Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful day with family and/or friends. I am getting ready to watch my favorite movie of all time, "It's a Wonderful Life". And maybe make a second pie run...YUM! Anyway, I will leave you with a few random Christmas pictures I wanted to share.  Click on the photos if you want to enlarge them.

One of my little antique bisque dolls that I dressed up for Christmas...

A glimpse into my talented friend Melanie's shop, called appropriately "Handcrafted Santas and More".  She makes the most divine large Santa vignettes, using beautifully put together antique and vintage items that she gathers up from estate sales, flea markets, garage sales, and antique shows.  I'd have one in every room if I had the space.  This little guy was so wonderful.  Look at the colors on his coat and accessories. 

This fellow is a "sewing" Santa done up in shades of pink.  How could you not love it?  All of Melanie's Santas have some sort of theme whether it is sewing, music, cooking, reading, etc.

This creamy white seashell Santa is glorious...

More randomness...

I didn't do much decorating this year, but this was one of the "use what you have" things I did up and just fell in love with.  Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.  Just wrapped up some empty boxes with old papers, added some pretty ribbons and laces, and topped them off with old jewelry.  And added a little glittered dove for an extra punch.  Voila!

Still loving the dove theme, I used another one perched on some old maple sugar molds and antique tinsel I've had forever and added the wonderful 1920's rhinestone and feather millinery piece I just got at an estate sale.  All were nestled on an old Italian pottery compote.

Finally, a present I wrapped up for my friend Denise. I made her a darling doll which was inside, but she loved the wrapped box so much, I'm not sure she has opened it yet! I admit it, I was proud of myself at how cute it turned out.  I think glitter and tulle make everything better, don't you?

Well, that's about it for now.  My last Christmas movie calleth.  Go make the rounds through the leftovers once more before bed.  Diet is just DIE with a T at the end, ya know!

Until next time,
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  1. Hi Judy,

    I hope that you have had a wonderful Christmas.
    I love your little antique bisque doll and the Santa.
    Happy holidays and best wishes for 2010.


  2. Merry belated christmas! hope you had great time during this festive season..

  3. I absolutely love your Christmas Dove decorations! And the sea shell Santa is fabulous too. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that you are still enjoying the festivities of the season. May you have a New Year filled with much happiness and abundance. ~jermaine~

  4. Hey you,glad you enjoyed Christmas,we sure did...only bad thing is that its over so darn fast!! Talk to you soon,Chrissy

  5. I love the doves snd the seashell Santa is adorable! I have to agree, I'd have a hard time opening that super cute package too. Well done!!

    Hope you had a Merry Christmas and many blessings in the New Year.


  6. Hello Judy!

    Your friend's shop is amazing! Her Santas are just glorious as are your decorations. How talented you are! I love the package. Your friend is very blessed :) Hope your Christmas was merry and bright! Here's to a happy new year!


  7. How utterly charming! I'm so glad that I popped by for a visit. Her shop is picture perfect!

    I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your Christmas..,

    I want to warmly invite you my dear to pop by to my little corner of the blogging world for two little "tea parties" and also a fun little peek into my, The French Dressing Room, blog where new pictures are posted of my work in progress of our little boudoir and dressing room/ closet..,

    Happy New Year and blessings! ~Warmest regards from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen and @ Silken Purse

  8. I lift my new years glass to you~~clink

  9. First time to visit you ans so enjyed your site. I plan to come again soon.


  10. Hi Judy,

    I just had to come by and wish you a Happy New Year.
    I hope that you had an enjoyable Christmas and holidays.
    May you have a wonderful year ahead.


  11. If I got a present wrapped like that, I'd never open it!! Way too pretty, that is a gift in itself.

  12. Love your wrapped packages! All so divine! And yes, I did alot of the same in decorating this year ~ used what I had. Gets the creative juices flowing. Your white mixed with the doves is gorgeous.


  13. Hola Judy, your little doll looks so cute in her dress, lovely work.
    Wishing you a very happy and blessed 2010.
    Maria Cecilia


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