Happy Friday! More is More becomes my basic philosophy this time of year. It seems such a short season and the pretty lights and baubles are especially welcomed during the darkest month.
When the love of history and Christmas collide this is what happens - My White House Tree.
Each year the White House produces an ornament honoring a past president or tradition. I have only 2 more to collect and I'll have the set. This year it is William Taft, the first President to have a car. Here he is loaded with gifts.
I have one of those funny 1950s pink and grey tiled baths. Let's call is retro - so much more fun than out of date, lol.
My friend, Norma, custom made me this pink ceramic tree - I love it and keep it lit 24/7.
The two shadow boxes I found at Homegoods in two different years. How lucky is that? These would also be fun to make.
Many years ago I started using old Christmas cards as labels on packages. I use patterned craft scissors to cut the edges.
It is fun to match themes with people. Hanna gets the cat cards, Rich the sailing or nature cards and Andrew gets the funny and dog cards. These are going off to some special friends.
This is for my friend, Kelly (Pinkadot), who has a wonderful blog. She commented after my last post that her sewing room was "one hot mess". Well, so is mine! (Our house came with a 3rd floor in-law suite - great for a craft room!)
It is too easy to crop out real life. Here is real life!
and here -
So don't ever be fooled here at Fun with Barb, next to a great photo is a pile of crap that I moved.
So, have you seen these yet? These are melted peppermint candy cookie trays.
These only took a few minutes. Find the directions here. I think I'll cut come cardboard and wrap it with foil before I use them to strengthen the bottom.
Fun and fits my More is More philosophy! ho Ho HO!