Tuesday, October 13, 2015

.. getting into the Christmas Spirit ... 2015-10-13

 Hello .... I'm thinking Christmas.....
I love Christmas.....

I look forward to this time of year when I delve into everything Christmas..



I don't do all the decorating I would like to ... my house is too small and I can't stand the 'clutter'... that's sounds so sad.. but it's true... as much as I love the colours and ideas surrounding this time of year .. it can be a bit overwhelming at times.



                   We usually host a large Family Get-together  but this year it won't be happening...  I've decided it's a bit too much for me to do this year.




          I'll still be having our Kris Kringle here at the end of November... I wouldn't like to miss the exchanging of gifts and seeing the look on the young ones faces as they see the food and  decorations... and their pressies ..  can't forget the presents ... lol... xx
There are 29 people just in my children and their children.... that's a nice manageable number .. lol ...



I'm planning to go back to basics and use a lot of gold and silver tinsel for  sparkle.... and have popcorn strings and some paper chains... all the things children like.... like cakes and lollies ...



                          ....I've been making some decorative 'gifts' for everyone... it's relaxing and fun....
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                                                         ... icicles and snowflakes .....

               ..... these are gold crocheted 'discs' from an old evening jacket...  I crocheted them into the   rings off milk bottles..

... I'm colouring in little tags and putting Initials on them for everyone to take home and put on their own trees ...... they are backed with laser contact so they will last for a couple of Christmases at least ..  xxxxx

This year my theme will be Nativities and Christmas trees..... and all a little bit 'vintage'  .....



Hope you have a great week ..
 Hugs... Barb  xxxx






13 comments:

  1. My mouth dropped open! Do you make those icicles and snowflakes? Do you take orders? Or perhaps you could do a tutorial on how to make them? I'd love some of those on my tree. Of course I'm not sure I'm putting up my tree, not with Angel. I can keep him away from it while I'm home, but not when I go out. I'd be coming home to broken everything. I'll just be putting my tiny trees way up high.

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  2. Hi River... the icicles and snow flakes are clear plastic interlocking beads on white pipe cleaners ... I got them in a kit from Innovations.... I hope this is a help to you.
    This year I've ordered 2 Christmas trees from Innovations ... they hang flat on the wall and have lights on them.. they use batteries... saves floor space.. xxx I understand what you're saying about Angel... cats are like 2yo kids.. xxxxx can't trust them if you can't see them... xxxxx
    Have a great day... hugs... Barb xxxx

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  3. Hello Barb...Oh, you are in the spirit! So happy you love Christmas. I do, too. Your gifties are darling. Hope the whole season is wonderful for you. Susan

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    1. Hello Susan... I always have a little bit of Christmas in my home... it's special... xxxx...
      It's nice that you like my handcrafts.. xxx
      Have a great day ... Hugs... Barb xxxx

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  4. Sweet Barbara, I, too, love Christmas and I can't wait until I can start decorating :) You have been quite the busy bee and everything looks lovely. Hugs!

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    1. .. Thanks Stephanie... I like to have some little gift for everyone to take home with them if I can..... this year is looking good... our Kris Kringle is the last Saturday in November..... should be fun.. Have a great day ... hugs... Barb xxx

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  5. I'm getting into the Christmas mood too, Barb! Sounds like you have it all worked out beautifully..as usual, lol! :) xxx

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    1. ..Hello Trish.... I'm looking forward to our Kris Kringle ... our new format this year should be great... all my lists are done so I'm happy..
      have a good day... Hugs ... Barb xxx

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  6. Innovations; that's that catalogue that arrives in mailboxes isn't it? I don't get junk mail so I haven't seen it in quite some time, do you know if they have a website? I like the idea of trees on the wall.

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  7. ... yes they do have a website... it's www.innovations.com.au ..... I do all my buying on line and have had no trouble at all. ... have fun.. Barb xxx

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  8. Hi again, Barb. Just letting you know that I have a new blog! Here's the address http://blog-a-tov.blogspot.com.au/ I have changed all the others to private so this new one is where I will be posting now. xxx

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    1. If you click on my name 'Lucky Living' it will get you to the new blog. xx

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    2. ... thanks Trish... have added it to my sidebar... xxxx <3

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