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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Vintage Christmas Ideas~Home for the Holidays!

Part of being home for the holidays is coming up with a creative idea for something special to make for my wonderful neighbors here in New Orleans! Well, I just completed making these Advent calendars...

But, this was not my original idea!!! Carol at The Answer is Chocolate not only came up with it, but she also has a FREE graphic to make one (or more!) So, if you want to pop over to see Carol and scroll down her page, you can grab the graphic--and please tell her I sent you--I know she'd be thrilled.

I just completed making a small gingerbread themed tree for my breakfast room and I thought it was such a cozy idea to have it nestled in a vintage train case...

Poinsettia's line my foyer~

This is part of my breakfast room vignette...

And I love the glow of sparkly snowflakes~

I have a special tradition....Every year, I try to find a project to create for my friend Marcia in her favorite colors--turquoise and red! This year, I was lucky to find this image from dear June at Dezinaworld~a little girl carrying a Christmas tree home for the holidays!

I created this piece on a vintage book cover...

And it hangs from seam binding....Marcia's blog is "One Heart at Home," so I always look for a design that includes a heart too!!!

I am entering this into the City Crafter Challenge~"Home for the Holidays."

My new book Mixed Media Art: Living Your Passion just became a Best-seller on Amazon!

To celebrate my book, I have a FREE seminar at the top of my blog called Amazing Art Adventure~Please join me--it's fun!


Also, linking this to:

White Wednesday
What's It Wednesday
Time Travel Thursday
Homemaker on a Dime
Potpourri Friday

Links are on my sidebar!


Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Cindy sorry I have not been around lately and have missed so many of your gorgeous creations.. All of your projects are so pretty and I love them all, I really don't know how you find the time to be so creative. Thank you for sharing all of your finds with us.

Valerie-Jael said...

Your house is looking so lovely; I hope I will be finished in time to at least put a few decorations up in time! Take care of yourself, Hugs, Valerie

Sush said...

Love you Christmas decorations! Nothing beats glittery snowflakes, the real deal turn ugly fast. This I learned after leaving NOLA, lol!

Scrumplescrunch said...

Gosh Cin your house must look very festive, it would cheer up any ones heart seeing all of your work on display. Marcia must be a special friend and a lucky one to have you as one.
Popping over to see Carol now.

Daniella said...

First, you are AWESOME!!
Second, I +1'd your post!
Third, thank you so much for your kindness by spreading the word about my tags!! Amazing!
4th? I've lost count, your house looks fabulous!!! I love all of the things you put together. Just fabulous!!
I hope I win whatever giveaways I entered!! LOL!! Everything you do is awesome!
and thank you so very much!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

LOVE the tree in the vintage train case!! I am pinning this idea as I have a few small vintage suit cases that I never thought of using in this way!

Queenie Believe said...

I love love love! the little tree in the train case. Looks like Christmas is shining brightly at your home.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Unknown said...

What a wonderful tree. And that train case makes me think of Polar express..I think it is so beautiful and creative...very nice..

Donna said...

Ohh! I love it all! And, turquoise is a hot, hot color this year! All of your goodies are so beautiful!

Love your decorations for your Breakfast Room! Beautiful!

Blessings, dear friend,

Anonymous said...

Cindy, YOU KNOW I love every single one of these things, but I am THRILLED with my gorgeous tag. I am preparing a special display to post soon. Yes, I noticed the red and aqua and the heart. :) You know me and details. You are too sweet.
Funny that I have "No Place Like Home for the Holidays" playing on blog today. I have to go check City Crafter's Challenge to see all the amazing creativity.
Thank you again.

Julie Marie said...

Hi Cindy... I am partying with Patti and Paula too and hopped over from there... love your decorations, the gingerbread tree is adorable!... xoxo Julie Marie

poppilinnstudios said...

Hi Cindy!
Your creations are beautiful. Love the piece on the vintage book cover.

Lori said...

