Monday, November 26, 2012

a christmas garland

Happy Monday!
Hope your weekend was wonderful! After Thanksgiving, I unplugged a little and had some good crafting time, and just relaxing and enjoying the beautiful weather. 
I finished my Christmas garland inspired by the beautiful 'gleeful' garland the talented Tif of Dottie Angel created. I followed her tutorial, and just added a little touch of pretty green.  
Now it is hung and bringing a little 'gleeful' handmade touch to my home for Christmas!
The beginning of a wintry blanket with pretty shades of blues using this sweet pattern.
Christmas decorating has begun! Candy canes sweetening up vintage bottles, and 
vintage ornaments are making their appearances. Have you started decorating?
 Wishing you a beautiful and creative week! 

53 comments:

  1. Love the candycanes in the milk bottle. Gorgeous pics. It was a fun weekend full of decorating and crafting. My favorite kind...

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    1. Thank you Kim! That is definitely the best way to spend the weekend! ;) xo Heather

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  2. Heather! great Monday morning to you! this card, ohmygosh!!!! I know I have layed eyes on it in my childhood. It looks so dang familiar. Thanks for the memories! Really!

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    1. Thank you! These cards are so fun! Glad it brought back sweet childhood memories!! xo Heather

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  3. I LOVE your garland and the little candy canes. Now I really must go find out my decs ... ! Have a great crafty week. M x

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    1. Thank you so much! Have a lovely and crafty week, too! xo Heather

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  4. Such pretty bunting Heather, I love the lace you've added. I've just made some festive bunting too, it's blocking at the moment and I hope to blog about it later in the week. Adore your vintage ornaments too. I have a large collection of vintage baubles but I've had to keep,them packed this year as my little boy is very curious and I can see them getting broken so it will have to be plastic ones this year :)
    Victoria xx

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    1. Thank you so much Victoria! Aww, he seems like a sweet little guy! I am looking forward to seeing your festive bunting! xo Heather

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  5. Sooo pretty - all of it! I'm waiting 'til Saturday, then going to haul out the Christmas decs :-) My hubby will be down in Devon all day, so my lovely sis is coming up from London to help me - can't wait!
    Have a great week,
    xx

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    1. Thank you Gilly! Oh, can't wait to see all your pretty Christmas decorations. Have a wonderful time with your sister!! Sounds fun! xo Heather

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  6. The garland is gorgeous! You did a wonderful job. Everything is so pretty, as usual! :) Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Thank you so much!! Have a lovely week! xo Heather

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  7. Such a beautiful garland!! And I love the colors of your new blanket! That will look wonderful!! My house is in full swing with Christmas decorations coming out and listening to the sweet songs :) Have a happy day and Happy decorating! I can't wait to see more of your home!! :) xox Holly

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    1. Thank you Holly! I have been listening to Christmas music, too! Looking forward to seeing your home for Christmas! ;) xo Heather

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  8. This little card is yummy! Love your crochet squares, sigh, one day.....! :)

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    1. Thank you!! You will get there!! I learned through this online school that was great. Here is the link in case your interested. :http://www.craftyminx.com/2011/11/crochet-school-.html/
      xo Heather

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  9. Oh Miss Heather...your garland is PRECIOUS with a capital P!!!! LOVE IT!!!! You never cease to amaze me! and all of the ornaments...FABULOUS!!!! sending hugs and wishes for a picture perfect day!

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    1. Thank you so much Andrea!! Wishing you a beautiful week! xo Heather

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  10. Love your garland and your photos are an inspiration....as always.

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  11. Heather, your wintery blue blanket is going to be beautiful!! No, I have not started any decorating. Thought about. Really! 8+)

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    1. Thank you Kathy! I couldn't wait any longer, but I am waiting just a little bit more before I get my tree! :)

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  12. Hi Heather! Oh, what a lovely little card. I just love seeing these old fashioned graphics.
    Love your garland too! You're so creative.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  13. Oh Heather, how pretty......I love the touches of green and lace.

    Hugs,
    Meri

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  14. That garland is the sweetest thing ... and yes, you bet I have started decorating!

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    1. Thank you Barbara!! Oh, I am sure your decorations are beautiful!! ;) xo Heather

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  15. That is a neat way to make a banner! I started decorating just a wee bit. I do it a bit at a time. Let the fun begin!
    Blessings,
    Susie

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    1. Thank you Susie! Looking forward to seeing your pretty decorations! Yes, I agree! xo Heather

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  16. The garland is so pretty. I love the vintage milk bottle with the candy cane-it is so sweet. Yes I've been decorating here.

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    1. Thank you Leslie!! Can't wait to see your pretty decorations! xo Heather

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  17. the garland is really sweet and xmassy!!!
    love even the crochet squares!!
    xxx Alessandra

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    1. Thank you so much Alessandra! xo Heather

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  18. Love that bottlebrush tree and vintage ornaments!

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  19. So cute. Just love the lace you added to your garland. Love the idea of putting candy canes in milk bottles.
    Hugs
    donna

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  20. That garland - oh my! And that vintage jar with the candy canes...clever, very clever! I'm hoping on down to our local antique shop tomorrow! Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much!! Oh, I hope you find some sweet treasures!! xo Heather

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  21. Hi Heather..isn't that vintage Christmas card the sweetest! Your new Dottie Angel inspired garland is darling too.

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  22. Hi sweet Heather, I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving dearest! I am glad you had some crafting time. That is always a good thing! I love the vintage card and your gorgeous bunting! You did a beautiful job and it is so festive! Your granny squares are lovely and so is your Christmas decorating! I love vintage ornaments! I started decorating too. I look forward to getting a live tree soon and decorating it! Have fun sweet friend! Lots of love, Paula xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much Paula! Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful, too! Have a creative and sweet week! xo Heather

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  23. I can't wait to see more of your Christmas decor! :)
    -Denise

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  24. Oh me oh my how lovely is that garland! So creative...and those candy canes...I love finding ones that are PINK! xoxo Hugs to you

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    1. Thank you so much Koralee! Sending Christmas sweetness to you! xo Heather

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  25. Hi sweet Heather!
    As ways...You've been busy creating. What a darling old fashioned banner. It is so charming. Peppermint candy canes propped in a milk bottle and shiny bright ornaments....Each festive touch warms my heart.
    Blessings,
    Carolynn. xxx

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