Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas 2011 At Maw & Papa's House

Emily Morgan with Baby Alive Doll

Maw's 5 grandkids- Christmas 2011

Kenny.Wii  Batman Game

Amy Grace...Baby Alive doll

Ashlee Gail in her new PJ's and Guns

Callie Noelle"Lets Have a Tea Pary"

Callie Noelle. Doll cloths for New Baby Boy Cabbage Patch Doll
 Christmas 2011 at Maw and Papa's House..  The kids all enjoyed their  presents.. And all us way to  much!!!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Vintage Christmas Children

                                                                       Christmas 2011---

Merry Christmas to each of you,  My prayers are that each of you, my friends, have a blessed and wonderful Christmas.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

It's A Wonderful Life-- My Favorite Christmas Movie

Nothing says Christmas to sitting with a  cup of hot chocolate with marshmellows and  watching my favorite Christmas movie..  FUN, FUN, FUN!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

 Sew  Weekly Challenge for week of 12- 12-11 is Patternless Week

 I must confess.. I have no interest whatsoever, in designing or making patterns. I have bought tons
of patterns, and have had wonderful friends ,from all over , give me patterns..Finding the time , to sew
all these wonderful my hard job.  So, this weeks Challenge  was not for me.

  I  have been wanting to  make  a wool aline skirt.  I have the fabric just sitting and waiting on me. Last night, I thought -"ummmmh" , I can do a muslin from this fabric that I had bought at the Ripley Tradeday Flea Market ,this summer... Since it was a muslin, why not  try to cut it out with out the pattern. I have the pattern [so I really am cheating], and have made it lots of times.. It is really simple. It consist of 3 peices. front, back and a tiny waist band . I did cut it out without the pattern [but really it was from memory,ha] So........... my wearable muslin becomes my 'PATTERNLESS challenge".

   I will be pairing this  long skirt with a black cardigan..

  Note: I can even say, I did the purple challenge.. I didnt realize ,until last night, that this fabric has purple flowers in it.Yea!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Christmas Decorations - 2011

Christmas tree 2011
Notice the  curio cabinet is full of Christmas music  boxes..
One of my favorite collections.. The musical Christmas Nativity
on top of the curio, Was given to me by Gary and family, the
first year they were married. And it always finds a home on my curio
at Christmas time.

Little table Kenny gave me years ago.Holds a pretty Christmas Candle..Of course in RED...

Cindy bought me this nativity scene , while at
a  teachers conference in Virgina. I just love it,and
it finds ,its way to one of my tables,each Christmas.

Christmas covered stool. Kenny bought this stool for me at the flea market, years ago.

Red snowmen EVERYWHERE... I love them!!
Merry Christmas  to all. Sending Christmas blessings to each of you.

Vintage Linen...

If  vintage linens could talk, what would they tell us?   I would love to hear the stories of the previous owners? Who took their hands and made these ? What  tables and families enjoyed their beauty?

A couple weeks ago, I stopped by the salvation army. There was a buggy sitting there with  these vintage linens in them. The red colors ,caught my attention immediately. So pretty.. The cream/ivory one in the back, has homemade lace/tatting on the edges. I can see , some beautiful embroidery work being added to it..[But this is another post after Christmas  holidays.

Papa & Maw Recieved A Special Christmas Present

 How special  can you feel , when you get that "Really Special" Handmade Gift  from a grandchild?
 Callie Noelle is 10 yrs old and in the 5th grade. Her teacher has a craft box, and  she let Callie
pick out any thing she wanted to use to make "anything".  As you can see, she made us a very special Christmas ornament. She told us, it was a cross on it, because Christmas is Jesus's  birthday.

Callie made this out of  a peice of plastic. She added 2 colors of green floral tape to the back.. She then made a cross from 2 peices of  white plastic. She took floral wire and molded  it and added beads..  What a special  Christmas Present.
We love you Callie.

  Love the back of it.. It says," Made it myself",  "Maw and Papa"
and  "From Callie"

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Ginger bread Houses In Cardboard

 Ginger bread Houses

Christmas is in the air and in all the shops around town..  A couple weeks ago, I wondered into the Dollar Tree.  There sit all these adorable little gingerbread houses [they are actually  gift boxes}.  But, I knew, when I saw them.. They would be displayed.. but I have to confess... I have TOO many displays, and definitely dont need more!!!   But could I leave these cute little boxes sitting there at only a $1 each?
   So, here they sit on my kitchen table..Cute as a button. Don't you just know the grandkids will love them, as much as I do?
  Pray  that each of you and your families have a very blessed and Merry Christmas.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Plaid Table Setting

Table setting from  "Retro Deco Table Settings Aday"
Thankyou Loran for allowing me to use your photos.
 I love these ladies blog so much.. They do these beautiful table settings each day.. I was so surprised to find this one. Loran  had gotten this plaid fabric from Mena [Sew weekly]. Mena had made a 50's vintage dress
from this fabric and then sold her excess on Etsy.

What a lovely table setting it made. I love red and nothing says Christmas to red plaid.  I have some Red plaid Christmas fabric.. And I do see a plaid table cloth in my future.

 Merry Christmas to all... and may we all remember the true meaning of Christmas. The birth of our wonderful Saviour Jesus Christ.