Hi Friends! Can you believe that I saw two different Christmas commercials today?
Yes, they have started! I know you're still thinking about Halloween, and I am too. I'm a little bummed that I wasn't able to do a single post about Halloween decorations, but with my foot in it's current condition I wasn't able to dig out the box of stuff. Oh well...on to Christmas! Haa!
So the other day I made some "vintage inspired" PUTZ houses! And it got me thinking that it might be a fun theme for a swap. I'll make it simple, and each friend will make either ONE LARGE house, or TWO of the small ones if you're unable to find a large house at the craft store. You'll send your house (along with any little tuck-ins) straight to your partner.
The houses are inexpensive and light-weight, so this should be a cost friendly swap! I decided to use this glitter paint for the first time. It gave all the houses great texture and just a bit of sparkle.
Mod-Podge is perfect to slather all over the roof, then dust with Martha Stewart's "Crystal Fine" glitter!
Here is a little tip to get your bottle brush trees to fit. Pull off their base, and snip off the wire stem. I put hot glue along the corner of the house, and then smashed it up tight against the house.
You might remember that a couple posts ago I said I have an addiction to these little spun cotton snowmen.
They worked perfectly here!
My sister surprised me with the December Angel the other day! Our birthday (we are identical twins) is Dec.29th, so I'd been looking for one. I love her! The angel, and my sister! :)
OK so just let me know if you'd like to be part of the swap by SUNDAY, OCT 21st. I'll let you know your partners shortly after that. And lets have our packages mailed by Nov. 15th.
I hope you'll join in the fun! :)
I couldn't do a post without some recent finds!
And when I say "FINDS" I mean that I found EBay!
But I'm obsessed with vintage x-mas! I added one these old wreaths to my large putz house. And I couldn't resist this vintage corsage in it's original box!
I decided that the corsage was missing something...so out came my stash of those darling snowmen again!
I love the graphics on this little box of bells, and they'll be perfect for a table-top tree.
Love those jewel tones!
This vintage lollipop holder was actually at an antique store for only $2.00!
These were an Etsy purchase. They're a cross between a tag and a x-mas card.
They're large (like 4x3 inches), but are one sided and have a hole at the top for a string.
Each one has glitter accents...and I adore them!!!!
And lastly, an empty box that used to hold x-mas lites will look good with my other vintage boxes of lites. For $3 I didn't care that the lites were missing...such a cute display piece!
OK Friends, let me know if you want to join the swap.
P.S. Many of you have kindly asked how things are going with my recovery. Thank you so much! Here is the latest: On Tuesday I went back down to the Mayo and had the 5 INCH!! pin taken out of my foot. I got a shiny new pink cast, and best of all they gave me a walking boot! I wasn't expecting that yet, so I'm thrilled. Of course I went to an Estate Sale on Saturday because I finally could! Ha!
In 4 weeks I get the cast off and this whole mess will be over with! :)