I am gearing up for my annual "shop", this year it is being held in a friends house and like most years there are a few of us that are getting together to sell our wares. Its no secret that I LOVE Christmas and I cannot wait to set up all our decorations and put up our beautiful Christmas tree (but first we have to finish the painting in the family room ....ahhh thats another post)...so I have been 'getting my Christmas craft on' with a few goodies that I will sell at our Christmas market in a few weeks.
How cute are these little reindeers...they make great cake toppers don't you think, would look great atop of any Christmas dessert!!
Next on my list of things to make was some Christmas trees...my current obsession these amazing sea urchins that my mum and dad have lovingly collected from all around Australian on their travels...I think they make wonderful Christmas trees...beachy Christmas anyone?
That's how I feel today, there seems to be a never ending supply of cards needed...so many Birthdays, farewells, engagements, thank you's and new arrivals to celebrate.....I suppose it comes in waves and with Christmas cards also on my agenda I seem be spending a lot of time crafting cards!
Time for a cuppa I think.....then back to the craft room to begin on the Christmas cards LOL!
Our dining room as undergone a makeover, we felt the need for a refresh and decided after living a long time with quite dark wooden furniture it was perhaps time to 'breathe some new life' into our pieces and paint them white!
Of course all good painted furniture begins with a good paint and for me the choice was easy...
I had heard and seen a lot about this paint, it seemed ghastly expensive when I went to purchase it but a small tin goes a long way and it is SO easy to use, I was not disappointed.
But first our fireplace and walls were given a new lease of life with a simple finish and a coat of paint. Some new grey marble tiles transformed the fireplace then I set about to completely transform the table simply by painting the legs and giving the top a new lick of oil.
My poor old dining chairs were in need of some TLC and I found just the lady. The lovely Conny from Things I Love came to my rescue and in a week had totally transformed them - perfect!
It all started to come together and we couldn't be happier with the results, it is truly amazing how different the room looks and feels.....I cannot wait get started on the family room now!
Spoilt rotten...yes that was me on my recent Birthday...
Some girlfriends arranged for a morning tea catchup the day before...lots of delicious treats and many laughs shared...so special!
The next day my girls whisked me off for a yummy breakfast at Room Two Ten in Freshwater...coffee with my folks later that morning...friends dropped in with a cold bottle of chardonnay late afternoon then bubbles, a cheese platter and delicious dinner in our favourite Japanese Restaurant with my beautiful special family.....very spoilt indeed.
Feeling very blessed and YES sadly another year older!!!