Wednesday, December 24, 2008

You have to try this!

A friend of mine just sent me this website! Isn't this neat!? Now we can have proof that Santa really does exists!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Hello friends! Well, I am assuming that you all have been as busy as me these past few days. On Friday, Santa brought my youngest son home on the bus... We've been busy baking......wrapping......and getting the crabs ready to go into tomorrows sauce...YUM!I really need to get back to work, there is still so much to do....

Oh...and here is a little Christmas gift to myself from here.

Have a wonderful Christmas everyone!!!!!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Heather's Pretty Little Christmas

Today is Heather's Christmas blog party and I am sorry to say that I am not done with my decorating. I am hoping to finish up by today so please check back this week for more. But so far I can share these with you ....

This weekend while going way, way out to the east end of Long Island to get our tree, by accident we came across a fabulous antique shop. Probably one of the nicest I've ever been to. The owner wasn't in but she made these neat little wreaths out of old fire hoses. Isn't it great!?

And, while putting the lights on the tree last night, noticed a little surprise left inside. A perfect little nest. For now, I am leaving it in the tree. But I plan on saving it!

This candle is one of many things I bought from Danielle on Friday.
That's all for now folks. Come back soon!

Friday, December 12, 2008

The Vintage Dragonfly's Gift Faire

Well, it was just as wonderful as I thought it would be! This morning I went to Danielle's Holiday Gift Faire at her beautiful (and I mean b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!) home! The above picture is of Danielle and her mother (who is also quite crafty herself!). They were both so warm and welcoming!
Before I left this morning, I received an email from Cris asking me what time I was going so that we could meet. What a sweetheart! I also finally got to meet Meleen. We've been in touch over the past year when we found out we both lived on Long Island but have never met. She was wonderful to talk to and I felt like I've always known her! Both Cris and Meleen shared some stories with me about Silver extra treat!
Look at who you were greeted by as you walked in the front door.

All over Danielle's house were her handmade treats. I was blown away at how hard and long she and her mom must have worked on all of this. I knew she was talented from reading her blog but to see her creations up close and in person...she is unbelievably talented. I envy her attention to detail, perfection and creativeness!!!This corner of her living room I just loved. I think it was just the simplicity of this hat hanging on the door of this old armoire that made it so darling!

Isn't this to die for!!????The vignettes around her home are breathtaking!

Danielle was also kind enough to share with us her not one, but two studios. If you can, please check out her inspiring blog to see more of her lovely home and talent.

Next, I'll share some of Danielle's and her mom's creations that I am lucky to now have in my own home!!!!