Monday, December 13, 2010

Wreaths and More ...

I am joining Linda at Coastal Charm and Marty at A Stroll Thru Life with their weekly parties. 

I made this Christmas cupcake wreath to hang on my pantry door/dish closet.  I purchased the huge cupcakes at the Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge back in July at 1/2 price.  I bought the last two they had and I love them.

Here is a closeup of the red one ... I wish it was real and I would eat it!
A corner of my kitchen with a plate Amber had given me and a gingerbread batter bowl my husband gave me last Christmas with flowers in it.  Since I took this pic I have added another cloche.  I will post it later updated.
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Another wreath I made. 
Jennifer bought a "W" and a "S" for me and I made us both a wreath. 
I had no idea what I was doing with the mesh, but it somehow came together.  It still needs a little poofing!
I purchased this fiber optic train at Cracker Barrel last year after Christmas.  It is really cute lit at night. It is on my hearth under colored Christmas trees.

A final picture of my completed mantle (except for my SIL's stocking which I have to finish!)  You can spot the little train in the above pic on the lower left.

It has been so cold here today with snow flurries!  We never got above freezing.  We finally lit the fire today.  It always makes the house cozy :)

Thank you for visiting and God Bless!
Donna


19 comments:

Marilyn said...

Everything looks so cheery! I really like that gingerbread bowl. It would go with all my little friends that I've stuck up on my cupboard doors. Thank goodness for FunTak! ♥♫

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I love the cupcake wreath! You have some really cute decorations.

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, friend.

Jen in NY said...

Don't you love Cracker Barrel? They have the cutest seasonal items. I bought a snowglobe snowman there this year that is so fun. I always go right after Christmas to get some good deals. The gingerbread bowl display is wonderful, I love it and want it myself! :-) Great work on the wreaths, I love those cupcakes too!

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

HI Donna...oh, I love Christmas...and you did a great job with all the decorations. I thought boths wreaths...with the cupcakes and the mesh were lovelY :) :) :) Oh, yes, a real cupcake with nice cream cheese frosting or pudding frosting would be lovely too :) :) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Mama Pea said...

Hi Donna! Oh, I just love that cupcake wreath! It is so cute. And your fireplace looks fantastic. I added some greenery to my mantle and that did the trick. I'll post an updated photo soon. Thanks for your help with that. It's cold here, too. Kids had a snow day today. And now it's only 14 degrees here tonight. Brrr. Stay warm.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love the cupcake wreath! Have not been to Cracker Barrel in a while - need to go check them out, but I am trying to be good. :)
Have a great week.

Linda said...

Your cupcake wreath is the best. Love all the red sparkles. I went to The Christmas Place in July while we were on our family vacation in Gatlinburg!! I loved that place! Picked up several ornaments there. Your mantle is beautiful. So homey.

Patsy said...

Great job on all your creations!! I love the cupcake wreath. Must add it to my favorite things list. Keep up the creativity and have a blessed week!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Donna, I love your decorations and the cupcake wreath is the cutest ever!!! I love anything with cupcakes! Your mantle looks beautiful!!! The red/green poofy wreath is really pretty too. You are so creative! We did not get snow here today, but it is bitterly cold. Where Adelaide is in college, they have gotten close to a foot of snow. Thank goodness she escaped to come home before the snow started. Speaking of fires, she is watching TV downstairs by the fire. Enjoy your week and stay warm. Love & blessings from NC!

Bernie said...

Your house looks lovely Donna, love your wreaths, love everything. Will Jennifer and her hubby be joining you for Christmas dinner. I bet her home looks lovely as well....Hug

Desiree said...

Lovely, lovely decorations, Donna! I especially loved your cupcake wreath - what a natty idea! And your mantle looks gorgeous - so cosy, festive and welcoming - exactly the way I'd imagine Christmases should be in the Northern Hemisphere.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful home :)

Thelma said...

That cupcake wreath is too adorable for words, I just love it! Even someone not as crazy about cupcakes as me would love it, wonderful job and a steal to boot! Your home looks warm and inviting, thanks for sharing it with us.

Rettabug said...

BOTH wreaths are just Beautiful, Donna! I'd love to have either one hanging in my home. You are very talented in so many creative ways. Your mantle looks FABULOUS!!

My Vintage Studio said...

Hi Donna.

Your home is so pretty for the holidays.

Wishing you a wonderful day!

Hugs, Sharon

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Everything is so pretty, Donna. You are a very talented decorator.

Creative Breathing said...

Merry Christmas Donna! Thank you so much for stopping by Creative Breathing! On my side bar under, Things You Are Looking For, Tag Along, you will find quite a few tutorials of monthly tags I made for this past year. They are just wonderful and such fun to make. I also have a button Bluebird Papercrafts where vintage greeting cards are available for sharing to make paper art. What a beautiful blog you have and such lovely Christmas decorations! WOW! A wonderful place to be for the holidays! Elizabeth

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Donna,
Your cupcake wreath is just too cute...what a great idea...love it! I also love how your mantel looks...thanks for sharing your beautiful home at my party. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Blessings,
Linda

My Vintage Studio said...

Hi Donna.
Hope you are doing well.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and all the best for the New year!
Hugs, Sharon

John'aLee said...

Love your decorations! It looks so festive at your house!