Monthly Archives: December 2005

yule crown and sparkley star lights

*~*Sprinkles holiday magic to you all*~* Wishing everyone happy holidays and brightest blessings for the new year to all my LJ friends!!! Love to share some photos..

I decided to model my winter crown, but I was distracted by my star lights.

Dizzyness, spinning, swaying star lights around my crown, playing with light is fun!

JUST LOOK at this BEEEEEAUTIFUL card that sent!!! Its so pretty! I put it on my yuletide inspiration table next to a bunch of fallen pine needles and a pinecone…

Went to a *spooky* (hee hee) Christmas party last night at Cheries. I love her tree and all its purple ornaments and silver tinsel. Its far from Charlie Brown. Here it is, taken by mistake, but I’m glad that it was captured nontheless!

My wicker star lights that were used in the above photos. I keep these lights up all year~*~*They are sooo pretty!

Hiding behind a star.

Time to blow out the candles and bid farewell. Got lots of holidays stuff to do and places to be!! Have a happy one. PS- Celestial Seasonings Sugar Plum Spice holiday herb tea is DIVINE!!!! mmmm…go buy a box NOW!!!!

Solstice!

Winter! The shortest day. Take a look at some more little art that I finished today~unconsciously inspired by these short-lived days (I was going for a festive holiday theme, but they just came out so somber and dark).

Nature rests~ Be still, relax in this quiet, focus on an inner light, await spring. Rejuvenate. Doing LOTS and lots of reading and playing with art amongst the holiday crazyness. I can’t wait to slow down all the way.
The candles lit on my Yuletide table~ three golden stars. My little faerie rejoices in her cottage behind it all. Brrr…

~*~*~Bright wishes~*~*~

~*~*Icy Inspiration~*~*

Its been icy cold here, which inspired me to paint/ ink this little piece:

Got to keep those blue lips warm with lots of tea and hot cocoa (with a peppermint stick to swirl minty the goodness in).
Speaking of goodies, I was looking though my magazines and I got some good recipes for the season- warm cranberry wassail, mocha cocoa mix, spiced gingerbread cake, blood orange tarts AND mulled wine jello (hee he!)
I’m loving the cold and ice BUT I have to admit I am already thinking of ways to alter my faerie house for SPRING with pink roses, ferns and crystals. Maybe I’ll do that in January, as sort of a break from winter.

Faerie Cottage and Yule Table

I have spent some time constructing a cottage for the little folk as a winter shelter. I placed the house on my yuletide inspiration table with seasonal hodgepodge~ candles, faerie lights, dried rosehips, and eveything I could find with a golden shimmer.
Merry meet! Lighting the golden star candles, illuminating the cottage…

I made a bouquet of dried wild rosehips and placed it next to my bronze glitter jar

I have a pretty crystal (from a yard sale!) that was sitting on the windowsill. It looked beautiful reflecting the candlelight next to my rosehip bouquet.

My pretty faerie statue wears my holly crown on her wings…

Approaching the faerie cottage from a side angle. Peek in the downstairs window…who do you see?

A ~*JOYFUL*~ faerie stands in the doorway of the cottage.

I placed three star candles at the foot of the house. They cast such an eerie glow on the whole scene.

Here’s a close up of the shelf in the kitchen. Soooo many sparkley goodies rest there, perhaps stolen by those winged things.

YES, there is an upstairs loft! A little twig bed with a silk bedspread, a dried rose pillow, an ivy leaf rug, and two little baby blue pointy shoes. The shoes are so cute, they have rosebuds handpainted on them! They were a vintage find.

Now onto the rest of the table- A bronze crescent moon dish with dried rosebuds and giant rosehips. Those little jars that you see are really magical- they are mirrored and bejeweled, from India.

This giant jar was a thrift shop find as well :) It full of oil and real gold leafing. It looks pretty with the candlelight reflecting on it.

The whole yule table! I decorated branches from outside with golden glitter stars, and strung gold wicker star lights around the antique mirror as well.

Me, bidding you farewell, and welcoming the small spirits that may visit here. Gosh, it’s chilly out!~*~*~

twisty tangly hair

Here’s some new art….

I’m working on some wintry themes as well. Icy hair, ~*~snowflakes~*~, chilly nights, crescent moons…Oh, and the faerie house- still taking pics. More posts soon…

downstairs in the faerie cottage….

Here’s just a little teaser picture of my faerie yuletide cottage- a small shelter for these snowy days. You are looking at a leaf table, a candlestick (stolen from my dollhouse), a milkpod dragonfly chair, and a whole shelf of sparkley goodies- beads, jars, charms and amulets. See the Mary Cicely Barker Painting hanging on the twig wall? To the right is a twig ladder that leads to the bedroom loft. The floor is covered with a mossy carpet. I’m in the process of setting up my yule table, and will post pictures very soon.

I’ve been painting too, and will show those as well. It has been snowy here- lots of wintery inspiration.

Faerie Holly House

Today was our first snowfall of the year! I went walking around outside for a few hours, admiring all the snowy glimmer on the tree branches and leaves. Perfect timing, as I’ve been constructing a shelter for the little guys this winter! My faerie shelter is made of sticks, moss and dried holly leaves. The completed holly house will go on my yuletide table with my other holiday goodies.
Me peeking through the window…

laying down the moss “carpet” downstairs…

Covering the twig roof with holly leaf “shingles”

The inside of the house, not finished and without proper faerie furniture

The outside, incomplete as well…

I’ll post the finished pictures as soon as I’m done creating… and the yuletide table is set up. I’m going to hang little white faerie lights, twinkly snowflakes and set my holly crown atop the table as well. Oh, and I’m in desperate need of a yule-ish icon for my journal.