Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Ornaments And Friends

Where has the month of December gone? It is the most wonderful, yet hectic, time of year. In a span of a couple of days I attended our annual DIY ornament exchange and was part of an amazing handmade holiday open house.
Getting up to that point was a lot of preparation but heaps of fun to be a part of. Tiffin hosts the ornament exchange every year and this year she just made her home a wonderland. A wonderland of crepe paper and vintage baubles. Each one of us had our own personal ornament boxes to put our creations in. I couldn't wait to see what everyone came up with this year. It really truly amazes me. Even those who say they are not creative end up making the best ornaments. This year mine were a decoupage of pages from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and glittered to the hilt :)

A jump to a couple days later, Jenni, Tiffin, and I got together at Jenni's home and hosted a handmade holiday open house. It was so much fun. And we turned Jenni's already amazing house into a boutique. All of her beautiful paintings, jewelry, and wonderment that she does paired with Tiffin's amazing hand drawn botanicals, re-purposed vintage lamps and sweet, sweet embroideries. I couldn't have been happier to be among them. It was a nice success and I think we may do something else this spring.
Merry Christmas Everyone!! I hope your holiday is a very blessed one.
sorry for the dark picture but it still looks like a crepe paper wonderland doesn't it?

my own personal ornament box

it was filling up fast;)
I got to set up in Jenni's amazing pink dining room!!

my newest creation! crocheting on chain! I am in LOVE!!!

also preserving vintage baubles on cuffs! another LOVE!!!

one of Jenni's amazing paintings!!!

also her necklacs with my faves.... birds :)

her sweet message heart ornaments

Tiffin's amazing botanicals

her o so sweet embroideries..

Tiffin is a true jill of all trades... jenni's art tiles in the back ground

1 comment:

Jenni Horne said...

Lovely post!! I loved sharing all the holiday magic with you!