Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Vintage Inspired Ornaments

Welcome friends! I hope you're having a great day! Autumn has well and truly arrived in Charleston with cooling temperatures and falling leaves. We've been busy preparing our home for the Thanksgiving holiday. The thought of having our family together and spending time with my loved ones fills me with incredible joy. Signs of Christmas are everywhere as well, from the stores to the music on the radio. What a wonderful time of year!

I'm excited to announce our newest challenge, 'A Gift from the Heart' at the Frilly and Funkie Blog. Cec is our host and she asks us to get a jump start on our Christmas planning by making something we can give as a gift. For all challenge specifics just click on the link above and you'll be ready to join in the fun! 

My friend and I have a tradition of exchanging something handmade for our Christmas trees each year. I was recently inspired by some beautiful bauble cards I saw on Pinterest. They were designed by Klaudia from I love her cards and set out to put my own spin on them to create ornaments for my friend.

used Maja Design papers that I stitched, distressed, then mounted on grunge board for sturdiness. Each bauble has been embellished with handmade Poinsettias, seasonal greenery, berries, and pine cones. 

I'm hoping you'll find a little time to play along in our challenge!

Thank you for stopping by and sharing your time with me. Your kindness and friendship warm my heart. For those of you in the U.S. may you have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration! If you're traveling I pray for your safe journey. Wherever you are and whatever your plans, I hope you're surrounded by the people you love.


other products used: Sue Wilson Classic Poinsettia die, Hot Off the Press Christmas Word stamp set, mini pine cones and berries from my stash.


  1. Oh Nancy, these are beyond beautiful!!! I absolutely love how you altered the papers and those poinsettias against the greenery and pinecones look amazing!! A new favourite, I LOVE this!!!

  2. I agree with Astrid, these are beyond beautiful! The poinsettias you created are gorgeous. Such a wonderful gift to give to your very lucky friend! Anne x

  3. And I agree too! Absolutely stunning Nancy - the poinsettias are amazing and I love the sugary softness of it all. A wonderful gift. Jennie x

  4. These are gorgeous and have such a feel of nature. You have set the bar high for the friend you exchange with :)

  5. I would love to receive such a beautiful gift! He or she is one lucky person! These ornaments are absolutely amazing!

  6. Your friend will love them and cherish them! Sooo pretty and remind me of something on a Nordic tree. Happy Thanksgiving to be Nancy!

  7. Beyond gorgeous!! Love love love!!! I would hang 100 of these on my tree!!

  8. Oh my goodness! I love that Maja paper and you have created such beautiful ornaments with it. Your handmade poinsettias are beyond beautiful. Love all the distressing and the touches of snow everywhere. I'm always so inspired when I see your work!


  9. You are just such an inspiration Nancy! What gorgeous ornaments and your handmade poinsettias are out of this world! Love the papers you used and the amazing vintage feel! Spectacular! hugs :)

  10. Oh so special Nancy! I always adore your beautiful shabby chic take on the themes and these have such an ethereal quality to them. Bet your Christmas tree is amazing! Jenny x

  11. Hi Nancy, this week's been too full of too many crisis, but I finally had time to tell you how wonderful I think this project is!!! Totally gorgeous!! ((hugs)) Rebecca