Saturday, June 26, 2010

Christmas in June

Hello Sweet Blogger Friends!

I am so sorry it has been a while since I have posted anything. I have had a jam-packed week of vacation bible school at my church and I got to spend a lot of time with Miss Maggie and Miss Lucie. I hope to share some of our fun times together on future posts very soon. I will miss them while they are with their mom for several days! I was the coordinator for VBS this year, which meant I was running the whole show. If you have ever coordinated a VBS you know how much work that is. But it is also a blessing because I got to share the love of God with 35 precious little ones this week and it was wonderful!

So I was laying in bed last night and I realized that yesterday was June 25th. I can't believe that the year is half over! And guess what ladies? In six short months it will be Christmas! So in the spirit of that special and beautiful holiday I wanted to share some of my pictures of my house from last Christmas - to get you ready for what's ahead! I think this would qualify as a "Pink Saturday" post and I hope you enjoy it!

I love putting together little vignettes and this is one that was on my window sill in my kitchen. The candle smells like peppermint candies! And the sweet little snow lady was an ornament I bought that used to be hunter green, maroon, and navy blue. I painted her pink and green, added glitter, that sweet pipe cleaner scarf, and some silver bells. I think she is so sweet!

This is my sweet little "candy bar" with all kinds of sweet pink goodies for Christmas. I tied strips of shabby fabric on each jar to dress them up and spray painted the lids on glass jars for some extra sweetness.

This is a detail picture of the place setting on the Christmas dinner table. I think that pink and silver are so pretty together and will probably do it again this year!

I love the pink feather tree in the corner by the counter in the kitchen. It had pink and silver ornaments on it.

I love this picture of my dining room looking in to the living room. The centerpiece on the table is a silver tray with a bottle brush tree that used to be green but I bleached it, added "snow", pearl garland, small round ornaments, and glitter.

The mercury glass candle holders matched perfectly with the other silver items on the table.

My dining room is the perfect place for a spot of sweet pink Christmas tea!

The fireplace mantle in the living room is always my favorite place to decorate. I always save my most favorite and beautiful pieces for the mantle.

Christmas is a magical time of year and the decorations bring magic to every room they are in.

I love the candle goblets on the sconces above my fireplace. They are encrusted with pearls and mosaic glass.

Angels are one of my favorite things ever. This little angel came from a discount store and didn't look this way when I bought her. I added all of the embellishments to make her "fit" in with the pink decor. Now she is one of my favorite pieces.

I absolutely LOVE to make Christmas ornaments and I have made hundreds of all kinds over the years. This pink cone is one of my favorites and it was so simple to make! I just love how feminine and pretty she looks hanging on the tree!

This is my white Christmas tree that I bought this year. It is pre-lit and that is such a blessing. No more fighting with winding lights around the tree! I made the majority of the ornaments and cherish each one.

I made this "noel" sign from a plain wooden sign that I painted pink and glittered, some wooden letters I painted and added decorative paper to. I even made each petal and leaf from ribbon for the sweet pink poinsettia for this sweet sign. I think I need to get busy now making more of those flowers for Christmas projects for this year!

Here is the mannequin I showed you in an earlier post wearing a beautiful pink Christmas dress. She looks like she is ready for the winter ball!

This is the beautiful antique hutch that is now in my craft room. I used her at Christmas time to display all of my beautiful Christmas houses. They were paper-mache and I painted them, added snow to the roof, added a wreath to the front door, and covered the whole thing in glitter! I will have to take a picture of a close up this Christmas to post on the blog. You have to see them up close to see all of the detail!

The bedroom got a few Christmas touches too. I put this great pink tree on the dresser and added some sassy pink and silver ornaments to it. I love the pink feather boa that lines the dresser. It is so feminine and sweet.

This sweet vignette in the bedroom is one of my favorites in the house. I liked mixing the bright pink with the light pink on this shelf.

The china hutch in the dining room was my favorite Christmas decorating project and I loved how beautifully it turned out. I made everything but the dishes, the poinsettias, and the sled.

I wanted it to look like a sweet Christmas candy shop. So I made several different kinds of bon- bons and candies from foam and clay. They look sweet enough to eat!

