Monday, November 26, 2012

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas~

Welcome Monday and the start of a new week. I love Mondays, do you?

Since my last post and the start of my cottage decorating, I can say, I'm finished!! Yes, I pulled out all the tubs of decor, and again this year, took a less is more approach.

Touches of Christmas tradition throughout my home and opting for silver, gold and white with a touch of pale pink in place of red and green. Even my Best Guy said he loved the peace and calm of the lighter look this year.

Anyway, I have lots to share over the next several weeks, but today, I will start with a little project I designed just before Thanksgiving. I had in mind an idea for Christmas stockings in a vintage style using lace and feed sack fabric. I had no pattern, so I drew out a long thin stocking from paper and then cut the design out using vintage feed sacks.

To the stocking I added a cuff of vintage lace and then a patchwork of more lace near the heel. Vintage buttons added for accent and thin ivory ribbon to finish the top and hanger.

I am happy with the way they turned out for the design I had in mind. These are now hanging on my little fireplace in our library/family room.  It's cozy and charming, simple and calm.
I love the distressed details on this fireplace.
Love the cozy glow of the candles.
I am in love with this little fellow by ESC Trading Company. "Let It Snow"
Joy ornament with tiny sheet music in the frame.
Woodland frosted trees stand with evergreens under the joy wreath.
Sleeping on the hearth is a sweet little gray house mouse. A darling little guy my dear mother made for me years and years ago. He is staying warm and cozy by the fire.
I also have a tall and thin woodland tree in this room filled with Thomas Kinkaid Cottages, vintage snowflakes and silver glittered ornaments. Below the tree are lit ice packages, I shared how to create these last year here.
This room also holds my tiny little snow village in a vintage cabinet which I will share in my next post. For now it's back to the artshop and lots of creating to be completed.
Thank you for visiting me today and thank you for your kind comments. I love to read each and every one. Also, welcome to my new followers. I am so happy to meet you and look forward to visiting you soon.

Joining Etsy Cottage Style, From the Cottage Craft Room.
Merry Christmas. Hugs, Celestina Marie


Jan Hermann said...

Oh my, everything is so beautiful. I love the stockings and the painted village - I love 'em. ♥

Anonymous said...

Hi Celestina Marie,Thank you for your lovely comment - what beautiful lace and Christmas decorations! Hope that your week is going well :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Celestina, I always look forward to your entry's, and this little stocking is so beautiful, your tree and fireplace are gorgeous! Celeste

deb said...

So beautiful!! Love your home...come do mine!! LOL
Sending many blessings to you

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,
You have done quite a task already! Those stockings turned out nicely and things look already Christmas-like in your home.
Hugs to you,

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh Celestine, I love the stockings and all of your Christmas decor, the stockings would be a great way to use up some doilies! I am still unpacking from the wedding, have out of town guests, and I am babysitting my sons dog while they are on their honeymoon, maybe next week I get my life back LOL!


Donna said...

You're finished decorating already? Wow, I'm impressed! Everything looks so beautiful! I especially love the "joy" ornament. I love Thomas Kincade too, his ornaments are so pretty on your tree! Great stocking, too, btw!

Createology said...

Your decorations are beautiful and I love the precious mouse you have from your mother. Lovely stockings hanging from the mantle. Joyous...

Unknown said...

Oh Celeste. Now I fell that I want to stay at home and connect with the Christmas spirit.
The Christmas stocking are my favourite.
Hugs xx Kisses

Linda M. said...

Very beautiful and you make it seem so simple to do. I awoke to a coating of snow in my yard this morning. Joyous Wishes, Linda

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The fireplace is so pretty and inviting. And I love, love those stockings.

Unknown said...

So many goodies!!!! I dont even know what to begin with! This is just the most beautiful decor! :D


1CardCreator said...

The stockings are perfect! What a grand idea and they look so lovely hanging on your gorgeous fireplace!

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..