Sunday, November 29, 2009

Icicle Mania

Creativity is not a driving force.
It happens. It creates itself and
you have to be open.
Mayumi Oda
If you had shown up at my back door these past few days, you would have found endless boxes of greenery, all sorts of decorations, and lots of fa-la-la-la. In other words, a mess; but an organized mess. lol. This year I've found myself wanting to go "all" out on the Christmas decor. I haven't been this "over-the-top" in years. Not sure why the reason, just feel I "need" to put the Spirit inside as well as outside. So, as usual I've been meeting myself coming and going trying to get it all done, adding "special" little touches here and there.

A few weeks back I went on a Christmas tour with the girls at work. I haven't done anything like that in years. I was so inspired when I came home, I immediately got started on my decorating. If you can only envision someone going Christmas crazy at midnight.. lol :-))

Above our kitchen sink you'll usually find a rooster valance hanging. This year I wanted to "kick" it up a notch. So, down it came.
After taking the valance down I wrapped some whimsical green garland around the curtain rod.
I added a few berry picks to for some color and a bit more whimsy.
I dug through the boxes and pulled out these wonderful icicles I've had for years.

And there you have it folks, a new "valance" for the holidays! :-))


Quick, easy and whimsical.
From roosters.. To Christmasy fun. I had a ball putting this together. Mr. P. just sat and shook his head. Then he does that a lot when I'm putting together something new. lol For the life of him, he just can't figure out why I go to all the trouble. I just smile and say, "cause it's fun!" lol We'll save the rest of the window for another post. I think it turned out just as cute..lol
I hope you enjoyed my little metamorphosis this week. Be sure to swing by Susan's for a lot more metamorphosis that will take place in blog land. And as always, thank you Susan for hosting another fun week for us to get our projects done.
Don't forget to join Susan from http://Thoughtsfromovertherainbow.blogspot.com on Tuesday for the Deck the Hall Party.. I'm looking forward to seeing all the great holiday decor through out blog land.
hugs ~lynne~

32 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love it. I love your rooster valance, but your garland is fabulous for the Christmas Season. You had such a great idea to use the rod and then to add all the pretty picks and trimmings. Love it. I can't wait to see the rest. Hugs, Marty

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Lynne, it is lovely....all of it. Just makes me so excited for Christmas.

What a blessing you are!

Hugs, Barb ♥

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Holy Moly Lynne!
This is just awesome!!! Now that is over the top super beautiful and creative! Hugs, Cindy

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

I have roosters in my kitchen and dining room. I love your rooster valance. I am totally in love with the greenry valance. It is awesome!!! ~Blessings, Karen

Blondie's Journal said...

How festive and creative, Lynne!! I had a girlfriend make something similar for me over my living room window and it was so pretty I left it up until spring!!

Love it, creative gal!

xoxo
Janie

ceekay said...

My Mr. Wonderful is shaking his head at me all day. I did my garland on the Entertainment unit and he says...why?? He just doesn't get it....
I am so different this year. I am doing a simplify Christmas this year. Although now that I put out what I thought was all I would do...it still needs a little more!!

9405018--Pat said...

Hi Lynne, love your valance...I too have been working like a mad women, and my husband just shaking his head at me too.....take care and hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving....Pat H

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Pat, thanks for stopping by this evening to see the "new" valance. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving as well.. shoot me some pictures girl, I would love too see all your holiday decor..
hugs ~lynne~

Glenda/MidSouth said...

How Pretty! I have never changed my window treatments during the holidays - maybe I should. But not this year. Pulled a muscle in my leg, and I am getting behind real fast.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I do this too, Lynne...getting in the spirit of Christmas decorating at midnight. I've been wandering around with a pretty bad cold, the last day or two. J is right there,urging me to take a break. But then I think of something I want to do!!

I love your valance. It is beautiful and what a creative idea!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Love the valance! What a clever idea. Rosie

Jenny said...

Looks great!

Kammy said...

Very nice ! I needed a x-mas tour to get me a-going ! I still have boxes sitting around !
Kammy

salmagundi said...

What a great idea! I don't have a valance to take down (just plantation shutters at my kitchen window); but I could use an expandable curtain rod to hold up the greens. I've been working on the trees and decorating for 1 1/2 days - now I have a new idea from you perking in my head. I couldn't sleep last night for all of the thinking. It IS fun! Take care, Sally

Kathy said...

I love Whimsy...and I love the garland valance!!! Just dripping with icicles!!!! xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Mimi said...

As much as I like roosters, I have to say that I love the greenery, berries and icicles framing the window.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh, Lynne! What an inspiration you had! I LOVE your garland valance and those icicles are just the perfect touch! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!...hugs...Debbie

Charmingdesigns said...

whoowheeeee!!I Love LoVe what you did!!! nothing like a tour to get you in the mood! Laurie

susan said...

Lynne-I would NEVER have thought of that, but it is really pretty and festive! Love the icicles! Hope you will join Deck the Halls on Tuesday!

ButterYum said...

Perfect!

:)
ButterYum

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Lynne, I love your new valance!! Very pretty for the holidays. Thanks for checking out the tree topper post, I love that money stuff too. I hope I explained everything ok, that was a hard one!! Take care, Kristen

Kristens Creations said...

Thanks Lynne! That makes me feel better!!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Ooooohhhhh, this is just too cute & just what I need to do too! I love it! Thanks for the awesome idea Lynne! ☺♥☺

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Lynn. You really did take it up a notch and it looks great. By the way I love the rooster fabric. I bought the same fabric a while back to make a valence for my dining room. I really should get started on that project.

Hugs...Tracy :)

Patriotic Mom said...

Great idea! I bet it brings Christmas into the rest of the kitchen.

mbkatc230 said...

Lynne, I love this! What a wonderful idea. Such a beautiful transformation. I really love those icicles. I have some that are similar and they are one of my favorites. Have a great week! Kathy

Tricia Anne said...

I love your valance!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Jane F at Atticmag said...

Very clever bit of holiday decor -- so many ideas to consider. Loved my visit.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Jane,thank you for swinging by to see the "new" kitchen valance. I appreciate your visit and comment. Swing in any 'ole time..
hugs ~lynne~

Tootsie said...

girl...its simply outstanding! I love it!

Pat said...

What a great idea ~ I love it! Now, I'm off to check how much garland I have. :-)

Kathy said...

Hi Lynne, I love that you are going all out this year :-) I am catching up in blog-land and looking for inspiration and straight away I find some, what a beautiful and unique valance you have created, happy decorating, Kathy.