Monday, November 30, 2009

Handmade Holidays

Time for another post of Handmade Holidays and I have to admit, I didn't do a lot of hand made anything this week! Between Thanksgiving and having my youngest daughter home from college for the first time in three months I decided to kick back and just enjoy the week without any real agenda at all except to enjoy my family.  Of course that family came through for me in the form of my sister (in-law but she's really just my sis) finding some adorable little skates at Goodwill for me for the paltry sum of $2.99 and bringing them over this weekend.  I added some ribbon and some holiday greens and hung them in the back entry.  It doesn't get any easier than that! Remember, along with showing some of the things we make by hand to give and to decorate with, you can show thrifted decorations or gifts for HH too! So show us your deals and your projects:>) and a big thank you for everyone who has participated so far. I appreciate your linking up to the party! I am also linking up to Get Your Craft on at Creative Blogs and Kimbas DIY party. Great ideas to be had at both places:>)


33 comments:

bj said...

O, Kathy..is your Handmade thingy on Mon or Tues.? If it is Tues., I'll go back and link up with you....I'm tellin' ya, there's so much going on right now that I can't keep up with everyone....
REMEMBER...I'm OLD and I'm SLOW...:)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Kathy,
I LOVE your skates... I just linked with my skates only I made a mistake in the title and just said My Skates instead of The Comforts of Home....:-)
xo
Penny

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

p.s. you are right, great minds do think alike....xo

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh these skates are wonderful. I went on Penny's post this morning, and told her about such wonderful memories that white skates always create. We all remember those Christmas mornings when a pair of white figure skates were underneath the tree. I love what you did with these.

Karen

Mimi Sue said...

Love your skates. I'm gonna have to dig mine out of the basement and see what I can do. Errr copy. Mimi

Adrienne said...

Oh, I'm kicking myself now! Last year I stood in a Goodwill near my home and held the cutest girl's skates in my hands for $3.99. Decided I didn't need to spend the money and add something more to my decorations - have 'kicked' myself ever since. Now that I see yours and Penny's I know I made the wrong choice! Yours are so cute. Thanks for sharing them.
~Adrienne~

My name is PJ. said...

Your skates are just beautiful and the ease and inexpense of it all puts it over the top!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Kathy those are so cute! For some reason I thought it was just handmade gifts - I didn't know you were including decorations etc. I should have linked last week! Next time!

Manuela

Firefly Hill said...

Hi Kathy,

I love the skates...what a great idea for holiday decorating!

xo,

annie

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

I adore your skates Kathy!! They are so cute and perfect for all through winter!
Hugs,
Amy

Karen said...

They look very cute the way you dressed them up!

Julie said...

I love the skates, they are so cute. I saw some in a shop a few months ago maybe they are still there I must go and see!

Merry Christmas

Dawn said...

So cute! Ice skates are just so much fun. Even if you haven't done it much. Ice rinks are spread pretty far apart here in California!
Hugs,
Dawn

{ L } said...

Oh, I want those ice skates! So perfect. :D I'm in love.

Beverly said...

Ph, Kathy. They are beautiful.

You girls are making me want a pair of white skates. ;-)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Kathy

I love the ice skates used as a decoraton! Very pretty!

Thank you for entering my blog give away ..the winner will be picked tonight and announced tomorrow..good luck!

Tara said...

Kathy

I do not have anything homemade but wil gladly visit around! :0)

Michelle said...

Your skates look wonderful ~ it's the simplest of things for me this year so I love what you did.

Aspiemom said...

I'd love to come across some used skates like that. They look great!

Kathleen said...

Nothing handmade for me this week except food..and I cooked a ton of it..or so it seemed!
Maybe I can play next week!

GWENDOLYN said...

You did a lovely job with those skates, very Christmasy! Have a blessed day!
Gwen

tales from an oc cottage said...

I just love that!!!

m ^..^

Nobody Puts Mama In A Corner! said...

I love decorating with old skates! I have used my hubby's hockey skates for years to decorate for Christmas! I love how you spruced them up with the holly!
Mama Holli

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

I don't know why I've never thought of skate before...what a perfect decoration. I've seen them here in blogland done in glitter too. I've never seen them when I'm out thrifting, but I live in the Northwest....not much skating going on here. :-)

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Blissitydoodah said...

Ha! You wasted no time in acquiring a pair of white skates! Lucky!

bj said...

Hi, Kathy..just to say I gave you a shout out on my latest post..come by and see!! :)

gina said...

How festive!

Liz@HoosierHomemade said...

I love decorating with skates, you can use them for Christmas and take them straight thru winter. Thanks for hosting, it's my first time here!
~Liz

pk said...

pk @ Room Remix
A very festive, unique arrangement for $2.99! Good job!

Sue said...

Love what you did with the skates...Can't believe they were found at the GW...

Dolly said...

Love your skates Kathy...they are plentiful around here...I have a few waiting to be decorated!

Its funny when hubby and I went to order our chickens her ordered 20 white leg horns I said whooo whooo whooo wait if we are gonna have chickens I want some cute chickens he and the guy behind the counter both gave me that look....but I ordered all unique chicks...I wanted to have fun chickens not just white birds! :-)

XO
Dolly

Tricia Anne said...

Hi Kathy. Your skates look so festive!
I just posted a question on my blog. Can you help me? Thanks! Trish

Susie Q said...

Love your skates! I found some last yearand they had never been out of the box! I was thrilled! I have thenm outside, hanging on an old sled. I guess I should take a picture shouldn't I??

I am so sorry about your ceiling! We had that happen several years back, our bedroom ceiling...not fun but it was a good story that got funnier every time we told it! Still does!

We had a small leak during a bad rain storm (Living in VA then). I noticed the spot on the ceiling as I was leaving for work. Bill was off that day.
He promised he would *see to it*...and so he did.
Yup, climbed into the attice space, slipped and hit the wet spot with his foor. Right through the ceiling. Then, for good measure, he came down with the other foot and bam. Right through in another spot. Our doxie was staring at him from her spot on the end of the bed..very grumpy because he had wakened her from her nap. : )

It was quite the mess...but we lived I guess! *laugh*

Love,
Sue