Hello Friends, I hope all my American pals have had a nice Thanksgiving holiday thus far. I am traveling this week and will hopefully have some pictures to show you next week or at least some links to some of the interesting places I have been! Here are my photographs from this week's "Color Me Pretty" column on my favorite decor8.
It seems like I cannot get enough of my little Moroccan tea glasses. I love using them for flowers, as candle holders, to hold teaspoons, to serve ice cream in, to serve iced drinks in, and yes, to serve Moroccan mint tea in. They are really festive and beautiful all year around.
I like the idea that holidays can be about something else besides the craziness that we often participate in at this time of year. Is it possible to be more creative this year, a little quieter, maybe read a book or connect with only those we want to connect with? How about making time to reflect on the year past or maybe even relax a little...hmmm... well, this is what I hope for you and me...
In this photo I wanted to use up some prints that were too nice to throw out but not nice enough to give away. I decided to take out my trusty Marvy gift tag punch and make some tags. Then I decided to tie them on a ribbon and make a little garland. Adding some little doodles on photographs is always fun and in this case I used some white ink.
I love parchment paper rolls but did you know it is also available in round sheets? Yes, it is sold by the 100's at cooking supply stores in various sizes for the use in the bottom of cake pans (so your carrot cake and chocolate cake doesn't stick to the bottom of your pan). It is also a great wrapping paper for your baking and in this case the round sheets were perfect for my little sugar cookies. They wrapped up so neat and then got finished with my beloved tape and a little ribbon.
I thought it would be cute to make a garland advent calender this year. It's nice to be able to hang this and have it get smaller as the days of December count down. As each day passes you can snip off a treat bag. I used some little gift bags I found at Michael's craft store, pulled out the handles and then hole punched them. I then strung them on a long piece of ribbon, tying a knot at each bag. Don't forget to put the tiny treats in first!
I can only hope you found some inspiration here and for more details you can also read my column on decor8. Please do not hesitate to ask me any questions about the post in the comments section below and I will do my best to answer in a timely fashion.
I will be back here soon, take care. xoleslie