Friday, December 5, 2008

Decking The Halls & Walls....

...with sweet handmade goodies from my friends. These adorable and very fragrant stocking ornaments are a gift from my fellow seamstress friend, Amy Kozma. She surprised me with these cutie pies and I LOVE them! Thank you, Amy!! If you don't know Amy, you can find her photo here on Lisa's blog and also her darling handmade treasures on her ebay and ETSY.

Now meet "the other Becky". Yup! Another one in our home! (Sorry honey...I know one is enough but I swear this one won't talk back - tee hee).

You know when you see something and you "have to have it"? Miss Kathy made this charming little angel and (LOL!) named her Becky. I should be spending my money on others right now, however this one needed to come and live at our home. Kathy makes the sweetest hearts, birds and now dolls that will put a huge smile on your face!!


Little details are her ruby chocker and the sweet ivy wreath with a vintage Poinsettia earring clipped to it - and don't forget that she is RED!


For quite awhile I have also been bird watching on Kathy's ETSY and it seemed
that I didn't quite work fast enough in catching one her birds so I asked if she would do a special order and this is my "snowbird". She is perfect on my all white Christmas tree. See the little ice-skate above? Kathy made that one, too. I just love getting handmade things that other friends have created. They are so special to me and I will most certainly remember them each time they make it out for Christmas time.

Other decorations that make it out each year are these little seltzer bird nests that I made many years back. Just take some seltzer and form it into a nest and lay it on a sturdy branch on your tree. I added some faux birdie friends and tiny plastic eggs to the nests.

I also like attaching the faux birds to the ends of branches. These fellas have wire by their feet and easily twist on. (note: sometimes they like to play around and I will find them hanging upside down!)

Little houses and hearts....



..go nicely with the cottage and garden style tree.

More to come soon...

ta-ta!!

18 comments:

Jackie said...

I love the pictures! :-)

white o'morn cottage said...

Fabulous post...I love the photos. You have really got me into the Christmas spirit...thanks..pam

Liz said...

FUNNY! My little birds like to hang upside down too! : )

I love those stockings!!!!
Thanks for the pretty pictures...

~Liz

Jean said...

I love the birdies, Becky and the Becky doll is adorable. Have fun decorating.
Jean in Virginia

Back Through Time said...

Everything is darling! I love it all.
have a wonderful weekend,
Michelle

Brenda@Spareminute cottage said...

Becky:So pretty I can't wait to see more!!!
XO
Brenda

farmerjulie said...

Hi Becky..so cute!!

Miss Jean said...

Oh, boy. You really do like to decorate for the holidays. You can come over next week and help me put mine up. I always get way overwhelmed and end up not putting much up. Not that I don' have TONS of decorations. I can't wait to see your house!

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Those little stockings are adorable...love Miss Becky, too!

Simply Dandy said...

I absolutely LOVE EVERYTHING!

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh Becky! Your tree is gorgeous! I love that little bird Kathy created for you.
I can't wait to see your place mats made from an old tablecloth. Be sure to let me know when they're done. It's a great way to use a tablecloth that has some stains and holes in it and much cheaper than new fabric!

Vintage Amethyst said...

So pretty!
Alison x

Tracey said...

Love all your little treasures!

Rue said...

Hi Becky :)

So many cute things! That "little Becky" is adorable and so are all the other ornaments :)

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a very Happy Birthday.

hugs,
rue

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh Becky,

I love your Becky dolly :) She's adorable!

Hugs,
Dena

Denise said...

Hey....pretty stuff and did you once live in England? They always say ta-ta when leaving , or sometimes just ta!

sooooooooo ta for now and have a blessed week

Eileen said...

Pretty pretty ornaments. The birds are my favorites!

Lavender Dreamer said...

Everything is beautiful! Love the precious little houses and handmade items!