Sunday, December 5, 2010

Holiday Nesting...

That's what I think I've been doing. Nesting. I've been holed up in the house, making things pretty, hanging things that have been patiently waiting to be hung. Cleaning things that have been begging to be cleaned.
I think it's the part of me that needs to be ready before I pull down all of the holiday decorations.
The thought of piling cutter upon clutter gives me the hives.
I'm sure you can relate.

Can you believe Thanksgiving was over a week ago?
I can't!
I had a little pre-Thanksgiving feast for my sister and nephew since
I wouldn't be seeing them on the actual holiday. 

This is us looking at family photos.

The dreaded kids table where Alex is feasting on the traditional peanut butter and apple plate.
Didn't the pilgrims and indians eat that?
My nephew Cooper (under alex's influence) opted for the other traditional plate of cheese and crackers.

The day before said feast, I walked all over NYC with these two wonderful ladies.
Marie and Dani.

Our first stop was the famed
All I can say is,
OH MY GOD!!!
Then,
drool, drool, drool.


The wind display was amazing with dress forms covered in vintage clothing and amazing animal masks.
The picture is horrible, I know!
Inside...





This is what my heaven looks like!

Then we visited the Jonathan LeVine Gallery to meet and greet some of the artists of High Fructose.
Here was my favorite.


Next we hopped on the train to Brooklyn, eeek!, to the MF Gallery for the Toy Show.
The location was a bit shady (not an exaggeration) but we managed to arrive home all in one piece.
The dolls were amazing and we met a lot of really great ladies!

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I also had my very first
"Craft-tea Ladies Night" where girlfriends, and new friends came to my home to make a fantastic craft.
This month we made a cute yarn wreath. We had such a good time and I am looking forward to the next one in January!!



The finished product. Cute!! 

Besides cleaning, decorating, and sight seeing, I've been working. 
Commissions are currently on my to do list but I managed to
 squeeze in these little pieces and put them in my shop. 



You can see them here!

POST EDIT!!

I just added tihs one as well...



I'll be back soon to post some photos of my holiday decorations.
I scored the BEST vintage Christmas Santa EVER!!!!!

Enjoy your day:)

7 comments:

Micki said...

sounds like you've been having fun :)

I have been nesting getting ready for the holiday season too, not much time for painting when there are so many other things to make for Christmas.

Hugs

Micki x

sMacThoughts said...

I was at Jonathan Levine when the High Fructose artists were there.... was this on a Saturday?? Imagine if we actually ran into each other and didn't know it! :)

Sadie Inspired said...

What a great idea to have friends over to craft...the wreaths turned out darling! My girlfriends & I get together for a cookie swap. But, I think my hips would prefer crafting! :)

LB Designs said...

Wow! I can see why you were in heaven at that store! Can't wait to see the vintage santa;D

Isabel said...

What an awesome STORE!!!! DROOL is soo right:O) Have a great evening

Italian Girl in Georgia said...

Hey Girl!

I've been doing the same thing...mopping, dusting, polishing, etc...before the decorations come out. Happy December to you.

Ciao bella,
Suzanne

Ashley Jennings said...

YES! I love the last piece! So awesome!!!

I have a similar group of ladies that come over to craft and the last time we crafted, we did the yarn wreath thing too! I was so amazed how they turned out I had to blog the pics. I couldn't help but attempt to do what
Knock Knocking does.