Sunday, November 29, 2015

Music Themed Christmas

Have you ever decorated in a themed Christmas Décor?
This is my first time.....Usually I love the traditional look, mixed in with vintage, and items from my own childhood.  But, hey, variety is the spice of life, isn't it?

Vintage sheet music is not very hard to find at flea markets.  So I put it to good use making rolled sheets of music.  Then I used cookie cutters to trace shapes of ornaments & cut them out with scissors.....I even used piano legs from an old piano in the vignette!!


I made rosettes and pinwheels too....

I found the piano legs at the Canton Flea Market in Texas.  The sellers told me that they couldn't even give the piano away for free.  So they sliced it up into pieces and sold the pieces.  I bought these two pieces/legs for $15.  Aren't they so pretty?  After Christmas, I think I'll hang them on a wall somewhere.


Behind this vignette, I hung a vintage evening gown.   As much as I love the all-white theme of some beautiful houses, I really love color also.  The wall behind this cabinet is yellow, so to get the neutral them of this vignette, I just used what I had on hand.  Vintage evening gowns are what I use to create many projects, so I used one of those.  Next fall, I'll use this gown to make ornate pumpkins.

The music pages are a great resource to make pinwheels and rosettes!!  They're fast, easy, and fun!  Glitter makes them even better!  Glitter Done!!



See the oh-so-pretty reindeer?


 I began with a paper mache reindeer.  Covered him with pieces of beaded gowns and then added extra bling with vintage jewelry.  His antlers are covered in silver German glass glitter.  I was going to keep him for myself, but a friend called me after I posted his photo on facebook, and said she wanted to buy him. She now calls him "my precious!"   Well....I guess I'll make another one for myself!
Merry Christmas, Everyone!
Hugs, Catherine
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Made by you Monday at Skip To My Lou
Inspire Me Monday at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Table it at Rustic and Refined
Show and Tell Friday http://romantichome.blogspot.com/
Simple and Sweet Fridays http://rootedinthyme.blogspot.com/
The inspiration Gallery at The Craftberry Bush 
 Vintage Inspiration Party at My Salvaged Treasures
Boutique Tuesday at Prodigal Pieces
Simply Neutral Tuesday at Apple Apricot
Let's Talk Vintage Party at Bella Rosa Antiques
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Cooking & Crafting with J & J at Julie's Lifestyle
Transformed Tuesdays at PJH Designs One of a Kind
Tuesdays at our Home at Our Home Away From Home
You're Gonna  Love It (Tuesday) at Kathe with an E
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper
Share Your Cup Thursday at Jann Olson BlogSpot
Share your style Thursday at Common Ground
Share your Creativity (Saturday) at Welcome To It's Overflowing
What's It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants
 Pink Saturday at How Sweet The Sound
Pin me Linky Party at Diana Rambles
What to do weekends at Crafts a la mode
Share it One More Time Sunday at One More Time Events
Snickerdoodle Sunday at Across the Boulevard
 Saturday Sparks Linky Party at Pieced Pastimes 
Saturday Show Off Party at Rose Garden Malevik




Monday, September 28, 2015

Quoth The Raven

Quoth the Raven.....I am the Grand Pooba of Ravens!!     Sooooo......doesn't a Grand Pooba raven need a hat?  And a fancy hat at that?  Why yes, yes she does!  After making these pumpkins out of beaded fabric...I had a small pieces of fabric left over...enough to make a hat for this raven...or crow...or whatever...?.........Anyway, I just cut some cardstock in a cone shape, added the fabric, then some black trim and feathers....and VOILA!!

But that just wasn't enough!  So next I gave her a royal necklace!  Ha!  What's not to love? 
 
Here she is, in all her raven glory!  Life is short -- go for the Bling!   Next to fancy shmancy silver pumpkins....and an ornate Halloween Haunted Mansion....complete with its own pretty ghostie!! 
 Well, then I am the Grand Pooba of Ghosties!!
The little ghostie.... I made her out of sequined fabric.  With such a fancy Haunted Mansion, I needed a fancy Ghost, too, don't you think?  Yep,  I made her out of a wooden thread spool, a wooden dowel stick, stuffing, and the sequined fabric.  You can see more details about her and the Haunted Mansion here.
Here is the whole vignette.
 
 And by candle light in the evening
A few close ups...


This was the view of my foyer....I made the wreath a few years ago....
Just now realizing that my son's sunglasses are in these photos.....hmph....he's ruining the "Halloween-ness" of this vignette!  (To him, it's just the table next to the front door -- a place to deposit things when you walk in....)  .....Teenagers!  :0




Here I stand in all my Grand Pooba-ness!!!
Happy Halloween, Everyone!!
Hugs, Catherine
Sharing with these fun linky parties:
 Project Inspired at  Extraordinary Day
Amaze Me Mondays at Dwellings
Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Made by you Monday at Skip To My Lou
Inspire Me Monday at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Table it at Rustic and Refined
Show and Tell Friday http://romantichome.blogspot.com/
Simple and Sweet Fridays http://rootedinthyme.blogspot.com/
The inspiration Gallery at The Craftberry Bush 
 Vintage Inspiration Party at My Salvaged Treasures
Boutique Tuesday at Prodigal Pieces
Simply Neutral Tuesday at Apple Apricot
Let's Talk Vintage Party at Bella Rosa Antiques
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Cooking & Crafting with J & J at Julie's Lifestyle
Transformed Tuesdays at PJH Designs One of a Kind
Tuesdays at our Home at Our Home Away From Home
You're Gonna  Love It (Tuesday) at Kathe with an E
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper
Share Your Cup Thursday at Jann Olson BlogSpot
Share your style Thursday at Common Ground
Share your Creativity (Saturday) at Welcome To It's Overflowing
What's It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants
 Pink Saturday at How Sweet The Sound
Pin me Linky Party at Diana Rambles
What to do weekends at Crafts a la mode
Share it One More Time Sunday at One More Time Events
Snickerdoodle Sunday at Across the Boulevard
 Saturday Sparks Linky Party at Pieced Pastimes 
Saturday Show Off Party at Rose Garden Malevik

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Bippidy Boppidy Boo!

