LIFE BEATS DOWN AND CRUSHES THE SOUL AND ART REMINDS YOU THAT YOU HAVE ONE. STELLA ADLER

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

OLDE CROW AND A SNOWMAN

Here are a few holiday ornaments I created for a swap partner.
An olde crow all decked out for the holidays.
My swap partner loves snowmen so I created this hanging for her.
I recycled a holiday card.
I took apart the card and ended up with the snowman, the bucket of birds, the tree and the house.
I glued a vintage doily to a round piece of white cardboard. I then placed and glued the pieces of card to the doily.
I added sheep's wool around the bottom, a red feather, some tiny pine cones, rusty little bells and beige colored yarn.
Using my tag punch I punched out of the same card, the words "Merry Christmas", tied with vintage lace and a vintage button.

I really loved this card and was glad I could use it for just the right gift.

I love recycling holiday greeting cards.Thanks for stopping by.

Michele

Friday, November 25, 2011

BUTTON FLOOZIES

Now that my three swap partners have received their packages I can show you the "Holiday Button Floozies"
This was a swap I entered over at BUTTONFLOOZIES
We had three swap partners to send a button holiday ornament to.
Here is a organza bag filled with vintage buttons, each paper doll has one of these.
I made these paper dolls using an image from my personal collection.
The skirts are made using vintage linen dinner napkins.
This music note ribbon I had left over from last year, I love this ribbon.
I had a little of this green vintage trim in my stash, happy to have found a use for it.
The bling on her hat is a pair of vintage earrings I found at a yard sale.
Her shawl is made from soft beige colored yarn.
This floozie's skirt is made from a dinner napkin and embellished with pieces from a doily.
Her shawl is made from gold organza ribbon.
Her skirt is embellished with a very unique vintage button.
She also has her bag of vintage buttons.
I so loved making these holiday ornaments.
This floozie has the most beautiful holiday hat one has ever seen, made with a vintage holiday earring.
Her shawl is made using a piece from a wedding dress.
Her skirt is trimmed with more holiday ribbon I had on hand.
This skirt is embellished with white and green ribbons and a few buttons.
I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving Holiday.
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A VISITOR

Take a look at what came to our tree.
Sorry that the photos are a little blurry, photo taken from inside, through the window.
I do believe this is a female pheasant.
She could see me through the window taking pictures of her.
She was very curious, but not scared really...
Of course I love birds so I was a little excited that she landed here and I was able to get some good photos.
This tree sits right outside our dining room window. I was sitting blogging of course, when she flew in. I spotted her right away.
I sure would like to see her male partner fly into this tree.
Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great day.
Michele

Monday, November 21, 2011

HOLIDAY GIRL #3

Holiday Girl #3 sneak peak.
This is a paper doll holiday ornament for a swap partner.
Remember, mums the word.
I will post more pics once my partner receives her ornament.
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

Saturday, November 19, 2011

HOLIDAY GIRL #2

Holiday Girl #2 Sneak peak.
This is my second paper doll holiday ornament for a swap partner, shhhh don't tell.
I will post the rest of the pics when my swap partner receives this.
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Holiday Girl

A sneak peek.
Paper doll holiday ornament for a swap partner, shhhh don't tell.
More photos when she receives.
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

Sunday, November 13, 2011

A GIFT FROM THE WIND

I know I posted about these milk pods awhile back.
I just love these beautiful items of nature.
Here is a bunch of them in my back field. The wind will take the fluffy white seeds from the pods. All that will be left is empty pods on stems.
I have been watching this field of pods for a few days now. Once I can find some empty ones I will be doing some cutting. I have plans for these; paints, glitter and such, stay tuned.
I discovered this lone apple in the tree, do you notice the bite marks.
I believe a squirrel is walking out on the limb and having a little nibble.
This apple is the only one left on the entire tree.
Last night the wind blew, it blew all night long. This is what I found on the lawn this morning.
If you know me just a little, you know I love bird nests and birds.
Each nest is fascinating to me, made with care, made from different items. This one has a center of pine needles.
I will add this one to my collection.
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

Thursday, November 10, 2011

OLD FASHION COUNTRY STORE

This country store is found in Ripton Vermont
This is an active post office, love this.
Some stats; there is a total of 559 people that live in Ripton.
10 people per 1 square mile.
I love reading all of the flyer's that are posted outside.
Basically this tells you all that is going on in this small town.
Who doesn't love an old country store??
Do you have a country store in your neighborhood?
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A FAVORITE PHOTO

This is one of my most favorite photographs.
Happy Harvest!!
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

Sunday, November 6, 2011

COVERED BRIDGE

I've been going back through some of my photographs (I have hundreds) and have come upon these pics.
A few years ago my friend (Stacey) and I took a road trip from one end of Vermont to the other. We were gone for three days. Not that it takes that long to get from one end of the state to the other but we took our time and stopped where ever we wanted to.
Here are a few pics of some covered bridges I took.
This is the name of the bridge in the pic above.
This is a very long bridge, love it.
I really don't remember where these were located.
I absolutely love this sign.
Do you notice the holiday lights on this one? Do you also see the horseshoe?
This one is in South Randolph, VT ;)
We had a really great trip. We experienced a lot of the old Vermont. We stopped at antique stores and one of our favorite places to visit; old country stores.
Hope you can experience an old covered bridge or two.
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

Friday, November 4, 2011

KITCHEN GADGETS

I love old kitchen gadgets...
These are some pics I took at a local antique shop awhile ago.
I am not sure why I love these items, I think it brings back very fond memories of times, and family.
My friend Barb had a conversation with me awhile back; "you have a great collection of old kitchen things, but why do you have a love for old kitchen gadgets when you don't like to cook or bake"?
You can see a post here and here of some of my collection.
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

DO YOU LOVE BURLAP?

I love burlap. I love the rustic look and feel of it. I love the color of it. I love that it represents nature (to me).
I purchased these two rolls yesterday at JoAnn's Fabrics. You can find this in the floral department near the floral wire and such.
I plan on using these rolls as garland on my holiday tree this year.
I think that would look great don't you?
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele