It started snowing yesterday. Snowed all day. And all day again today.
Remember Minny? Not a scraggly starving cat any more!
Is she watching it snow?
Nope. She's watching Mr. Shabby refill the birdfeeder, no doubt
daydreaming about the days she chased the birds that visit those feeders.
I was so busy getting ready for the Open House at the Corner Nest this past weekend that I didn't even get a chance to post pictures so I have a lot to share with you.
I decided it would be so crazy jammed with people (and it was!) on the days of the Open House that I would take a few pictures before. Getting in the spirit of Christmas!
Some of the vendors went all out. Saturday Santa even sat here for a while!
See that gorgeous bed? They slapped a sold sticker on that baby while I stood there only 45 minutes after the front door opened!
And I want that Christmas tree! For my booth! LOL
This was a walk through area filled with Christmas trees, ornaments, wreaths and tree decorations.
That is a NINE FOOT TALL Gingerbread man!!! Robin, the owner of Corner Nest, made that herself, out of muslin! Man but she impresses the heck out of me!
You can not imagine the spread they put on! They did breakfast, lunch and dinner!
Can you imagine, a snowy, rainy morning and you walk in and are greeted by hot trays of scrambled eggs, hash browns sausage biscuits, a veritable TOWER of muffins, bagels and condiments!
And lunch was even bigger! I wasn't there for dinner so I can only imagine. All free for all the customers. And door prizes galore! Happy, happy shoppers everywhere.
The check out counter was always crowded with a line but they had a system down pat and moved people through with lots of smiles and laugter. Robin KNOWS how to run a business.
I got the new booth all spiffed up just in the nick of time for the Open House. Now that I know how all out they go at the Corner Nest for Christmas, next year I will put up a tree and be more decorated.
Yay, Mr. Shabby got the chandelier lit for me. If it is still there when I go back I am thinking about putting a not for sale on it because it looks so pretty in the booth.
Next year I will do something with that post!
Looking more full aren't I?! :-)
I ran across a tutorial from Nancy Maxwell James that she did for Paper Whimsy. I just love Nancy's work. I gave it my own spin with the ruffled "collar" and I was so pleased with the way it turned out.
Then at the 11th hour I decided I should at least attempt to make a few ornaments for the booth. It was so much fun playing with sewing fabric, lace and glitter! It's hard to see the glitter on all these.
Pocket Ornaments...great for gift cards, cash or small gifts like jewelry! :-)
And of course had to have some Tag ornaments
So my sweet lovlies here in blogland that is how I spent last week. Yesterday I had computer issues, so while Mr Shabby worked on them, and it snowed outside, snuggled in my comfy chair and vegged for the day. Rare for me and it was perfect. I didn't even feel guilty. ;-)
Sleighbells ring, are you listening...jing, jing, jing