Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

Thanksgiving for the USA is this Thursday and I just want to take this time to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving to you and your family. Have fun with family and friends and for all of you traveling I hope you have a safe trip. 


Colleen :)

Monday, November 23, 2015

The Art of Gratitude

As we prepare for our annual Thanksgiving, we look forward to spending time with family and friends enjoying a wonderful meal together. Sometimes I don't slow down long enough to be thankful and Thanksgiving is a great way to stop and give thanks to God and for His abundant blessings.

When you set your Thanksgiving table this year, why not include a printable list for your guests place setting. Consider having everyone spend a few moments jotting down (and sharing) what it is they are thankful for.

For the printable, click on the photo above. Take time to read the blog interview and watch the included video before scrolling down for the printable.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Needles-n-Pins Sticheries: A Vintage Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is getting closer for all the USA folks out there. Are you getting ready for it? Got your turkey's yet? How many of you have something else besides turkey? We are going to look back on the "by gone" years of Thanksgiving and see what we can find in the Etsy stores for some vintage decorating ideas for that Thanksgiving dinner table. 

Here we go.......

Oh how many of you remember these!! I DO!! We use to have the one's with the red tail and we put them at each place setting. ElysianVintageMN has these available and you could use them on your table setting too. :)

Definitely have to have a turkey table cloth and shabbyshopgirls has this one you can put on your table. 

Every Thanksgiving table should have a turkey centerpiece and this one fromTwistedVictoria has one for you. This one has all the colors you need too. :)

You will need a platter for that turkey. Oh my!!!!! This turkey platter from lanasvintagetreasure is just like the one I had for years! It is the exact same one! LOL! 

There are so many more things you will need for your Thanksgiving Day dinner table, and these are just a few that you may use. Hope everyone has a great dinner!

Eat lots! !

Colleen :)

Monday, November 16, 2015

Wood Slice Holiday Coasters

Marie of The Interior Frugalista shares a great unicycle diy tutorial that would be perfect for your holiday table. With a few cuts of wood, a transfer printed from your inkjet and Sharpie pens, your guests are going to think you spent loads of time or money on these coasters. You can even personalize them for your guests place setting. Now to find the perfect wood branch!

For the complete tutorial, simply click on the photo above.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

How To Make A Cobblestone Boot Tray

It's getting to be snowy/muddy boot season for a lot of us. We tend to put towels down to absorb the dirt and water. Providential Home Design has a great tutorial that is easy, practical and stylish. Simply click on the photo above for full instructions.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Handmade Spotlight - Let It Snow

Let It Snow

with soft pretty colors from the Old Farmhouse Gathering Team type wwofg in the search bar for more brand new gifts
18x18 Let It Snow - Painted Wooden Subway Typography Christmas Sign
Winter Wonderland Pillow Vintage Photo Holiday Decor Christmas Shelf Sitter OOAK
Owl Mittens Mitts Ladies Custom Color
Primitive Folk Art Painting Wood Plate -READY TO SHIP -Winter Scene saltbox houses, snow covered hills, moon, deer, red barn, holiday decor
Primitive Sheep Christmas Pillow
Putz House Christmas Ornament  Cabin Glitter House Turquoise/Red Trim Vintage Style Christmas Decoration
Rustic Snowman Vintage Cheesebox Light, Primitive Stars and Snowman Box Lamp, Star Light Star Bright Electric Candle Lamp Winter Home Decor
Snowman in Vintage Zinc Lid
Decorated Christmas Floral Arrangement, Small Christmas Floral, Hand Decorated Vase, Green and Silver Floral, OFG Team, WWOFG
Primitive Snow Girl Doll, Sitting OOAK Snowman, Snow Lady And Bird, Winter Folk Art Christmas Stuffed Dolls
WWOFG, Primitive Snowman Door Hanger, Hand Embroidered Stitchery, Prim snowman decor, happy smiling snowman, Large ornament,  Lime Turquoise
Winter  Sign, Christmas Sign, Hot Chocolate Kisses & Warm Winter WIshes, Winter Decor Word Blocks Sign
Heart Christmas Tree Ornament Primitive Heart Ornament Cranberry Jute Twine Ornament WWOFG SnowNoseCrafts
Angel Gift Card Ornament with Pocket by Happy Valley Primitives WWOFG
Winter Snow Scene Decorative Pillow - Retro Applique Throw Pillow - Rustic Small Accent Pillow - Decorative Lace - Osnaburg - Cottage Chic
Snow Angel Make Do, Angel, Angel make Do, Christmas, Winter, WWOFG, Ofg, Faap, Hafair, Dub

