Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas Blog Party Post {A Wee Bit Early}

At this time of year inspiration abounds. Blog parties are always rich with great photos, some tradition and sometimes the unexpected. Here are some photos I'd like to share with you.

I bought this advent calendar last year with the intention of redecorating the doors. I was recently inspired to follow through on that idea and I love the way it came out...

Here is a close up of some of the doors...

The side...

We do have a traditional noble fir each year in our family room but I have this luscious pink one for my studio...

I made this simple decoration this year...

This is one I've had since I got married...

Kohl's was THE place for me last year for ornaments. They had a wonderful line of vintage style ornaments and a few whimsical ones as well like this deer that my daughter won't leave alone...

This is a little gift card size mini album I'll be teaching next Saturday...

My Christmas album for this year that is ready for photos...

A gorgeous "Wish" banner by Wendy Addison...

Oh and this thing...I can't say I love it but I'm glad I finished it up. I didn't have any directions for it. It's in the Pottery Barn catalog every year during the holidays. It's not as easy to make as one would think. Don't mind the little dark spot on the left, I had to prop something behind it so it would lay right for me to take a photo. I love the burlap ribbon. It was serendipity at JoAnn's one day, I didn't even know there was such a thing as burlap ribbon.

I will be making my monthly trip to the flea market on Sunday and I always post a "flea market in review" with photos of all my finds so stop back by!

Thank you for crossing paths with me! I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!


Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

I love your PINK TREE! My favorite color! Your calendar box is just freaking adorable too! Thanks for sharing and enjoy the party.

T's Daily Treasures said...

The advent cupboard is so pretty. Love all your decorations. Wish I could make those cherry tassies, but no peppermint extract to be found in this country. In fact, its hard to find vanilla extract these days. Wonderful weekend wishes, :) Tammy

T's Daily Treasures said...

Lisa, you are such a sweetie! Unfortunately, things are very backwards in Kuwait. I've had so many boxes and packages lost over the years that I've asked friends and family not to try and send anything anymore. Plus, with the extract, it is possible at the post office that they would dig through everything and question the contents. They are very picky about such things. I do appreciate your thoughtfulness. I am writing the recipe down in my journal and if one of our teachers travels home for the holidays, I will ask them to get it for me, or I can get it when I am in the States for the summer. Thanks so much for thinking of me. Best wishes to you! Tammy :)

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Oh, I LOVE your pink tree. I have a small one in my workroom. When I told the hubby I was going to Michael's to buy a pink tree he said, NO WAY are we putting up a pink tree. I said, relax, it's for MY room!!

I love all your decorations! So beautiful.

I have a gift card from Kohls just burning a whole in my wallet. I'm going to stop by there AFTER I go to Home Goods my other favorite place to shop!

Thank you for sharing your beautiful decor.


Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

P.S. Where in No California are you? I'm outside of Sacramento.

Tammy said...

What a fun post! I love the advent calendar box. The way you decorated it makes it so sweet! My post is up now. I was working on it when you stopped by earlier.
Happy Holidays!!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Hi Lisa~

Your pink tree is DIVINE! I LOVE it! Pink is my favorite color so I am just loving this tree.

Happy Holidays,
LuLu Kellogg

Linda K. said...

Beautiful pink tree. Love what you added to the advent calendar too.


Deb said...

What a gorgeous blog you have Lisa! I love your Advent calendar. It is something I have always wanted to create ...maybe next year :-)

jen said...

tops on my list for the day-after-christmas sale -- an advent box calendar like this one! love love love what you created! so creative you are!

stefanie said...

goodness, everything is gorgeous!!!

Denise said...

You KNOW I love that pink tree! And you advent calendar box is great. I've seen several ideas for those and am really wanting to make one now! We'll see.....
Thanks so much for joining the party and sharing your ideas with everyone.

connie said...

Love your holiday decorations - you're so good to have them up already so now you can enjoy for the whole month. I'm working on my decorations this weekend - what inspiration you gave me!

The French Bear said...

I just love the advent calender!! Your pink tree is gorgeous and what cute vintage ornaments!!!!
Margaret B

CathWren said...

Love your pretty pink tree, and your advent calendar is inspiring. Thank you for your festive holiday posts! I am counting the days until my almond flour arrives so I can get a little baking done too.

Happy Holidays!

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