Monday, December 5, 2011

Gingerbreads, Baskets and Berries!

I have been decorating and that means, digging out old things and reinventing them.
I found this wooden box in a sale rack and it I decided it was perfect to add some greenery to. I picked up the garland after Christmas so a big savings and it is perfect to put in containers and then primp up boughs to fill it out. Then I decided to try some gingerbread men from a free pattern from Primitive Quilts and Projects. I traced the design out a bit smaller and wider and used wool to make the details. I used a coffee muslim and then stained them with java ink. My gingerbread men look as whacky as if I tried making real ones;) I have it sitting on an antique stool, but put it here for the photo. I had to lighten the photo, they are much darker in person. I will add some red berries when I find some more.



I also went shopping, sometimes we want something new or in this case, something old. I found this old basket in a consignment store. The original price had been marked down four times, so I got a good deal. It was perfect to sit on an empty chair and fill it with greenery. I used another garland and then cut some pine boughs from my neighbors yard;) Then I cut some red berries and added those, so it makes a nice grouping for the basket. And as you can see, Moki likes it too. Nothing like the smell of fresh pine;)



19 comments:

deb said...

Love the gingerbread men...so cool and prim...and that basket looks like longaberger? very nice decorations!!!!!

paulette said...

Love your gingerbread men centre piece!! Perfect! And score on your basket find...just love it!
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Fiona said...

love what you have done with your decorating... perfect
Hugz

Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

Love the gingers in the basket Deb.....I also love decorating with fresh greens! Looking good!
Hugs,
Lynn

Dorothy said...

Love both of your baskets. In last year's swap I got a gingerbread man from Jeni and instructions on how they were made, so I made some for friends. I've managed to get some holly put I can't use the pine, it makes me sneeze when it's in the house

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Both are great. I really like your gingerbread men...they look super among the greenery!

Jacque. said...

Looking good!

Shelley said...

Cute ideas..I can do those!

primitivebettys said...

I too love your gingerbread guys! Awesome!

BumbleBeeLane said...

The gingerbread are adorable..Warm Blessings!~Amy

Joanne Lendaro said...

looks great!

Sue said...

Very nice! You really do some very nice work with your primitives. These turned out so awesome.

Beckyjean said...

Lovin your gingerboys!! The basket is beautiful too!!

Have a wonderful day~Becky

HomeSpunPrims said...

Debbie, love what you've done with the greens. They make everything so pretty and festive. Your gingerbread men turned out great. They look so nice in the box with the greens. Hugs, Lori

Allie said...

I love your prim gingerbread men! So darling! And the pic of Moki with the greenery is darling!

TheCrankyCrow said...

I LOVE your box of gingers Deb! They're prim perfect! I love greens mixed in with everything this time of year - wish I could find more artificial ones though, as the real stuff gets so messy. Love those red berries - wish I could just go out and find some to cut!! Sweet basket too - nice find! Wishing you a wonderful Tuesday! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Karen said...

I like old wood boxes. I didn't realize that there are free patterns on the Prim magazine site. I just checked it out and downloaded some.

Linda said...

I LOVE your prim gingerbread men!!!!! Beautiful!

Ter'e said...

In the photo with Moki, what is that darling kitty rug that is "hanging"????

Your kitties are so pretty.......I want another kitty. I miss mine terribly.