Sunday, December 8, 2013

A few things around Sissie's Shabby Cottage...

Hello beautiful Bloggers!  I can just imagine how busy y'all have been.  Tis the Season.  So before I go spending hours looking at your blogs I thought I'd share a few things around here at Sissie's Shabby Cottage.

Here's a look at my dining room table.  And yes I gave up the white this year and have gone gaga over traditional reds and greens!! My inspiration came from these gorgeous ornaments.

The little white skinny tree has been around for awhile but the retro ornaments are Christopher Radko.  Found them at Home Goods for a fabulous price!
We've been in our new house now for about three months but it's a long way from being fully decorated.  I'll just show you little glimpses here and there until it shapes up.

I've made several of these hanging burlap bags for my booth and they are selling!

This bag is my attempt to copy one that I saw on Pinterest.  I'm not  sure who originally designed this but if you know please let me know and I'll give them all the credit.  My version isn't quite as pretty as theirs...
Okay, that's it for now.  Get out there this week and create, make, bake, sew, write, photograph and find something wonderful and share it with us!




Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' your cute little tree Sissie and the colorful ornaments too! Merry Christmastime:@)

Debbie said...

Your decorations are lovely, Sissie.
Those bags are just beautiful.
You are a master when it comes to vignettes.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love the red a green ornaments...It makes the tree look fun! And your bags are adorable!!


Kathy Moreland said...

I really like your tree, and those ornaments are amazing! Love them. I was going to only use turquoise, silver, and white, but the red and green won out! Now I have some of both! Have a great week!

Patty Sumner said...

Your home is always beautiful Sissie....I love the pops of red and green. I just can't seem to get away from the traditional red and green colors... I hope to finish some things up this week. We have ice and sleet today...Cold and nasty out. Have a great week and Christmas Blessings!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Sooooooo pretty Sissie!! Love the tree on your dining room table!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Love those sweet ornies....they look vintage! Good job on the bags!

Okio B Designs said...

Love your holiday touches Sissie! And that reindeer is just adorable! Is it fabric????? And your hanging bags are lovely!


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Pretty ornaments, Sissie! I love the colors against the background of your home. That reindeer is cute, too. Love the bags! I did a couple of small ones out of dropcloth and Osnaberg remnants. I'm bringing them to my booth tomorrow. It was a good project for those small pieces of fabric that really had no other use.

Nancy Wiebel said...

So, so pretty Sissie! It doesn't matter where you lived; could be a cardboard box and you'd make it look lovely. I've been in my new home for almost 2 years and I still don't have everything up on the walls!


{oc cottage} said...

as cheerful & happy as you! love it!

m ^..^

Shelia said...

Hi Sissieness! I've been missing you! I love your sweet tree with the beautiful Christmas balls! Oh, I love them and will have to see if I can fine some too. Your little bags are so sweet. You always do such a beautiful job. Hope you're doing well.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for your visit!!
I am playing catch up...


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your home is looking lovely! I am always in love with the Red & Green at Christmas and think those ornaments are gorgeous! Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your little tree is adorable, Sissie! The red and green is so festive for the holidays. Those little bags are cute too. Thanks for sharing and have a splendid day.


Carolyn said...

Your little tree looks beautiful with the new colored balls.
The bags you make are also lovely!

Take care,

Rustique Gal said...

Hi Sissy,
Every time I visit I wonder at your SHABBY cottage. It looks beautiful and elegant to me! The white tree and ornaments are sweet and fun and those bags are adorable! Did you make the white one too? I love them all. Have a great Christmas season.

Cindy said...

Hey Sissie! I'm sooo missing posts these days... god, it's so frustrating!
I'm craving that touch of the warm yummy reds right now too.. It's weird to me how i will just get this random craving to be around a certain color, and lately it's been this warm red!
I love your ornaments. They really pop with all the whites. The red in them is perfect and so is the green... And of course your little bags are selling, they're adorable, just like everything you do!


Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love those ornaments! Your Christmas decorating is looking beautiful. I am not surprised those hanging bags are selling--they are adorable!

June said...

I knew your Christmas decor would be beautiful! Those balls are gorgeous!!! Your new home is so lovely and i can't wait to see more of it!
I adore your bags Sissie!!!!
sending hugs your way...

chateau chic said...

So festive and pretty, Sissie!! There's something very popular about using red this year. I'm loving it!!!
Mary Alice

James Curtis said...

Greetings, such a unique hallowed Christmas balls and decors, advanced Merry Christmas.

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