Wednesday, November 24, 2010

my advent calender...

Last year when I found the world of blogging and began hopping from one blog to another, I would write down some favorite projects I found hoping to recreate them some day.  When I found a blog that I really loved I would take the time to read each and every one of their archived posts.  When I found A Thing for Roses and read all the way back to 2007, I saw this beautiful advent calender that Lisa made... 
She also showed the one that her friend Joy made as well...

I just fell in love with this idea and knew I could do that too!  So, here is the one that I made...

 Let's take a closer look...


I tea stained the tags and had been collecting petite treasures to adorn each one...

I think that the vintage pin looks like a snowflake!  See the crown punched sheet music ~ it says "Jingle all the way"!


How sweet is that little face!  As you can see I kept the palette neutral using creams, whites with some sparkle...


The snowflake on day 19 was from a vintage felt hat, so cute!
I even put a Santa image on the 24th...

I had a lot of fun making this and I just love the way it came out!!  I made this one for my booth and I made another set of tags for myself that I am going to attach to the cork board over my computer.  I also have one more vintage screen to make another in case the one at the shop sells. I want to thank Lisa from A Thing for Roses for letting me share her inspiring photos.  I also want to thank Kathleen for hosting another wonderful White Wednesday!  At this time of the year when we all gather with family and friends to give thanks I want to say a big thank you, right from my heart, to all my followers, people who drop by now and then and to all the dear friends I have made on my blog adventure.  I am very thankful and happy to be part of such an amazing place!  Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!

25 comments:

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh sandi..this is bee-you-tee-full! I've seen different versions but j'adore THIS one! I may just try one out for myslef if i find the time. happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Sandi said...

I LOVE this Sandi!! How did you fasten each tag to the screen? I have a screen setting out in my potting shed that I could do this with...although I have no clue where I would put it. LOL
Hugs and Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Your Advent calender is simply
beautiful! I just love all the
adornments on the tags! Thanks
for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving!

Jane
Flora Doora

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Your advent calender is
just beautiful !!
You have the cutest things
on each tag ~
Thank you for sharing
it with us :)

xoxo
Lori

Jane said...

A beautiful project! I love the neutral palette you used and all the special little trinkets you found during the year just for this project. You paid it forward because now I'm going to put this on my list of projects!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Jane

NanaDiana said...

Wow! IS THAT CUTE, or what? I LOVE your advent calendar! I have to go check out the other blog that you mentioned. I have never stumbled across that one.

Oh-again-that is just darling! Love it! Hugs- Diana

Paula said...

Hi Sandi! This is really neat, I love all the little 'treasures' you put on it:)
Have a wonderful & safe Thanksgiving!
paula:)

Suzann said...

I love it!!! What a sweet idea!!!
Happy Holidays to you and your family!!!
Suzann

Trisha said...

What a wonderful idea! Your's turned out so pretty! Happy Thanksgiving!

~Trisha

Curtains In My Tree said...

LOVE IT

FABULOUS

very good job Happy Thanksgiving


Janice

Barbara Jean said...

Love these!
Great job on yours
blessings

barbara jean

Victoria said...

Wow Sandi, you really outdid yourself with that one! I love it! I grew up with advent calenders, I just love them:) We had the kind where you open the little door and see a different picture everyday and they were always glittery and sparkly...such good memories:)

Happy WW my friend!

Passionate for White said...

Sandi, that is simply beautiful. How creative of you to come up with all the different tag ideas - I love every single one of them!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Just perfect! Happy Thanksgiving:)
~Debra
Capers of the vintage vixens

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Just perfect! Happy Thanksgiving:)
~Debra
Capers of the vintage vixens

Heaven's Walk - said...

Sandi - you are awesome, you know that? What an adorrrrable advent calendar!!!! You are SOOO talented, girl!!! :) I love the treasures you used and the sweet simplicity of it all. Great job!!!!

xoxo laurie

PS Happy Thanksgiving to you, friend!!!!!!!

Donna said...

This is just gorgeous! I love how you kept everything neutral, and the punches that you used are great! I love making tags too, so this looks like a fun project. thanks so much for sharing!

Naturally Carol said...

What a lovely idea! It is totally inspiring me to make my own version of it. Thank you...and Happy Thanksgiving.

Country Livin' said...

the advent calendar is beautiful and I Iove the sheet music around the candles and in the frame.......just beautiful!
Trish xo

A Thing for Roses said...

Hi Sandi,
Love how your advent calender turned out. So cute and creative. I'm thrilled that my little project inspired you and now it seems you have inspired others. Awesome! This is just one thing I love about the creative blogging community. Have a very happy Thanksgiving!
XO,

Lisa

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I love it!! So pretty.

Deborah said...

Sandi
This is so beautiful..
I love what you've created here..
So unique..so lovely...
Im your newest follower.. (purehunnybee)
Come and visit!

Deborah :)

Olivia said...

Oh wow these are too cool! I checked out your screens and they are just lovely...good job taking them in, I did 3 this year and found a spot for each one in my house....sigh!
Hugs,
Olivia

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

Beautiful I must say. You did amazing. Thanks for sharing- now I want one :)
tammy

Susan said...

Hello Sandi,
I just discovered your blog via White Wednesday. Your Advent Calendar is gorgeous! You have a lovely blog and quite a talent. I recently started blogging myself, after being inspired by other blogs for so long. It's nice to find a blog from someone in the same area, too! - Susan

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