christmas cheer

Posted by on November 27, 2006 in other things | 6 comments

I started my Christmas decorating this weekend, and made a little wreath:
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I also got out my glitter and had a little fun. You can’t see it in the picture very well, but I covered the little white bird on the wreath with clear glass glitter. The wreath itself is just sheet moss and reindeer moss and two berry picks from the craft store (on sale for 99 cents each!). I like the simplicity of it, although Mr. Lucy, who thinks bigger is always better, kept suggesting that I make it fluffier. Since this one is on the guest house, I guess I can make him a big, fat, fluffy one for the front door. It’s all about compromise at our house.

I also made some joy garlands for the shop:
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I made this green one, a blue one, a pink one and a clear one. They were all made using vintage book pages, which I think gives them a nice patina. They’ll be just $10, but once they’re gone, that’s it. I’m not making any more. I’ll be finding glitter for the next two months as it is after having these laying all over the place waiting for the glue to dry. They are fun to make, but there are a lot of steps involved, each of which involves a period of waiting for the glue to dry.

Speaking of the shop, a kind person, who’s name starts with ‘F’ bought one of my little totebags, so this little package is on it’s way across the pond:
I think I may get a small live tree this year, so we can plant it in the yard when we’re done. I always feel so guilty tossing out a dead dry tree every year. Either that or I’ll invest in an artificial tree.


  1. Oh so cute! I love the bird on the wreath! Your garlands are fantastic too – I know what you mean about the glitter, though!

  2. YOU HAVE A GUEST HOUSE??? How cool is that??!! I think the top photo of the chair and the wreath is so sweet! Sometimes “simple” is just the best way to go.

  3. Love the wreath, especially the bird, I think Mr Lucy might just end up liking this one only. I know what you mean about glitter and glue etc, not only does my house wear it but I always end up with some stuck on my face like a disco queen!

  4. Oh I am SO excited now! Can’t wait for that gorgeous little parcel to land on my door mat!
    Love the wreath. I think simple is definitely best. Your guest house looks really cute.

  5. For some reason Mr. P didn’t know that you had a guestroom. Now that he knows, he really really wants to pay you a visit.

  6. Simple and beautiful. I love your pictures.

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