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I live in the beautiful state of Wisconsin. I'm a wife and stay at home mom of 3 sons. I love to paint, sew, knit, stitch and create. I enjoy selling my creations at local fairs, ebay and here on my blog. When I not crafting I love to decorate my home. I'm always moving furniture, painting or switching things around. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day~*~Leanne~*~

Friday, December 31, 2010

Ringing in the New Year

Wishing you all a year full of joy, happiness and good health!
We were looking ahead on the calendar and there are a few fun dates
tomorrow will be 1/1/11
and in a few weeks 1/11/11
and in November 11/1/11
and later that month 11/11/11
Lots of ones...maybe one should be my new lucky number!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sharing Some Christmas Decorating Pictures

Now that Christmas is over I have a little time to share some pictures of my decorated house.
I love decorating for Christmas!
Bringing out all the decorations that I have collected over the years and adding some new finds.
This is the top of the refrigerator.
The little elf was made by me about 15 years ago and the polka dot present cookie jar is new this year. I love polka dots!The top of the hutch in the kitchen. The cookie jar that the tree is in was my grandmas it didn't have a cover when I got it so it makes a perfect pot for the mini tree to go in.
Nutcrackers that were painted by my mom. She painted them for Jack.... what a wonderful gift.
The Santa sign behind the nutcrackers was painted by me.

The top of the hutch in the dining room.

On Christmas Eve before our guests were about to arrive I needed some kind of decoration for the kitchen island. I cut the cedar from the tree outside and placed it on the bottom of a plate. Then I took the tangerines that were in a fruit basket and sprinkled them with cranberries...the perfect decoration. It took me about 5 minutes to put together and I got so many compliments on it. See I do work best under pressure.

The dining room table before dishes.

The Christmas tree after Santa came.

The dining room table all set and ready for guests. I had the kitchen table set too but didn't take any pictures. Notice the color of the walls and the new drapes. If you look back to some of my earlier posts you can see the room with wallpaper.
That's all I have for now. I'm keeping everything up until January 6th when I have Bunco. I'm not sure we'll play Bunco...maybe we'll have game night. We played Tabu, Catch Phrase and Apples to Apples over the holidays and had so much fun I though it would be fun for the Bunco girls too.
Enjoy the rest of the holidays!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Dining Room Makeover

Dining room with wallpaper....
I have to say I loved this wallpaper but it was time for a change.
Below the chair rail was a burgundy sponge painted looking wallpaper.
Burgundy valances cover the top part of the windows.
What was under the wallpaper...
Pink Walls!

and more pink walls...

not a good color for the dining room.
Bring in the painters...yaaa right!
Did I mention I started this project December 1st.
I will post pictures of the after soon.
I will also share Christmas pictures too.