Wednesday, November 27, 2013
I know everyone is busy preparing for Thanksgiving tomorrow, but I couldn't resist an update on the chair swag. I found different greenery for the top above the bow and added an icy branch in the lower half. It looks so much better, that I had to share!
Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
Posted by The Wool Cupboard at 8:05 PM
Monday, November 25, 2013
A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned going to a local garden center/decorating center which holds an annual Christmas open house. I LOVE this place! They always have lots of great ideas for Christmas decorating and plenty of things to buy...sigh...oh to be rich...
Anyway, that day they were displaying chair decorations and at $64.00 per chair, let's just say I was "window shopping" only! Burlap ribbon is "the thing" this year, at least around here, and I did spring for some wired burlap ribbon in a couple of widths. Today, I put together some greenery (faux) that I have used in past years and the new burlap ribbon to make my own version of the chair decorations I saw that day. (Please excuse the protective dust layer on my chair :0) ...
I love the look and plan to use this idea this Christmas...I may add a little sparkle in the form of icy branches or something like that. I also found some very wide burlap about 18 " wide which I used to make a table runner to pull it all together.
Now I'm really in the mood to decorate for Christmas, but I will wait until after Thanksgiving.
I mailed the wool out to Melinda and Kathy, the winners of the giveaway, and look forward to having another giveaway in the near future.
May each of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!
Posted by The Wool Cupboard at 4:01 PM
Friday, November 22, 2013
I am so sorry for the delay in announcing the wool winners! Things have been hectic around here and then the storms of last weekend took our attention. I live 8 miles from Washington, IL which was hit hard by the tornadoes, and the town in which I grew up was also affected by a tornado the same day. Our home was not damaged, except for a few roof shingles, so we have been fortunate. My mother, who lives closer to Washington than we do, was without power for 24 hours, so I went over to help with her.
I assigned a number to each of those who commented on the post with the wool giveaway, and put all the numbers into a basket. I then drew out two numbers for the winners. The lucky two winners are:
#12 Melinda (Merry Wind Farm) and #16 Kathy L (Fair and Square) CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
Melinda and Kathy L, please email me with your mailing address and I will send your wool right out to you. Thank you all for participating and for your kind comments. I appreciate each of you so much.
Have a great weekend, and please pray for all the victims of the tornadoes in the Midwest.
Posted by The Wool Cupboard at 10:33 AM