Wednesday, November 28, 2012

christmas advent calendar

The Christmas Advent season is here, and I am so excited to be finished with my Christmas Joy advent calendar. I have always wanted to make one, so I am glad I finally did this year! 
 Christmas Joy sweetly stitched on a vintage Christmas tablecloth.
 Pretty vintage lace between each row and numbers carefully embroidered on vintagey Christmas prints.
 Lovely eyelet lace adorned to the bottom to add a pretty touch. 
 Now it is ready to be hung and filled with little treasures to welcome in this Christmas Advent! 
Santa is starting to make a sweet appearance in my home! Oh, how I love this time of year!
Wishing you a most lovely and crafty day! 

45 comments:

  1. Heather! hi! what a nice collection of vintage Christmas. so nice. have great day today, k?

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  2. So cute!! Reminds me of one I did years ago when my kids were little....looking at your's makes me think about putting mine up this year!

    chris

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  3. Oh, it's beautiful!
    I'm having a Advent Calendar Contest, do you want to join it?
    You can read all about it on my blog...

    xx

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  4. Such a sweet wall hanging and something you will enjoy for many years.

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  5. What a sweet Advent calendar. I really love the fabric choices. Your Christmas train card is fantastic. I'm already thinking of a crafting project with it!!

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  6. Heather, this is so unique and special! You better join that contest!
    Great Job!
    Erica :)

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  7. Your calender is so sweet and darling! I really love your fabrics and stitches that you did! I love this time of the year too, happy decorating!! xo Holly

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  8. The colors of your advent calendar are wonderful! You do such good work! I really love the yummy little Santa train card...anything with candy catches my eye. =D

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  9. This is so sweet! You are very talented! Have a wonderful day, Jean

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  10. I LOVE the fabric you picked for this!!! Advent days 3, 4, and 10 are my faves!!! The fabric, I mean.

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  11. It's wonderful, well done you. I have some of those fabrics, great line, yet to do something with them...
    Hen x

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  12. Your pocket advent calendar is so cute. I love all the Christmas fabrics and lace you used.

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  13. Hi Heather, Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving the sweet comment about my sheet music wreath. I have been enjoying all of the delightful vintage Christmas decorations that you have been posting. They remind me of Christmas when I was a child. Thank you for the memories :)
    Have a great day.
    Your blogging sister, Connie

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  14. This is beautiful. I love this line of fabric too...My new favorite thing is to stitch words onto fabric...You inspire me as always..smiles..Renee

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  15. what a lovely and merry idea!!!
    xxx Ale

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  16. Heather, you've outdone yourself on this. It's truly beautiful. I love how your added the cute numbers.

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  17. I just love the burlap-y colored backdrop and the bright colored number squares! Our kids loved the Advent Calendar!

    Tammy

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  18. You did a beautiful job.
    Hugs
    donna

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  19. Such pretty fabrics...I use work socks for our advent calendars...yours is much more pretty! Happy creating.

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  20. Very cool. I am loving vintage more and more. (Probably the older I get )

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  21. I love your uniquely beautiful advent calendar. I'm sure it'll come out every Christmas now and you'll have such a lot of fun each year deciding what messages and treats will be stuffed into those cute little pockets. The poinsettias at the top are so fantastically showy!

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  22. What a gorgeous advent calendar. This has to be my favourite time of the year.
    : ) x

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  23. aahh Heather that is just gorgeous ;-) dee x

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  24. Hi Heather
    I am in lurve with your advent calender - it is just lovely!
    Want one!
    Sx

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  25. Ohh your christmas advent calendar is so nice.. I like Santa so so much..:))
    Best wishes..

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  26. love! have you ever watched the 1968 Yours, Mine and Ours? with Lucille Ball? In the grocery store scene, there are Christmas Santa's on the wall in the grocery store, they are so wonderfully vintage!!

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  27. I bet if you put your advent calendar in your shoppe, it would do great! I love the lace trim!
    That santa made me smile! :)
    -Denise

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  28. Your advent calendar is so sweet. A lovely creation.

    xo
    Danielle

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  29. Dearest Heather, Your advent calendar is gorgeous! I love the fabrics, lace and the embroidered Christmas Joy! You are amazing my friend and do such perfect and beautiful work! This will be a family heirloom and treasured for many years! I love the vintage image you shared and the sweet santa too! I love this time of year as well! Truly Christmas is "The most wonderful time of the year!" Wishing you and lovely and crafty day too! Much love, Paula xo

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  30. Such a lovely advent calendar, Heather! I love the way you have used the fabrics and how you've decorated it too. I also love the wonderful retro image at the top :)
    Have a happy crafty weekend!
    Helen x

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  31. wow!! that is amazing and will be treasured for years to come!

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  32. Love your blog!
    New follower!

    Follow me back?

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    1. Thank you!! So happy to have you here!! Blessings, Heather

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  33. Ooh, it's gorgeous! Where did you get those lovely fabrics? They're perfect for it :D

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    1. Thank you Annie!! The fabric prints for the pockets is called Dear Mr. Claus by Cosmo Cricket, and you can get it here: http://www.fatquartershop.com/Dear-Mr-Claus-Cosmo-Cricket-Moda-Fabrics.asp?Store_Id=499&T=1

      Have a great day! xo Heather

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  34. I love, love, LOVE the patterns and colors of the fabrics on your fabulous advent calendar! As usual, your craftsmanship is impeccable. Wow. Have a wonderful weekend! :)
    --Fran

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