Love you vignette and altered book cover. Gorgeous! So glad you visited me today (and thank you for your kind comments). I read part of your blog seminar - I'm certainly coming back when I have more time and give it my full attention. I'm following you now!

Myric said...

Turquoise and Red are a beautiful color combination! I don't understand well the idea of advent calendar yet because I didn't grow up having those at home. I should work on my research. hmm.. All your decorations are beautiful! It feels Christmas already!!!


Terry said...

Beautiful! Love the pictures of your decorated home! Maybe I should start? Have a great evening!

Marti said...

Your breakfast room vignette is amazing. I bet your house could be on a tour. Very well done.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the pretty tree in the cute! ♥

Gina said...

Oh Cindy, your Christmas decor looks so pretty! I love the little gingerbread tree and I love that you put it in a train case. That's a super idea!

Theresa MacNaughton said...

Hi Cindy! I LOVE your holiday decor. We finally got our goodies up last Sunday. The house looks so warm and festive now. I even got inspired to buy some new cocoa to drink while curled up on the couch. :) xoxo

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwww! All of your decor and creations are just BEAUTIFUL!!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Hearts Turned said...

Everything looks so lovely and festive in your home, Cindy--just like I knew it would!

What lovely things you've created--both for your cozy home and for others...just beautiful!

Wishing you a wonderful evening, dear friend!


Blessed Serendipity said...

I love the idea to create a display inside a vintage suitcase. So adorable.


Heather Jacob said...

you are amazing Cindy .. always so giving and loving ... and such richness with creativity ... fabulous . hugz x

NanaDiana said...

Cindy- I am NOT signing up for your giveaway. You make me feel guilty already because you are so good to me!

But- it is so nice to see some color here and I LOVE your gingerbread tree in the train case! What a perfect idea!

I am using some of that same ribbon and you will see it later in the week! xo Diana

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Everything looks fabulous, Cindy. Your little tree in the suitcase is lovely and so is yourbeautiful book cover. Gorgeous, as always.

Celestina Marie said...

Oh Cindy, Everything is gorgeous and I love the tree in the vintage case. I love to use them in decorating. Found a black one recently and that one will stay with me!!!
Love your book cover too.
You are amazing my friend. Thank you also for stopping by and your kind words. You always bless and encourage me and it means more then you could know.

Love to you, Celestina Marie

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow, such beautiful creation, and very festive too, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Robynartdesigns said...

Hi Cindy, am interested in your new book, but do I need to have Kindle? Or can I just read it from my computer? Thanks Robyn

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Hello, sweet friend!! I am trying to catch up on visits!!

I love the tree in a train case idea!! So cute!!

Congrats on all of your recent accomplishments my friend!!

How is your hubby doing??


LV said...

You are very talented, creative and shared some very pretty things.

Unknown said...

Such lovely Christmas ornaments and creations Cindy, your house must look awesome by now! Hugs, Ira

Ros said...

So lovely of you to join us at CCCB ... I adore your creations they are so beautiful ... thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB ... have a wonderful day

The Sparkly Fairy said...

I bet your house is amazing at Christmas! Thanks for sharing. I also popped over to visit Daniella. What great work you ladies produce! x

Honey at 2805 said...

You are so very creative, Cindy! The tree in the vintage case (I have one) is such a neat idea!

Thank you for linking to the Christmas Tree Party! The link will be up until next Wednesday night so be sure to check back for new entries!

Good luck on winning the $100 Pottery Barn Gift Card!

Anonymous said...

Wow Cindy that is such a beautiful creation and i love the beautiful flowers too, i know your friend will treasure this beauty.
thanks for using the Dezinaworld image in this gift and for the link
hugs June x

Lululiz said...

Traditions are precious, and your friend will love what you have created for her this year.

Unknown said...

Everything here looks soooooo Beautiful.. So happy you played along with us at CCCB!

Hugs, Linda

cnelson said...

Incredibly GORGEOUS holiday decor!! LOVE EVERYTHING you shared! Thanks for joining us this week at CCCB!!