Sunday, December 16, 2012

Shadow Box Swap Tree!

Whitman Chocolate Box Swap...
I am way overdue posting my thanks for all the lovely shadow boxes that came my way.  I saved a small lighted tree just to showcase this special swap.  The challenge was to take a small Whitman's Sampler box and turn it into a miniature Christmas wonderland.  How fun is that?  Earlier this week my box arrived and I couldn't wait to see what my friends had created.  I planned to show each box, but some of my photos didn't work out, so I will just show a few as they grace my little tree.  Please forgive me for not showing them all...each one was a small work of art that I will treasure. 

The Whitman Tree...
The tree sits on a table just inside the entrance to my "looky-no-touchy" room.
That was the name our kids gave the parlor...lol!

It sure is a "Wonderful Life!"

Little Red is a removeable brooch!

A lovely frosty scene.

Old-Fashioned Christmas.

Sweet deer in a lovely landscape.

My theme was "Department Store Christmas."
Bigby's has everything you need!

"Buddy the Bigby's Elf."
Elizabeth of Creative Breathing hosted this wonderful swap...
And sent Buddy to guard my tree!
Thank you so much!
 
Random Acts of Crafting and Decorating...
 
This has been a "Pinteresting" week for crafting...
Dollar store wineglasses made the perfect domes for little landscapes.
Visit this post from Musings From Kim K to see Kim's cute creations.

Polkadot boxes and sugar coated deer...

...and a wee mushroom.

It's looking like a Kim K Christmas around my kitchen.
Click the link for Kim's darling vignette.
I hope she knows how much I love her decorating!

My vintage Christmas porcelains...
I just can't say no to little choir boys and orphaned salt shakers.
 
I realize this has been a rather long and picture heavy posting.  I felt I needed to combine a couple of posts so that I could leave Tuesday free of posting.  It's been a sad and rather solemn weekend.  I haven't had much to say or comments to leave.  I just haven't the words to express the sorrow we all feel.  Maybe even this post is out of place at this time.  I don't know.  What I do know, is how grateful I am for each and every one of you.  Bless you all.
 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 

13 comments:

Tammy's in Love said...

Totally understand what you are feeling. Me too. How can I post my happy Christmas when families are pulling presents out from under their trees whle their hearts are breaking. It's such a heart wrenching sad that every one of us understands...

Perfectly Printed said...

it was a wonderful swap!! Our hearts are heavy and our minds just can't understand why something like this happens....

Warmly chris

Sandy said...

I also know how you feel....but it felt good to see all of your wonderful photos.....I just adore all of the boxes too! And I had a "Bigby's" Elf show up int he mail today also....just adore him....I just stopped by Viv's place and it was all cozy and decorated too! I wrapped gifts tonight, baked most of the cookies yesterday, I am plain tired....lol I rally like the tree you have your boxes on....Thanks Shirley for being part of this swap! I had such a good time with it...:)

My Vintage Mending said...

I absolutely loved this swap...each one so beautifully done. They look fantastic on your tree.

Happy Holidays
Renee

vintage grey said...

Such a wonderful and pretty swap!! Merry Christmas Shirley! xo Heather

Kim K. said...

I'm equally behind in posting my mini shadow boxes. This was probably one of my favorite swaps and I'm glad Elizabeth inspired us all with her tutorial. Despite all the sadness, we need to find some happiness right now. Lovely decorations. Christmas hugs!

Pollyanna said...

The tiny shadow boxes are just adorable ... what a fun swap, just sorry I missed it. And, yes, you are right, I need to do the dollar store wine glass domes!! Adorable! I do so love miniatures ...
-Paula

DearHelenHartman said...

LOLing at the Lookee no Touchy room :) All the shadow boxes and extras are just darling. I do believe if you and I got our Christmas knick knacks together we would have an instant Christmas nostalgia museum!

DearHelenHartman said...

LOLing at the Lookee no Touchy room :) All the shadow boxes and extras are just darling. I do believe if you and I got our Christmas knick knacks together we would have an instant Christmas nostalgia museum!

Diane Mars said...

I too feel a bit heartbroken, just cannot imagine the heavy hearts of the families that lost their loved ones. It was difficult for me as well. Love your tree covered in the ornaments from your Box swap. Looks like you all did a great job. Happy Holidays oxox. Diane

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

The shadow box swap treasures are so darling! Everyone did an awesome job.
Love your cabinet filled with ceramic Christmas figurines.
Have a lovely weekend.
Warmly,
deb

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The shadow boxes were all so unique and special! And I love all of the vintage pretties you've shown! I've spent a lot of time thrifting this month...it's been such fun! Merry Christmas!

donna said...

Looks like a wonderful swap. I love seeing everyone ornaments. The ornaments are adorable.
Hugs
donna