Thursday, November 14, 2013

Jello Molds and Pipe Cleaners

Hello Blogland!!! How is everyone doing this week?? It's gotten freakin' COLD here. It's crazy--we go from days when the high is in the 70's to days when the high is in the 30's. IN THE SAME WEEK!!! UGH!!!

I found a tree stand so I was able to stand the new (fresh from the curbside)white tree up. Ain't she a BEAUTY??
Here's a close-up so you can see the opalescent colors and needle texture:
Here's a view of the corner of the basement where my Christmas hoard lives. About half the stuff has been moved out to be re-lighted(I'm re-doing the trees with LED lights)and inventoried. Do I need an intervention??

The new white tree is going in the master bedroom and will be done in pastels. I've been busy going through my stash and making new ornaments for it.  I have quite a few vintage pastel glass balls that will also go on the tree. Here's a peek at what I've made so far:

These are made with copies of vintage cards, glitter and crepe paper.

I had a bunch of old reflectors for bulbs that do not fit any of my lights. I also found some glitter balls I had hoarded. A bit of hot glue and a pipe cleaner to attach to the tree and Wah-Lah!!! Flowers!!!
Reflector and ball

Add pipe cleaner to ball's hanging loop

Reflector Blossoms!!!
I'm going to give you a sneak peak of something else I'm working on. What do you think this pile of stuff will become??? I'll reveal it on Sunday!!!

This weeks SpyGirl 52 Pick-Me-Up is Color Friends- colors that sit next to each other on the color wheel. . Which I totally skipped by to trend salad theme. DUH!!!  I  did wear color friends recently. I love anything blue and green and in between!!
The tshirt is Denim and Co., the sweater is a green & blue tweed from Preswick & Moore, the pants are Gloria Vanderbilt, the shoes Clarks and it's all thrifted!!!

This month's Mis Papelico's Share in Style theme is plaid. As a Scottish gal I bleed plaid!!! I found this Coldwater Creeek buffalo plaid sweater for $3 recently. It's a nice cotton knit and super comfy. I'm wearing it with thrifted jeans I made into stirrup pants and my thrifted cowboy boots! i feel like a cowboy lumberjack!!

I'm hoping to get to a couple of Christmas bazaars this Saturday. I REALLY need more Christmas stuff!!!

Everyone have a fabulous weekend and I'll chat with y'all on Sunday!!!!



Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

Aren't you just super crafty? Those little ones you made from the cards are just darling. You need to do a little DIY segment.

Seems like you may or may not have a problem collecting and hoarding Christmas stuff! LOL

I can't wait to see photos all your trees.


Patti said...

I think the new white tree with pastels is going to look super-good! I can't call you a hoarder, because you are so darned happy with your collection of Christmas goodies : >

thorne garnet said...

you scored big on that tree. Who would toss that out?

Vix said...

Your skills amaze me, I don't even "do" Xmas but I'd have your creations up in the house like a shot!
Looking gorgeous in tartan and blues and greens. Great idea to turn trousers into ski pants, much easier to wear boots!
Can't wait to see the pipecleaner creation! x

pastcaring said...

Yep, the intervention is on its way, you crazy Christmas lovin' woman!
Your reflector flowers look great though, what a clever idea.
Looking sleek and sophisticated in blue and green and tweed, and suitably cosy and festive in tartan, Tamera.
What will Lauren say if you roll up with MORE Christmas stuff on Saturday? Leave room in the house for him and the pets, won't you?! xxxx

Aya in Couturgatory said...

I can't wait to see what holiday goodness you're cooking up! Is that papier mache in the last shot?

We unfortunately have no garage and no storage space here, so I'm minimal on Christmas decorations, but I have a 1.5 ft. tall tree, and I will live vicariously through you this holiday season. :D

Juan Fernández said...

Que bonitas fotos. Ha llegado navidad. Que gusto tenerte en nuestro reto. Un gran abrazo desde

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

No, you don't need an intervention. If I had a bigger house, I would have more Xmas stuff. After all, it only comes once a year.

señora Allnut said...

wouu, you're ready to rock Christmas!, all that decoration crafty ideas make me realize how many projects I've made for our tree, a total revamp is going to happen!!, thanks for your inspiring ideas and so glad to see you smiling and wearing plaid!, doubled fabulousness!

Helga! said...

O, I love the reflector blossoms!!!
It's just a swell it's gotten cold, darling, or it wouldn't be feeling like Chrissy is coming!!! It's just not right having it in Summer. No wonder I don't care for it! It's fun watching you go for it with the decorations!!! I think a chihuahua fairy on top would be just the ticket this year!!!

Val Sparkle said...

You do all that and you work, too?!?! Do you ever sleep, woman?

I love the reflector blossoms. I haven't seen those reflector things in years, but what great way to make use of them.

Cowboy lumberjack? You're more like Martha McStewart in your own home on the range!

The Goodwill Fangirl said...

I love white trees, but DH loves green ones. I can't wait to see how yours turns out.

You are wearing some amazing finds - I think thrifting yields much more original wardrobes. I hope one day I can get back into the regular program of participating in the fun theme weeks :)