Friday, December 26, 2014


Angels sing.....

Where joy is overflowing...........
The stove has some down time before the feast is made......

Aprons and tins are sitting idol waiting to be used......

Cookies are made by the dozens................
Santa has a snack waiting of delicious "welcome home Christmas cookies that little Natalie has been working very hard on.....
Its where time just is going by slowly as we wait for Christmas.......
Santa has a special chair to take a long winters rest.......
Its that Holiday feeling!
The dining room is ready to greet guests!
So jolly!
The vintage church plays tunes of Oh Holy Night!
The vintage ladder is bright with Christmas

The snowman will frolic and play the eskimo way

Furry friends settle down for a long winters nap too!
Snowflakes cling to the kitchen window....

Where the red cabinet has some Christmas magic!...
We wish you all a Very Happy Holiday!

Thursday, December 18, 2014


Welcome , happy you could stop by. Santa is doing all his final checks hope your on the very good list like me "wink" "Wink"!   I have had this big pile of broken old wooden picture frame pieces just taking up space in my stash closet so I thought I would craft something for Christmas from them.....this is what I came up with.........

 The frame e were all different woods and thicknesses but it did not matter. After arranging them  all in place I used construction glue to keep them in tack.
 I gave them a coat of watered down white paint seeing that the wall is dark so there would be a bit of contrast.
 Then a bit of sanding to distress it a bit

A bow and some faux pine. These stars can be decorated for every season so I just may use them year round.

Have any broken picture frames around this craft is super easy. One thing though once you glue them with construction glue let them set overnight just to give it enough time to dry. Have fun!

Monday, December 15, 2014


Hello and welcome to Sweet Tea N' Salty Air! Hope you are enjoying the Christmas madness as much as I am. I decided to put a little Christmas on the gate......Everything I used I had on hand even the lights.

I had some large pieces of white plastic corrugated sheets that I used to make the snowman....would you believe I used an electric meat cutter to cut it out? worked wonderful , just added some eyes, a carrot nose ,hat, scarf and hat, all-in which I had around.

The wreath is a hand crafted grapevine just adding some holly leaves, colorful bulbs , some burlap and a welcome banner completed the wreath.

 The snowman has sprigs of pine for the arms and a string of snowflakes and white lights.

I used areal carrot for the nose.......don't laugh, hey we gotta do what we gotta do here in the deep south. Although you wouldn't know it. It's been cold so we've been enjoying hot cocoa by the fire. Trust me there is no swimming going on around these parts. Many family members think I enjoy the beach and sun  n' fun not true, believe me.
Thanks so much for stopping by take care and enjoy the holiday season!




Thursday, December 11, 2014


So happy you could stop in today! As I have said in a previous post we have gutted the guest bathroom and that means scraps of wood.
So I decided to paint a bunch of them with some chalkboard paint....

I now have several chalkboard blocks that I could say so many different things and use as many or as little as I want.

Some are tall some short and some long across.

My message says I Love Winter! They would be great for celebrating birthdays etc. Got some scraps of wood around? Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Welcome so happy to share a little Christmas with you......grab a cup of Cocoa or wine and follow me.....
 Our theme is snow this year.....ya all know how much snow we get here in S.W. Florida?? Lots!

 The stoop is colorful and bright a great place for elves to gather and sing Christmas Carols!

 A magical place where snowballs never melt!

A welcome little poinsettia burst into color in the garden!

Santa can sit a spell and eat cookies and drink milk!


The magic shovel to the right is ready for work! So happy you could stop by please come back for some more Christmas here at Sweet Tea N' Salty Air!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014


Hi, so happy you could stop by. As I was shopping at Joanne's for some materials I saw these cute burlap trees and quickly gathers some burlap and bells and cording and went home to make my own.

With just some lightweight cardboard I saved from some food boxes, burlap, cording  a few bells and what ever else you like you can create these little shabby vintage looking trees.

I made some to add some Christmas to the Bealles cottage that was given to me many years ago from my mom, so I cherish it and it appears in my décor year round.

Just bend the cardboard in to a cone cut and trim and glue with hot glue. The next step is cutting the burlap covering the cone and hot gluing at the seem.

I used cording and bells on some and some pretty light pink opaque ribbon on some.

I am sure the fairy's that dwell in the Beall's cottage are ready to celebrate Christmas!  This is a very inexpensive craft that even a beginner would have some fun with. Happy crafting to you!!

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