Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas Santa Collection and Charm on the Tree

Decorating at Christmas allows me to add the magic.  Some years though, are better than others.  This year, while not entirely into it the way I wish I could have been, I surprised myself by putting up my entire Santa Collection and making quite a nice tree.  Next year's hope is to put every single ornament on the tree along with colored lights.  I think my Grand-Daughter will really like that.  Enjoy this magic though from Christmas 2011.

 I made the little elves about 20+ years ago when the kids were young.  Now my Grand-daughter likes them.  They make an appearance though every Christmas.  Thier names: Winken, and Blinken.  Oh Christmas, come back come back! 

Thanksgiving Pie

I meant to post these picutres right after Thanksgiving but somehow it just didn't get done.  I hit the fail button by not taking a picture of the pie after it came out of the oven.  Oh yeah, it was beautiful, you'll have to take my word on it though.  Golden brown with the fall leaves around the edges.  Oh well. I will do better, I will do better, I will do.....

A Memory Box

While strolling the ideas of the hobby shop one day last summer, I was inspired to make this little memory box.  I bought a few things that I thought might work and over the next few weeks it became a labor of love.  I would do a little here, a little there.

My Retro Kitchen

Here are some of my kitchen collectibles.  I am inspired by the lighthearted optimistic and fun colors and shapes.  Don't they just say, "Not a care in the world"?  They brighten up my kitchen and bring me joy from the past.