I know that Thanksgiving isn't even here yet (but it IS next week!) but I'm already thinking of Christmas. I love the elegance and the simplicity of a white Christmas. Not really snow, as we don't really get much snow here in Georgia, but white as in the decorations. Mixed with silver, gold and crystal ~ white has such an elegance to me.
I have this gorgeous book by Tricia Foley, White Christmas, and what's amazing is that the copyright is 1997 but the elegance inside is absolutely timeless. White is classic and beautiful ~
I'm not just talking white either. Vanilla, creams and ecru are beautiful hues mixed in. It's soothing and relaxing, most of all, peaceful ~
I remembered that awhile back I bought some embossed wallpaper for a furniture project I was painting. This paper is so neat ~ you paste it on and then paint it too! Well, I had a kitchen cupboard that someone had wallpapered the panels of the doors and I just couldn't remove it. So I bought this and papered right over top and painted it all the same color. It turned out beautiful and sold really quickly too! The wallpaper has the look of old ceiling tiles to me, but on a much smaller scale.
How about I use this paper to wrap a few gifts this year? Accented by snippets of greenery and ribbon, I think it would look just beautiful ~ or even cones filled to the brim with candies...
I wonder how white feather boas from the craft store would look as garland?
White or cream hankies tucked inside cones hung on the tree ~
We'll see what our tree turns out looking like but I'm definitely dreaming white!
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I can't get the little crocheted hat off my mind. The one for our new granddaughter? I know I purchased one but still want to make her one as well. I dug out all of my crochet supplies and discovered I had purchased some yellow cotton yarn just like the beautiful white that I just bought the other day to make her a hat!!!
Plus I found a project that I'd started a while ago ~ I thought I'd make a scarf out of this amazing chenille yarn but don't really know now :) I do love this yarn though!
I've even printed out a few free instructions to help me but yikes, what language is this??
Oh well, we'll see ~ maybe I should stick to my other artwork. I just have this thing in me that wants to learn new things!!
Wishing you a wonderful Tuesday sweet friends ~