Monday, December 31, 2012

My ornament tradition & Happy New Year!

 It has become a little tradition of mine to buy myself an ornament AFTER Christmas at Kohl's.  They always have an Eiffel Tower ornament and after Christmas, they are on sale at a really good price.  Yesterday I made the trip and crossed my fingers that there were still some ornaments left.  I had no idea what this years ornament would look like, but I loved it the second I laid eyes on it!
 I wanted to make my own ornament just like this, but Kohl's has done all the work for me!  A sparkly Eiffel Tower sits on a circle of script that sits on a medallion of glitter.  The Eiffel Tower is encased in a delicate glass cloche and a sheer white ribbon is attached to the top for hanging.  It is simple and perfect!
 I must admit, I bought all they had.  There were 3 left and at just a little over $2 each, I had to buy all of them!  Even though the script inside the cloche has holiday sentiments, it will be perfect to leave out all year round.  This one is in my Paris bathroom.  The other two will sit in my craft room and serve as inspiration and decoration!
 Even though I got totally spoiled this year at Christmas, I just had to buy myself one little thing...okay, so it was 3 little things!  But can you really blame me?  They are adorable and as you can see, I had a fun time taking pictures with them!
Would you like to do a little online shopping at Kohl's and maybe find an Eiffel Tower Ornament of your own?  Here is a coupon code for 10% off on  This code can be stacked on top of other codes to make the savings even better!  TENFORBLOG can be used anytime between now and March 9th.  Have fun shopping!

Hoping you all had a Merry Christmas!  And wishing you all a very Happy New Year!  Thank you for your friendship in 2012.  I know 2013 will be an even better year!
 Party hats I made for the big night.  I doubt we will even be awake still when the clock strikes midnight so these are perfect decorations!
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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Merry Christmas!

From my little family to yours...Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Sheet Music Christmas Decor

 A big thank you to all of you sweet friends that left me such loving, caring, encouraging comments.  You sure know how to make a girl feel loved!  

My Christmas tree is up and really making our house feel festive!  I just can't seem to put an ornament on my tree if it isn't white, silver or blue!  I used a cream colored lace as garland around the tree this year and I am so glad that I did.  It gives it a romantic touch!  I used a lot of sheet music in my decorating this time around and I would love to show you all the ornaments I created!
I am still loving my ruffled tree skirt that I made last year.  I have every intention of making more to sell or giveaway, I just haven't done it yet!

When I saw the Frosted and Glittered Wreath that Donna at My Shabby Chateau made, I instantly fell in love and wanted one of my own!  I just took the decorations off of the wreath I was using, had my husband lightly spray it with white spray paint and got to creating it.  Thank you Donna for the inspiration-I love my new wreath!
 You might remember some of these Eiffel Tower ornaments from last year.  I loved creating them and wanted to make more for this year.  It is really fun to come up with new ways to make ornaments using these Eiffel Tower playing cards from JoAnn's!
 In total, I have made 5 different ornaments using these cards.  I am always thinking of new ones to create!
 I love to use sheet music in different ways.  I made medallions and 2 types of rosettes.  Creating with sheet music is so much fun!
 My Christmas tree is sort of French and Vintage inspired.  Eiffel Towers are all over it as well as lots of vintage sheet music!
 Even just changing up an element or two transforms them into a completely different ornament!
 I also created some without the playing cards that I love so much!  These angel wings have glitter, pearls, buttons and a crystal hanging off of them.  The other side has a white rose on it.  I made some similar to these last year.  Someone pinned them on Pinterest and said they were going to create some using copies of love letters that her grandfather wrote to her grandmother during World War II.  What a great idea!
This sheet music medallion has a glittery snowflake glued to the middle of it.  There is a pretty blue gem in the middle of the snowflake.  Simple but cute!
 This sweet little Christmas tree ornament has silver glitter, pearls, a rose and satin ribbon.  Again, super simple but very pretty!
 I just love creating ornaments and decorations with sheet music.  There are endless possibilities!  I am still thinking about making a sheet music chain to go around my tree too...but that would take a lot of work and a lot of my vintage sheet music collection.  Maybe I will just make a small one and hang it somewhere else!  

Hope everyone is having a wonderful December.  Christmas will be here before we know it!

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