“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It Goes On.”
Robert Frost

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Christmas Wish


Odds are not good for a white Christmas this year. While we were off to a fast start for winter with cold temperatures and early snow, we have now stalled out and with a warm up, most of our snow is gone! It's much safer traveling for everyone but I still miss that pretty snow, it always seems to make everything a bit more festive.

We'll be spending Christmas here this year and getting together with friends and family to enjoy a low key celebration. I've been asked to make a holiday trifle for one get-together. My homemade fruit cake is made and I'll make a few of our favorite Christmas cookies too! My shop is closed until after Christmas so I can focus on the holiday. It's nice to have a little time away from it all!







These pretty vintage images of old Christmas cards were so pretty I just had to share them with you! I really love the pink Santa below!



The animals in the card below are so sweet. Such a beautiful and peaceful picture of innocence.

So here I am, still wishing for a white Christmas and wishing for all of you to have a lovely holiday with your friends and family.

Merry Christmas and I'll see you next year!
  Diane

Monday, December 3, 2018

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

 


Hi Friends! So winter's here! We've had a few inches of snow and our weather has been really cold! It's helped me get in the mood for Christmas! I've been adding some things to my shop and digging through bins of things I've had packed away. It almost feels like an early Christmas present when I find something I've stashed away and haven't seen in a few years!




When you have a house that has several storage areas and things are packed in, they tend to stay packed in! I found some cute vintage craft items that I've been wanting to use but never seem to have the time! At least I got to look at them and remind myself that I need to start working on these soon! Maybe by next year I'll have something to sell!


I'm in love with the tiny reindeer and Santa in his sleigh. I'm thinking of a diorama under a cloche glass dome... my crafting imagination is brimming over but the actual crafting has not happened for awhile. That's going to be one of my New Year's Resolutions! Get crafting!




Chip and Dale dancing for Joy!



Meanwhile in my shop I've added some fun Christmas stuff.  Click on the link if you'd like to take a look! Unfortunately I'm no longer shipping international as the costs have gone up so high.


 


 



 


Crafters collect these vintage ornament holder boxes, especially if they have cute graphics. Some folks decorate them and use them as ornaments! I noticed that the metal hooks are much sturdier than the flimsy ones you get today.





 



 


Here's the cover and inside page of this very old song book. It has sweet illustrations on every page!





Dennison Christmas Seals, Pink Christmas 

Dennison labels are also collectible and loved by crafters too.


Elf Pixie on Leaf Dish 

Lately I've become fascinated with the vintage Elves, they are getting really hard to find these days at the flea markets and estate sales!




These ornaments above are made of a tightly woven straw and are from Sweden. They are from the 1950's.  I'll have more in my shop soon!





Hope you enjoyed looking at my vintage finds! I'll be here again soon, 
because it is the most wonderful time of the year!

~Merry Merry Christmas~
Diane