Sunday, January 4, 2009

A Busy New Year

Wow, it's been a long time since my last blog. I'm so sorry! I know how fun it is to visit blogs and see a new post.
Life has been pretty busy around here. Between participating in the Christmas show at Monticello, Christmas, Narnia practices, all I can say is WOW! The new year didn't start out the best for me. I woke up to go shopping New Years Eve only to find a car that wouldn't start at all, nothing. I put the key in, turned it and "zilch, nadda, dead". So now, we've got to take it into the shop and you know it won't be a simple fix, it never is. But, I'm glad I have a car and a car that is paid for! Yeah!
Now onto bigger and better things. Around Christmas I received a call from Joyce at Monticello asking if I would like to decorate the front window at Monticello, for the month of January. It sounded a little overwhelming as I didn't have much time to prepare, but a lot of fun too. My mind started racing thinking of the things I could put in there. Wow, two booths, mine and the window, much better than storing it at my house. I've been loving the "French Country" look so I decided to try and capture it with the things I already had.

I had a lot of time to create things during our snowed in snow days. These bottles are a few things that I embellished with different vintage items.

I had fun making pillows also. I used vintage ticking and combined it with old lace.

I made a few of these pincushion crowns at the last minute, they were a lot of fun to make. I just love using vintage paper and old jewelry.

Here is one of the cutouts I made using a vintage photos.

Here are a few old clothespins that were given new life.

We found this chandelier in a box at an estate sale. It was dirty and many of the crystals needed to find their place back on the chandelier. My #1 took every piece apart. He then washed, and rewired it putting it all back together. It turned out just beautiful.

And last a picture of the front window. Oh yes, I finished painting the green frame that I showed you in a previous post. You can see the gentleman peeking out in the upper left hand corner.

I guess today I will be calling the insurance company to see if we have towing on our policy. It looks like we do, but you never know. I'm sure I read the policy much different than the insurance agent does.

Thank you for stopping by to see what has been going on in my little corner of the world. I hope your New Year has started out WONDERFUL!


Anonymous said...

Hi Deb , The window is Gorgeous! I bought one of the dear little pincushions. I'll be thinking of you as I sew my way through 2009. So sorry to hear about your car - it makes you realize how dependant we are on them. I hope its a quick and Inexpensive fix. Take care , Sue

Debra Howard said...

That window is so pretty. It will definitely make people stop in their tracks. such pretty things.

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie,
Stopped by Monticello today to clear out the Christmas goods. Your window looked terrific! Good luck with the car...what a yucky way to start out the year. Hope to run into you soon.

Glenda said...

Love the window. You have been very busy.

Happy New Year.

Martha, Vintage Trifles said...

The window space is beautiful! Diane and I spent time oohing and aahing yesterday. I could just move in and relax - but the window could be a problem! Love you little people on the frogs. Darling! Thanks for visiting my blog and I will be adding you to my favorites! M.

Christa from Chloe Rose said...

You have a beautiful blog. I'm so glad that the snow is gone. Your deck looked like my back porch. We had 3' out here in the gorge. I love your Christmas decorations. The wreath made with the vintage ornaments is gorgeous.

Chloe Rose
Kindred Roses

Kindred Roses said...

Hello, I stopped by you booth at Monticello and was amazed at the beauty!!! You are very talented.
Have a great day. Julie

Maison Douce said...

Debbie, the window looks beautiful...!! And those crown pincushions are super cute!!! Hope to see you soon!

Unknown said...

Oh gosh.......I wish I lived closer so I could come and shop! Everything is just so gorgeous! I just love your window!

Mindy said...

Hi Debbie. Thanks for stopping by and entering my giveaway. I can tell that I am going to enjoy reading your blog! I love the bottles and pillows. ~Mindy

Shab-n-Chic said...

Great job on the window!! You just might gain the new title of display coordinator at the store! :)

FrenchGardenHouse said...

How pretty everything looks! You have been busy creating such lovely things.
xo Lidy

Rose Garden Romantic said...

It is all so pretty! Love the crown pin cushions and that fabulous chandelier!!