Holiday Decor

Parade of Ornaments

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Hey everyone – let’s party !  Isn’t that one of the best things about this season ? 

Ornaments are just about my most favorite thing.  Like a moth to a flame, I am easily distracted by sparkly Christmas ornaments anywhere they appear.  I can’t pass through any shop these days without oooohing and aaaahhhing over these baubles.  And now I want to see yours ! 

So today I’m inviting you to a very special event !  It’s a Parade of Ornaments on December 8th

Time to bring out your best, photograph them, and post all about them.  Where will they appear ?  In a beautiful compote ?  Strung in front of your windows with ribbons?   Of course, your tree is always the perfect feature, right?  Time to tell stories of meaningful ornaments from years past and show off your special keepsakes. 

It’s also a DIY party, so if you’ve got something fabulous up your sleeve this year, join me on this day to showcase your DIY project.   

Minimal criteria here.  If you attach a ribbon to a glass ball and hang it somewhere, that totally counts. 

ornament party

I’ll show you mine if you show me yours!   Please join me in a Parade of Ornaments on December 8th !

Calendar Focus

Monday, October 26th, 2009

I recently browsed through the latest Garnet Hill and couldn’t be more smitten with these:

Buckets of Joy Advent Calendar, $48

buckets of joy advent calendar

Hats and Mittens Advent Calendar, $78

mittens advent calendar

I’ve always wanted an Advent Calendar, and I am thinking of creating one in the upcoming weeks.  Do you follow this tradition ?  Have you ever made an Advent Calendar ?  Know of any other great DIY links to get me inspired ?

Finally, I give you permission to slap me for discussing Advent before Halloween has come and gone.  I’m officially as guilty as the retail stores.  But CG is known to plan ahead . . .