Tuesday, December 11, 2012

bunting for the season.....

 

 
I just needed to share the
 joy
of my sweet advent bunting
with you





 
 
I came up with the idea of using library card pockets
to hold
 sweet little trinkets
that help count down the days to Christmas




 
all I did was take the library card pockets
placed a little deer ornament
down on them as a stencil
and spray painted the pockets
making
 sweet little deer prints
 
then I made a bunting using scraps of fabric and lace
and attached the pockets to the bunting with clothespins
......added little numbers to countdown the days
 







I filled the pockets with
sweet trinkets
and
 carnations
 
which created one
darling of an advent calendar
 
{xox}
 
this is another one of my ideas you can
find in Matthew Mead's Holiday book
 
 


48 comments:

Lynne said...

I enjoy your ideas and especially the sweet colours . . .

Maria said...

How sweet is this idea! I love the use of the crochet doilies too! You are filled to overflowing with such creative ideas, Koralee... What an inspiration!
Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday
God bless you always,
~ Maria

by Teresa said...

Oh, pretty pretty PRETTY! Love what you did!! You do such feminine lovely things!
❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉
*M*E*R*R*Y* *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*
❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

A Ruffled Nest said...

Your advent bunting is adorable! Your new header is so festive! Merry Christmas!

Jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet Koralee, your advent calendar is just gorgeous and i love the idea of using the buntings! Pretty! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

KarenB said...

Very clever and adorable!

It's me said...

Lovely !!! thanks for your nice card !!..so sweet !!...love from me...xxx.

Monica said...

Such a cute idea. I think advent calendars are the best :-)

Ingrid said...

Just beautiful your advent calendar Koralee,thencolors are great!........hugs

tinajo said...

Pretty, pretty pics - thanks for sharing! :-)

Alessandra said...

my eyes are so happy after seeing your calendar that my heart is singing with joy!!!!
xxxx Ale

Duni said...

That is incredibly sweet!
Thank you for your inspiring posts ♥
have a wonderful rest of the week,
Duni xo

Amanda (Small Acorns) said...

Koralee, it's so pretty. Put's my efforts to shame!! I love the way you've stencilled the pockets. xx

paisleysummer said...

Just gorgeous! x

The Pinkhouseladies said...

Wow this looks great! What a good idea!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

KORALEE!!!!!!!!!!!!

First of all, I have worked subbing jobs two days in a row this week and I am exhausted! Secondly, I am loving this idea. I would say Koralee, that you are a master of making a huge impact with small things. BRAVO TO YOU. This took hardly any materials and could be used with things around the house (or school!) and it really makes the magic my dear. OH I AM GOING TO GO MAKE MYSELF A CUP OF TEA...which one, however?They are all so good.

Dearest heart, I wish you the most lovely day, whatever you are doing. Come by to visit my post IF you have a moment....a bluebird is just what I need today!

MUCH LOVE TO YOU and this is a fabulous idea! Anita

Linda said...

Oh, these are so darling! (and so you!) Great idea!

magpieandbutton said...

This is so adorable! What a fantastic idea - I think my christmas now needs more clothespegs and pockets and trinkets - thank you for sharing! Your posts are always so lovely and inspiring. Maggie.

Dagmar said...

I am so glad I bought that wonderful book, continues to inspire me..hoping your are having a wonderful week dear Koralee and having all your family close❤love your idea of the library pockets used as an advent calendar.

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! This is so pretty! :)

Palomasea said...

Always inspirational, dear Koralee...really wonderful!
I hope you are doing ok with the computer issues...
Sending love!
- Irina

Martina said...

Really darling and so you! Love the dash of pink in the picture - like a mix of winter and spring!

Paula said...

Sweet Koralee,

This is lovely, my friend! Your photos are beautiful and inspiring! I love the advent bunting! Such a wonderful idea and so cheerful! I love the deer stencil and using library pockets to hold all the sweet trinkets! Thank you for sharing! I will have to do this next Christmas!!! Lots of love and a hug, Paula xoxo

andrea creates said...

You always have the prettiest ideas!
:)

pollydove said...

that certainly is "one darling of an advent calendar" ... you inspire me with your sweetness! love that end image with the pastel balls and white lights on the floor too! i just finished decorating my tree and used a lot of those same colors. it's different for me but i'm kind of in love with it. i'll have to post about it soon. happy-getting-close-to-christmas-days!!! xoxo

à la parisienne said...

Koralee,

Such a charming twist on advent calendars. I would have never thought to use a bunting as an advent calendar display. I also like how you used the little deer as a stencil on your library pockets. I love little envelopes filled with goodies:)

Mandy

My Norfolk Life said...

That is completely adorable - the colours are beautiful!
Claire

vintage grey said...

So beautiful Koralee! Love all the sweet trinkets! xo Heather

Sylvia said...

What a wonderful idea, Koralee, it's just gorgeous, love the soft colors !
Nice evening,
Sylvia

Marilyn said...

A very lovely advent bunting indeed. Love the spray painted deer on each pocket. I made a traditional bunting for a tea I am hosting this weekend and will share next week. You do have the bestest ideas!

Sarah Jane said...

So pretty!
xx

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

SOO beautiful Koralee! So many sweet things and trinkets on your advent calender! Love those blue deer and the pink carnations!

wendy said...

oh my, oh MY !!! I think these are just lovely...super lovely

malia said...

absolutely magical!

Ellen van Vuuren said...

So lovely, so beautiful Koralee, i'm in love with it !!

xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Precious Koralee!YOU HAVE YOUR MOLLY!!!! You two must be having the best of times! Oh and you have a new computer now! Ruben needs a new one too, and luckily, it is his school that provides him one.

Are you baking? I cannot wait to bake this weekend! It will be the first time in months. I am having my dear friend over (I hope she can still make it on Sunday; we are due for another snow storm!) and I am going to make some FABULOUS chocolate gingerbread cookies!!! Let me see, I imagine you baking some sugar cookies and decorating them with sprinkles and draguées......hmmmmm....and then accompanying them with HOT CHOCOLATE and peppermint sticks to stir! Whatever you are doing with your beloved ones, I know you will create new and fun memories. Now here at 5:15am, I am going to go make some of that DELICIOUS TEA.....Santa's Surprise!!!!!

MUCH LOVE MY DEAR! Anita

Riitta Sinikka said...

Love..love...LOVE! :) xxx riitta

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

So incredibly wonderful! Only you could come up with one that is this picture perfect! Sending hugs my friend...you are a special gift of life!

Helen Philipps said...

Dear Koralee that is such a gorgeous idea! I will put it on my list of things I must make, it is so adorable!
Wishing you a merry week!
Helen x

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Palomasea said...

Dear Koralee...inspirational and beautiful as always!!
Enjoy the season, sweet friend...
Hugs,
- Irina

Barbara said...

Such a sweet idea, Koralee. I love Advent Calendars! I even have one for my screensaver. :) An new animal around a Christmas tree every morning.

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Oh so sweet. Love.

Jennifer Beaudet said...

This is so adorable Koralee! Your creativity amazes me. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!:)

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Beautiful Koralee!...Such a lovely idea...I love the pretty deer 'stencil' (how very clever too using a little ornament which has created a beautiful soft effect) and the scraps of fabric and lace are just perfect,
Wishing you a happy weekend,
Susan x

{kara} said...

Koralee, you have outdone yourself. I love this idea. So beautiful and I love your Holiday Blog Banner too. You are inspirational. I hope you were able to use your Bluebird Holiday Notes this year? xoxo

found and sewn said...

Love,love,love your advent bunting! looks wonderful.

harmony and rosie said...

Beautiful Koralee!
Kate xox