Missing Marj's finished ChristmasScape, but as you can see it will be amazing!

I cherish these gals as well as Beth & Marj that are missing from this photo!

Hope your holiday season is shared with those you love!
Christmas Blessings to All! ~ Tami