Saturday, October 29, 2011

Busy Saturday......

Well, everyone in this part of the country is celebrating the Cardinals winning the World Series.  It's been great fun watching such exciting games.  I must admit I can't just watch a tense game.  I have to switch stations sometimes to give me a break.  Fireworks were going off somewhere around my house last night after the game ended.  Thanks, Cardinals, for giving us a little break from all the craziness in the world.

My idea for my area at Leola's holiday open house is to reflect simplicity and peacefulness.  My main tree will have these hangers and short candles all over it along with a few surprises.  Love these battery candles and especially the gentle glow without the traditional lights.

This is one of the little snowmen I made.  They were so much fun -- except for the sparkle that's still all over the kitchen.

This is one of my little sweet annie trees.  I'm still working on it but love the primitive look of it plus everytime it's touched, it smells so good.


This is the first lampshade I've made since taking my class in Vermont.  I made it from an old runner.  Would love to get a few made but not sure I have the time.  We start decorating the shop on Sunday and then will be closed on Mon., Tues., Weds. & until Thurs. evening at 5:00.  It's hard work but so fulfilling when we open that door Thurs. night.

Guess I'd better get the day started.  Think I'll go to our farmer's mkt. this morning.  I'm thinking this might be the last day.  We're lucky because we now have stores that will continue to carry our local produce and everything they can find that's made locally.  Love it that we have so many people in our area that are working to help support our local farmers & craftspeople.

Have a great weekend!


T's Daily Treasures said...

Since my kids stopped playing Little League, they aren't watching much baseball anymore. Glad to hear the Cardinals came out on top. Love the idea of simplicity and peace ... something we all need each day of our lives. Wishing you all the best as you prepare for Thursday's opening. Tammy

Susan said...

Love the little candles and the little snowmen !!!! Wish I lived near you - so badly want to figure something out to do next fall when I'm going to need to go back to work. Want to be artistic and productive ....sigh. Oh well.
Great lampshade too - bet you can sell lots if you ever have time to make any.