Monday, December 18, 2006
another dash of christmas
One of my very favorite Christmas decorations is this garland. I love it so much that I usually keep it up well into Spring. It is, in fact, nine ladies dancing and ten lords a'leapin but I don't think it is too Christmas-y, do you?
I made it quite a few years ago following directions from Martha Stewart's Holiday book. It's the one that had the twelve days of Christmas as its theme. I'll try to find it so I can tell you which volume. I think it also appeared in her magazine the year before.
The silhouette is actually created from a photo of Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. Doesn't that make you love it more? I made the dresses and suits out of tissue paper, wrapping paper, vintage wallpaper, and scrapbook paper.
I love too the simple garland above the ladies and lords. I add to it all the time. In fact, I keep it up year 'round...changing it seasonally.
And just in case you'd like a visual for my little life here, I spend a lot of my time curled up in my floral chair right there by the fireplace, tapping away on my keyboard, sending my thoughts and dreams and wishes through cyberspace to you. Just to my right is Rich stretched out on the sofa, wishing that I would join him there.