Ya'll will never guess what I did this weekend. Noooo...I'm not going to make you guess, I'll tell you straight away. HA!! I took all my Christmas decorations down with the exception of our big Christmas tree in the family room. Do I see SHOCKED faces out there? hehe I did take all the Christmas ornaments off . I let the white lights (just something about sitting in the dark with just the tree on and squinting at the lights...they look like shining stars) and the cranberry beads stay on it though. I have always wanted to leave the tree up to decorate for other holidays throughout the year but never had the "nerve" to. Well...this year I decided what the heck...I'll do it!! The Chazman is very excited...he loves when we decorate for holidays and man oh man are there some good holidays to decorate for. There's.....Valentines, Mardi Gras, St Patrick's, Easter, Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Independence Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I know there are a few more in between. For this month we are decorating it with just a winter theme. So far I have some of my handmade snowflakes on it. Here's the link if you would like to make some....they're FUN to make. We hung some vintage crystals on it....they are suppose to represent ice. HEY...it's a winter tree!! The cranberry beads represent holly berries which grow abundantly in cold weather plus I added a few more faux holly berries in with the pine cones. Our winter tree still needed a few more items so yesterday I started working on some tags to hang on the branches.
WOW....time really can get away from you when you are having fun...the saying is true!!! I spent most of yesterday finding vintage images I wanted to use. I just love vintage children photos but there sure are some creepy looking ones out there. Wait wait...I could use some of those for Halloween or All Souls day. I need to go back and reference those for later use. (where's that muse when I need her...she could have reminded me of that YESTERDAY) It takes time too in saving them....printing them out and sorting them. Today I'm working on detailing them, putting German glass on some, using lace, string, buttons, shells....just what ever I have stashed about that I can use on them to make them purty!! Now, do ya see the last WIP photo..the one with the cones? Noooo, they aren't going to be clown hats..hehe...they are cones that the little snowbabies will be sitting in. I'm excited to get them finished. So I'm ending this post so I can.....PLAY!!!
Until next time..........Hugs,