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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.

December 22, 2011

White Christmas-scripture

Very thankful today for our family, our parents, friends, blogger friends.  Looking forward to CHRISTmas, and enjoying all that goes with it. Blessings to you this CHRISTmas season. I pray that you will have a peaceful and safe weekend.

side note: I went to Picnik.com, uploaded pictures of our property when it snowed, and used their basic edits to lighten etc... it is free. Then you can add text to your pictures, they have several fonts to choose from.  This is the mountain that we look at from our living room window. I added the scripture and then saved it to my picture file.

From our home to yours, Merry Christmas!

Vintage-Red and White Tour-free vintage images

 Salt dough candy...hubby tried to sneak this into his mouth...heard him choking and fussing in kitchen....I secretly hid and giggled....

December 19, 2011

Woodland theme...sort of...

Do you ever set your table and it turns out completely different than what you had intended?
Well I first set this table with a red checked tablecloth and it looked awful...I loved the dishes and everything else....then inspiration hit...black.

December 18, 2011

Home tour-White and Red Christmas

Welcome to our winter...farm...wonderland!  Hahaha....all our farm animals that are outside(mostly sheep) are dusted with snow.  Yes they can go inside the barn when they want to.  We set up our outside for a meal...but it ended up being too cold to venture away from the fire inside...the cozy fire inside!

 Why not sing "White Christmas" while you are here...

 I used our grand piano as a table.... backdrop for my Nativity scene.  There are several "heavenly hosts" looking down on baby Jesus. I also added my cross stitched pictures as part of the back drop.   There are three pictures and they took me a couple of years to finish. It was alot  of stitching!
 This year it just seemed appropriate to decorate with vintage Christmas music. You will see it everywhere in our home. And it is fitting for this wonderful CHRISTmas season.

 The vintage music below is from The Graphics Fairy blog.  She has many wonderful things that are free for printing off and using for decorating.

Joining in with these wonderful parties!
Marty @

December 16, 2011

Pink and Black Christmas Decor

Hey everyone...the countdown is on for CHRISTmas. Our daughter will be home tonite and is NEWLY ENGAGED! We are so tickled for her. She is going to marry her high school sweetheart~YAY!
He is a jewel and we are thrilled for both of them!
We decorated her room in un-farmhouse colors!
 Lots of pink, silver and black for her. (As soon as she gets married-I'm painting the room...)
Enough of that later...but do I have some sisters out there that can relate? I remember laughing when Ceekay over @ http://thinkinofhome.blogspot.com/
said her son wasn't even out of the driveway when she had completely  REDONE HIS ROOM!
 Two trees, dad bought the smaller one and the tall white one was used in another room a couple of seasons ago...

 A couple of years ago we made this pottery barn inspired bulletin board using scrapbook paper-9 pieces and then trimmed it with wood trim painted black.  Love it (will be sad to see it go-in a few months-when I redecorate her room-which we painted pink in high school!)
 Joining in with Beverly who made Pink Saturdays famous! yay-
Merry Christmas to everyone!
I Corinthians 13
'But the greatest of these is LOVE..."

Vintage White Christmas Music-Reds and Whites

Hello again! Wanted to share one of my prize possessions. I found this Vintage White Christmas music in an antique store for about $5.00 and scooped it up. I just love it! So I made a little vignette with it in mind. I hung it from mini clothespins inside an old white frame. Surrounded it with Angels dressed in red and white fur!

Loving red and white! I'm embracing red this Christmas! How about you?
Joining in with all the fun here @

December 13, 2011

Gingerbread themed decorations, homemade ornaments and free printables!

I have been working and sewing the sweetest little gingerbread gals with recipe cards in their pockets....
In my Etsy. Also I have searched and found free patterns with a gingerbread theme, tags, free printables....

Free stitchery patterns here at this site below. She has wonderful patterns for stitchery and holidays.

JUST Loved this gingerbread house...

One of the gingerbread gals for my Etsy shop...

A raggy quilt with gingerbread theme.

 Below I spray painted some wood pieces that I got from Michael's...sprayed them silver and then just glued on the little gingerbread wood pieces also from Michaels. Glued on a ribbon for hanging on my kitchen tree.

 Fake gingerbread cinnamon rolls in the glass jar. Made salt dough and added tons of cinnamon and ginger. Rolled out mini cinnamon rolls and baked for hours....The icing is 1/2glue mixed with 1/2 white paint and then drizzled on.
 I painted these gingerbread men (wood pieces from Michaels) and then glued them to an old cookie sheet!

 I printed little recipe cards and made the font tiny on my computer, added glitter and ribbon for hanging it as an ornament!
 **Embellished this frame with little gingerbread men....I cut out gingerbread men from brown felt, covered it with white glue, sprinkled it with ginger and cinnamon and slow baked them while I baked the salt dough on low.  They make great embellishments for frames, cards and scrapbooking. They dry stiff. This frame is in my Etsy shop too.


Every link I  posted had several more free printables, be sure to check them out. Lots of free goodies out there!
JUST HAVE TO SHARE GOOD NEWS! My daughter called and said MOM HE JUST PROPOSED! ....we knew because Mr. Wonderful had called and had asked for her hand in marriage about 4 weeks ago...YAY!
"For God who is rich in MERCY, for His GREAT LOVE wherewith He has loved us..." Ephesians 2:4


Buttons in a vintage pie tin

I love little kitchen miniatures!