It’s New Year’s Eve, and I’ve been reminiscing about this past year. Creatively Sam’s is almost a year old, and it has blown by so fast that if I let it, it will make my head spin. I remember how scared I was when I first started my blog. There was so much to learn (I’m still learning) and as it’s evolved, I’m getting the hang of organizing how I write my posts, getting my ideas into post form & finding the time to do it all. I knew that I wanted it to be a ‘teaching’ blog. I’m not getting any younger, and as morbid as it may sound, I wanted to teach what I know before I go.
The most important thing to me is my family. My husband is my soul-mate and he makes me happier than I ever thought possible. My son is an amazing person with a heart of gold. He has a God given talent for the guitar (which is why I shared his video in the Merry Christmas post) and he has a gift for fixing cars. He’s only 22 and is already an Assistant Manager of a national garage. Both of them are very supportive of this endeavor.
Creating is my passion. It calms me even on my worst days. Since I started this blog at the end of January, I had Valentine’s Day on my mind. My posts led up to my first public tablescape. I showed how to re-vamp a centerpiece for the holiday and make a pattern for a reversible place mat.
Since this is the last Thursday of the month, I thought I’d do a New Year’s Tablescape. I had so much fun with this one! I knew that I wanted to use a lot of sparkle, and what better way to add sparkle than using things with a metallic finish? And mirrors, lots and lots of mirrors! So this is the tablescape that I came up with… Happy New Year Everyone!
Merry Christmas everyone! I know that this isn’t a traditional tree, but it’s something that I’ve been wanting to try for years. Well, this is the year! I finally have my Black & White Christmas Tree. (I can hear my sister groaning already 😉 ) I’ve been collecting black, white, crystal, iridescent & silver ornaments for several years for this tree. Finally, I got to use them.
One of my hubby’s favorite meals is breakfast. Give him a couple of eggs, bacon, toast & a side dish of home fries, and he’s as happy as can be. Years ago, when he was at the ‘strip’ in Pittsburgh, he had breakfast in a diner. (you’ve all heard about how good diner food is, I’m sure) He loved the home fries so much that he asked the cook how to make them. I make them for him quite often, and he loves them so much that they even get packed in his lunch.
I’ve been making these Christmas angels for years, and no matter what style you make her in, she always looks wonderful. This is going to be a long post that is heavy with pictures. It’s not a hard project to make, just a little time consuming, but so worth the time. This little Christmas Angel can be customized to fit any decor by changing up the fabric, trim & accessories. She can be used as a centerpiece or grace the top of your tree. This is how I made my Christmas Angel.
This Christmas Tablescape was inspired by the stoneware. Creatively Sam’s isn’t quite a year old yet, and I’ve been wanting to use this all year! Every time I look at this stoneware, I find myself humming the song, “O Christmas Tree”. Welcome to my “O Christmas Tree” Tablescape!