Wednesday, November 12, 2008


It's that time of year again when we start getting ready
for the Holiday Season.
Actually... I've been thinking about it for a long time, but
now I'm working to pull all those thoughts together.
I enjoy the Holidays so much more if I'm organized.
I have so many projects in-the-works...
some which can't be shared until after Christmas
as my girls do read my blog.
Some I can share in the upcoming days and weeks.
This is also a good time to buy homemade,
search etsy,
tap into the talent of others,
and support your local
small shops.
The ADORABLE wall quilt below was made by
I saw it on her blog (which I love)
and contacted her to see if she'd consider selling
one of her mini quilt creations.
And she did... and I adore it!!!
The workmanship is flawless & beautiful.
Thank you Jacquie for adding to our Christmas decor!!!
Besides... there's just something special about
displaying items that people you know have made.

I walked past a store window in our cute little town
and 'put my breaks on' when I saw these
whimsical little trees.
They had to come home with me.
And surprise to me...
they were made by a local woman.

I found this wall art in a store this summer
when we were at Green Lake for 3 weeks.
They are photos of architecture or signs that look like
alphabet letters.
I can tell by the back that it is home crafted.
It has nothing to do with the holidays,
although I did consider it as a gift for someone...
for a few minutes.
I just got around to hanging it in this grouping
with a print from etsy,
a lithograph
by a Wisconsin artist.

And... shoot!
This is the corner where we put our Christmas tree
so they'll all have to come down pretty soon.

I have so many things to share with you,
but will save the rest for another post.
I was volunteering in my 1st grade classroom
this morning and I need a nap!

Hugs to you all...

Thought for the day...

"I get up every morning determined both to
change the world and to have one hell of a good time.
Sometimes that makes planning the day difficult."


jacquie said...

thanks for the kind words joni. now i can breathe again. i'm so glad you are happy with it. you are the best!

Thimbleanna said...

Love that Home sign. And the little quilt is adorable! Thanks for showing us all of your fun finds!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Those trees are pretty darn cute! I am a HUGE Etsy fan--I despise malls and anytime I can shop online, I'm much, much happier:)

Helen said...

I am so excited to see what you have in store for us this Christmas Joni!!

Rob and Julie said...

LOVE the trees Joni and Happy Belated birthday!

I'm not at Archiver's anymore (today was my last day - I got a new job with normal hours) but I'm sure we'll keep in touch thru the blogs.

sassy studio said...

Oh Yummers, pleeease keep sharing those finds! I must attempt those sweet little trees right now!

lovely laurie said...

Hi Yummers! I'm a little behind in...well, many ways. You left some love on my blog a couple of weeks ago. We sharing the SIH experience together--love it!

I love your style here. I can tell we should be great friends, even if only through the blogging world!