Back to Work!

Just a little quickie to let you know that I finally made it out to the workshop today and got started on what I think is going to be a real charmer.

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I’ll be back to post some pictures of the Golden Glow of Christmas Past convention – it was fabulous! If you go their Facebook page, you’ll see all sorts of photos people took – both of their treasures and the convention in general.

Stay tuned….

Hot Off the Press

Or out of my hands, I guess I should say.

SEA HOLLY

SEA HOLLY Wreath ©Glittermoon Vintage Christmas 2014

New Stuff

Gosh, the time is going by so quickly and I can’t believe September is right around the corner!!  Believe it or not though, I have been designing some new Christmas cards for the Glittermoon Cards line. So, I’ve been a little lax about posting but I haven’t been lax about thinking up new ideas and collecting some fan-tab-u-lous stuff!

Like this loopy Santa ornament.  Isn’t he wonderful?  IMG_0788

He’s Italian.  I love the Italian figural ornaments, there is something about them that sets them apart.  I have a bunch of them in my personal collection and I get a kick every year when I pull them out to put on the tree.

Even better, he was just one of several in the box.  I was so excited to win this on eBay!  Check it out.IMG_0787 - Version 2

Aren’t they all great?  Who cares if Santa’s lost an eye.  I’ll fix him right up.  And those adorable little angels.  Cute as buttons.IMG_0784 - Version 2

And look at this other box I won from the  same dealer!  These guys are so different from anything I have used in my wreaths and I can’t wait to have some fun.

IMG_0785 - Version 2Oh my gosh, this little choirgirl sends me over the top.  I might have a problem parting with her if I am being perfectly honest.  Don’t hold it against me, ok?  Tell you what, though, if you want me to make you something with her on it, just say the word and she’s yours!

IMG_0562While I am on an Italian jag, check out this topper.  I showed him to you earlier in the year.  Now he is on my list to make something with pretty soon.

I spent the afternoon unpacking, sorting, and putting away boxes and boxes of new treasures.  Can’t wait to get started!!

I’ll be back in touch in a few days.  Until then, have a wonderful night.

Ta Da! Sneak Peek at the New Stuff!

As you know, I am off to Rhinebeck, NY for the Country Living Fair which will be held June 7, 8, and 9 in the beautiful Hudson River Valley.  I have finally emerged from Santa’s Workshop, Southern Branch, but only long enough for me to post quick pictures of what I am taking with me.  All of these are new to you except for “Little Pinky” and the “Little Angel” Topiary which I have reworked a bit.

I am bringing 8 wreaths and 3 topiaries with me to the Fair.  I hope you can make it!  When I can, I will post more about each one with details.

Here is a link to more info about the Fair in case you have forgotten.

Without further ado, here they are.  I hope you like them!

Reindeer Razzle Dazzle

Reindeer Razzle Dazzle

The Little Choirboy

The Little Choirboy

Old-Time Christmas

Old-Time Christmas

Ice Dance

Ice Dance

Dream of a Child

Dream of a Child

Ice Angel The angel is an old topper - she lights up!

Ice Angel
The angel is an old topper – she lights up!

Susan's Pink Memories

Susan’s Pink Memories

Little Pinky

Little Pinky

Sugar Santa Topiary

Sugar Santa Topiary

Christmas Jewels Topiary

Christmas Jewels Topiary

Little Angel Topiary

Little Angel Topiary

Meet Me At The Fair in Rhinebeck, NY

ZJD1463_4ed6dbbc7_dimg8.gifI have been terribly remiss in posting here but I do have a very good reason: I am getting ready for the Fair!

Next week, I will be traveling to the beautiful Hudson River Valley to be a vendor at the Country Living Magazine Fair in Rhinebeck, NY.

In preparation, I have been working long days – and into the night – making some new Vintage Christmas to take with me.  I still have a ways to go but what has turned out so far is my best work yet, I think.  I will be setting up the background and lights in the next few days to photograph all the new treasures and will post them here when I come up for air.

In the meantime, you need to make plans to attend the Fair!  If you have never experienced a Country Living Fair then you have really been missing out.  Having done the Atlanta  Fair for the past two years (and I will be back this October for the third year), I can tell you that the creativity you see there is off the charts.  Plus, you get to meet and greet Brent and Josh, The Fabulous Beekman Boys, who you may recall are fans of Glittermoon Vintage Christmas.  They will be doing a book signing on Saturday.  Since Rhinebeck is pretty close to their home base of Sharon Springs, NY, they will also be setting up a mini Beekman 1802 Mercantile for your shopping pleasure.  I can’t wait to see what treasures they have brought from the farm.

Also, Cari Cucksey, of HGTV ‘s “Cash and Cari” fame, will be on hand.  Look for her Repurpose booth for all sorts of great stuff.  And that’s not all, there are bunches of demonstrations and how-to’s but best of all is the most fabulous shopping ever.

I’ve got to get back to the workshop but please click here to find out all you need to know about the Fair including how to get advance tickets!

In the meantime, you can also visit this post with lots of pictures from the Atlanta Fair to get an idea of what the excitement is all about.

I hope to see you there!

I’m Back

DSC_0353 - Version 2I’ve been gone awhile, have you noticed?  There have been a lot of things going on these past few months but now I am back and ready to get to work making more fabulous vintage Christmas!

I haven’t been ignoring my work by any stretch. I have spent lots of time scouring all over for lots of wonderful pieces to make into something.  And I can’t wait to get started.

Today’s the day!  Yippee.  I am so glad to be back!