Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Boxing Day Sales at McBride House

Didn't get exactly what you wanted for Christmas?  Well how about buying yourself a little treat or start your Christmas shopping early for next year and take advantage of Boxing Day Sales at McBride House. 
Fighting Brothers are on SALE!!!
 And this smiley little snowman is on sale too.
 A touch of Canadian Winter is also on sale.
These are just to name a few!  There are still some Santa's, Christmas animals and even a toy chest on sale!  Get them now before these one-of-a-kind pieces are gone!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

White Christmas...

They said is wasn't going to happen, but it did.... we actually had a beautiful White Christmas this year.  To all of my friends, families and customers, regardless of how or what you celebrate this time of year, I wish you all the very best now and in the coming New Year.  Happy Holidays!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

It snowed....

There really is nothing more to say... it snowed this morning.... sigh.... Christmas is now here.

Happy Holidays everyone!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas at My House

I love Christmas decorations.  My house is just filled with little bits of shiny every where you look.  I tend to simply add my decorations in amongst my usual decor and it gives it such a full look. 
Starting in "my room".  My room is my sanctuary where I do my needle felting and simply go to relax.  It is filled from wall to wall with my favourite things.  I keep the Christmas decorating to a minimum in this room but I do have a little tree with some favourite blown glass ornaments.
I usually change these from year to year on a theme basis but this year is was simply a mix of favourites.
Then out of my room and into the main part of the house.  These little guys sit on my antique sewing machine (which was a gift from my parents when I was about 10).  It's one of my favourite treasures and will always be in a prominent spot in my house.  Two of these little dogs remind me of a long passed beagle named Biscuit.
I found this little chair in sofa in Winners years ago and they are one of my all time favs.  Aren't they cute?  I want a house someday where life size versions of these would fit in.
This collection sits quite comfortably on our dining room/kitchen table.  Above it is a simple black chandelier that is draped and dripping in crystals and snowflakes.  You can see our wood stove burning in the background.  Sigh... cozy!
Into the kitchen with a window sill covered in two of my favourite things.... animals and blown glass.
I could have added a dozen pictures!
The other window in the kitchen can't be left without blown glass!
Still in the kitchen.  Our house is open concept so the kitchen is a big part of our house.  This was a purchase at a charming little shop that used to be an old pharmacy.  Full of little shelves and interesting architecture.  In it is my Mom's holly.
Sitting on the island is a childhood favourite.  We used to have hot cocoa in these mugs after a day of skating on our pond.  These bring back soooo many happy childhood memories.  In the background you can just see a bit of the chandelier I mentioned previously.
Full circle heading back into my room (the door to my room is beside the pink china and behind the tree are the stairs to the studio and bedroom).  My Christmas tree!  Christmas is not Christmas without a tree... a real tree.  Cut and drug home by DH and put up that same night.

And that is just a small sampling of Christmas at my house!  Merry Christmas to all of my internet friends and customers!  I wish you all the very best over the holidays and the coming New Year!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Pink Christmas

Anybody who knows me knows I love pink.  It's not just a matter of liking it, it makes me happy!
It kind of makes my heart sing...
Like this little guy.  My heart was surly singing a happy tune while creating him!  All those pinks, mauves and purples offset by grey?  Be still my heart.  Click HERE to see this guy on McBrideHouse.
Now while the Santa and Reindeer are a favourite, there are certain shades of pink that make me sing different tunes.  This soft pink Santa is the perfect shade of pink.  I sing like a song bird!  Tweet, tweet!
Or this one... still singing!
See that's me singing away!

This kind of pink normally only makes me hum, but add the purple and the grey?  Singing loud and clear!
This one is more mauve and purple with my favourite grey.  But again, add the soft country blue?  Ta da!  Singing again!
 A Wise Man once told me... sing like there's no tomorrow.
Don't forget to check out McBrideHouse to see all these little guys and more!  What's your favourite colour that makes your heart sing?