Wednesday, December 30, 2015

What I Wore

We definitely have more snow now so I decided it was time to bring out the winter boots. I got these at Target for Sabrina, but they fit me too, so I borrowed them for the day. I'm also wearing a new skirt I got on clearance at H&M. I was looking for a red plaid skirt but blue plaid is cute too!
Skirt and rings: H&M
Blouse and belt: thrifted
Tee, tights and boots: Target
Coat: Old Navy
Necklace: made by me 

I got these rings for Christmas and I love them!

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Bye for now!

Monday, December 28, 2015

What I Wore for Christmas Eve

I found this great black skirt on clearance at Target and it was perfect for a Christmas eve day at the Galleria. 
Skirt, tee, tights and boots: Target
Blouse: thrifted
Plaid scarf: vintage (had since I was a kid)
Tree pin: made by me
Coat: Steve and Barry

Below is a tree at the Galleria.

Bye for now!

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas Eve Eve

It's almost Christmas and I'm enjoying all my decorations, music and food. We are even getting a little snow today, though I'm not sure it will last. 

One of my most precious ornaments is this angel that my mom had since she was 2. 

And here is a picture of it on the tree back in 1922. That makes this angel 93 years old! She looks pretty good for her age.

Are you in th Christmas mood yet?

Bye for now!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

What I Wore

It was actually more like December this weekend, though we still don't have any snow, so I decided it was too cold to take pics outside. I wore my new grey dress with a white shirt and red belt. Plus I added snowflake and star rhinestone pins for holiday glitter.
Dress and tights: Target 
Shirt and belt: thrifted 
Pins: vintage 

And here is a shot of my phone case with  a Christmas card insert. 

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Bye for now!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Vintage Christmas Wrap

Time to show of some of my favorite vintage Christmas gift wrap, I never get tired of looking at it. It brings back many memories of childhood Christmas celebrations. 

Aren't they just wonderful! 

Bye for now!

Monday, December 14, 2015

What I Wore

I just love this skirt I got at H & M, so I brought it out again to wear for another balmy winter day. 
Strange weather when I can wear a jean jacket a couple of weeks before Christmas!
Jacket: Thrifted
Skirt: H & M
Boots, purse, and tights: Target
Necklace: made by me

I made this necklace from a little cloche and deer that I got at Micheals on clearance. I love how it turned out. 

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Bye for now!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Countdown Resumes

Okay, I know I'm behind on my countdown here on my blog, but I have been doing well with it on Instagram. So if you follow me there, @happyasalarks you'll see all the pictures I am taking. 

Above are two of my Christmas wreaths, the top one is the one I crafted last year with a vintage Merry Christmas sign. And the bottom one I found at the thrift.

Mushroom ornaments I made for my white tree last year.

I added lights to that tree this year and I love how it looks!

Santas dancing on my kitchen shelves. 

And pretty vintage baubles of silver.
Bye for now! 

Sunday, December 06, 2015

What I Wore

Another warmer than average winter weekend with all the snow melted! I was wishing I had an in between coat or jacket ( like a black moto jacket) as it was almost too warm for my coat.
Coat: H and M
Nordic sweater, jumper, leggins, and boots: Target 
Mittens: Old Navy 
Purse: thrifted
Necklace: can't remember 

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Bye for now!

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Christmas Countdown Reindeer

Today is reindeer on the countdown so I'm starting with my favorite from my childhood. It was made by Herman Pecker. He looks adorable on my vintage log candle holder.

I believe I found this rubber reindeer toy at an estate sale, isn't he sweet?

For some reason all these vintage plastic reindeer are missing the same antler, but they are still lovely.

I made this Christmas ornament last year using a Bon Mamon jar lid and vintage bits.

And of course, there is my reindeer pin, who is still waiting patiently for a home in my shop.
Tomorrow is wreaths, so I'll see you then!

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Christmas Countdown 2

Yesterday I started a Christmas countdown and then I found a great list on Instagram from @jenniferperkins fot #craftykitschmas so today is the Christmas tree. Here's my white tree this year.

I think it gets better every year! This year  I added lights and I'm so happy with how it looks. 

Tomorrow the theme will be reindeer. 
See you then!

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