Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Gathering of the Blue

The Gathering of the Blue is underway!

For the past few days, I have started collecting blue items for my Blue Christmas.  I already had the vintage fabric.  I picked up the little silver pieces at the thrift store(45 cents for the little vases).  Background fabric is from JoAnn's (more later).  I picked up the ribbon and other items today at WalMart and Michaels.  I'm sure I will be returning for more but I just wanted to see how everything goes together.  So far I'm pleased.

 Below is the second piece of my wall arrangement.  Ornament and fabric are from JoAnn's and frame was in the garage just waiting for a coat of silver paint.  I can  see these on the wall hanging from some of that lovely blue ribbon I purchased today.

I just had to show you a close-up of this great retro inspired fabric from JoAnn's.  I found 6 retro dinner plates last week and plan to make placemats from this fabric.  I'm not sure it was intended to be snowflakes but that's what I saw. 

What fun I'm having.  I have a few more items from the thrift store to share tomorrow.  I'm also searching for another frame for the third silver frame.  Haven't found the perfect tree yet but WalMart has this cute little blue cashmere tree that may just jump in my basket this week.


Marydon said...

It's Going To Be A Blue Blue Christmas ... lovely!

Have a beautiful & blessed Thanksgiving holiday ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

PeggyR said...

It's all going to look awesome!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Love the Blues...I've never done Blue for Christmas. Can't wait to see what you do with all that pretty Silver and Blue.

GrannyKaren said...

Your creativity always amazes me. I know for a fact you could take an empty cereal box, rocks from the driveway, and a worn out tractor tire and make something gorgeous out of them! Oh, I see snowflakes too - that's some great fabric! Hugs, Karen

Scrap for Joy said...

Thanks so much for stopping by. A blue Christmas..looks very interesting. I'll stop back and see what you've created. Love your aprons!