Well, I'm envious of you ladies in blogland sharing your true white Christmas snow. We haven't seen a snowflake yet, and Christmas is nearing...send some our way!
Our living room has been a peaceful and cozy place to share family time, now that it's fully decked out. I thought I'd share some items in it that I've made over the years. It gives it a personal, if somewhat imperfect, character.
Here's the view entering the room. I sewed the ottoman and pillow covers, and simple white window treatments at various times. I'm all for sewing projects that don't take too long.
The Country Living magazine had a great article about painting stripes on fabric to resemble grain sacks, so I did that on this table cover next to the tree. Easy!
"The stockings were hung on the desk(?) with care...". I made these 4 stockings a few years ago when our children were very young. Two feminine boots for us ladies, and 2 tartan plaid for the men of the house.
On top of the desk are some flea market urns, holding greenery and a mix of new and Shiny Brite ornaments.
Here's our mantel, with simple snow-sprayed greenery and candles. I made the stockings a few years ago after I fell for similar ones seen in Country Home magazine. They were easily sewn with linen, satin ribbon and mother-of-pearl buttons and buckles. The edges were left raw, and greenery tucked inside.
Recently I thought I'd try etching the word 'PARIS' on this glass vase using some craft store etching cream and a homemade stencil. The result isn't perfect and I learned a few lessons along the way, but it's one-of-a-kind now.
I found this Holy Family on eBay. They look so peaceful here...
This book, "White Christmas" by Tricia Foley, is a favorite of mine. Natural, light and easy decor with homemade touches. It was published in 1997, but the look is timeless.
A classic ivory knitted stocking (not handmade by me, but I love the old-fashioned feel).
And lastly, old books topped with a handmade tag by PetiteMichelleLouise
I'm linking to White Wednesday
. Hope to see you there. I'll be sharing more handmade decor later this week. I love seeing all yours out there!