Saturday, December 5, 2015

Merry Merry Miscellany!

Christmas Crafting...

Winter Fairy Gardens...
Christmas Deer and Other Woodland Creatures.

I'm still having a lot of fun creating little winter "Fairy Garden" scenes for Christmas.  Several of them will be given away as gifts.  No matter how much I love them, I cannot keep them all. This post will be mostly I can finally get them blogged.  I am fortunate that my shopping is done for the most part.  Just have a few miscellaneous things to get.  

Today I am making Peppermint Snickerdoodles with white chocolate peppermint kisses on top.  I may have to make them twice...they are so yummy!  They remind me of some cookies my mom made for me to take to a Christmas party when I was in Jr. High.  I never tasted anything so good as those Snickerdoodles with a dab of pink icing and a little candy cane on top...a priceless memory for me. It makes me happy to think of my mom today.  I sure miss her...especially at Christmas.

This one is a favorite.
I love the rusty bucket and the tree full of bells and a rusty star.

The tiny deer is a salt shaker from Cracker Barrel.
I bought over a dozen little deer and owls to use for crafting.

A gift for a friend...rusty coffee can from Oatman, AZ.
Route 66!

I made 10 of these for gifts.
The cans were saved from Costco Chicken.
We had a lot of enchiladas this!

A gift for one of my daughters...little Yellowstone Bears.

I re-did this wagon scene I made last year.
I like using Snow Tex over sheet moss.
Looks more realistic...snow-wise.

Random Decorations...
Pioneer Woman Christmas Cow Creamer.

Kitschen Korner.
Pedestal from Target...cute!!

Tiny Gingerbread Houses.
Just 1.5" tall...the candies are Wilton candy sprinkles

Jack Frost joins the hall decor...

...along with Dri-Shu Santa.

The Cookie Kings found a home in the kitchen. 

Pinterest-Inspired Three Tier Display.

Nicholas and Christ Child...

This is one of my favorite images this season...St. Nicholas and the Christ Child.
It reminds me of the book..."The Immortal Nicholas" by Glenn Beck.

I have it framed in my office to remind me of the reason we celebrate this time of year.
I just printed it 5" by 7" and used my coupon at Hobby Lobby for the frame.

That's it for now...
Merry Christmas!!!



They are AWESOME gifts! You are so creative! They are sweet Christmas treasues.

Linda said...

Love your little fairy gardens, I had to read your post to be sure you made them. Adorable!!!
I, too, Like santa with baby Jesus, there was a nice poem & picture about that on facebook. I should look it up and print it. Thanks for reminding me.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Such sweet fairy gardens! Great idea for cute gifts & so creative. :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my goodness! I love the coffee cans and old rusty bucket. And the gingerbread houses are adorable. I was looking all through my stuff for gingerbread men yesterday. I'm doing a post with my doll on Wednesday and she needed some props! lol Stop by soon to enter my giveaway sweet friend. Hugs, Diane

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Wow! I sure have missed seeing all your wonderful talents! You been busy! I think everyone is truly adorable and inspiring! I sure hope I can dget a lot of decorating done this week!
Merry Christmas

Patti said...

It is such a treat to see your darling creations. You are so creative! Did you put rusty colored paint on the edges of the chicken cans? I seriously am amazed by your 1.5 inch tiny houses!

Lynn said...

Everything is b just awesome and gorgeous

Margaret said...

I love it all. Love that three tiered tray. Your ideas with cans are so inspiring!

Elizabeth Andrus said...

Merry Christmas Shirley! Your creativity has reached such an elevated level. Everything is beautifully inspiring! I would never have thought to decorate the little cow pitchers, I must do this! Blessings to you and your loved ones. E

Musings from Kim K. said...

Apparently I missed this post! You really outdid yourself this year with your Christmas crafting. Of course, I loved it all!

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