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Friday, December 14, 2012

Day 5 - Week of Christmas

Welcome to Day 5 of Cheryll's week of Christmas. My offering today is another Plum Purdy design on a wooden candle block. Each side has something different. There is a Snowman, reindeer, gingie and plum pudding. I top it with pip berries and a cranberry candle.
I also love Thomas Kinkade's work. He is a wonderful artist and is known as "The Painter of the Light" I have a Winter Santa with a winter scene painted inside his coat....
His companion is a gorgeous snowman with a scene painted on his front...
I read his life story in a book called "Home for Christmas". A very heart warming story.
This is a close up of wooden tree where I hang some ornaments I painted and a few extras like my little Elf Boots.....
A couple more ornaments. A stocking from Harrods...
The next two are from the Czech Republic. The glass heart is so very fragile....my heart stops every year when I unwrap hoping it is still in one piece...
The little embroidered bells in the corner are from Malta.
I love my ornament from Banff in Canada....
The beautiful bell  beside it is from Croatia.
Last but not least a beautiful handmade snowman ornament ( I think it is from Germany but my book is packed away so I am not positive)
Before I go I just wanted to share what I made for my lovely friend Kay who had a "big special" birthday recently. I thought I had blown it because I temporarily forgot she reads my blog and I posted the makings on a Friday Night Sew in. Thankfully she didn't see it and I can now show you how it turned out.
It is a needlecase with her Initial embroidered in flowers on the front. I loved stitching it for Kay.
This is the inside.
That's it from me for today. I wish you all a wonderful weekend. I am very excited as tomorrow we are having my Mum's 80th surprise afternoon tea. She doesn't know what's going on  it is so funny. I will be able to at last give her the quilt I made her.....very excited here.
Blessings Michelle xxx


27 comments:

  1. Hello Michelle,

    Happy Birthday to your dear Mum. The Afternoon Tea will be wonderful.

    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  2. Just love your display...and Happy Birthday to your Mum..x

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  3. Love all your wonderful Xmas decorations. Happy Birthday to your Mum. Love he hexagon. Hugs,

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  4. Best wishes to your mum. I hope you all have a wonderful day.

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  5. So much cuteness and the Thomas Kinkades pieces are... WOW

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  6. Lovely ornaments, I want to come and live at your house! and your needle case is lovely too. Happy 80th to your Mum and hope you all have a lovely Afternoon Tea Party!! Hugs x

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  7. I enjoy to see your lovely ornaments, they are so beautiful, especially the one with Thomas Kinkade, I like his work too. Best wishes to your mum and have a wonderfull day.

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  8. Have a lovely day with your Mum on her special birthday. You sure have some beautiful ornaments with such interesting stories attached.

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  9. I have enjoyed your week of Christmas so much Michelle..... lovely.

    Happy Birthday to your Mum and I hope she has a great time tomorrow.

    Helen

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  10. Thank you for sharing such fabulous festive treasures. My favorite? The Santa of course, but so many second choices!

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  11. Your decorations are beautiful. I hope your dear Mum has a wonderful day tomorrow, enjoy your weekend.

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  12. Happy Birthday to your Mum. I am not a huge fan of Christmas, but that Santa in the second pic is just gorgeous. My dear Grandma turned 96 this month and she has Thomas Kinkade things throughout her home. He was a talented artist!
    debbie

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  13. Thanks for sharing your Christmas decorations. I do love your Santa.
    Hugs

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  14. Oh my word , you have by far the most beautiful ornaments I have ever seen , such a gorgeous collection from all around the globe . The needle case you made for your friend is so pretty ,she must have been thrilled. Happy Birthday to your Mum, hope her day is special :-)

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  15. Firstly "HaPPy BirtHDaY" to your Mum! Congrats on reaching this milestone!
    And of course ALL your deco's are wonderful once again. Too many fav's this time to pick just one. I'm so happy you let me come over to visit your home this festive season.
    Merry Christmas :)

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  16. lovely decorations... I do love the ones you painted... clever you... and what a pretty needle case for K.... have a wonderful birthday celebration.... and all the best to your mum
    Hugz

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  17. Loving all the chrissy displays... Happy Birthday to your Mum too xxx

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  18. You have some beautiful Christmas ornaments Michelle. I would love to see your house in person as it looks like every nook and cranny has some Christmas inspiration in it. Happy Birthday to your Mum. Hope she enjoys her surprise. Hugs....

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  19. Happy Birthday to your mom. She will love her quilt.

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  20. your 'round the world' decorations are just amazing!
    Hope the surpise tea goes well, can't wait to hear how your mum loved her quilt.

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  21. Love the painted Santa. The snowman looks like an angel ornament I have that I think came from Brussels( lace work so very special). Hope your mum has a wonderful 80th afternoon tea. Happy birthday to her

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  22. Your house must look like a Christmas wonderland! Happy birthday to your Mum.

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  23. Happy birthday to your mum !!
    And those decorations are so beautiful, I love looking at them.
    The gift for Kay is so beautiful !!

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  24. Happy Birthday to your mom. Your decorations are so beautiful. Love the needle case the fabrics are great.
    Hugs
    donna

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  25. Those are gorgeous decorations. Lots of lovely memories too.
    Love the personalised needle book, lucky friend.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Your painting and decorations are beautiful and I love the needlecase you made for your friend. Your embroidered flowers are lovely.

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  27. So many gorgeous chrissy decs! The needle case is beautiful too.

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