Saturday, December 20, 2014

Shopping for vintage Christmas cheer

While in Kansas City, Rebecca and I spent an afternoon enjoying the antique and vintage vibe at the West Bottoms!
It was a very COLD day!
 I had to snap photos of just about everything that inspired me!

 I met one of my artist heroes there -- Lesa Dailey!
I bought this fabulous decoration from her -- one that I previously admired on another Lisa's Facebook feed from when she was lucky enough to attend a class!
 Lesa signed it for me and I will treasure it.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Six years, 1100 posts, and Christmas, again

I love my little blog.  I've been writing it for 6 years and just 4 more posts -- certainly by the end of this year -- until I hit 1100!  I have to dream up something exciting to celebrate, but it will be after-the-fact, in the new year. There's too much to do right now, right?
There's the Christmas countdown,,,
and bowls of vintage glass ornaments to get lost in...

and actual work, like gifts to wrap on a frosty morning!

I went a little nuts with my decorating this year...

 My favorite part is this truck full of Santa kitsch!

But I also did the vintage glass ornament sideboard...

 And got out my genuine Georgia Peachez wreath!

My tree, though droopy, is still splendid, especially at night!
More photos to come.  It's the most wonderful time of the year!