Friday, November 25, 2011

Christmas Season

Hi Everyone!

Today is officially the beginning of the Christmas season here at A Petite Cottage...Yay! And traditionally we like to start decorating for Christmas the weekend right after Thanksgiving....I can't wait!

I've always love to decorate with traditional colors like red, green and gold but once in a while I like to throw in something new. Last year I had the idea of adding a bit of leopard print to the mix but couldn't really find anything so I decided to make some of these...

Leopard print paper stars.

And this year I'll be adding these as well....

I made these a few weeks ago and I just couldn't wait to share them with you.

Made from some recycled items like a leopard print skirt from the thrift store, some old ornaments and some vintage buttons and button covers...

Plus a few new items too, like the crochet roses and pretty ribbon.

And what about you? Have you started decorating for Christmas yet?

Thank you for stopping by for a visit today, I always enjoy the company.
Hope you had a beautiful Thanksgiving Day.

Hugs and Kisses,


Susan said...

Love your leopard skin ornaments!

I haven't started decorating for Christmas - I'm going to be really busy with work for the next couple of weeks, so I'm trying to concentrate on that, and will start to decorate on December 10, when I can relax and enjoy the process :)

I will probably be going with a blue, white and silver theme, because that works very well with my decor.

Jann said...

Beautiful! I just love your blog!

d e l i g h t said...

Very pretty Ana. I love the leopard print with the little crochet flowers. This year I am adding a little turquoise color here and there.

Lena said...

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ivana said...

Hi Anna,

I like the idea of adding some different touch to Christmas decoration even though I stick to ordinary.

Very nice photos! Love, ivana

Irma@CosasBellas said...

Ooooooo, the wild woman in you is coming out. lol
I love your stars, I've been making these with vintage paper.
Have a wonderful weekend of decorating, we hope to see you guys soon!


T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Ana, hope you had a lovely thanksgiving day. Your stars and ornaments are great. I bought some plain stars last year that I had planned to decoupage but never did. Guess I should dig them out and do something with them. Have a happy holiday weekend. Tammy

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Ana, oooh your leopard ornaments are just stunning!... I love touches of leopard on things and those are so very pretty... I also love your Christmas header... yes, I have started decorating, infact after almost two weeks on non~stop, I am finished, yay!... have fun at your petite cottage dressing it all up for the holidays... I can't wait to see more!... xoxo Julie Marie PS Thanks for your sweet email too!

Gina said...

Wow! Ana, your ornaments are fabulous! The leopard print is great. You are so darn clever.

I started decorating today & am almost finished.

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•♥ Ally ♥• said...

(My comment was half Italian, half in English.Google made ​​me a joke)

Very original! You're really good with the decorations. and as always full of imagination. I had never seen that color ornaments.
Here is in fashion this year for the purple tree or decorations. But I'm very traditional and I keep my green tree, decorated with silver and blue. But every year I add a decoration, an angel. I like my tree full of angels. Even I can not wait to do the tree, I just know that we do tomorrow (Sunday) A Christmas hug my sweet friend

LizlovesVintage said...

I usually wait to decorate the 2nd wk in Dec. as we get a real tree. For the past 2 yrs. it's been a artificial tree for us. I would love a real tree again, this year. All filled with Vintage ornaments.
What a beautiful tree! Now, you can relax somewhat!
Have a great weekend
xxx Liz

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Those are too cute, Ana! I especially like the crocheted rose! Probably going to start on Christmas today, too. blessings ~ tanna

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Ana,

Love your sweet Christmas decorations, the leopard-skin looks fabulous.
I have not started decorating for Christmas but hope to start soon.

Happy weekend

jeanetteann said...

Lovely,unique idea,nice xx j

Jacque said...

Good Morning Ana!

Thank you so much for the sweet Thanksgiving note! You are such a dear (cyber)friend.

I have just decorated the Clubhouse at my sister's condo. We aer having our family Christmas there this year. A huge space that we can all fit into.

I love your leopard print ornaments. Your tree will be fabulous--that's for sure--and one of a kind. That is what makes life fun--it is full of so many wonderful things and everyone has their own special designs which makes for a much less boring world!

I love your Christmas banner too! Have a great CREATIVE week!

Leslie said...

You are so cool ana!!! I love those! Great job.
Have a great week, I am looking forward to see the petite cottage all dressed up for the season.

A Cottage Muse said...

Your ornaments are purrfect!
Started decking the halls here this much fun!

Kerri said...

Oh my mom would love those ornaments! That is an awesome idea! Leave it to you to come up with a creation like that!!

Hope you are having fun decorating :)


Cindy said...

Hello my sweet friend,
You know I have started my Christmas decor, being Canadian we don't have to worry about getting Thanksgiving out of the way before we start.
Your leopard ornaments are gorgeous! I love them and the way you have put them together is so lovely.
Have a beautiful day,
Love and hugs, Cindy

darlene payan said...

Very nice, Ana. I love the leopard ornaments. You are so talented. Have a wonderful Christmas.xox

Red Rose Alley said...

Those leopard print ornaments are so cool. The ribbon and buttons make them so pretty. I can't believe you made those. Yes, we've been decorating too, and the girls just made wreaths for themselves. When I came over, I noticed the red rose on your HEADER. Ahhhhh, I started to smile right away. I hope you have so many wonderful moments this holiday season. I'll be back to visit with you.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Elzie said...

Your tree will sure look different.
Hope you have a nice day.
Love Elzie

Crocheteando said...

Que bonitas Ana!!! Me gusta esta combinaci├│n "navide├▒a-felina",muy original y a la vez elegante.
Felicidades como siempre.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Ana, the ornaments are adorable!!! They have made me smile on this cold, snowy morning. Can you believe it is snowing here in Alabama? :/

Ricki Jill