Tuesday, November 29, 2011

New Santa Candlesticks!!!!!

Well I finally got to paint some different things I have been wanting to do for awhile. I found these large wooden spools a few month's ago at an antique store that I shop at. I knew as soon as I saw them what I wanted to paint on them. I love to paint Santa's. I also had this large potato masher and a small masher that I bought in my travels to antique stores and flea markets. I have a few more potato mashers that I want to paint. The rest of the week I have to work on orders for trees. I have some decorating done in the house but I don't have my trees up yet. I hope this week to get that done. I like to get my trees up right after Thanksgiving because it's so much work and I want time to enjoy them. I hope you all have a great week!!! The Santa candlesticks are listed on ebay. Thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

New Snowman Cardinal Tree!!!

Here is another new snowman tree I have been working on. I call this my snowman cardinal tree. I put an 18 inch tree in a metal bucket. After the painting was done on the pail and the round snowman faces on the tree I sprinkled them with lots of glamour dust. Got to love that glitter!!! I love they way it looks at night when the tree is lit up and it all sparkles. This tree is also listed on Ebay. I have a busy day today I have to do my shopping  for Thanksgiving dinner or nobody will eat!!! I hope you all have a great Monday!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

New Saltbox Caddy With Tree!!!

Here is a new tree I finished for all you saltbox lovers. The 18 inch tree is in a hand painted wooden caddy. I painted this original design with saltbox houses and snowmen. It's listed on Ebay!!

Trees For My Craft Show!!!

It's been a long time since I posted anything. I have been so busy with special orders and getting ready for the craft show. I'm posting a picture of part of my table at the show. It's not that great because I took it with my phone. I sold quite a few trees but not as much as I would of liked to. It's hard to compete with knock off hand bags and jewelry. It's really ashame what has happened to the craft shows in the last few years. I'll be posting some snowman and ginger trees today on Ebay. I hope you all have a wonderful day!!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

New Gingerbread Tree!!!!!!!

It's been such a long time since I have posted anything. I have been so busy painting and making trees these last few weeks. I have a craft show on Nov. 19th and I'm trying to get things made. I just don't seem to get ahead of the game. Today I listed one of my Gingerbread trees on Ebay. This is a 24 inch tree. I put it in one of my finds at the antique store. It's a white enamel sauce pan with red trim and a red handle. It has hand painted salt dough ornaments and lots of utensils and candy canes and little cakes. The entire tree measures 27 inches tall. Well it's back to work for me. Thanks for stopping by to visit!!!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Trees, Trees, And More Trees !!!!

I hope you all had a great Halloween. We gave out a lot of candy yesterday and also ate a lot. I can't believe it's November 1st. Christmas will be here before we know it!!!! I have been working hard on all my trees. I will post some pictures of the last three I made. The Snowman tree is listed on Ebay at this time. If your ever interested in buying a tree and you don't have an ebay account let me know because you can buy directly from me is you wish. Just email me at countrybydenise1@verizon.net. Have a great rest of the day and thanks for stopping by!!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

New Gingerbread Trees!!!!!

Yesterday was a very gloomy  day with a few sprinkles here in So. Calif. which was a nice change. It put me in the mood for working!! I made two trees. One a cute gingerbread in a metal bucket and the other a gingerbread kitchen tree in a vintage sifter. I didn't find to much when I went antique shopping with my daughter on Sunday. That is how it goes sometimes. Some things were just a bit to pricey for what I wanted to use them for. Since the show Pickers came on TV people's prices have gone up on things. Well I'm off to work on special orders today. I have both trees listed on Ebay. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

New Santa Tree!!

Yesterday I worked on a Santa tree. My husband found this cute basket for me to make a tree. He cute out a piece of wood that would fit on the front of the container. I painted this cute flying Santa.  This is a Katrina Roncin design. I love her work!!! I put a 24 inch tree in it and used some of my hand painted Santa clothespins and 3 1/2 inch long sticks. It stands 29 inches tall.

Well today I'm off to go antiquing with my daughter. I'm hoping I can find some cute containers for my trees. I'm starting to run low. No matter how prepared I think I am for the seasons it doesn't seem to work out. I hope you all have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

New Sweet Shoppe Tree!!!

Last night I worked on a Sweet Shoppe Tree. I try to do different themes for my trees. Not everyone wants a snowman or a gingerbread. All year my husband and I go to flea markets and antique stores in the area. For us here in California we like to go to the Rose Bowl flea market. It is huge and there is no shade so we try to get there early. We can hardly make it through the whole thing. What makes it easier is that I'm looking for specific items like sifters, bowls, and enamelware. The bowl that I used for this tree I found in a cute little antique store not far from my house. Sometimes some of the items that I buy I will display in my house until I'm ready to use them. When It comes time to start using the items I don't want to give them up. So this tree has a lot of cute pieces. Their is a cupcake on a plate, small little cakes, ribbon candy, little polka dot candy canes, sugary lollipops and much much more. I have it listed on ebay. Have a good weekend and thanks for stopping by!!!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

New Snowman Tree!!!!

Well it's Friday already!!! Where did the week go. I work work all week and don't seem to get ahead. I'm going to be in a craft boutique Nov. 19th and I hardly have anything done. So now I'm starting to stress out!!!! Today I worked on a snowman tree. I made a few for the show and one for ebay. This is a cute design by Renee Mullins. He has a little cardinal on his hat. Of course I had to give him a little sparkle. It looks so pretty at night with just the lights on. Well I hope you all have a good weekend. Think of me here in my workroom painting. By the way the tree is listed on Ebay.

Thanks, Denise

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

New The Sweetest Christmas Tree!!!

I had to do a special order Santa tree for a friend so I decided to do one for ebay also. This is the Santa design I did for "Painting With Friends" called The Sweetest Christmas Tree!! You can find this pattern at http://www.paintingwithfriends.blogspot.com/  Also on the tree are the cloths pin Santa's and the stick Santa's I did in the tutorial back in the Spring. This  tree stands 29 1/2 inches tall and is listed on Ebay. Have a good week and thanks for stopping by!!!