Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Readying to Deck the Halls


Santa has got his eye on my craft room! He expects to see the shelves slowly fill with all things that bring a sparkle to his eye.


This year I have decided to use my Hallmark Christmas kitchen wares collection as the basis to add crafts as they are made. They are just so wonderful with my kitchen Hoosier. Vivian, Viv out on a Whim, asked if I lived in my craft room as she does. "Yes Vivian, there is a Santa Clause" !


A new cookie jar for me this year, Peppermint Perfect with it's cute blue cookie! The wonderful Christmas book was published by Old Navy and contains page after page of vintage Christmas goodness.


I absolutely love seeing again the ornaments I have collected over the years. New for this year is Diane's, Saturday Finds, Dixie Cup Christmas seen in the lower left. Be sure and catch her tutorial on turning bottle brush trees from green to pink.



My silverware drawer now holds greeting card inspiration.


My craft desk the place to find me!


I am so looking forward to the wonderful Christmas crafts that will soon be appearing in every craft room in this adored community. I will be waiting happily by to see every good thing!

20 comments:

~~Carol~~ said...

I am SO ready to start decorating for Christmas, Elizabeth! I've never been this excited, this early in the game. My sister is lending me her silver tree, and only Shiny Brites will make it onto the tree. I can't wait to see what kinds of goodies will be coming out of your craft room this year!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I am ready, too, but I am containing myself and enjoying Fall and Thanksgiving. But, there's nothing wrong with getting the supplies ready and making your plans, is there? : )

Nan said...

We are way ready here E with our outside lights. So Far 6 trees have been decorated using tall ladders and gloves to keep our fingers working ! We have enough lights for two more and the garage. Since our days shorten we do lots of lights here in Homer Alaska. Your craft room looks wonderful with all your sweet vintage things.

Beedeebabee said...

Elizabeth, your home must be just magical during the holidays with all your darling creations and decorations throughout! I loved this tour of your lovely craft room as it's transformed into a charming Christmas wonderland! xo Paulette ...oh, and that lamp down below...SOOOO CUTE!

Sandy said...

Oh Boy! Christmas!!!!! Can I ask when you got that wonderful book? I have two very similar....if you could tell me the name and author I could see if I can find one online, one of my very favorite things are books like this! Love how things are shaping up, I hope you get my tages today!!!!!! I mailed them Saturday!

Angela said...

I was thinking of starting to decorate a little earlier this year...you just helped me fast forward those plans!! Your craft room is sooooo inspirational!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

I am sooo ready to start decorating too!! I love all of your Christmas things! Love that wreath!! How did you make it? I just love all of your little tags and things. Do you have them for sale? Can't wait to see all of your other decorations!! Love it!!!!!!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

My ex-husband used to tell me that our living room looked like Santa's Workshop during the holidays but he hadn't seen your house and I think the title belongs to you Elizabeth! Everything is so charming and cheerful and celebratory.

Happy happy holiday-ifying!

Jennifer Bontrager said...

I can hardly wait for Christmas. I am trying to make myself wait to decorate until after Thanksgiving but I have already broken out the movies and music. :) Your craftroom is so cute and a joy to behold! Did you recently buy that book at Old Navy?

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Elizabeth, did you get my message? The comment I left on the Peppermint Tag Swap post? Please let me know so I won't be worrying about it! Thanks, Becky

Pieceful Bits said...

The cookie jar...the cookie Jar!!!!
I love that cookie jar!
Thanks for the shout out for my birdies..so sweet of you!
I like how they are tucked in their little cubby holes. I was just thinking today as I was taking down my Halloween "the urge" garland from my office window at work that E needs to inspire a Thanksgiving themed garland. No pressure--just thinking out loud..heehee. At least you were in my thoughts today;)
Looking forward to seeing yours and everyone's holiday theme creations and decorating.
Hugs,
(~~)
Julie

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi E!
I'm working on my tag for your swap! Seeing some of your Christmas goodies makes me want to get some of mine out...but i'll wait!
Funny about the pine fresh breath! My little Sweet Pea eats everything too! It's just the puppy stage ( I hope)
Warmly,
deb :)

Cindy said...

Elizabeth..I hear it..the jingle of the bells..the scents of pine and cinnamon..the sounds of Christmas..around the corner..calling us to decorate early..yes I am skipping Fall all together this year..I miss my reds and greens and my peppermint colors..I need them more than I thought..seeing yours has claimed my heart..I will start early and get them out now.Thank you for sharing.
Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Tis the season...glad you are getting ready! Was the old navy book on Christmas a past purchase? I have never seen it!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Why, I think I hear sleigh bells jingling as I enjoy reading your post. I can't wait to see the delight you will share. I always have a big smile after seeing what you are up to.

Lallee said...

How joyful your craft room looks. Thanks for the smile this early morning, Elizabeth!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

I've got my eye on your craft room, too! It's fun! ♥

Val said...

So. Cute. Sigh. What I wouldn't give for some of those yummy vintage things.

Cherry Chick said...

Hi E~I love your Peppermint Perfect Cookie Jar. That looks like a real cookie cutter on top of the jar. Very Cute.
Because I don't have an email for you I'll respond here to your question about bracelet lengths. I can make a bracelet to whatever length the customer wants when I'm doing custom designs. The recent penguin twins and turkey designs were both a little over 8 inches in length for a 6.5 inch wrist. Some people like them snug some like them loose fitting. I just aim to please. I always suggest that a customer measure a bracelet that they like from end to end including the closure element and let me adjust for "fat beads" that might take up more space in figuring the length. I hope this answers your question and feel free to email me directly.

Suz said...

Oh, sigh, Christmas at Elizabeth's house! This fills my heart with job and calm!