Friday, December 3, 2010

Decorating this weekend

The day job and kids sports schedule has been hectic this past week.  So, we plan to decorate for Xmas this weekend. I'll be snapping lots of pictures for you. We have our live tree in the stand and boxes of clutter all over the living room and dining room! I could not help myself though and had to open a few boxes this morning to find a few pics to share. We decorate with handmade ornaments by me and treasures the kids have made over the years. It warms my heart and makes for the most sentimental tree. I'm looking forward to opening the boxes and seeing all the favorites.  Here are a few of my handmade ornaments for the tree this year.

I love to alter vintage cookie cutters. The kids do too. I'll post a few of my daughter's, once I find them all, along with some of the sentimental favorites they've made over the years. You know the hand print wreaths, thumbprint on a construction paper circle from pre-school? lol I love those! I like to add a few tags as well, like this one. I'm still crazy for my paper projects -
I've learned keeping it simple is what I like most. You know you can expect to see a few recent projects on my tree this year too, like these PB copy cats
and these vintage mason jar lids that I made recently -
I have some fun "garland" that I plan to use this year.  I'll share that idea with you this weekend. I'd like to make a tree topper out of a paper wreath and cone but the husband wants our old lit star.  We'll see who wins that battle! lol  I bet time will win and that star may be shining bright by Sunday!  Take care sweet friends. I wanted to get a quick post up so that I can join the fun at these linky parties today!


  1. Hello Vicki, your ornaments are all so beautiful, I wish your Etsy shop was open already!... love your little vintage pup in the first photo... I will wait and see if the star wins out (I hope so!... I LOVE traditions!)... xoxo Julie Marie

  2. Your ornaments are just fabulous. Love the cookie cutters, what a creative idea. Beautiful decor. Hugs, Marty

  3. Oh Vicki I adore those cookie cutter ornaments ( OK that's true of all of them but I haven't seen the cookie cutter ones before). My house is currently in the "Christmas threw up" stage ( sorry for any weak stomachs) with bins everywhere and about 1/2 decorated. We get our main tree tonight! Can't wait to see what I know will be your beautiful decor.

  4. Hi Vicki, loved seeing your blog featured over at Anne's, and all the ornaments that you have made. The bejeweled cookie cutters are just my fave!! Great inspiration, girl! Thanks for linking up with VIF!!
    big hugs,

  5. Hi Vicki,
    I just love LOVE love your decorations, I like the mason jars lids they are so sweet.
    Happy Holidays!

  6. Hi Vicki, Love all of your decorations, especially your vintage cookie cutter ornaments, their just adorable. Love the sweet dogie picture!!! I wanted to thank you for stopping by and for you sweet comments, I left a comment for you on my blog!
    hugs~~~ Daphne

  7. I love your ornaments! Can't wait til next week to see how it all came out!

  8. I love to find vintage cookie what you've done to make them into ornaments! Very sweet! ♥

  9. The cookie cutter ornaments are really lovely, what a great idea.

  10. Your creamy cookie cutter orns are fabulous.
    Great idea.
    And I love how you adapted the "Friends" saying for them.

    hugs and blessings

    barbara jean

  11. Can't wait to see your tree all put together. The cookie cutter ornaments are very cute, but then all your ornaments turn out so cute!

  12. Hi Vicki! I'm making al bunch of those cookie cutter ornaments for my tree too! I love yours with all the bling!
    Have a great weekend...I'm decorating too!
    Tammy :-)

  13. Your ornaments are amazing, Vicki! You come up with the most clever ideas! I really love the altered cookie cutter ornaments, so fun and so gorgeous! And of course I love the PB inspired ones, just beautiful! Can't wait to see what your garland idea is! I need to make one, but I've promised myself that I won't buy anything new for it, it has to be with supplies I already have on hand:)

  14. You come up with the cutest projects, the altered cookie cutters!

  15. ohhh Vicki, your work is amazing...lovely and inspiring too.
    All my best and creativity angels to you.

  16. Love your ornaments.

  17. If all my handmade ornaments looked like yours, I would do the same thing!!!! they are breath taking.
    Have fun this weekend-

  18. Hey there Vicki, I love this idea- those ornaments are just so charming!! You are full of inspiration!!! Love it! Thank you for sharing at my party this week! :)

  19. OOOH Vicki!!!! Love those ornaments!

  20. Hi Vicki! Oh, I cannot wait to see your tree! I KNOW it is going to be gorgeous and I absolutely love those cookie cutter ornaments with the music sheets behind them. I could seriously do an entire tree just with those! Thanks so much for linking up to Inspiration Friday this week!

  21. I am speechless--these are GORGEOUS ornaments!!!!

  22. Such unique ornaments. Can't wait to see your tree.

  23. Gorgeous as always, Vicki!
    You are such an inspiration!


  24. Breaking out the Christmas ornaments is always a favorite activity for our family as well. And all of your ornaments are very beautiful...I can tell they were lovingly made.

  25. Oh my goodness! I love those cookie cutter ornaments. I think I'd want to attach a chain and wear them as a necklace the rest of the year. Just gorgeous!!

  26. those are so pretty! Very inspiring and must look so nice on the tree

  27. The cookie cutter ornaments are just adorable! I love the vintage feel you were able to keep with them. Just lovely! Thank you for linking up to Homemade Christmas.

  28. Oh My Goodness Vicki! I know I'm a Little late to the Party but these are Gorgeous!!!! You are so Creative! Simply Beautiful!
    Happy Tuesday and Thank You for Stopping By for a Visit and your Sweet Words!

  29. Hi, Vicki! Just wanted to let you know I featured these for the Homemade Christmas Decor portion of my Christmas party! Thanks again for linking up. :)

  30. Oh my goodness you have given me great ideas for some cute Christmas ornaments. Thanks.

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