December 12, 2014

Number One



I'm sending out Christmas cards around a theme this year. I fell in love with the tree background stamp from My Favorite Things! My theme is pastel wood grain backgrounds and lot's of Simon Says Stamps and Lawn Fawn. I made 13 designs. This card is Number One. As I locate fun & appropriate challenges, I'll be releasing them one at a time. Happy Holidays, Victoria

Recipe: 
Woodgrain Background stamp by My Favorite Things
Panel stitched die by lil' Inkers
Animals and ice "Critters in the Artic" by Lawn Fawn
Sentiment from "Be Joyful" (Nov card club) Simon Says Stamp
Derwent Inktense ink pencils
Heidi Swapp, Teal

Sharing at these wonderful challenges.......
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards #80 Christmas 12/26
Paper Pals Arts, Blue tone challenge 12/17 
Double Click AKA Abusybee, Happy Hoildays 12/23
Simon Says Stamp, Monday challenge- transportaion. My guys are traveling on their ice barge 12/15




December 11, 2014

My Vintage Christmas



Hi, my living room is starting to come together for Christmas. The living room is styled Mid Century and I have SO much fun adding to it. I have several 1950's TV lamps and they are part of the Christmas action.


Fun colors! I see a Lane circle table and a double level corner table. Both from the 60's.


Cool 1960's period stereo console, hip clock (just like one on the Brady Bunch). Cylinder TV lamp 
with wrapped edges and squiggly  black accent shade. 1980's Fiber Optic Christmas tree.


 
Just got two sets of authentic Bubble Lights. Whee! I remember these on my grandmothers tree.


My Black Panther lamp/planter. See the shade crack?#@*! I shipped it from a vintage store on the east coast. I'm so crazy, I mailed 4 TV lamps to my house. The shade was the only casualty.

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I loved singing with my sisters and practicing our carols as a youngster. And we sang long with 1960's albums from sets that came out each year. I remember going to the Firestone store each year to buy a new one. Here is also a vintage Putz Glitter House.


Last but not least....Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. I've been a fan since 1964! I collected these dolls over 10 years ago. Behind them is a "wall" of stacked vintage Christmas Balls in their original packages.The book above is from the second printing in 1967. 
Please take a moment to read the contents of the next picture and learn the origins of Rudolph.





Thanks for visiting. Goodnight and pleasant sugar plum dreams. Victoria

Sharing at: Jann Olson's "Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson's" Victage Christmas