Wednesday, November 28, 2012

advent calendar...

With our Holiday Open House starting this Saturday at the shop, I wanted to make another Advent calendar for it.
You may remember this one I sold a few weeks ago...
photo from Sandy Foster

I used a vintage frame that I found treasure hunting and Jim added some old beadboard to the back.  I painted the whole thing white.  Instead of tea staining the tags I left them white and started to fill in the days...


I used little treasures I have saved over the years like this skate my Nana knitted for the tree when I was little...


An old crystal prism that was my Mom's...


A few saved trinkets that I received from friends...



I wanted to keep it mostly white with hints of silver...




and a little bling...


But couldn't resist adding a little pop of color...


It brought me joy to make this...


...so I just can't part with it!
Merry Christmas to me!


I already hung it up in the den...





I think it has a Jeanne d'Arc feel to it ~ I love it!

Not to worry though...I made one very similar to the one I sold for myself last year, so that one is going into the shop and I made another for one of my fellow shop girls too.

I am joining Becky at Timewashed for Blissful Whites Wednesday as well as Jennifer Rizzo for her Fabulously Creative Friday.
Thank you for hosting Becky and Jennifer!
Thank you for stopping by today!

25 comments:

Trisha said...

I couldn't part with it either! This is such a great idea and I would love one for myself someday...better start collecting treasures now!

~Trisha

Susie said...

Sandi, The calender is adorable. You are very crafty young lady. Smiles, Susie

Bente said...

Oh, this is soo cute. Love it. I have to make one. I`m in love with the read sweather and that scate. Gorgeous.

Hugs

On Crooked Creek said...

Sandi,
As I was enjoying this Advent Calendar Treasure, I began to feel a bit saddened by the fact that you were putting "treasured items" from your past into a FOR $ALE item for the Shop. . .so~o~o glad you're keeping this one for yourself!!! It is exquisite!!! the den is a perfect spot for you to enjoy the beauty of it during the Christmas Countdown...which by the way begins in @ days!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Robin said...

I am so glad you kept it for yourself. It's beautiful!

Lisa said...

This is such a special project... There is just nothing like our precious memories and and this is such a beautiful way to share them and to show those you love, that you remember ♥. Thanks for sharing your little masterpiece!

Lisa

Petite Michelle Louise said...

soooooooooo beautiful! i'd have kept it myself as well! i really MUST make one...LOVE!! ;)

Sandi said...

I LOVE it Sandi!! I have never made an advent calendar. Maybe this year?? After I get this show over with! I am just bogged down with it. I don't see how all you gals do as much as you do!!
Blessings~

Anne said...

Sandi I LOVE this calender! How beautiful it is! And so special as those sweet trinkets have special meaning too!
xx
Anne

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

Oh how I adore your advent calendar! It definitely has the Jeanne D'arc feel.

xo, abby

Lynnie @ Vintage Gal Style said...

Lovely with the white detailed frame and the white beadboard...which I always adore. You did a fab job and looks so nice...new follower 753!

Faye said...

This is so cool! Love it!

NanaDiana said...

Sandi- I could not part with it either! You had me at little red sweater- xo Diana

Susan said...

Oh my! I absolutely adore this Advent calendar! Girl, you are TALENTED! It is SO JDL for sure. I don't blame you for keeping this one for yourself - especially with that precious stocking!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

I love your advent calender and all the decorations!! They all look so lovely! Love that little red sweater, it gives it a perfect little pop! :) xx Holly

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

How wonderful would your vignette look in my dream bedroom?! I love the stark white with the pop of red. So festive! It's not going to last long in the shop!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That is just lovely--a great project!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I just love this, Sandi! Of course you need to keep it! Very charming and personal!

victoriantailor said...

Very sweet calendar, great idea, love the little red sweater!

Nancy at maddalee™ said...

Hi Sandi, I love your Advent Calendar! Very nice design with touches of color and different bling, textures. I am a new follower and would love to have you visit me at Maddalee...with a lot of original paper arts things.

Have a good week!

Nancy

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Hello Sandi,
So glad that you kept this one...it's so very nice.

Blessings,
Linda

June said...

Oh I LOVE IT Sandi!!! It's perfect in all it's white goodness! The pop of red is just what I love.

I also love your new profile picture!
So pretty!!!
sending hugs...

Debbie said...

Your new profile picture is sooo pretty, Sandi!!
and I LOVE the calender with all of the vintage treasures you've added.
Debbie
xxoo

Shabby soul said...

One of the nicest things I have seen in blogland this days!!
So cute!
Silvia

joen said...

Love it! So want one!

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