Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Getting in the holiday spirit…

Hello out there!  (I know you’re there…I see the counter and it’s clicking away as people visit my blog – so, thanks for stopping by!!)

It’s time for another show, and of course we’ve been bizzy as bees, or in light of the season…bizzy as little elves (and my basement is command central for me!).  There is a constant trail of glitter that follows me!

Of course I’m going to share some pictures (it’s what I do, as anyone who knows me will agree…), maybe even provide a little inspiration to get you going on your holiday projects too.  Here are the details for the show…

The 37th Annual Community Craft Show 

Saturday, December 7th - 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

at the Richland Co. Fairgrounds in Mansfield, Ohio   

Next on my list is digging through boxes and boxes (and I do mean boxes and boxes) of decorations – mostly vintage and some treasured little keepsakes from my daughter’s childhood – to help to brighten up our home with some holiday cheer!  I’ll be having my third annual (so, that makes it a tradition, right??) girls’ day out with about 15 of my girlfriends, so I know they will be expecting a “little” bit of tinsel and such...

Anyways, back to my creations for the show…here’s the preview…

The “wreath” department…old wheels, stars, and stamped spoon ornaments…



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Raggedy, lacy stars!

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Trees and more trees…

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I love these!!! 

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Joyful candelabras!

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Vintage pastry blenders…looking pretty happy!

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The Snow Queen…

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A little skier under glass!


An old child’s chair with a page from a vintage nursery rhyme book – now, how sweet will that be hanging on a wall???


Susan and Terri have been busy in their workshops as well…so, you’ll be sure to see lots more holiday loveliness coming from them too!

A bit of what Susan is bringing (the reclaimed wood frames are from another show, but wanted to share – she’s got “new” ones for this show!).  And, isn’t that tree the cutest darned thing ever??


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Terri has been creating some new members of her “snow” community…here are a few!

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  It is the season…


Stay tuned to see what’s in store for the girls of Nostalgia’s Cottage for 2014(“store” being the key word)  – well, I’ve already spilled the beans on some of it via facebook, of course…soooooooo…  We are moving into a space in downtown Mansfield where we’ll have storage, a work (play) area, and a beautiful old storefront to have sales…occasionally!!  We feel so blessed to be given this opportunity, and are looking forward to where the road may lead… I’ll be sharing our 2014 show schedule soon as well – hope to see ya in the new year!!


Wishing you all a blessed Christmas season and Happy New Year!  

Hugs from Ohio,