Thursday, November 17, 2011

Cooler Weather Crafting Frenzy!!!

Hello, Hello!  Something about this cold weather has put me in such a crafty mood!  Last Friday I did a quick post before cleaning up the crafting mess I'd made in order to get ready for a baby shower.  Amazingly, the house was presentable for party time...I even had the food prepared and managed to be dressed with make-up and hair done before guests arrived!  I must thank my sweet husband for coming home from work a bit early, and my mom for taking the boys off my hands that afternoon.  I couldn't have done it without them!  And the party was a blast!  Next day, the crafty mess returned!  Haha!  For several days now, I have been making things for my space at the shop and while I haven't found a spare moment to post about them, I've been sure to take lots of photos...and now, finally I am sitting down to put them all together to share with you!
I have been collecting these little vintage metal frames for literally years with the idea of painting them cream and decorating a Christmas tree with them!  One project at least 3 years in the making...DONE!
I picked up these blown glass hearts while out thrifting.  They were one of those emotional purchases as we had the same ones on our tree when I was little!  My husband suggested the twine hangers and I am loving the contrast!  Good call, Honey!
I also put together a few more jars and shakers filled with dried roses and hydrangeas.
I found this unusual basket while out thrifting one day.  It was the perfect vessel for these great aqua hydrangeas.  It went to the shop last week and sold within just a few days.
Sweet little gold shoes...These sold so quickly!  I hated to see them go but I'm sure they are being enjoyed in their new home!
This cute little decorative birdcage was another thrifting find.  I painted it cream and added the greens, nest and real blown eggs.  What a fun centerpiece for a bird themed table setting or a great addition to a nature inspired mantle!
I put some of that bling I pulled off of the retro cross to good use making these satin rosette pins and hair clips!  These have been such fun to make and I couldn't wait to display them at the shop and see if others love them as much as I do!
I may have went a little overboard with the satin rosettes!  Vintage book bundle...
and a pretty little vanity jar.
I finally got started on a wall treatment in my shop space that I have been dreaming about for months now!  I only have one wall done so far, but I think I am pretty pleased with how it turned out!  A patchwork of scrapbook pages applied with scotch tape...somewhat more dramatic than the lace I have had on the walls since I first moved into my new space!  What do you think?  I would love to hear your thoughts!

Thank you so much for your sweet visit!  I look forward to joining in on my favorite end of the week blog parties and seeing what all of my buddies out there have been up to this week!  Take care and stay warm!

Best Wishes and Blessings,

 You'll find me partying with these sweet gals!

Debra - Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Cindy - Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Sherry - Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Courtney - Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Honey - Potpourri Party at 2805
                                 Vanessa and Heather - Inspiration Friday At the Pickett Fence


  1. You sure have been busy! I love all of your projects and it's great that some have sold so quickly. That's always such a good feeling. Your wall treatment for your space in the shop is brilliant! It looks really nice - you'd never guess that it was scrapbook paper and scotch tape! Wow! Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration! xo, Leena

  2. Everything is so beautiful and inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Everything is so very beautiful, and I LOVE your satin rosette pins, they are fabolous.
    Wish you good dayes in your booth.

  4. Gorgeous creations! And that scrapbook wall looks amazing.

  5. What a beautiful blog you have and i love the blog header Amanda. it is sooo odd for me to think of Christmas in cold weather and it made me realize this when I read your title today...

    Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds

  6. It is all beautiful. You are so talented!

  7. All of this is so lovely. I love your idea with the frames and decorating the tree. Those frames are beautiful. I love how they look. Everything is just gorgeous. Your crafting will pay off because everything already looks beautiful.

  8. Well I think I pinned almost every picture here! Just lovely! Those mirrors are so unique and pretty and I love the rosette tags!

  9. Love those little white frames. I must try making some rosettes soon.

  10. What a busy bee you are! lol! Your space looks so inviting and sweet, Amanda. You'll end up selling alot of treasures, I'm sure!

    xoxo laurie

  11. Hi Amanda! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, commenting and following! Your sweet comment was so appreciated! I did take a step back and the next day knew exactly how to fix my projects! Sometimes that's all it takes. I do believe that we have been given a gift and part of that is making other people happy with our creations. I love that part! Take care, have a wonderful Thanksgiving and I'll be looking forward to more of your beautiful pictures and interesting posts! Hugs, Leena

  12. I think your shop is gorgeous and defies the confines of your testosterone filled home! Beautifully elegant. I found you through Inspiration Friday. I am so glad to meet you! My readers would love your style! I would love for you to share a few posts at "Meet Me Monday" linky party! I am so glad to have found you! Love, Me

  13. You have wonderful ideas for your tree. Love those small white frames you've been collecting. Everything in your space is so pretty! thanks for joining in for VIF, xoxo

  14. What wonderful finds!! Please come by and party sometime for Treasure Hunt Thursday!


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