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Monday, October 3, 2011

Happy Pink Saturday

Less than 12 weeks before Christmas - Can you believe it??  Maybe it's my age but time seems to fly by - my body says I am getting older faster but in my mind I still feel and think young.  Oh, well, it is what it is.  I have been very busy lately with grandchildren and painting Christmas ornaments for my ETSY shop - which has the same name as my blog.  I have been painting for more than thirty years and have accumulated a lot of stuff.  Now I find I want to destash my little "studio" and clear out some of my clutter - besides, my children's biggest fear is that I will leave all of that "stuff", as they so lovingly call it, to them.  While going through some of the cabinets this weekend I found a box of ribbon I had forgotten about.  So in my attempt to declutter I made these ribbon pinecone ornaments with the ribbon I found.  And of course I gravitate to the ribbon with pink circles.  This was my first attempt to making this ornament and I wasn't sure how to do it.  I have one given to me by a friend but I didn't want to take it apart so I just looked it over really good and went from there.  I think it turned out nice so while watching Dancing with the Stars tonight I will make a few more.  

Ever come up with an idea and then say to yourself  "What was I thinking?"  I found a box of vintage ornaments that were given to my daughter by her mother-in-law.  They are hand blown in Poland and very fragile.  While trying to paint on one I held it too tightly and it shattered in my hand so I decided to try something simpler - a bow and a rose.  Then I thought it looked too plain so I added the little snow pellets - but still needed something more so I hung a "snow drop" inside the ornament.  I stood back and admired my little creation.  Then my sweet angel, Sofie Rose, who sits on my right shoulder, said to me "Sugar, that turned out nice!"  Then I have the other angel that sits on my left shoulder, Suzanna Jane (named after my fictional sister) - you know the one - the one that tells it like it is.  She said "Girl, what were you thinking!!  Who would hang a snow drop made of glass inside a very fragile glass ornament?"  And she was right - one whack against that glass and the ornament is a goner!!  I just love those little angels.  Although it would have been nice to hear from them before I put that glass snow drop in every one of those fragile glass ornaments.

I will be linking up with How Sweet the Sound's Pink Saturday this week, I am just a little early in my postings.  Stop by and see what other goodies everyone is posting. 

8 comments:

  1. So, so beautiful things in your Etsy shop!! Have a Great Week!!
    Marilyn

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  2. This ornament is very pretty!! It would look really great on a Victorian themed tree.

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  3. Hi Brenda!
    Thank you for your visit and entering my giveaway!!
    Your ornaments are spectacular! Just perfect for a Victorian Christmas!!
    Have fun making more!
    Lynn - teacupstitches

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  4. Happy Pink Saturday, Brenda! Your ornaments are adorable! Love your work! Have a lovely weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  5. You are doing a marvelous job on the ornaments. I bet you have the prettiest decorated tree in your neighborhood.

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  6. You make the most beautiful ornaments Brenda!!

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  7. Brenda your ornament is beautiful!

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  8. Wow, you prepare early for Christmas. When it comes to holidays, I am still thinking Columbus Day!

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I am so happy you came for a visit and I love reading your comments. I hope you will check back with me often. Until then, I will be at my easel - Happy Painting.