Sunday, November 28, 2010

Decorating Progress SLOW!!!!!!!!!


Yesterday I went to the storage building to get all my MILLIONS of items I MIGHT want to use to decorate with.  The entire back of my van is full but, progress is SLOW!!!!  The only part I have done is the top of my china hutch in the Living Room.  I wanted to share it because it is one of my favorite things right now.  This is the vintage doll I found a couple of years ago.  I named her Noel.  She is sitting on a vintage child’s sled, dressed in a vintage Christening Gown & very old winter white wool coat doll coat.  She wears a hat & muff of WHITE rabbit fur.  Noel is also holding a sparkling SILVER star (I may move that because I don’t like that you can see it’s base but, that is because I was standing on a ladder to photograph her & from the room you can’t see it).   Sitting behind her on the sled is a hook with holding a pretty white brush wreath wreath sprinkled with silver ornaments.  And I have a beautiful white tree sitting behind her.  You can go HERE to see the post I did about her for a past Christmas (I hope you enjoy seeing that).   Anyway, this part is done & I LOVE HER!!!!   Now, I have our nine foot tree set up in it’s spot of honor & it is BARE!!!!!!  And why is it still bare?  Because I have been blog hopping & being inspired by others instead of working.   But, I want to share with you what I have found & think you will LOVE it as much as I do.

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This beautiful STOCKING was done by Thespa & she was sweet enough to share a tutorial of how to make this beauty so go HERE to see more on this amazing sugar plum of an idea.

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The next thing I want to share is some beautiful snowflakes made by my precious friend Sandy from Quill Cottage.  She also has done a tutorial so you can make some of these beauties too!!!!  The talent & generosity out in Blogland is truly breathtaking.  And speaking of breathtaking… go HERE to visit Sandy & see her magic! 


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Takes your breath away doesn’t it?    Go HERE for the tutorial from Sandy!   Thank you Thespa & Sandy for being such sweet sharing souls & for spreading the magic of Christmas.  If you visit these angels please tell them Charlene sent you!

Hugs!  Charlene


Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Noel is as beautiful this year as last. I can see why she is your favorite. The stocking and other ornaments as really awsome. Thanks for sharing their tutorial. Talk to you soon.
Hugs, Pat

LuLu Kellogg said...

I am going to go check out these tutorials. These are just beautiful!

I can't wait to see your decorations when they are finished. I love your beautiful doll!


Thespa said...

Thanks Charlene for sharing my stocking, I hope someone can use the pattern. I adore those ornaments that Sandy made. So gorgeous and a perfect use for this stack of vintage sheet music I have. Happy Holidays!

sonya said...

Hi Charlene,
Your doll is beautiful. I'm a doll lover too. My husband thinks I have too many. Really I don't.:)
Thespa and Sandy are both SO talented aren't they? I've been a follower of Sandy's for quite awhile now. I just love her to pieces. And just recently found Thespa. They create such awesome things. I just love the stocking.And the ornaments that Sandy made? Gorgeous! I bought a Cinderella shoe from her last year and have plans for it. So stay tuned into my blog if you can. It probably will have to be after Christmas before I get to it though.
Blessings and thanks for sharing,

Nan said...

Thanks I'm going to the link I love these !!

Sandy Navarro said...

Noel is absolutely beautiful! Can't wait to see the rest of the house all glittered up! HO HO HO

Love Thespa and Sandy's work; those girls are so talented.

Love ya!

The Rustic Victorian said...

How lovely the doll is, I would say you are getting to it, more than me right now. The ornaments are so pretty, I do love handmade ornaments, and these are very special. Thank you for the links, and visiting my blog. The tree topper is spectacular!

Scrappy Jessi said...

Hey sweets,
just poppin in to say H1!
hope you had a fab Turkey day!!
i love your decorations.
cant wait to see it when its all finished!

Sherry said...

Oh Charlene,
This would be my favorite things I would pull out of storage too. Just gorgeous! Love the pipe cleaner ornaments, what beauties!

Violet said...

What beauty!!!! Very inspiring! Now back to my own bins..... happy decorating Charlene!

~ Violet

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Well you are at least getting a start...:) and you are finding some wonderful things to share too.
sigh, I need to get up off my....uh couch and get busy too.


Ann Nichols said...

Your doll is just lovely - I see why you love her so much! But I must is your precious Reba that I love the most. What a beauty...those eyes! We recently had to say good-bye to our precious Harry dog...(please go to to see him and our newest four legged friend)... so I understand what Reba means to you...
You have a lovely blog and I am very happy to be following along to see how the rest of your house is decorated!
Many blessings!

Feathers and Flight said...

Hello Sweet Charlene
These are so Beautiful! Thespa Stocking is Gorgeous! I need to get busy and start Decorating too! Love Noel!! She is Darling!
Charlene, your are so Good to Me ! Thank you!
Happy Monday!

Linda said...

I bookmarked both of these wonderful projects, much creativity out there!

vintagesusie & wings said...

Your gettin there CP...I'm lovin your decorations & the tutorials are next on my list...I want to make some magic just like yours!
Big Hugs Texas Gal,
Love ya,
Susie P

Jan said...

Beautiful Christmas decor!

food for thought said...

tis the season! love your new header too~

Miss Sandy said...


Thank you for the sweet shout out. Your decor is taking shape so nicely, love the little dolly! I have to check out Thespa's stocking, beautiful. Happy Decorating!

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