It's all in the Ornament

I've been slowly making Christmas ornaments for the past few weeks - or having the girls "make" them.

They are such a lovely way to decorate a tree with sentiment. Last year we got our first tree since having Toddler G and I had to scrounge up the few ornaments my husband and I had collected, some from my childhood, tons of lights from my in-laws (thanks for shipping them all the way across the country!!), and filled in the rest with ornaments from Ikea.

This year we have an even bigger tree and in addition to what we already have, I got some gold bead garland and a handful of gold ornaments, again from Ikea. If you can't tell, I'm adding gold accents to all my Christmas decorating, and yes, I love Ikea.

But as I was decorating the tree I realized that the girls don't have their own ornaments. True, they're too little to really know they should have some, but I know! So I got to work enlisting Toddler G to put on pom poms while I hot glued, sprinkle some glitter on her lovely painting, and getting Baby M to squish her hands in some clay. Oh what fun!

I had Toddler G pick out an ornament for her and baby M when we were making a stop at Pier 1. I love seeing what she picked, so fun!

I even put myself to the test with my first use of Mod Podge to make their First Christmas ornaments, back-dating Toddler G's, of course.

Toddler G's new favorite color is green, so her First Christmas ornament had to be, too

Toddler G's new favorite color is green, so her First Christmas ornament had to be, too

In the spirit of fun and beautiful ornaments, I've put together a few that I found online and thought I'd share with you all. Check out my Pinterest board for even more and fun DIY tutorials.

 

In The Field

This past weekend was the Remodelista Market in San Francisco. What a great time! There were 40+ local designers and craftsmen and women that ranged from clothing, textiles, ceramics and more. It was hosted by Heath Ceramics and sponsored by Terrain. So many beautiful pieces, I wanted to take them all home! 

Toddler G getting her first lesson in ceramic tiles at Heath Ceramics

Toddler G getting her first lesson in ceramic tiles at Heath Ceramics

One of my favorites was a pair of white cups with silver leaf motif by Len Carella Ceramics - my luck they were sold to the person in front of me, so sad. But he is willing to make them to-order, yea! 

And, of course, I was sucked into the amazing childrens' clothing shops - Les Petits Carreaux and Dagmar Daley, to name a few. I had to pick up a book featuring a rag doll named Coco. The doll is created by Jess Brown - very much out of my price range, but such a stylish little doll!

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I'll be taking the next week off for the holiday, so I'll see you all back before the New Year. Happy Holidays!