Monday, November 30, 2015

Christmas Mantel and Fireplace Project



Hi Everyone!

I am so excited to show you this year's Christmas mantel and a project for the fireplace that Hubby built for me.
I know it may not look like much but that wood piece hanging from the fireplace is kinda special to me. One because Hubby made it and two because he made it out of old wood trim that was taken out of my parents kitchen when they remodel. The very same kitchen I grew up in. So being the sentimentalist that I am I just couldn't let them toss them out. At that moment I didn't know what I would do with them but I knew it would eventually come to me. I love, love, love how it turned out.
It displays the burlap wreath I made a few days ago. The pretty glittered reindeer is a Dollar Tree find. Love Glitter!
Decided to keep the mantel simple because I want the wood piece to have center stage. A pretty pair of white reindeer form Target and bottle brush trees.
A couple of vases filled with faux snow and ornaments.
And a burlap runner with twinkle lights and a red berry garland. 
Here is sort of a before picture of the fireplace piece:-) Love all the chippy, scuffed up charm the pieces had so I kept them as they were. However there were a few chips that showed a bit of blue paint, the color the kitchen was when my parents first bought the house. So I just touched them up with some paint and antiquing glaze so the whole piece would be all the same color.
Here's another look. So What do you think?
Thank you so much for stopping by. 
Wishing you all a wonderful new week.



Hugs and Kisses,

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving


Taking a moment to give thanks for all my sweet blogging friends.
My heart is full of joy and gratitude for all your love, kindness and support.

Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving.


Hugs and Blessings,

Monday, November 23, 2015

Thankful Heart

Happy Monday Everyone.

This is the beginning of Thanksgiving week and we should keep in mind that Thanksgiving is so much more than great food and family gatherings...It's all about giving thanks for all our blessings. Of course this is something we should be doing on a daily basis because I truly believe that a thankful heart is a happy heart. 

There is always so much to be thankful for on a daily basis. Today I wanted to share a sweet gesture from one of my sweetest blogging friends. I feel very blessed to call her my friend. I am truly thankful for her friendship and all the kindness and sweetness she has always shown me. Her name is Claudia and she is from Germany.  Her blog is  NuNu's Garn-und Stofflabor which translates to NuNu's Yarn and Fabric Laboratory. In it, she shares her beautiful handcrafted creations and some of the most beautiful scenery and garden pictures I've seen.

So what was the sweet gesture?
 A beautiful pair of hand-knitted wool socks she made especially for me.
 I love the color combination she used, especially the pink...My favorite color.
She also makes these beautiful embroidered Christmas cards. I was secretly coveting them and to my delight, she sent me one too...Yay!!
I love my socks and I love my sweet friend Claudia for always showing me nothing but sweetness and kindness. Thank you my dear friend Claudia for being so thoughtful.



With a thankful heart, 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Sew Sweet

Do you remember... 
a long, long, time ago,
in a galaxy far, far away...

(Well, last February and here at A Petite Cottage...Hee, hee. hee)

...the cute little Yoda cap and shoes I had crochet for my baby nephew who was on his way?

Well, here is a picture of him styling them when he was only days old.
Isn't he to cutest and sweetest bundle of joy you have ever seen?

He's 7 months old now (Boy, I can't believe how fast time flies.)and Auntie Ana is spoiling him again...

He has me wrapped around that sweet little finger ;-)

"The Force is strong in this one"
Darth Vader
I made him some cute little fabric shoes.
Keeping the Star Wars theme...R2 D2 shoes.
Stormtropper shoes and...
...for his days off at the Jedi Academy as a Padawan these cute denim shoes. 
 I think they turned out sew sweet. Can't wait to see them on him.



Thank you all for stopping by for a visit.
May the Force be with you ;-)







Hugs and Kisses,

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Be Thankful Vignette

Hi Everyone!

Just wanted to share with you some pictures of my Thanksiving/Fall inspired dining room table vignette. 
Completed with things I already had.
 You might recognize this apothecary jar from other vignettes I've done. I just love apothecaries.
A Thanksgiving/Fall vignette wouldn't be complete without pumpkins, right?
And one of my vignettes would not be complete without some birdies :-) Oh, and did you notice the beautiful tarnished vintage tray? Can you believe it was a R.A.T? (Roadside Acquisition Treasure) Who throws out beautiful pieces like this? And this was not the only one...There were three more! Big score for me. One man's trash...right? Hee, hee, hee.

Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit. 
I am truly thankful for your sweet friendships.


Hugs and Kisses,

Monday, November 2, 2015

Crystals, a shade and a bright idea.


Don't you just love when an idea turns out better than you imagined?
I had two of these lampshade frames from a while back that I bought at a thrift store for only 65 cents and these strands of crystals, which were a dumpster save by my awesome Dad-in-law...And I thought...Hmmm, what would happen if I combine the both of them...And this is the result.  
I am so happy how it turned out. Now to finish the other one. Oh, and I added a second smaller shade underneath it to soften the light a bit. So what do you think?


Happy November Everyone!



Hugs and Kisses,