My favorite thing I made for the hutch was this sweet pink gingerbread house. I can't believe when I bought it on clearance it was an ugly brown paper-mache thing! The bottle brush trees were also a lot of fun to make. They were green and I bleached them and added some sweet ornaments and glitter.

I even made "cocoa" in my tea cup with foam and clay. See the sweet marshmallows I made from white clay! I had a lot of fun with this!
Seeing all of these pretty pictures of my Christmas house makes me wish it was Christmas time again. I hope you have enjoyed them and you have been inspired to start thinking about what you will do this year when that special season comes around again - in six short months!

I hope you have a blessed weekend!

Much Love To You!

Love Tammy


  1. Hi Tammy :) Your home looked so romantic and magical the way you have it decorated for Christmas. Loved seeing all the sweet vignettes you put together, and I love all your beautiful christmas trees, all pretty in pink and white! I have a large traditional green (artificial) tree that I display in my Dining room, all done in pinks, greens, creams and whites, with lots of pink roses. And I also have a smaller pink Tabletop tree that goes in my Living Room. The day after Thanksgiving is when I get everything all out of storage and put them all up :) Then they come down the day after New Years :(

    Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos of your home at Christmas time :) I've truly enjoyed them very much!

    And yes, this post would definitely be PERFECT for Pink Saturday!

    Warmest hugs to you my fellow pink lovin' friend! Brenda

  2. Tammy, your home is exquisite & lavishly beautiful.

    I've been irritating everyone reminding them Christmas is just 6 months away ... but it shall be upon us before we know it.

    Have a lovely summer's eve ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  3. First of all, a HUGE kudos to you for being the VBS coordinator. Such a lot of work...but SO worth it. I'm sure a wonderful time was had by all and, most importantly, that the love of God was experienced by all the children.

    Anyhow, your home is exquisite. I LOVE LOVE LOVE all the pink rooms. Your dining table is simply stunning. Yes, indeed, the silver and pink is a gorgeous combination.

    I love the teatime print in one of your vignettes. That's Sandy Lynam Clough, isn't it? I LOVE her work. So beautiful. I have two of her teabooks, and I've used her note cards as well.

    Anyhow, blessings to you on this Pink Saturday.

    Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

  4. Ooohhh Tammy !! It was just beautiful , and PiNk and sweetness everywhere !! LoVe your tablescape .. silver looks fabulous with the PiNk and dreamy decorations !! Thanks for sharing all your pretties, and sweet heart of yours ~
    HuGs ~TeA~ xo

  5. Oh, I can't wait for cold weather!! I work with clay, I am going to make bon bons, great idea! The cup with hot chocolate!

    thanks Carol

  6. Just saw your post and it is beautiful. I had forgotten how awesome your home looked at Christmas. Cant wait to do it again this year. Great post.


  7. Tammy,
    I need to apologize for not being around sooner but I had such a busy 2 weeks that I could have screamed!!
    I had a melt down and I am better now!!
    Anyways, OMG!!!!! Your home at Christmas should be in a magazine!! It is beautiful and pure Pink Delight!!
    I adore all of the the little projects you did and the lovely things that you created and redid!!!
    You have given me so many great ideas!!!
    I REALLY enjoyed my visit here and now I am off to see your past posts which I missed!!

    Much hugs,



  9. Hi Tammy,
    I just found your blog through Tanza's blog. I just wanted to let you know that I love your home and how you decorated it for Christmas last year. It is so beautiful. I'm so glad that I found your blog...I see that we have a lot in common. We have a lot of the same decorating ideas and taste. I make a lot of my decorations too and I also use pinks and whites. I'm in the process now of painting almost every piece of furniture in my little house white. Gotta a long way to go. Well...I just wanted to stop by and tell you that your home and blog is beautiful.

    Nice to meet you,
    Lee Laurie

  10. Your home is a pink enchanted fairy Christmas cottage!!!

    You are very talented! If you ever find time, could you give a tutorial on making the confections and hot chocolate you made using the foam and glue :::batting eyelashes::: LOL

    Happy PS and Happy 4th!!

    Thanks for sharing your beauteous pink home with us!


  11. Pinkalicious ! Love the faux cupcakes and hot chocolate I'm inspired :) Merry Christmas 2011