As each day passes, I’m gaining a bit more confidence when it comes to our Christmas decorating. I found that if I introduce ‘new’ things a little at a time, then Frankie seems to accept them more readily…says I holding my breath. Here’s what little I’ve
gotten away with accomplished over the last few days.
I added a few things to the fireplace mantel and the shelves behind it.
There was an awesome craft show this past Saturday in Annapolis Royal with some very talented artists and crafters participating. I need absolutely nothing but when I saw this doll, I just knew she had to come home with me.
I very rarely played with dolls when I was a child, preferring my box of crayons or paints but I think I’m making up for it as an adult. Her face is sculpted and the gal who painted her facial features did an incredible job.
She seems very content to watch me as I create in my studio. I think I’ll name her ‘Patience’.
When we lived in Florida, I purchased these hand carved spool Santas.
Can you spot them on the shelves of this little collectibles cupboard? I leave them out year round in my studio because after all, they are made from vintage wooden spools that once held thread. *wink*
Here’s another photo to give you some perspective as to where they reside in my studio.
Below is my Coke bottle Santa collection. Several have been gifted to special friends and family over the years and these are the ones that remain.
I designed, sculpted and painted these little guys about six or seven years ago and they are made from authentic vintage glass Coke bottles. Each one has a different theme and they are Mr. Painted Quilt’s favorite of all our Christmas decorations.
Frankie helped us make the decision to forego our big tree this year. We decided to ‘try’ just the feather tree and see what happens.
The mini poinsettias have been moved to the sideboard…
and this little seasonal vignette sits atop the pine dough box in the kitchen.
I’m hoping that there will be more to come.