Thursday, December 9, 2010

Crafting a Great Christmas

You have got to see how cute the store is decorated for Christmas!  We totally redid the front windows which is quite a chore...much harder than it looks.  We fuss and discuss colors, heights of the displays and every little minutia before we are happy with how it looks.  We are always so proud of ourselves when the project is done but then the shop is trashed!!  We do one area and then the next looks tired and sad so we move on to the next. By the time we think we are done, it's time to start all over again!  Here's from the outside looking in....

And then here are a few from the inside...

Here are some neat pictures we recently brought into the shop...Great Christmas gift ideas, huh??

We have a couple of  new products in the store that have become very popular. One is German glass glitter and the other are walnut crystals.  The fun thing about the glass glitter is that one side of the glass is actual silver so it will tarnish with time to give your projects an antique look. Two and a half ounces are only $4.95 and great to use if you like to do scrap booking or crafting.  Use it as you would any other glitter but on exposure to the air it will tarnish (that's a good thing as Martha would say!).  Here are pictures of Sonya's projects that she has used the glitter on:

The other item are the walnut crystals.  A little bit goes a long way.  In fact, a package for $5.95 is a "Costco" amount that should last you close to a lifetime.  They are what we use to make our tags have the "aged look".

So there is a lot happening at the shop and we certainly enjoy fixing it up for you!  Do drop in and check it all out!  We guarantee it will put you in the holiday spirit!!


Laurie said...

I can't wait to come out and visit! Your space at the Monticello Christmas Show looks fantastic too! See you soon... Laurie

Thelma-Art said...

I would like to go!! Marry Christmas!!

Andy's Attic said...

Hope to get over there soon. Love the look and I like to support local shops.

Annie Louise said...

I just found your wonderful blog and immediately became a follower. Your shop looks marvelous!!! Merry Christmas