Friday, December 24, 2010

Twas the Night Before Christmas....

Twas the night before Christmas and all through my house, we are waiting
for Santa and killing time before we leave our house ( heading off to midnight mass)'s kinda quiet this Christmas eve so thought I would post a few thoughts as the Christmas tree lights twinkle in the background.

Rain, rain, rain, rain. It seemed like it would never stop. But eventually it did. Life does not stop because of a little, OK, a lot of rain. The rainy days made for a good excuse to not go anywhere, stay home and get caught up on my sewing. My sewing machine got lots of use over those 5 rainy days. Lots of pillow shams.

Designed and sewed new place mats with a one sided ruffle. Look for these at upcoming shows.

After I sewed the place mats, I decided they would make great Xmas gifts for a few of my friends.

I added a personal touch to the ones I gave as gifts and put a monogram in the corner.

With Christmas just hours away, here is a peek at a few vintage vignettes that I decked the halls in my home with. Soon they will be packed away for another year….

My pink Christmas tree. This vintage treasure is always placed on my kitchen counter and decorated with pink vintage Christmas ornaments that I’ve collected over the years. I bought this pink tree about 7 years ago at the Irvine Flea Market (long before pink trees were everywhere) and I remember it was $20. I tried to get it for $15 and walked away when she said she was firm at $20. Then I came to my senses and went back and purchased it. So so glad I did. I love it.

I also bring out this tree for Valentines day and Easter. And to think, I almost missed out on buying it!

These handmade children’s stockings are new to my home this year…$1 each at a flea market in Texas. Love them.

I so credit Eloise Medina for so inspiring me to create my own Christmas cloche after seeing hers at her Holiday boutique.

My new vintage Santa…a gift this year. I’ve dubbed him the “Doing the Happy Dance” Santa.

And with that I close with "Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night!"


  1. Hi Rose, Happy Holidays!!! It looks like it was a great & cute on. I didn't know that you had a blog!
    I will be a follower, yeah! Yes, I do have a blog, Your kids are adorable!
    Wishes & Kisses!

  2. Hi Sweet Rose,
    I was so happy to hear from you. I will definitely stop by for a visit next time I go to the flea market.
    Hope you are having a wonderful holiday!!

  3. Happy New Year! Those things are wonderful! I love the monogramming!

  4. Hi Rose!
    The blog looks great! All your stuff yesterday at Irvine was wonderful and of course my pillows look beautiful as always. Letter is in the mail. Call soon
    to come by. Try to stay dry is once again pouring!

  5. Hi Rose,
    I just found your blog and I love it!! Your style is just fabulous!! I will definitely have to get over to the Urban Barn to see your treasures!
    Happy New Year.

  6. Hello. I met you last weekend at the Irvine Flea Market. I loved, loved, loved your booth. I bought the chicken wire door. It's hanging in my home, fits perfect!!!!
    Have a wonderful day. It was so nice meeting you :O)

  7. Your home looks gorgeous and so festive!
    Love the cushions, that you`ve made also!