Oh, where IS that fairy godmother?!

Right here, I say!  Need the plastic orange Halloween pumpkin decor to be transformed into Cinderella Worthy Pumpkins?  Voila!!
 





 I made this over-the-top white pumpkin for a lovely lady who who was decorating a party for her adult daughter's birthday.  The aqua pumpkins below were for the same party....I want to go to a party like this!



I'm ready for my close up!
The lady's daughter was quite happy to be the guest of honor.  What a sweet mom she has to want to make this party so special for her.

Here are a few more pumpkins that I've made this year....

 Regal in purple....
 Smashing in Hot Pink!
 Fabulous in turquoise....



 Pretty in pink.....
Some are sold....some are available in my Etsy Shop.  All of them are made
 from vintage beaded evening gowns.  All are one-of-a-kind.
As Cinderella's mom said in the most recent Cinderella movie:  "Have courage, and be kind."  Be kind to someone today; they just might need a little kindness.  You never know what kind of day/week/year they've had.  "Have courage, and be kind."
Hugs, Catherine
Sharing with these fun linky parties:
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Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Made by you Monday at Skip To My Lou
Inspire Me Monday at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Table it at Rustic and Refined 
Show and Tell Friday http://romantichome.blogspot.com/
Simple and Sweet Fridays http://rootedinthyme.blogspot.com/
The inspiration Gallery at The Craftberry Bush 
 Vintage Inspiration Party at My Salvaged Treasures
Boutique Tuesday at Prodigal Pieces
Simply Neutral Tuesday at Apple Apricot
Let's Talk Vintage Party at Bella Rosa Antiques
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Cooking & Crafting with J & J at Julie's Lifestyle
Transformed Tuesdays at PJH Designs One of a Kind
Tuesdays at our Home at Our Home Away From Home
You're Gonna  Love It (Tuesday) at Kathe with an E
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper
Share Your Cup Thursday at Jann Olson BlogSpot



Share your style Thursday at Common Ground 
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share your Creativity (Saturday) at Welcome To It's Overflowing
What's It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants
 Pink Saturday at How Sweet The Sound
Pin me Linky Party at Diana Rambles
What to do weekends at Crafts a la mode
Share it One More Time Sunday at One More Time Events
Snickerdoodle Sunday at Across the Boulevard
 Saturday Sparks Linky Party at Pieced Pastimes 
Saturday Show Off Party at Rose Garden Malevik




Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Autumn Splendor

Ahhhh....Ready for cool crisp air?  Brisk mornings?  Fireplace coziness?  It will be here before we know it!  Since I prepare ahead of time for everything, here's what I've been using my crazy imagination to create...


These pretty fur pumpkins and these fancy shmancy gold pumpkins will be decorating the Abigail House Bed & Breakfast in Danville, Pennsylvania.  I had a lovely email conversation with the innkeeper, Carla Leighow, who is a super sweetie, and does a beautiful job at this Bed & Breakfast.

 

 Here's the dining room at the B&B.
*Sigh*
Just lovely, isn't it?  I feel relaxed just looking at it!  If you are in Pennsylvania, I recommend staying here.

These ornate silver pumpkins will be decorating someone's home this fall...
And these pretty little ruffled pumpkins will be at a lovely young lady's bridal shower....
These peach sherbet-colored pumpkins are up for sale in my Etsy Shop.





Oh, how I love spreading beauty and joy across the world!  If my creations have made you smile today, then I'll consider today a success!
Spread a little joy to someone with a smile or a kind word today.  It will make you happy too!  :  )

Hugs, Catherine
Sharing with these fun linky parties:
 Project Inspired at  Extraordinary Day
Amaze Me Mondays at Dwellings
Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Made by you Monday at Skip To My Lou
Inspire Me Monday at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Table it at Rustic and Refined 
Anything Blue Friday at The Dedicated House

Show and Tell Friday http://romantichome.blogspot.com/

Simple and Sweet Fridays http://rootedinthyme.blogspot.com/
The inspiration Gallery at The Craftberry Bush 



 Vintage Inspiration Party at My Salvaged Treasures
Boutique Tuesday at Prodigal Pieces
Let's Talk Vintage Party at Bella Rosa Antiques
Simply Neutral Tuesday at Apple Apricot
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Cooking & Crafting with J & J at   Julie's Lifestyle
Transformed Tuesdays at PJH Designs One of a Kind
Tuesdays at our Home at Our Home Away From Home
You're Gonna  Love It (Tuesday) at Kathe with an E
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style

Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper
Share Your Cup Thursday at Jann Olson BlogSpot



Share your style Thursday at Common Ground
Fall into Fall at DIY by Design
Share your Creativity (Saturday) at Welcome To It's Overflowing
What's It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants
 Pink Saturday at How Sweet The Sound

Pin me Linky Party at Diana Rambles
What to do weekends at Crafts a la mode
Share it One More Time Sunday at One More Time Events
Snickerdoodle Sunday at Across the Boulevard
 Saturday Sparks Linky Party at Pieced Pastimes 

Saturday Show Off Party at Rose Garden Malevik