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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Joyeux Noel!

Bon Jour Mon Amis!

Hope you all are having a wonderful week, it sure is flying by, isn't it?  Especially when I look at the calendar and realize that I have yet to buy one Christmas present!  Yes, I've not even begun to shop!  I know I need to get rolling, but I've been so busy decorating and crafting, that I've been putting it off!  This weekend I think I will do my kind of shopping:  via catalog and on-line!!

A few weeks ago, I showed you a Parisian inspired Christmas garland that I made.  Well, I just finished another one, but I made it a bit differently than the first.
Glittered Parisian vintage inspired Christmas cards.  Crinkly seam binding, rhinestones, dreamy images.  What's not to love?!

I embellished these with some medallion rosette "thingys", which I had so much fun creating!  I know that many of you ladies have been making these forever, but I finally got around to trying them myself.  They are so fun to make!
Oooh, la, la!!  I added lovely vintage Mother of Pearl buttons to the center, and tiny little rhinestones for some bling!

I embellished each card with rhinestones, and added a border of more of that wonderful seambinding around each one.

I have added the garland to my Etsy shop, which you can see here if you'd like to visit.
Au Revoir for now, hope you all have a Bon Soir! (good night!)
I've linked up with the following great parties!
My Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday 
Remodel Remodelholic's Anonymous 
Beyond the Picket Fence Under $100 Party


NanaDiana said...

Donna- That is just a lovely post. I see you have a bit of bling on there (gee-what a surprise)!!! I love your little rosette thingy there..nice companion prints you chose...what NO GLITTER ON IT?

When you go shopping would you go for me too? I have not started yet either. sigh...so much to do..so little time! hugs-Diana

Christine said...

I love the seam binding around the edges-just fabulous. It's such a pretty garland...
Don't feel one bit bad...I only started my shopping today!

Linda said...

Ooh, this is a charming one, Donna... love the bling and rosette!

June said...

Very nice - I love it.

Love of the Sea said...

Oh geez...I do love these...wow - just gorgeous.

Cindy Adkins said...

I ooh la la love it!!!! So gorgeous, Donna!!!
Tres Magnifique!

Suzann said...

I love your Christmas garland!!! I love the Paris theme and the glitter!
Thank you for sharing!
Happy Holidays!

Tete said...

ARG! Good grief, another glitter post...LOL!
I really do like these. The colors are so pretty and cool.
I so need to finish my shopping up- do it online so need to be getting busy so it will get here on time.
I am at a loss for ideas this year. No one NEEDS anything and they have very limited interest and it's guys. They have more clothes than they could ever wear now, tighty whiteys are in good shape, they don't do anything but watch tv in the winter.
I usually am so good at this and just nothing is popping into my head!
Oh well- I could do food! LOL

Kim K. said...

Beautiful! Love the Christmas garland. My special package arrived. My daughter is going to love have these hanging in her Parisian bedroom. Thank you!

Karen said...

Donna, this garland is even prettier than the first one! But, I do love them both. The rhinestones really add extra bling!

Wouldn't it be nice if a few extra days were added to December? There just isn't enough time to get everything done, especially the shopping!


Biljana said...

I love your garland, so gorgeous, bravo:))
Have a wonderful weekend, hugs Biljana

Erin@likegrandmas said...

I so love this garland, so so love it:)

Pearl Maple said...

Nice, do like this idea, it looks like great fun for seasonal and holiday decore

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This is really stunning! WOW! ♥