December 13, 2011

It's the little things....

I unpacked some of my favorite Christmas decorations over the weekend. They include my collection of pinecone elves, miniature houses and toadstools. Shall we take a little tour?


My special collection is on top of my China hutch...away from little hands and kitty paws.


I especially like my cozy little houses at night.

In case you are feeling crafty, I shared on this post a tutorial for making these toadstools out of acorns.
You can also find my tutorial for making these cloth toadstools here.

Elizabeth in case you are reading, I adore your special toadstools and gnome. They are the perfect addition to my feather tree.


PS. Coming soon.
A walnut baby cradle ornament tutorial.
I'm making up for lost crafting time!


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XOXO

24 comments:

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I love every photo. I have never thought about investing in a feather tree, but now I am convinced I should. Those ornaments look magical. I am working on your pink tulle tree tutorial, but I don't think it will get finished in time.

Queenie said...

Your little city is precious Kim...love that! I know exactly why it's on top of the hutch...with myself also having kitty cats...Rocky sometimes likes to play bowling with my nativity scene under the tree...the people are the bowling pins...his paws are the bowling ball! Of course he does this when he hasn't gotten his way about something...lol...Makes us wonder what he'd do with us if we were miniature sized :0

Love the dollhouse and the room you finished in it is darling...I can't wait to see more of the inside of the dollhouse. I know your are going to have so much fun with that :)

Big hugs,
Queenie

Barbara said...

That's my kind of town - bottle brush trees, sparkling houses and elves!

Heather said...

I absolutely adore toadstools. I really can't resist them! Your tree is adorable!

Joanna B said...

So cute! I love the little city all lit up!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Kim, these are so cute. I made litte mice in their beds out of walnut shells one year. The hardest part was getting the nut to crack in two pieces. lol Would love to see that tutorial.

Hugs,
Debbie

My Vintage Mending said...

Something so sweet about the color white, aqua and red mixed in. These look wonderful. I am so glad you had a chance to get a piece from E. They fit in beautifully. Smiles...Renee

Cheryl G. said...

I love LOVE those little houses! So sweet!

Vicki said...

I big puffy heart every picture!

Corey Moortgat said...

Oh, I love it! I love those little pinecone elves, too- looks like you've got a great collection!

And is that really a toadstool tree? If so, then I have something to send you. Seriously! Send me your address, because I've got some goodies you'd love!

Jodee said...

It's always fun dragging everything out! Love, love, love your houses!

GardenofDaisies said...

Kim, that is such a sweet little Christmas village! And super cute little toadstool tree. Elizabeth always makes the cutest things, doesn't she? Your dolly cradle ornament is just adorable.

Donna said...

What a magical little village you have created, Kim! I love all of the wonderful bottle brush trees and the houses. The walnut baby cradle is just too cute! Wouldn't that make a great "babies first Christmas ornament"?

Robin said...

Oh how I love your collection of houses. Adorable.

Pam said...

The little pinecone guys are so cute. I have a couple, but they are in poor shape. Probably from my little hand playing with then years ago. you are wise to keep them out of the reach of the kitties.

Sarah ~ Magnolia's Attic said...

I love your little village! And, reminder to self, must get a feather tree! Looking forward to the walnut baby cradle -- my granddaughter would love it!
Visiting from Rednesday!

LV said...

Loved taking a tour through your lovely home.

~~Carol~~ said...

Your little village is so sweet Kim! I especially like the light-up houses you've put here and there. I'm really missing putting all of our decorations out this year, especially the girl figurines, but I learned my lesson when our little kitty knocked down a couple of the pilgrim candles for Thanksgiving!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Everything is so charming Kim, made me smile!

Happy Rednesday!

Creative Breathing said...

Merry Christmas Kim! My gnome has found the perfect home on your feather tree. It is such fun to see all of your beautiful decorations. I wish you and your sweet family all the happiness this season has to offer. Christmas cookie baking this coming Monday. EAK! I didn't realize THE day is next Sunday!!!! Where has the time gone?
Elizabeth

LV said...

Thanking for allowing us to enjoy your tour of decorations.

Antiques And Teacups said...

You have a great antique German pinecone elf collection...they run about $30 each at the moment! And are hard to find! I have a set from a grandparent. I love your toadstools...what a fab decoration job!
Ruth

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Everything is so sweet displayed together! I love those pinecones! Happy holidays my friend! ♥

Coloradolady said...

OH. I love it all too! I love how the houses look an adore the pine cone people. The display is just adorable!! Happy VTT!