Monday, December 15, 2014

Deck the halls with Buddy Holly!


PB has taken over decorating the small aluminum tree this year.  He chose one of his favorite musicians as his theme...Buddy Holly.
For decorations, we printed several favorite images from my Buddy Holly Pinterest Board and propped 3D movie glasses with the lens popped out upon the shimmery branches.

Christmas is on it's way...
Everyday it's a-gettin' closer...
Goin' faster than a roller coaster!

Happy Holly Days!

Friday, December 12, 2014

"Light" up the holidays!

Look at dear, sweet, kind, jolly Ol' St. Nick puffing away on coffin nails and pushing them on others.
Well, tis' the season!

Have yourself a Smokin' little Christmas!
We went with a bit of a twisted theme this year for our christmas tree.
And I don't mean twisted like a candy cane.  
After PB made his stepfather edible "smokes" this summer we came across a lot of cheerful vintage holiday images of Santa, Christmas and cigarettes.
Oh the wondrous nicotine infused possibilities!
 Most of the decorations are images from my Smokin' Pinterest Board printed on cardstock.
To add a "lit" effect I used strands of flicker flame lights from Halloween.  The garland was also a Halloween find. I thought it had a wafting smoke look to it. 


I made the cigarette tree topper star from white drinking straws, brown scrap book paper, pipe cleaners and red glitter. 

It's finished off with a Parade of Cigarettes tree skirt!
I think Patty and Selma would be proud to knock their ashes upon it!

And a bit of advice...if you really want to put yourself on the top of Santa's list, share a smoke with him after his shift at the Woolworth's!

Smoke Ring Wreath

Season's Smokin' Greetings!

I continued the ciggy Santa theme on the front door wreath.
Ho! Ho! Hack, cough, wheesh...

Now the Jingle Bell Hop has begun...


Here are a few photos of the house; preparing for the impending festivities!
It's a Santa mosh pit!
Dashing through the polyester fiberfill! 

Join us...

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Christmas Wrappin'

 Here are some vintage Christmas wrapping paper images to decorate this "house" for the holidays!





Don't forget the labels!
I am super busy with holiday activities/projects/locating my marbles...stayed tuned for the outcome!


Thursday, December 04, 2014

Keeping everything under wraps...


I love the look of vintage gift wrap tape!
Here are a few images for all your sealing, sticking, holding, mending, fastening, hinging needs.






Thursday, November 27, 2014

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!
We had a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving shindig this year!  


We munched on popcorn, jellybeans, pretzels, toast, and ice cream sundaes 
while we watched the show.

Jiffy Popcorn of course!
As much fun to make as it is to eat!


Jelly Belly jelly beans: Holiday Favorites flavors:
 Egg nog, hot cocoa, peppermint, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie.

Toast on a stick!
a la Snoopy!

Hope you all get the wish bone!


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Dick Van Dyke


The world is a better place because Dick Van Dyke is a part of it.

He stars in two of my most favorite movies: Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.  I love the characters that he portrays in both films, with their playfulness, simple pleasures, and zest for life.  
I loved Mary Poppins as a child for the magic and music.  I love it now, because I get it.  When Bert tells Mr. Banks "You got to grind, grind, grind at that grindstone though childhood slips like sand through a sieve and all too soon they've up and grown and then they've flown and it's too late for you to give.' ...That's it.  Then when you have "Let's go fly a kite" sung following after that, I generally have to go to another room because I have "something" in my eye. 



During an interview with Dick Van Dyke reminiscing about Chitty Chitty Bang Bang he said something that finalized my admiration for him.  He said that the movie/story may be "considered square and corny today but children need that".  I say, we adults need that too.


Hubs knows about my deep admiration for Dick Van Dyke. He arranged for me to get a surprise in the mail last year.  A birthday card from Dick Van Dyke!


Dick Van Dyke in more recent times is still his charming, funny, playful self.  I found this video that shows him and his wife lip syncing a Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers song.


Watch the comb through out the video.  So funny.
They did this before they were married and the lyrics are perfect for them.

 Dick Van Dyke's 89th birthday is December 13 and I plan on sending him a card.
I wish him many, many more years!