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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

January 13, 2010

TOPIARIES, MAKE ONE TONITE

Hey Everyone! Usually after Christmas my house feels NEKKED! How about yours? So I'm trying to 'TRANSFORM' MY HOUSE! Today is Transformation Thursday http://www.theshabbychiccottage.net/. Be sure to check this out!

I moan and groan about the emptiness. After all I love the Christmas feel...all the little lights, glittery ornaments, beautiful tablescapes....and then there is NOTHING! So I played around and changed things up a bit. Above my bookcases in our living area (they are filled with exciting farm manuals...HOW TO TELL IF YOUR CHICKEN IS LAYING...how to help sheep birth....aye yi yi) I usually have tons of ivy tendrils spilling over the book cases...but I took them down and added candles, silver, and little plaques.







Next I added several topiaries (Have you been to Angies blog @http://thehappyhomebody.blogspot.com/ she decorates with the most adorable topiaries!) to fill in some empty areas. I dropped the bucket below and yes it has a dent in it....moan....


This is my black and white wedding wall. Relatives far and wide grace this wall...especially if it is their wedding and they are NOT smiling!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE CHIPPY PAINT!
This is my favorite quilt I made a few years ago (Thimbleberries pattern), it hangs behind my computer so I can stare at it when I go offline...which is often. We live in the country so we go offline at any given moment....especially when I am trying to load pictures. Really I think it is God's way of teaching me patience...or rather my lack of it! Big smile.




"Patience is a virtue





Catch it if you can





Seldom found in woman...





NEVER found in man!"


Buwahahahahaha.....




Here is the topiary transformation.... I made these with styrofoam cone shapes. They were green and in the florist section. I wrapped them with ivy till they were covered. Then I placed them in pots. The raffia one ended up a little WILD looking..I'm not sure I like it!



Here is an amazing site to see how they made several topiaries for different occasions You will love this!


http://www.save-on-crafts.com/maktabtop.html







(All photos: Save on Crafts)http://www.save-on-crafts.com/maktabtop.html





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Debbie

"Your love and kindness are forever; your truth is as enduring as the heavens." Psalm 89:2

12 comments:

Faded Charm said...

Everything is looking good. I especially love your wedding wall. Very cool. Thanks so much for your inspiring comments.

Enjoy the rest ofyour week!

Kathleen

Angie said...

Yes, I can totally relate to my house feeling so NEKKID! I have empty spots all over since the Christmas stuff is gone and don't know what to put in them. It's driving me crazy! What you have done looks great and I love the topiaries! You are so sweet to mention me. I am off to check out that site now. Goodnight!

Jules of Whimsicalnotions blog said...

Hi i lovew your blog and love your decorating i also like chippy paint especially white.I also know the naked feel after christmas i am still trying to re arrange my cottage.

At Home With Amy said...

I feel the same way Debbie. I love the glow of Christmas lights and now that everything is down and put away, it is kind of dark.

I really like they way you have things displayed. You are a very talented decorator.

Enjoy your day.
AMY

Darlene said...

It all looks fabulous and not nekked anymore!!!! Hope you are having a wonderful Thursday Debbie.♥

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love your vignettes, they are all just stunning. The topiaries are wonderful too. I like the rafia one too, it is different and I like that. Very clever. Hugs, Marty

Angie Holden said...

I actually LOVE the rafia one!! It caught my eye first thing and I thought "I hope she says how to make that one".

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I too hate the nekkidness of after Christmas. I like what you have done. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment.

The Old Parsonage said...

Hey Debbie

Thanks so much for you kinds words about my son. I just talked to him, their plane landed safely and they are about 1hr away. Can't wait to hug them!

I love your topiaries. Makes me want to make a few of my own. I made one for the boys gad parties that was coneshaped and it was full of fresh strawberries for dipping in chocolate mmm...

I'm off to catch-up on a few of your older posts.

Have a wonderful evening!
Leann

Deborah said...

I love the topiary in the little tea cup. That is really lovely. I think you did a good job transforming everything. I agree with you. I miss all the Christmas stuff too. Thanks for visiting and Happy Pink Saturday.

Barbara Jean said...

Debbie,
I'm sure enjoying strolling around your place.

Thanks for such a great blog.

blessings

barbara jean

xinex said...

Very nice! You are very creative...Christine