What Goes Up Before The Holidays, Must Come Down After The Holidays

If you’re like me you dread the after-holiday let-down and clean up.  For me, over the years the unpleasant task of taking down and packing up the season’s decorations has continued to grow, slowly diminishing the enthusiasm in which I adorn my home for the holidays. Even knowing the significance this particular Christmas would hold for my family,Continue reading “What Goes Up Before The Holidays, Must Come Down After The Holidays”

Christmas On The Bourbon Trail

I sincerely hope you and your loved ones have had as wonderful a Christmas season as I have.  For the first time we welcomed, not one but two new members of our family to a cabin Christmas on the Ridge. We had gatherings where we feasted, played games and exchanged gifts. My two new son-in-lawsContinue reading “Christmas On The Bourbon Trail”

Lights, Decorations – Party!

Isn’t Christmas time wonderful? I love everything about the season; the sappy TV specials and Christmas movie classics, as I type this post Rosemary Clooney and Bing Crosby are singing their way through White Christmas. I also love the traditions of the season; baking cookies, hanging Christmas lights and decorations, and gathering with friends andContinue reading “Lights, Decorations – Party!”

Recycling Paper Into Christmas Ornament

I love home-made Christmas ornaments and I really enjoy making them myself. In this post I’m sharing one of my favorite and easiest ornaments to make. It’s a paper Christmas tree cut from recycled paper.  I mentioned this project  in a post last year but it is such a great project I think it’s worth mentioning again, and this time I have a template for any one thatContinue reading “Recycling Paper Into Christmas Ornament”

A Christmas Parade

This time of year, all around the country people gather in parks and along streets of big cities and small towns to watch and cheer Christmas parades.  Whether big and fancy or small and homemade, local parades reflect the personality, history and heritage of their communities; tractors roll along the parade route in the midwest, wrangler’sContinue reading “A Christmas Parade”

Let The Season Begin – With Old Fashioned Candy!

During Lisa’s last visit to the Ridge and Blue Antler Studio, we joined my mom and sisters on their annual Christmas Church Bazaar shopping trip that for them signals the start of  the giving season. Creative kindred spirits filled three stories of two different churches! I’m a little ashamed to admit that it was the first church, ChristmasContinue reading “Let The Season Begin – With Old Fashioned Candy!”

Special Event For Our Wounded Warriors

Once again Blue Antler Studio will be participating in an event we very much believe in, Wounded Warrior Outdoors, http://www.woundedwarrioroutdoors.com,  provides outdoor adventures for soldiers that have given so much for the protection of our freedom. There is a fundraiser, Cocktails For A Cause, tonight, February 24th, and we’re donating a special Santa for the silent auction.Continue reading “Special Event For Our Wounded Warriors”