Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Pretty and Sweet

This afternoon I'll be a vendor at something called Holiday House. No, I don't usually sell things throughout the year, but I've always toyed with the idea of different projects here and there, so here's what I came up with for today's event. After much trial and error (and changing the whole way I did the first one) I finally loved how they turned out!

A mini wreath, which would be great for a small centerpiece also.

I had to fuss with the coloring on this one - this is as close
as I could get it to the true color. 
It's very, very PINK. Completely girly and so cute! 

I got the notion to make these from Melissa Lester's blog A Little Loveliness. She spoke at our Henderson Ladies' Day a year or so ago and I've followed her blog ever since. It's so beautiful, it's like reading a magazine. Gorgeous stuff! She has the cutest children and she throws the best birthday parties for them. This adorable slumber party one is my favorite, but every one of them is SO creative. I'm glad she has four children so that we don't have to wait so long for her new birthday ideas. ;) Melissa also loves tea parties, which are near and dear to my heart. I've also tried a few of her recipes and they've been sub-par. No, just kidding! Wanted to see if you were paying attention. Her recipes have been great - I make her chicken salad found in this post quite often. =)

Back to the wreaths...I have extra materials if anyone wants to order a silver wreath or a green one or another gold/brown/aqua one. I'm also planning to make a larger red and green wreath. If no one buys them, which would be kinda sad, I might secretly be happy that they might make their home right here, in my house. ;)

So, that's the "pretty" portion of the merchandise. "Sweet" will be there, too, in the forms of cranberry pecan pies (with homemade crust, mind you!) and cream scones. Maybe some other stuff if I can get it made! I had great reviews on these from last year, so I thought I'd include them again. And if people want to order a pie later, I'm going to give them an option to do so. Both the pies and the scones are great fresh, but also perfect to have on standby in the freezer during this holiday season.

Better go and get busy! Wish me luck!


  1. Oh! Good luck! You're going to do great and sell so many! I've been intending to make my own ornament wreath thise year, and these are such great examples! I really love them! That mini one would look perfect surrounding a big pillar candle.

    You should maybe include how much you're selling them for and how to go about ordering one for some people who may want to purchase via your blog. I'm just saying... :)

  2. Wow, stopping in here was like discovering a surprise party. Your kind comments were a gift; you made my day! You have a beautiful blog, and I have enjoyed looking back through some of your archives. It is pretty and sweet, just like you!

  3. Mindy - thanks for your encouragement! Let me know if you end up making one. At the beginning I couldn't make it all work right, but a hot glue gun saved the day. =) As for the mini one, I intended to use a pillar candle in it, but I filled in the middle with ornaments a little too freely, so maybe a taper candle will have to do. :) And I thought about putting the prices, etc. on here, but I would be wary about mailing them - even if they are made of shatterproof ornaments. Just not sure how it would go...people around here, though, can order them from me. I got four custom orders last night! May have more, too...

    Melissa - thanks so much for visiting my blog! I was really thrilled when I saw you had become a new follower! If you haven't already, you'll have to check out the FHU tea party posts. =)


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