Wednesday, December 14, 2011

CHRISTMAS CRAFTERNOON

My sweet friend BECKY hosted another of her fabulous soiree's last Saturday
where I rubbed elbows with the likes of RUTH  (THE BEAUTIFUL LIFE), VICKI (RUSTY ROOSTER VINTAGE), JESSICA (STELLAR JUNK), and CAROL (no blog but still fabulous).

CRAFTERNOON PART DEUX

BECKY'S home was gorgeous as always and she blew us all away with the tablescape.













The centerpiece on the table was a Martha Stewart pompom studded with vintage Christmas ornaments.



At each place setting was a hand~selected goody basket assembled with the recipient in mind.






Fleur de sel caramels 

Some enjoyed wine, some mango margaritas. After a bit of nosh, we sat down to get craftin'.

 Left to right: Ruth, Becky, Carol and Vicki


Left to right: Becky, Carol, Vicki, Jessica, and Ruth

Left to right: Becky, Carol and Jessica

Left to right: Ruth (foreground), Becky, Carol, Vicki, and Jessica


The craft~du~jour was a banner. Here's mine in the initial stages. I'll show you in another post where it ended up.

Here's BECKY'S...


PAIX...French for PEACE.

And finally, JESSICA brought the neatest hostess gift.


Several of these FABULOUS reusable shopping bags fashioned after antique grain sacks.

T*J*MAXX!!!!

You best believe I went straight there after the get together and snagged an armful!

Stay tuned for the wrap~up (lol) of my simple Christmas here in the LAND OF PEA.

31 comments:

Debra @ Common Ground said...

lucky girls, looks like soooo much fun!!

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Oh my she has a beautiful home!! And all of the handmade paper decor is gorgeous, that paper wreath is wonderful!!
Hope you have a lovely day.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Through The Garden Gate said...

That looked like so much fun!!! What a GREAT idea!!! I wish I did not live so far away, I would love to do that!!! xoxoxox

Pattie said...

Looks like you all had a great time.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Such a beautiful home, pretty ladies and fun looking crafts! Wish I was there with you all! Tomorrow I will make my mad dash to TJ in hopes of those shopping bags!
Take care, Laura:)

Susie said...

Dear Sweet Pea....Is it a rule, you have to be pretty to take a craft class??:):) Everyone looked so cute. Love those banners. Smiles, Susie

Ellie said...

Becky's house is warm and inviting. Love it. What fun you girls must have each time you get together!!!!!!!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

LOVE !!! Sooo much fun !!!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I know you all had fun! Looks like it was beautiful!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

so jealous and a bit teary eyed too! truly..becky is the sweetest and i so wish i lived closer an could have joined you all! sigh....

(saving my pennies to get on plane for the next one!!!)

Tynk said...

What a gorgeous home! Looks like you ladies had a wonderful afternoon.. Thanks for sharing, love your banners!

Lauri Evans said...

How fun Shelley! Everything was beautiful. And you my dear are the talented one but, thanks for the comment! Luv u, L

Vintage Market Place said...

This looks like so much fun.
I hope I get to make the next one ;)
Funny i just bought a bunch of those bags yesterday!
who could resist.
Amy

helen tilston said...

Such a fun evening. Good food, good company and creative minds all gathered at the table.

NanaDiana said...

Oh~It looks like you girls had sooo much fun. And what a beautiful home. I love everything- xo Diana

Leslie's Garden said...

I'm sure the invites were treasured! Looks like everyone had a great time. Love the wreath made from pages. Plus the large one in the background.

June said...

Looks like a blast to me Shelley! I love Becky's home and her holiday decor is beautiful. I loved all the photos, but I somehow missed the picture of you my friend ;)
Wishing you the Merriest Christmas!!!
hugs from me...

Rebecca said...

Really looks fun!
and you all look great...
Blessings
RE

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I'm trying to think where the TJ Max is around her LOL! What a fun time you girls had!

Carol

Heaven's Walk said...

What a fun way to spend a holiday afternoon! :)

xoxo laurie

Dorthe said...

I go with Debra---you are some lucky girls all, being able to get together -likemindet-in such beautiful surroundings.
Hugs,Dorthe

Shabbyfufu said...

Becky sent me over for a look at how it all played out, after an invite to come that just didn't work out for me. Looks like a fun day of crafting and company....maybe another time!

Happy Holidays from Miami....
Janet

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Holy cow, what a gorgeous home!
And what fun to hang with such beautiful and talented ladies, too!

XOXO,
Anne

andrea said...

Beautiful, inspirational imagery --and a great afternoon together! What a great holiday treat. andrea@townandprairie

trash talk said...

I wish you could hear me screaming when I saw that transferware...oh mylanta!
That glass of wine looks pretty good too!
Girl...I know. I saw those at TJM and just about lost it.
Deb

stellar junk said...

What a great time! Glad you scored some of those TJ maxx bags. Hope to see you again soon. :)

A Cottage Muse said...

Great fun ~ thanks for sharing!

Kellie Collis said...

These are gorgeous! Lovely creations! Have a beautiful day, Kellie xx

Deb T. said...

I love your blog ! Those dishes are fantastic ! Do you have a name for them ? Would love to have a set .
Deb

Stair Chair Lift said...

Wow great blog i am so impressed here.
Thanks for sharing with us.,..




Stair Chair Lift

07979532-2b7f-11e3-8133-000bcdcb5194 said...

i have searched for a while for dishes like those beehive black and white ones in this post. is there a brand or maker on the back that you could share so i could see if i could find them anywhere. they are too cute!

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