Thursday, December 27, 2007

Handmade Christmas

I wanted to share a few handmade treasures that I got for Christmas. If you will look on my very first post here, you will see my outhouse painting that I love. I think I was so nervous about jumping into the blog world that I forgot to give credit for it. My very talented neighbor, Wayne, is the artist who did that painting and others that I'll share with you later. What I want to show you today are the two handpainted Christmas ornaments he made for me.

For some reason Blogger has been chopping off my pictures on the right and I can't seem to fix it. So I'm making all my pictures smaller but you can click on each one to enlarge them. The pictures don't do these justice. The detail on them is amazing!

snowman ornie from Wayne

snowman ornie 2

handpainted ornie from Wayne

handpainted ornie 2

My sister-in-law and friend, Shirley, gave me a handmade gift too. She didn't make this herself but she sure has a good eye when it comes to pleasing me! :)
Shirley is a talented artist also and has showed me a couple of beautiful paintings she has done. I have hinted for one but she didn't offer to share!! Just kidding, Shirley. Seriously though, you need to do more painting!! :)

window shutter from Shirley

Ain't that cute?? The little prim star was already on the base of the planter. I had a small barn star that I got for free while on vacation so I added that and a little greenery. I would like to put a little bird's nest in there too.

Thank you, Shirley and Wayne. I will treasure these gifts!!

Since I don't have any real talent myself, it's so good to have family and friends who are talented and creative.


Lib said...

What Beautiful works of art.:o)
My broither is an artist. I'm so glad to see how much you appreciate thier sart work and handmade, so many doesn't today.
Hope you're having a good day.
Seems I get slower and slower each day.
Have a great day.Thanks for sharing the BEAUTIFUL art work.:o)
Blessins', Lib

Peggy said...

I love the ornaments. What a very talented friend you have. You have lovely talent in decorating your home. I just love seeing the photos. Makes me feel so welcome!

Niki said...

Just found your blog thru Lib :) Love your blog. HUGS!

Karen H. said...

Good Evening Hope,
I know, I'm way late. LOL. I went back to bed this morning. I'm not feeling too good today. It's that time of the month and I have lots of trouble with it. I love the handpainted decorations your friend did. He did a great job. I love the planter as well. You sure know how to decorate your home. Thanks for sharing your decorations with us. Take care my friend and have a great evening. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Karen said...

Hello Hope! I have just gotten back to my blog the past few days, and re-reading my comments from some new readers. I wanted to come over and thank you for your prayers and sweet words about my Daddy's passing.
I just love gifts that are homemade like these. It makes them so special.
Please visit again soon, I plan to be back here. :0)
Karen (Kindred Haven)