Monday, December 12, 2011

Snow "Fall" Pumpkins on STJ

Tonight I have two very festive pieces up for grabs on SpookyTime Jingles at midnight Eastern, 9:00 p.m. Pacific.

They are both "dual season" candy containers and luminaries, that would be perfect for both winter and fall decorating. I hope you'll take a few minutes to check them out.

More pictures of these pieces can be viewed by clicking here. ~ Lori

Thursday, December 1, 2011

I'm back (I think?!?)

Firstly, I must apologize for my long delay in blog posts. I was quite ill (for a the past month or so) and am now feeling more like my normal self. Not that I was all that "normal" to begin with haha... but you get the point. I am of course playing catch up (on work) at the moment. That basically means I am still unsure what I will finish to list on STJ this month, but I better make my mind up fast because page uploads with text and pics need to be done by the 10th, yikes!!!
In the interim (which means I probably won't post again) until Dec. 12th or 13th, I thought I would share a few pics of stuff I've done around the house to try and lift my spirits.

Old putz houses... not a stunning display by any means, but it inspires me to try harder next year to improve it.

New putz houses (made by me in 2010 and 2011), pictured on three small, black curio cabinets displayed with bleached and dyed (in some cases) bottle brush trees, old plastic snowflakes (kitsch) and vintage glass ornaments to add some more sparkle.

A  pic of my favourite new item(s) this year - a bronze looking resin reindeer. I love this piece and wish I has another because he looks so cool in person (not so much in my pic.) I cannot for the life of me photograph it well and in the left hand side background you'll see a faux mercury glass vase which holds one of my feather trees. Home Sense had a great selection this year of faux, silver mercury glass and I was a bit greedy and bought several new pieces, much to Brian's chagrin... oh well :)

Oh and I finally tried my hand at making spun cotton ornaments. Below you'll see a pic of what is supposed to look like mushrooms, pears, acorns sans caps - because I will use real ones, a trio of turnips, radishes and carrots... not bad for my first attempt (and all because I love vintage spun cotton fruit and veggies) I just don't want to pay for them.

Okay, that's about all for this week, chat at you again soon! ~ Lori