Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Scrappy Holidays

So here's another place that the ever wonderful felt has shown up, way up. Maybe not high enough up though. My 6'5" husband's black curls graze it a bit as he comes into the dining room. He hasn't complained yet. I'd say he's pretty use to it by now. Or maybe he just knows I wouldn't move it anyway. Oh and it's reversible too, since it hangs in a doorway, and no one named Leon lives here.

We've been working away at a big surprise for the kids.....more later. I'll also soon be honoring my ethnic obligation of making baklava for friends and neighbors, but it's best when fresh, so patience. Details on pronunciation and a recipe to follow. If I am getting cards out (please no please no please no) I'd better do it. I really would have had it done by now. For the past 2 weeks straight someone has been cashed on the couch or in bed due to some sickness. Not a cute scene for a family picture.

The hutch in the dining room is getting piled up with sweets from neighbors and goodies from clients. Ooo the perks.

Hoping there is some Joyeux in your house to go with the Noel in mine.


  1. Anonymous3:58 PM

    I just adore the colors in your home!
    Thanks for the new pics of your charming place!

  2. Anonymous4:52 PM

    Your home looks beautiful.

    My parents are Greek and each year the table groans under the weight of the sweets -- baklava is the favourite. x

  3. Anonymous5:36 PM

    gorgeous garland...and i really like how you have your house decorated.

  4. LEON!! LOL!!

    That is a fabulous looking NOEL garland Anna Maria! Great craftiness!


  5. Anonymous1:20 AM

    I spent 3 months in Greece as an exchange student when I was 16. Baklava was my favourite sweet while I was there (the list of favourites was very long). Just thinking about it takes me back down memory lane - I loved it there - so different to Australia. Your garland and home looks great.

  6. Anna,
    I've been following your beautiful blog recently and loving your work to the extent that I've created a male friendly tinsoldier set of gifttags on my blog to coordinate with your beautiful dresses. I hope you don't mind. I'm having issues making them large enough as an image on my blog, though, so if you like them enough to link or even host the image, let me know and I'll email you over the image. Happy holidays. xx

  7. Anonymous7:26 AM

    Such a cute idea! I'm loving seeing all of your decorations!

  8. I just got a tupperwear full of baklava this morning from one of my Greek clients. YAY!

    I love the colors in your home. It looks like such a welcoming place. Everything looks beautiful as always.

  9. Everything looks lovely. The garland is so cute and your little Noel/Leon comment made me laugh out loud--too funny.

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  11. Anonymous1:54 PM

    Anna Maria, I love that garland with the pompoms mixed in. What a quick and easy boost of red to kick it up a notch! Those felt letters are super cute, too.

    Can I ask where you get your felt from?

  12. Anonymous4:29 PM

    Very pretty! Good that you remembered the back of the garland....my 'Jingle Bells' garland I always have to hang against the wall or else you see an ugly cardboard backing.

  13. Love your garland and your house looks so festive! Our clients have treated us well too....all these goodies have gone not to our heads, but straight too our hips! LOL but isn't it nice top treated and know your appreciated?

    Happy Holidays!

  14. Anonymous11:23 PM

    "...no one named Leon lives here." HAH! girl; you crack me up! Looks like you're def gearing up for the big day. I see below this post a terrific rendition of allsorts' coasters, and below that even more cool stuff. Guess I oughta get more routine with my blog-hoppin'!

  15. Hi! I discovered your site more or less by chance. I love your work,especially the fabrics and the the FLORALS! Happy Christmas from Portugal!

    Vanda Sousa

  16. Please tell me the color in your buffet room... is that aqua? Please tell us the name and brand? LOVE the color!!

  17. Hi Linda! The color in the dining room is called "Rain"...er maybe its "Raindrop"...one of those and its from Sherwin Williams. It is slightly more aqua than the blue that it looks in the picture...at least on my monitor. But you know how color changes with daylight/evening etc, anyway.
    We have enjoyed the color for the past two years or so. I tend to want to repaint a room about every 3-4 years though (my poor husband) I get bored easily!

  18. That white buffet would look really nice in my dining room. Beautiful!