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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Christmas Creations

I've been busy for the past month and have neglected my blogging. I did want to participate in Kathy's Cottage's Christmas though. I have visited Mary Carol Garrity's home in the past month and loved what she did on her front door - so I copied it (sort of). I did pay full price for the lantern but the rest I had left-over from Christmases past. Nell Hill's in Atchison, Kansas is the shop that Mary Carol Garrity owns and she also lives in Atchison. You may have read her decorating books.

I also received left-over bay leaves from our Master Gardener Herb Day last May and so I made two little bay trees to use in my Christmas decor this year. This is on my living room mantle.



Another purchase was this lantern from a shop called Gatherings on the Prairie in Junction City, Kansas. I made the tray it's sitting on from an old cabinet door I bought for $.50 at a garage sale (added some knob feet, paint, and some old window handles). The rest I created from leftovers from Christmases past.
Be sure to visit the other Christmas fans at Kathy's for ideas for Christmas.





7 comments:

Stacey said...

Your decorations are very pretty! Visiting Nell Hill's is on my list of things to do one of these days. Love her books!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Pammiejo

Your Christmas decorations are lovely! I have hardly begun to bring all mine down from the attic as yet.

You are entered in my give away! I'll announce the winner tomorrow..Good Luck!

Kathleen Grace said...

Hi Pammiejo, First let me say welcome to Hnadmade Holidays, I am so glad you linked up! I just adore the wreath and lantern on your front door! It looks fresh and new, not something you see every day and I really love the wispiness of the wreath and greens. The lanterns inside and out are just beautiful. Your home looks so pretty decorated for Christmas. I'm glad your link led me here:>)

bj said...

O, I LOVE your use of the lanterns. They are so popular right now and your decorations are spot on! Just beautiful...

CiNdEe said...

Oh I love your new decorations(-: The lantern on the door looks so welcoming!!! I love that!!! I am going to have to keep my eye out for a lantern(-:

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I'm glad you enjoyed my Sesame Street post, Pammiejo! I also liked the Grover Muppet the best!

Some of the art work for the "Monster At The End Of This Book" was on display.

It was really fun to see all the original puppets. :-)

Tootsie said...

you have done a very nice job! I haven't been online much lately either...so it is good to see you!