Monday, December 1, 2008

Crafty Christmas


















This lady is deckin the halls...I took a break to come share a few crafts with ya and a small wee glimpse of the decorating going on in the Nelson house hold this year. I have been busy doing some crafts some of which found there way into a lovely vintage Christmas swap I participated in this year. As you know...me and boxes are "tight". I like to use them...in abundance. I did little Christmas House ones this time. One with a vintage snowman reproduction and one with some snow girls. Yesterday found me spray painting some branches white...I made a "branch tree"...stuck them in an old galvanized bucket and put ornaments on top. I hope to fully share that tomorrow. You can see my bingo card santa hanging from those branches. I love old bingo cards! This one says JOllY..so I thought a Santa image was the way to go. I have also been having fun playing with these stars....adding to them and painting them. I added antiquing medium to this one. Make fun little presents for the peeps. Last but hopefully not least...a little peek into my old Santa mug collection.....I hope to get the rest done today and tomorrow. I hope everyone's Thanksgiving was a good one! I will be sharing many projects in the next few days. Cherry





































48 comments:

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Oh the GLORY of it all!!! I've been counting the minutes till you posted again, knowing it would be full wonderful things like these.
My favorite line: "Me and the boxes...we're tight."
You're so cute!!

Rae said...

Beautiful! I can't wait to see more!!

Sandy Toes said...

So very cute!!! I just love them!!! Those Santa mugs are just so adorable!
Happy December! Can you believe it's finally here????
-sandy toes

Laura said...

Love those Bingo cards! Very creative and unique!

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

You always have the sweetest pictures, Cherry!

Eloise said...

Beautiful, Cherry! Bravo!

The Berry's Patch said...

Love, love, love those mugs. I bought some similar last year of some snowmen. They are my favorite mugs for hot cocoa. Your crafts look fantastic! :-)

Becky said...

Been missin' ya girl! Glad to see ya back. Everything is soooo cute and I LOVE the memories of the Santa mugs! Amazing how a picture of something can instantly take you back to your childhood!

Darlene said...

Hey Cherry,

You are making the CUTEST things!!! GREAT Christmas goodies!! I can't wait to see more and more and more......

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh what gorgeous Christmas Creations.
Alison

Our Complete Family said...

Your projects are darling, as always!
And I have to say~ the way you take pics is awesome! I love seeing them. Boy they add so much to seeing your posts. You rock!
Hugs, Les

squawmama said...

I love all your crafts.... I especially love the Santa mugs... Very cute post. Can't wait to see more! Have a great night...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Glitter and Bliss said...

Oh my goodness!!!! Did I say Oh my goodness???? I am blown away. I love it all... Love the stars...

Jennifer said...

Cherry, thanks for stopping by! I am so glad you did so I had a chance to find your blog! It's fabulous!!! REALLY! Looks right up my alley, I can't wait to come back again!

Jennifer

Chris said...

Yes. Keep on postin', lady! Those projects were amazing! I just don't have the eye for it like you do. They're just beautiful.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hi Cherry!

Just love coming to your blog! More wonderful creations! Have a wonderful week!

Hugs,
Maryjane

AJ said...

Love it! Especially those glittery ornaments and that pretty star:) You have been busy!

Sarah @ ThriftyDecorChick said...

HA! "Tight" -- yes, you and your boxes are tight, only because you make them look so dang good! I love that polka dot paper. Putting up the decorations is taking me forEVER this year! I've been working on it for a week! Tomorrow I am getting it all done and boxes back to the basement so we can just enjoy!

Ms. Tee said...

Oh so pretty - all of it! You always have the best photos. :)

Joanne Kennedy said...

I don't know what I like better, your projects of the way you photo them!

I love what you have been making! Is there any chance of getting a lesson from you on one of these posts? I sure hope so. Would love to see how you do the stars, boxes, houses or cones you make.

Hugs,
Joanne

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Everything is just so beautiful....you have obviously been busy, busy, busy....it looks great!!

Jenny S said...

Wow!! I love these all!! I am really going to be checking you out some more!! Thanks for the comments!!

Leigh said...

COOL!

Betsy said...

You are so talented. These really are amazing!

cindy said...

Everything is soooo cute! LOVE it! And love the look of your blog, yummy colors! Can't wait to come back and read more!

c

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh look at you go girl!!! I love everything :) Thanks for the tip about the dip too!

Hugs,
Dena

Wendy said...

Such cute stuff! I think my Mom has that same winking Santa mug. I have always liked it!

jennykate77 said...

Oh, you just always have the cutest things and ideas! My Granny is a "Gamblin' Granny" so she would so love the Bingo Cards :) I loved it when you said you're tight with the boxes...LOL. You're cute!

Happy Tuesday!

Rosemary said...

Crafty Christmas is the best!!
Love everything you do!!
Rosemary

Kacey R. said...

I LOVE the last two projects - *SIGH* such a great job! I love this time of year. :o)

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Oh my goodness, Everything looks so festive! I love the boxes too-You do such an amazing job on everything!
Robin~♥

Shannon said...

Love all the pics! Love your Santa mug collection too!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Oh Cherry! I wish you were my next door neighbor so that we could craft together.

Ashlie said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I love the bingo card. What a great way to use it!

Erin said...

What fun ideas! I love the hat box and the vintage santas. So Great!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Very cute! I can't wait to see what else you come up with!

Manuela

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Your stuff is just plain ole beautiful!! I can't wait to get my box.....I hope you got my check! I am counting the days :)

bloggin' Chrystal said...

You simply inspire me with your sense of style! I'm hosting BUNKO at my 1970s home in the next couple of weeks and I'm a little nervous. Most of my friends live in large new homes. However, when I see how you put things out that are so beautiful it makes me realize it's not how new my home is...it's how lovely I keep it up and decorate it with things that I love. Thanks for all your inspiration.

Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh how fun! I get to pick which craft you show us? What an honor!! How about that darling cone with the Snowman/angel. Now I can't wait! I'm so excited.

Hugs,
Joanne

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

You will be inspiring many wanna be crafters this season.:)

Angie said...

Your crafts are just amazing! Can't wait to see the branch tree so I can copy it!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Bingo Santa is totally rockin' my Christmas stockins'. :-)

As if all of the crafty goodness wasn't enough...the pictures!! Fabulous.

Jean said...

I love, love ,love the star and the bingo Santa card. They are great . I am with you on boxes. While we were in Fairfax for Thanksgiving weekend we went to a yard sales Saturday and I bought two stacks of beautiful boxes for only $10 and I was happy as if I had found gold. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and looking forward to seeing more of your Christmas stuff.
Jean in Virginia

Stacy said...

Hey sweetie!

Thanks for your comment! I want to go to So. Cali b/c its warm and I would love to take a celebrity sighting tour! I know... I am whacked. LOL.

Sorry I haven't commented much. I have read you everyday though. For some reason the transition from Halloween to Thanksgiving kicked my behind. But I am back!

Can't wait to read more!

~Stacy

Melissa said...

Mrs Cherrylicious! Thanks for stopping by my blog! The best part is now I can stalk you.....your stuff is amazing! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!!!

Kasey Hunt said...

Thanks for visiting. What a cute blog and my aren't you creative. Love your ideas.

Susie said...

Those are great holiday decorations:-)

Marie said...

I KNEW Christmas at your house was going to be good...but you surpassed any of my expectations! I love everything that you do, make, create, display...it's all so pretty! I COVET those santa mugs! I have a few santa mugs too!