I have discovered the power of glue this weekend past and also the power of the Christmas season to get me motivated to create create create. The craft is just flowing out of me this Christmas season and I must say it is making blogging very very enjoyable. Thanks for all the love on my Too Easy Christmas Series as well gals!!!!!! I'm so thankful for you all.
The frame in this vignette started out like this and has been shunted around the Beach House since I picked it up for $2, at the Scouts' Spring Fair some months ago. I loved the embossed frame. It seems to have a pineapple motif carved into it, which appealed to me greatly. I was thinking about using it in some South Pacific styling extravaganza, but try as I might, I just couldn't get my head around all the brown. I can't understand why designers and stylists brought that colour back a few years ago. Being a child of the seventies, I have terrible memories of brown corduroy ankle freezers (thanks mum) and lots of brown stained trim around our blond brick house.
So the white paint came out this weekend to aide in the creation of a Coastal Christmas Mantel.
Freedom are promoting a range of coastal Christmas decorations this season. I am such a sucker for aqua.
I had some of that great bling bling turquoise ribbon left that I used to make the beachy lantern
I glued it around some tea lights to joosh them up.
How cool are these beads?
The beachy lantern I made from the jam jar last weekend, got a guernsey too.
The letters I just drew up and cut out of standard white A4 paper that I hole punched and strung up on twine. Mr Beach House said 'Who's Noel and when's he coming over?' I don't think he's that hopeless, but he is pretty funny when he wants to be.
Then in the middle if all this Mr Beach House was strongly encouraged to install the littlest Beach House Brat's new Hemnes bed. I mean she is 3 and a half and still in a cot. He started the process, then decided he was going sailing, so as I write the bed is still in pieces on the floor. Wish I could just walk out when I felt like it to do my own thing. The cot is dismantled and there's no way she's sleeping with me!!!!! Learned that lesson the hard way with the first one. So we shall see what happens at the beach House tonight.......a home in which you never know just quite where you will wake up! Have a great week girls.
Glad I got the tops and bottoms of the PJs matching for these shots, as that doesn't happen very often around here.
Today I am partying here