Monday, December 29, 2014

Remember these? many pics..

ONe of the best swaps ever!  Im pretty sure Elizabeth of creative breathing hosted this.  I think of her a lot.  I wonder how she is and what she is doing these days.  I miss her here is blog land.  she was such a bright spot for all of us.  Wasnt she?  
anyways..  this is one of my most prized christmas trees.   
I dont know anymore who made which.  but I love each one of these little creations so much!
I always feel like Im walking through some city looking at all the department store window displays.
YOu know, like in new york city, the big windows at Macys, bloomingdales, saks and tiffanys.  

Dont these remind you of that?

Dont you think it would be a fun job to be a window designer?  like Rhoda Mogenstern on Mary Tyler Moore?
 I know!  
lets all meet in NYC next year at holiday time!  we'll go to the best cupcake bakeries, shop at tinsel trading,  go see the rockettes,  see a broadway musical and take in all the glorious window displays!

Wouldnt that be a blast?
I have no need to sight see while Im there. .but you can if you want.
I did the sight seeing there before and have no desire to do so again. 
Just want to do the fun stuff.

 This sweet one right above here is an ornie that Kim K sent me.  I keep it with these little shadow boxes because it fits in perfectly!  

cute cute cute little scenes!

Each one made by one of you!  
Im not sure if they are all signed or not.  I should check.  
I'll look when I sadly put all my christmas stuff away.

 A long post.... sorry...   but a fun one!  

So Christmas has come and gone.   I suppose this will probably be my last christmasy post. 
well, New years eve sort of fits in this catagory still.
not sure what we will be doing on new years eve.  we usually go to our friends house. 
 but we havent talked about it yet... hmmm, only a couple days away..  I suppose we should do that.. talk about it! lol!

This little creation above was made by our Elizabeth.  see her little deer?  

 OKeedokie..thats all folks.. I need to get ready for work now!

Have a happy day!


Margaret said...

Good morning! That is such a special tree and the ornaments are amazing. I can look at those all day and just admire the creativity in each and every one of them. They are amazing.Have a wonderful day! I hope work goes speeding by so you can be comfy cozy at home again having fun! Maggie

Theresa said...

You have the CUTEST things! What a wonderful collection of creative work by friends! I would love to have ALL of them:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Susan Clayton said...

Wonderful reminder. Anyone who has not visited Es blog should go right now. It is timeless. I have been trying to follow her tutorial on pipe cleaner deer since before Christmas... mine are sad specimens! Think your NYC trip sounds like a great idea.

Diane Mars said...

What a great collection og hand-made Treasures each one so unique~ Great way to display them all... great memories

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Each one cuter than the next! Elizabeth just quit blogging when I started, so I missed out getting to know her, but have seen many of her wonderful creations. Great share!

Beth said...

Wow I love all the detail in the ornaments, I would so love to have them. I would treasure them also.

chris mckinley said...

You are right Viv, it was hosted by Elizabeth....I agree one of my favorite swaps too!! I put mine out on a special tree as well. Love this post!!

Lisa said...

Swaps are so much fun and such a great way to build a collection of wonderful little treasures. It's always fun every season to unpack all the little goodies from the swaps I've had with all my friends in blog-land.

This past year was kind of crazy - we WILL get together at some point and craft. :) Maybe you need to come to Oklahoma and we can take a trip to OKC to the Paper Crown for a class or two! You'd love the girls there - everyone is so friendly and we have lots of fun. ;)

Terri said...

Sweet little window boxes! Let's do a window box for each month of the year! All the same size. Not me....gonna be useless for a few months. I can dream! Happy New Year dear sweet friend!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I miss Elizabeth, too, Vivian. She always had such great stories to go along with her posts. I usually had to read through them twice ~ once for the story and then again to take in her creations. : )

I love these and she sent me one once when I bought some things from her.

Shirley Hatfield said...

Hi, Viv! Mine was the Bigby's window with children baking cookies. I didn't put mine out this year, but I will remember next time...I missed seeing those sweet little scenes. Thank you for reminding us. I miss Elizabeth too...I put her Bigby's elf on my living room tree this year.

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Hi Viv!
This was the swap that I missed out on! Such a bummer! But maybe next Christmas we should do this again!
Thank you so much for signing up to help me send things to the soldiers! I wanted to give you a great big hug when I saw your comment right away!
I'll be in touch!
Erica :)

Patti said...

Love your tree, Vivian! I missed this swap, too, so I had to make some shadow boxes of my own. It would have been so nice to have some made by friends. It would be a good swap for next year! Happy New Year!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Catching on blogs. This was one of my most favorite swaps. I keep my mini shadow boxes up year round on my feather tree in my craft room. Elizabeth is just magnificent. Miss her so!!

Sheila Rumney said...

What a cute collection of ornaments! They just make me smile. wishing you a wonderful New Year!

Jane said...

Oh, those are just the cutest things ever! They really do look like the dept. store windows! Seeing them just now makes me want to create some of my own while I still have all the Christmas stuff out - cards to cut up, etc.
Chrismas time in NYC is so beautiful! We were there once for Thanksgiving as one of our daughter's college band marched in the Macy's parade & we just had to go - oh, the lovely decorations were all up - just so gorgeous! Even took a carriage ride - couldn't resist!
Happy New Year, Viv!

Jenny's Heart said...

I do remember! I made the It's A Wonderful Life one :)
I LOVED doing that swap and miss sweet Elizabeth too.
I display all the boxes on the tree I put in my kitchen I can't believe it was 3 Christmas' ago we swapped them.
I am glad you put yours out too.

DollZandThingZ said...

I miss her blog, too. I often think of her. These swap photos are wonderful!

I did go to NYC and did look at the windows..they are posted in my blog. Didn't do Radio City show this year but spent plenty of time at Radio City watching the ice skaters.

Happy New Year, Viv!