Thursday, December 17, 2009

merry christmas from our home ~~part 2

after posting that dreadful half-done garland
i needed to redeem that garland & show the finished product
glad i've gotten that all cleared up & out of the way
so we can move on...

i had high hopes of creating dozens of these
when in actuality there really is only about a few
& they aren't even complete
but...anyway...i took some glass ornaments
printed off a little smaller than wallet size image
added vintage mica & crystal glitter to the inside
& voila
had wanted to add a little white button at the top
but haven't gotten there yet.
little tip-you might wanna glue the pic to the ornament thingy at the top or your pic might just roll all around
that part , my friends, does require some tweezers & patience
maybe a spiked coffee too

being compulsive does have its rewards
because i can tell if someone has been
shall we say
peeking around in the gifts
so yesterday i asked that certain little someone
if she'd been peeking around
maybe even opened a carefully precisely wrapped anthro box
to which she replied with a very guilty little face
"which gift mama?"
don't ya love it when they really think they've got ya fooled?

madison's pink tree

in our upstairs hallway i've framed several pieces of the girls artwork over the years
traded out a few & added their christmas crafts
the ole' footprint for rudolph's face & hands for his antlers

savannah created this little nativity years ago
talk about a treasure....

sweet baby jesus....


southernjoy said...

ADORE that artwork display! How did you attach the ones that aren't framed?

southernjoy said...

Oh, and the photo ball is just precious. What did you glue the top of the pic to... the little metal wiry things that hold the silver top on?

southernjoy said...

Good grief... I can't leave you alone today :-)

What type of glue?

the wild raspberry said...

love the photo ornaments...and the artist gallery...and all the glitter.

i'm pretending that the gift with the c tag is for me :)

have a wonderful day paige!


Simone said...

Absolutely gorgeous....that little house is beautiful!

I want to be in your home for Christmas, it is so pretty....good job Paige :) xo

Jboo said...

Oh Paige -- wow -- everything is so beautiful!! Love your little photo ornaments -- so special and sweet!

Best wishes for a Merry Christmas to you and your adorable family!


Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Oh my gosh, that nativity is the most precious little thing.

I have to make those ornaments with the photo inside!! Super cute.

LuLu said...

Ahhhh I love your merry home! each picture had me looking at all the details.... so pretty!!The ornaments made me weepy... I want to do that with my picutes!!!
Your packages have me smiling... I love to wrap!!!

Maria said...

Love it! Your home is just beautiful...full of love and great style.

Clare said...

i am loving that navtivity scene!! merry christmas:)

Tracey said...

Paige my dear you're on a roll with your posts...and your decorating!! I'm soooooo glad you shared more of your amazing Christmas decorations with is all so very beautiful!!! That ornament with the picture of your daughter and the mica is such a fabulous idea...I want to make some!...might have to be for next year though, I'm running out of time!

The nativity is beyond precious!

:) T

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Paige! It is beautiful. I adore those photo ornaments. Just wonderful. I love the nativity.

traci said...

paige - your home looks beautiful!!! i love all the special pictures that the girls have created. those are precious. so far today i have been blown away by the wrapping that i have seen on blogs today - kasey, tracey and now you. gorgeous. i need to work on mine.

Kasey said...

gorgeous girl.
I am on my way over...for some of your fabulous mashed potato's..and sit on those {dreamy} slip covered sofa's.
I'm lovin the frame's.

Windy Ridge said...

Beautiful! What beautifully wrapped gifts!

Cstargel said...

Please, oh please tell me there is going to be a "Merry christmas from our home - part THREE" I love it!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Everything looks beautiful!!

I love your wall of many memories.....priceless!!

How many ornaments did you put pictures in? That had to take you a long time...... They look beautiful!! I would love to do an entire tree like that.... GREAT IDEA!!

Happy more week:)



Pony Girl said...

TOO precious, I love your simple, elegant and vintage holiday touches! Also, so inspired by nature and the love of children. Just delightful! ;)

Jeanneoli said...

Everything looks so beautiful and the nativity by Savannah is so, so sweet!! It is a treasure!!!

Jennifer said...

gorgeous setting Paige, the girls are blesses with your homage to the old and the beautiful.

kpb said...

Ypur home is my favorite! You decorate as I would if I knew that NOTHING would be touched, rearranged or damaged. beautiful gift wrapping, beautiful sentimemts. I just love visiting your home on your blog- makes me smile!!!

Farmgirl Paints said...

I absolutely adore your home. Just stunning:) Those gifts under the tree look too beautiful to open...seriously girl:)

Love the art wall. My girls would love it if I did something like that for them! Might have to think about that.

Heading home to Illinois on I'm sending my Christmas cheer to you now. Have a wonderful holiday with your loved ones:)

Kristin said...

Oh my how I love your every little detail in your home always! Yummy...and yes you redeemed yourself on your garland~! Just pretty.

Funny little story about peaking. They do not have you fooled! Have they not yet learned? SMILE!

Happy, beautiful, sparkle filled day to you Sweet girl.

The Flying Bee said...

I love all your Chistmas decorations! Your daughter's nativity is just the sweetest thing ever! I love their wall of art, too.


Auntie Cake said...

Love your home all decked out for Christmas! Wonderful!

Martha said...

I just love your beautiful...and all of your ideas are just gorgeous my dear! That nativity set is priceless. I just LOVE it! And how stinkin' cute about the gift cute:)

Janean said...

it's so fun living vicariously through all the talented women in blog land!!! i just "sit" in your beautifully appointed living room and sigh with satisfaction at a job well done (by you!).

3 Peanuts said...

Love love love it all. I want you to tach me how to make bows. Yours are fluffy and beautiful:)

melissa said...

Oh Paige! Everything is absolutely beautiful!! *LOVE*

Jo said...

Love the garland ~ the photos of your home are lovely.

Your artwork wall is fabulous! I never knew how to display it all. I've had a few pieces framed but the rest has gone into storage which is revisted every now and then.


Beth said...

All so very pretty! Nice sparkle!!
I just love the baby Jesus!

Kristy said...

love the white and silver all over your home. love it!
and the hallway is to die for. what a wonderful idea.
have a wonderful christmas friend.

Angela Harris said...

INCREDIBLE photos! love your blog banner! first time visiting... I will for sure be back :)
Merry christmas!
~Angela Harris

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Love your girls artwork...and the nativity set is an absolute treasure.

PamperingBeki said...

It's so beautiful.
Merry Christmas to you and your's!

julie said...

love it! love it all! and those gifts! i would love to just receive the wrapped box empty! xo

cupcake studio said...

Just found your blog this evening and it is lovely! Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE everything you"ve done! Can I pack up and move in with ya?!? The Christmas artwok is so sweet, I LOVE that idea! I'm thinkin us girls need a titorial on those glass balls! LOVE that! Have always wanted to do something like it but worried about the pic gettin lost in there.Hope y'all had a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

The Vintage Rabbit said...

What a beautiful blog you have and what lovely style you have... Thank you for sharing it with us!!!