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Making A Dresden Turkey Quilting Video

It is time to get those quilting fingers going and try this Dresden Turkey from Missouri Star Quilt Company. Dresden's always intimidate me, but when you watch Jennie they look pretty easy. I think I can actually make these. I will have to give them try!

Happy sewing!

Colleen :)

Friday, November 6, 2015

Featured Artist - Handmade Toy Store

This week's Featured Artist is Lesia of Handmade Toy Store. Lesia has a wonderful shop filled with items that are executed with great attention to detail. To visit Lesia of Handmade Toy Store click on any of the photos below.

Santa Claus Doll

Angel Wings

Tilda Doll

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Handmade Spotlight - Gifts

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Thanks masters for beautiful items. Please coment, admire, fave, share and enjoy!
Snowman christmas ornament Holiday decor Winter snowmen Xmas Winter wedding Christmas decorations Ecofriendly Nature inspired Hade made
Vintage Snowmen Candle, Winter Candle Decorations, Christmas Candles, Holiday Snowmen
DIY-Ready to Paint Ceramics, Mr. & Mrs Snowman Candle Holder, Toothpick Holder, Holder
Christmas Pillar Candle Rectangle Handpainted White Moose on Red or Green Handmade Christmas Gift Christmas Decor For The Home
PLASTIC CANVAS Pattern Book - SNOWFLAKE Hostess Set - White and Silver - Placemat & Napkin Ring, Basket, Candle Box - Kenyon Books Original
SALE Christmas wedding champagne flutes Rustic Winter wedding glasses Winter toasting flutes Frosty Christmas wine glasses Anniversary Decor
Leather mint rose headband Flower Bridal headpiece women gift under rose crown hair accessory floral headpiece girl flower crown handmade
Baby memory book Teddy Bear embroidery cover Notebook Pregnancy journal Mom Diary Baby Shower gift for Mom to be Christmas gift
Elegant Christmas Tree Candle Cover
Fox and Bear Porcelain Candle Holders; handmade one of a kind
Sale 25 % Set of 3 Сhestnuts Plant Candles For Home or Table Decor Handmade green candle Gift idea for her  Сhestnuts decor  Christmas Gift
Vintage 50s Christmas Candle Climbers Commodore Mr Mrs Claus Novelty Santa Holly Decoration Kitschy
Candles & Trees Hand Knit Christmas Stocking
Decorative Christmas centerpiece with candle and combined place cards. Various kinds and dimensions.
Beatrix Holiday Christmas Candle Brooch/Pin
Candle Ornaments

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Upcycle Your Thanksgiving

Well we are into November and all the festivities of Halloween are over so now we can concentrate on Thanksgiving. For all our USA folks we need to still celebrate Thanksgiving and not let it get lost in the hustle and bustle of Christmas. 

This week I think we will upcycle our Thanksgiving by visiting some Etsy shops. It is amazing all the things I came up with when I searched for this. :)

Pumpkins are not just for Halloween, but they are still part of Thanksgiving also...yep....that pumpkin pie. Look at how TheSnippySisters used repurposed mason jar lids! They make really cute pumpkin decorations. 

CarriageonCherry upcycled an old wooden box to make this really nice centerpiece. You could put this on your table or sit in on a fireplace mantle. 

How about this idea for a wreath for your door to welcome your friends and family to Thanksgiving dinner. It is made from upcycled coffee filters! Looks pretty good. You can find this wreath at ShadowCatCrafts.

Then look at these recycled crayons from ivylanedesigns! What a great idea to place at everyone's table setting at Thanksgiving! And so colorful too! 

So let's not forget Thanksgiving. There are many ideas to use upcycled items for your decorating. Hmmm....makes me think.....what can I find that is vintage. That will be coming another week. :)

Happy decorating!

Colleen :)