Tag Archives: Christmas

dining room window sills

When my DDIL helped decorate a few Saturdays ago, she put together one of the dining room window sill displays. I wanted to do something different than the blue vases I used last year. I love those, but am trying to take the cobalt blue out of the room. This is what they looked like […]

living room mantel

This weekend, Genny and I finished the living room mantel decorations. The pictures are framed Christmas cards that tell the story of Christ’s birth. I added a little detail to the gold cloth on the mantel by using the hot glue gun to attach a bead trim to the hem. It added a nice extra […]

sugar cookie crisps

Sugar Cookie Crisps I found this recipe (called Sugar Cookies X) at allrecipes.com in November of 2000, and I’ve been making it ever since. They are sugary and crispy delicious. Preheat oven to 350*F. In a large bowl, mix till creamy: 2 c. white sugar 1 c. vegetable oil 1 c. butter 1 tsp. vanilla […]

Christmas prep

Last weekend we got a lot of decorating done. My daughter-in-law and my sister came to help. The dining room was finished, with the exception of one window sill. I need to paint a flowerpot white to complete that project. DH and our daughter-in-law put up the snow tree. “Snowing” it is the final (and […]

Christmas card putz houses

Putz houses, also called “glitter houses,” are little houses that make up a Christmas village. Popular from the 1920s on, they can be made from cardboard, card stock, and even old Christmas cards. I drew the pattern for this house based on the pattern for the Stone Cottage on the Little Glitter House site, which […]

it’s snowing in the kitchen

The snowflakes are up in the kitchen. Fifteen or so hang from the 12′ ceiling on mirrored strings and my snowflake ornament collection hangs on the window garlands. Hanging the ceiling snowflakes. Snowflake ornament collection. Looks so festive! ~~Rhonda 🙂

building a putz house

I am back to working on the little Putz houses I have planned for a Christmas display. I’m hoping this post will work as a sort of tutorial for walking you through making your own Putz house, if you are so inclined. The pattern I am using is from the Little Glitter Houses site. This […]

putz display

I have been working on my Putz houses this week and they are coming along well. I’ve really enjoyed to the work. I just threw these on the tiered cupcake holder to give you an idea of what I have in mind. This is no where near the final look I’m going for. The stand […]

putz houses

I’ve managed to make a couple of Putz houses. I want to make several more of these to put together in a little village display for Christmas. Here’s one I made a week or so ago. The pattern came from the web site Little Glitter Houses. Yesterday I tried my hand at a larger, more […]

97 days

Did you know there are only 97 days left until Christmas??? 🙂 I took the above picture for 7 Days of Shooting, a flickr site I take part in. There is a weekly theme with daily assignments. The theme this week is “white” and the picture is for “Fill the Frame Friday.” Thanks, Genny, for […]