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Saturday, August 27, 2016

pretty in pink

My little pink tree made of tulle.  Read that these little trees were popular in the '50's.    I have always wanted to make one .
I cut a dowel in half which made it 18 inches.  A disc I cut from a piece of wood I had in the shed.  I drilled a hole in the disc and glued the dowel in the opening.
Didn't have any pink paint on hand so I glued wrapping paper to the disc.
The pattern called for 10 discs cut from tulle in varying sizes.  I decided it needed more so I cut some in different sizes in 1/2 inch more that the disc next to it.   The tulle folded in half witha running stitch a quarter of the way down from fold.  
I made sure I separated the tulle from the other so it was fluffy.

Tulle in different sizes

getting there with a few more to go

Leaving the top for an angel or star - hope I can find a vintage angel

Will place little small christmas balls on it too.  Not gonna glue them but will just put little wire hanger on them .

I am sharing with  Life and Linda - Dishing and Digging it Link Party

Friday, February 12, 2016

Decorations around a Richmond neighborhood

Found these pictures of Christmas decor on homes in a neighborhood.   These were taken after Christmas.   

I think this door is so pretty

Such pretty stately homes

I like the soldiers standing guard at the front door and many more above it.

I am across the street taking this but you can get what I mean

on the way home

and home

Friday, January 8, 2016

After Christmas visit

I took Adalyn and Genevieve to visit Aunt Wanda and see Natalie who is two years old and are third cousins.
The house was still decorated , I got a few shots.
Living room tree


Pretty lit nativity on canvas

canvas with lights

I really love these singing penguins someone made - I just think they are so cute, especially the accordion player

I wish my picture was not so blurry of Natalie, beautiful red hair and blue eyes

den tree

Like the scene painting back drop by my nephew

Great Aunt Wanda with Adalyn Genevieve and Natalie
Popcorn with nuts, m&m's, and white chocolate

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Jefferson Hotel Christmas 2015 New Years

Steve and I visit the Hotel Jefferson every year at Christmas.
A mood setter for sure.

Beautiful frosty lit fountain with alligator escaping to greet at entrance.

As I posted in earlier posts of our visit to the Jefferson,  the story of the alligators'.
Richmond's and hotel guests donated pet alligator's to the hotel where they lived in the Palm courts marble pools.  The last of the gators "Old Pompey"  in 1948,  died.

A glance  up before venturing in

 The Jefferson was elected in 1969 to the National Register of  Historic places
and it's beaux arts style architecture is considered to be among the finest examples in existence

A close up of "Old Pompey".   He lies at the foot of the arbor with wrought iron Victorian bench surrounded by festive Christmas decor.

You can see him in the distance next to the arbor

dripping crystal garland

Thomas Jefferson in the distance

Elegantly dressed mirror with cascading red velvet ribbons with velvet covered boxes at the base

Edward V Valentine,  a Richmond sculptor created the life-size image from Carrera marble.
Clothing actually worn by Jefferson was borrowed by Valentine in which he copied for the sculpture.
2 years and $12,000 later it was complete.

Stained glass above in Palm Court

cotton is in the tree to give a look of snow

to the lower level

a decorated tree at the end of the staircase

A short video of tree  here  -  https://youtu.be/8XlT1AoXw1Q

Gift shop closed 

Some books I see by a local author that two of the grandchildren should be interested in reading.

sorry for fuzzy pictures, need a steadier hand I guess

gingerbread village ingredients

On our way out.  The  reason for our season and all things beautiful because of it

sharing with The Vintage Nest Share you style