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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Pennyfied Gnomes and Christmas Cookies

We are enjoying  a wonderful "family day" today!   Everyone is just doing presents....  
 Me...what am I doing?
 I had picked up some styrofoam cones  about a month ago to make some shabby gnomes for the sun room and I thought if I didn't make them today.....I probably never would.

I sat in the sun room with my glue gun and pile of scraps & bling and enjoyed making my gnomes.

I put my finished gnomes in an old carpenter box and sat it on the coffee table.

 I really need to put a new battery in the clock over the's actually 2:00 in the!

My Mr Gnome has a beard made with a triangular piece of bling that came from one of my worn out flip flops that I cut apart to use for projects just like this!      Mrs Gnome has a skirt made with a small scrap of crystal trim.

I slipped a vintage bracelet over the top of this gnomes hat.....

The other small gnome has a bracelet slipped over his hat as well,   and a nose and mustache made with a single pearl earring.

The finishing touch to my Gnome vignette is a pretty sign......Family IS a blessing in disguise...don't you agree!

Is anyone wondering what H and Kyleigh are up to today.....

I'll give you a hint.....look at the green milk glass hob nail Christmas tree 

But first,   a simple vignette on the table next to the sofa........    a little fairy  sitting on Santa's lap telling him what she want's for Christmas.  

Did you guess what  H and Ky have been doing.....wonderful memories for our lovely grand daughter and her Papa.

Ky's recipe for her Christmas cookies is ....spread peanut butter on a Ritz cracker,  dip it in melted Almond Bark,  and sprinkle with peppermint.  

    H's recipe for Macaroon Sugar Cookies is one he cut off an instant mashed potato box 30 years ago.  

 The Sand Tart recipe is one that my mother always made every Christmas.   The recipe is in her handwriting...hope you don't have any trouble reading it.

I have a quick Christmas tour around the sun room......

I just added a couple of Mark Roberts Fairies to the existing vignette in the armoire.

More fairies on the table next to the sofa.

And lastly,  the Christmas Fairy Garden  that I showed you in a previous post.  
  click here to visit that post......

Merry Christmas to my blogging family!


  1. Decorated with love! Your home is very inviting and friendy. I think you are also a very friendly person.
    Hugs from austria

  2. You just keep going with the creative ideas! That pink and white crochets tablecloth is gorgeous!

  3. Dear Penny:
    I want to sit in that sunroom and eat cookies with Ky and hear Christmas Carols! Everything looks so lovely and fresh. You have decorating in those fingers! Loved it all!So glad you shared another creative adventure!

  4. Everything looks so pretty! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J! Merry Christmas!

  5. Penny, what wonderful memories your granddaughter is making with her grandparents! I love your gnomes; so cute! How I would enjoy sitting in your sunroom and eating cookies and simply enjoying Christmas! Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful holiday with your family.

    Merry Christmas,

  6. Your gnomes are too cute. Very clever. Your granddaughter is making happy memories. Lovely! You have a wonderful sunroom. Merry Christmas!

  7. Aren't Granddaughters wonderful?? I have five and they give me more joy than I can even tell you. The older they get the more wonderful..Kylie looks like she is having such a great time.
    Everything is lovely. Merry Christmas, Penny, to you and to your family!

  8. Penny,
    So imaginative!! And whimsical!! It is so wonderful the both of you get to spend time with your grand daughter. I had my sister's whole family here on Sunday and that included 4 little girls... What a breath of fresh air....


  9. You are so inventive! Your gnomes are so pretty and the details are very feminine. Your granddaughter is very sweet. Merry Christmas to you and your family

  10. The gnomes are so festive but the best part of your holiday I'm sure was spending time with your granddaughter. Thank you for sharing your special holiday festivities with us at Vintage Charm.


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