Tuesday, November 30, 2010

"Here Comes Santa Claus"

Halloween came and went so fast that I didn't even post pictures of my orange and black decor. You will see a picture of the festive goodies being wheeled away for storage. I found a vintage shoe rack which is excellent for maneuvering the goods...it reminds me of the new merchandise cart at TJ Maxx which I always raid!

My Christmas decor seems a bit pale compared to all the orange color which adorned our home for two holidays, Halloween and Thanksgiving. This year, I decided to display some of my collections. The ironstone pitchers typically take up residence in our master bathroom. They are great for storing shampoo, wash cloths, soaps and anything spa-like.

Most of the Santa collection is handmade. The one hanging on the wall is from TJ Maxx, but the other ones were gifts or purchases from incredible artists. The Santa painting holding the Christmas packages was painted on a slate tile by my art teacher, Ann. She is my mentor and inspiration for all my creations. Speaking of my creations, I made the snowman sporting a JFG glass jar attire. My hope is to fill the jar with something white and yummy, so it gives the illusion of a snow body.

We are so thankful for all the blessings this year. We wish you and your family a very wonderful holiday season!

P.S. Thank you for all your support for our diabetic cat, Roscoe. He is doing great and has adjusted to his daily insulin routine and special diet.