A Start for Christmas

Hello Everyone!!!  Whew this year has flown by.  Where has time gone?  I managed to fit in a few Christmas projects and hopefully I will find time to do a lot more over the next few weeks.  I feel so behind ATM.

I knew when I came across this Angel shaped grapevine wreath that I had to make an Angel Christmas Wreath.  I really wanted to do black and read plaid.  I love plaid christmas items.  This is what I came up with.

 

a christmas angel7 My next project is a pretty Wreath.  With  more pretty black and read plaid.  I love the green leaves and berry sprigs.   Such a pretty Christmas wreath!

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I have a cute story to tell.  My lovely blogging friend Mrs. Cobs made these adorable Acorns that you just have to see.  She has a fantastic blog.  Read about them here. (https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/65708825/posts/35752)  I told her the story because her lovely acorns made me think of the story.  She encouraged me to tell the story.  So here it is. I hope y’all enjoy it.

I was at work last month and a squirrel got into the store.    The poor thing was trapped in the store for 3 days.  We set friendly traps the first day to try to catch it, but no luck.  The 2nd day this squirrel was hiding in the bedding area.  It frightened a customer and associate half to death that was shopping down the aisle where it had decided to hide.  I am pretty sure it was as frightened as they were.  It ran underneath a display so we move these traps closer (because they worked so well the first time lol).  One of my co workers felt bad for it.  She was tossing peanuts underneath the display and the little thing was eating them.  We still couldn’t get it and after an hour and half of trying to coax it out lol we gave up.  On the 3rd day a very excited customer came running to say there is a squirrel in the gift bags.   LOL so the associates came to get me. So out I went into the gift bag section.  I decided today was the day.  One by one we starting removing these gift bags.  One or two were shredded lol. Suddenly we reached for a rather large gift back and felt hard movement.  The poor thing in his fright had jumped into this huge gift bag.  It thought if it was super still we wouldn’t fund him.  We reached for the bad and the bag lurched.  We carefully lifted it off the peg and carefully looked inside.  Yep SQUIRREL.  lol It chattered at us.  So off we went as quick as possible out the back door.  Sat the bad down and out it ran.  It ran up the huge tree.. Then quickly came back down it, stopped,  looked at us and gave us a talking to. SO either it was super happy it was free again or it was cursing us out for giving it a fright. LOL  Either was I was happy to get it back into its element.  I am pretty sure it was just as happy!.

I also visited King Tut this  month.  It was so interesting.  I had a great time and enjoyed ready about him.   I am going to share a few pics of my visit.  Amazing how much time and thought goes into these tombs.  Everything has meaning.  This is the last time they will be touring.  He will be making his way back to Egypt for his finally resting place.

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I hope y’all enjoyed my projects and my story!!!

 

Have a fabulous week.

Until next time!

Tam =)

 

 

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Sugar Plum Festival

Yesterday I went to the Sugar Plum Festival arts and crafts show like I have for probably 17 years.  They have it in many locations throughout the year. I usually make it to at least 3 shows per year.  You can see from the pics it was a packed house.  No elbow room to be had.  Soooo Patience is a must!

 

The Haunted House at the entrance is absolutely amazing. It’s quite detailed.  It’s windows flash and it plays spooky music.  I should have taken a video but,  I suppose the pic will have to do.  There is a witch that spins around it.  It really is a pretty spectacular sight!

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I know a lot of people went there for the Halloween and Fall decor since that is basically what it was about this time of year.   I did not.  I have plenty of decor at the moment.  More than I need LOL.  I went there specifically looking for out of the ordinary things. I must say I was super excited to find so many things I could make floral arrangements in.  Yes you heard me.  I went to a craft fair looking for unique fun pretty POTS. Hidden gems hidden behind all the fall  and Halloween decor.

My finds!

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I was super pleased at my finds.  I fell in  love with this and have decided to keep it. I collect perfume bottles so this will fit right in with my collections.  I plan to store boring cotton balls in it =) Isn’t is just beautiful!?

My 2nd favorite find of the day was this  gold vessel.  I fell in love with the shape and the details.  I love that it sets up off the table.  Its going to be a beautiful flower arrangement in the near future.

 

I cant wait to see what I come up with for the rest of them.  Whatever I do  I will share.  Hopefully they will be stunning and unique!

In the middle of all that I was able to create a few more projects I wanted to shar for Christmas.

and this.

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I hope you all enjoyed my post today!  Have a fabulous weekend!!!!

See you next time!!!

Sincerely,

Tam

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Busy Busy Week -Much needed Break

This week has been a bit crazy for me.  We are experiencing a crazy heat wave.  Temps have been anywhere from 96 to 106 which is very unusual for Southern California.  I am ready for my normal weather.  This heat has been unbearable.  It was affecting my creativity!!!!!!!!!

I am moving to a new store and had to say goodbye to a store I have been a part of for 12 years.   The amazing associates had a nice going away for me and I will miss them all.  A totally Emotional day!

 

 

This week I was late on everything.  I was late on my Newsletter.  I was late on my normal weekly blog post.  I am still playing catch up.  Luckily I have one more day off  to do it.   I managed to find time today to complete a few projects.

A cute coffee sign.  =)

 

A fun rustic Hot Cocoa Christmas sign,

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A Pretty Pumpkin table decor

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2 Christmas Wreaths,

 

 

Hmmmm Looking at it now.  I might be late getting everything done this week but I did manage to be productive after all.  I even managed to get my newsletter out.  I hope you all enjoyed my projects for this week.    I am behind on reading everyone blogs.  I plan to try to catch up tomorrow over coffee. Hopefully this heat will ease.

See you guys then.  Have a fabulous day.

xoxoxoxo,

Tam