Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Best of Holiday Wreaths

It's the most wonderful time of the year!


With the kids jingle belling and everyone telling you "Be of good cheer"...


It's the most wonderful time of the year!

It's the hap-happiest season of all...
With those holiday greetings and gay happy meetings


When friends come to call...
It's the hap-happiest season of all!


There'll be parties for hosting,  marshmallows for toasting


and caroling out in the snow ... there'll be scary ghost stories


and tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago...


It's the most wonderful time of the year!
There'll be much mistletoeing


And hearts will be glowing when loved ones are near


It's the most wonderful time of the year!



There'll be parties for hosting...marshmallows for toasting
and caroling out in the snow

There'll be scary ghost stories and tales of the glories


of Christmases long, long ago...


It's the most wonderful time of the year!


There'll be much mistletoeing and hearts will be glowing when loved ones are near...   


It's the most wonderful time...Oh the most wonderful time...
Yes  the  most  wonderful  time -- of  the  year !!


PHOTOS: 1. via christmasholiday.tumblr,   2. couronne, 2009 via le Petit Atelier de Paris,   
3., 4., 6., 8., 10., 11., 13. - 15., 17.  Martha Stewart, 5., 7., Southern Accents, 9. Southern Living,  
12. via emilyloveschristmas.tumblr,  16. Eddie Ross      Williamsburg-style Wreaths via Southern Accents; Edible/Ginger-man wreath, gumdrop wreath and marshmallow wreath by Martha Stewart.




Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Letterpress Holiday: Gift Cards+

Some    of    the    best   handmade   gift   cards  
(and  stickers!)   this  year
are    from    etsy's    unique    collection!


This   is   my   fifth   post   on
etsy.com's  LETTERPRESS  cards.



Letterpress   items   are   handmade,   one   at   a   time, 



via   an   old-fashioned   method   of   printing. 


Everything    imaginable    can     be     found    here...


and   whether   you're   buying   or   not,  it's   fun   to   look!


Whatever    you're     searching     for, 



you'll   find   every   shape   and   size, 



Mod  Bird  Gift  Tags


and   every   type   of   gift   tag, 




sticker,   place   card,   and   mini - note   card.


The   creativity,   colors   and   designs   are   endless.



So,    be   it   a   wrapped   gift,





 a    bottle    of    wine,




or    a    bag    of    homemade    goodies,



I     can't     think     of




a    better    way




to    top    off     your    gifts    this    year !



HAPPY    HOLIDAYS !!


Click   on   the   orange   lettering   beneath   each   photo
to    go    directly    to    its    seller.


(I   wish   I   could   have   at   least   one   of   each !)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Holiday Cards: Letterpress Hanukkah


This is my  fourth  blog  post  about  letterpress  holiday  cards  sold  on  etsy.


This post is devoted to Hanukkah cards ... as there are many lovely ones!


Given  my  numerous  posts  about  etsy,  
I  could  pass  as  a  one-blog-salesperson  for  them.


I  actually  just  love  looking  at  
(and  sometimes  purchasing)  their  gorgeous  stuff!  :)


With  Letterpress,  an  "old-timey" printing  method, 
each   piece   is   printed   by   hand, 
usually  on  vintage-antique  printing  presses.



There's   just   no   comparison 
between  letterpress  cards  
and  mass-produced  holiday  cards!



As usual, etsy has a fantastic selection of original 
holiday cards this year, including these for Hanukkah.  


And, as with all of their holiday cards,


this is just a sampling of the many!




Click  on  the  orange  lettering  below  each  photo to  go  directly  to  its  seller.
H a p p y     H a n u k k a h  !


RELATED  POSTS :


Letterpress  Holiday  Greetings : 2012


Letterpress  Holiday:  Handmade  Cards

"Have  you  mailed
your  holiday  cards?"