Monday, November 18, 2013

Grey and Cream

Grey and cream are now my two favorite color combinations, and it's showing in my home and crafts.  These creamy soft roses look lovely in the grey galvanized bucket on our dining table.  My husband came home with these roses for me...just because.  I love that romantic guy!


They give a soft pop of color in our mostly white dining room...


Speaking of romance...I couldn't help making Christmas ornaments to remind us of our trip to Paris this year, and of course they're grey and cream!


The Christmas crafting is in full force these days.  Here's an easy idea - attach tinsel to a paper box to turn it into a Christmas drum.  I found this cream fabric box for $1 at the thrift store, and simply hot-glued tinsel to it:

Keeping the grey and cream theme going...I glittered some chipboard stars with a creamy gold glitter and attached them to vintage seam binding I dyed grey.  Love this Christmas garland look!

My recent Santos cage doll creation got a star garland, too:


Here's another easy Christmas craft idea.  Tear about 16 pages from a vintage book (I used an old German book) and scroll each page for a book wreath.  I attached my scrolls to a scrunched-up coffee filter on the back.  After attaching a Dresden Santa image to the center, I'm now going to use this book wreath as a star on top one of my trees.


One last thing to share...a new listing in my Etsy shop for a grey linen stocking, embellished with vintage trim:

Happy crafting my friends!

I'll be sharing my grey and cream tresors over at Michelle's Grey Dey Thursdey, as well as these fun parties:
Be Inspired Friday
Feathered Nest Friday
Shabbilicious Friday

22 comments:

Donna said...

Your husband is such a sweet heart, Susan! What beautiful roses:) I am in love with all of your gorgeous glittery Christmas decorations! Especially the tres magnifique Eiffel Tower ornament! I just may have to borrow some of your ideas, merci for the inspiration!!

Felecia Cofield said...

Hi Susan! Your ornaments are so pretty! I like the 'Paris' look! Such a sweetheart you have! I especially like the book page wreath! It will look lovely topping a tree! Thanks for sharing! Happy Holidays! Blessings from Bama!

It's me said...

It all is so lovely !!!...happy new week love Ria...x !

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

You've been busy...these are wonderful projects!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I'm enjoying your many craft ideas, Susan! I have done a bit of crafting lately after a long hiatus. Loving it! The best time of year!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your Christmas crafting looks just beautiful and I love those beautiful cream roses. Your house always looks so peaceful and pretty.

Robin Johnson said...

How sweet of your hubby to bring you flowers! They are so pretty!

I love all your crafting items. Christmas crafts have just started in my house and I'm so excited.

lynn said...

oh, the roses are darling in the bucket, susan! and i love the crown on the slip, too! such cute ornaments--the book wreath is something i want to try:) tfs!

June said...

You have made so many beautiful Christmas decorations Susan. I really love your grey and cream color scheme for the season! Your santos doll is a beauty!
hugs from here...

Rhonda said...

Oh, do I LOVE your Eiffel Tower ornies! Perfection! Your home is so beautiful, Susan. And those flowers, well, gotta love a romantic man.

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Aww how sweet is that! And the roses are so gorgeous and soft too, what a guy :)
Love your Christmas decor and beautiful room. Great ideas too, thanks for sharing! Wishing you a happy day, hugs

Cristina said...

Hy Susan! Tonight I am starting my first linky party, about sewing and home living. I would be so happy if you would like to join us to the party. Hugs, Cristina

NanaDiana said...

Hi Susan, What a beautiful blog! I found you through the November Romantic Homes issue. I could not find a place where they mentioned your blog name so tracked you down through your name. I am doing a little post featuring the November issue of Romantic Homes and gave you a little nod at the end of my post. It will be on tomorrow morning. Hope you have a good night and I will be back!!! Diana

Petite Michelle Louise said...

"creme & grey"...a lovely combination, non? ahh yes...you do it to perfection mon amie. i'm loving all those details in an around la maison evelyn and rose." you've inspired me to drag a few xmas boxes out of the attic (and i NEVER do that until after Thanksgiving!) happy grey dey mon amie! so happy you joined in! ;) (I am SO looking forward to our annual "Xmas at Nesting" outing! ;);)

Roselle said...

Gorgeous creations! You have inspired me! LOVE that book page wreath!!!
Roselle

Paola T. said...

Hi Susan, I like very much the picture of your post and I love the French style decor! The colors you choose are very smart! A hug. Paola from http://ilpaeseincantato.blogspot.it/

Christina Paul said...

how delightful! I love the color scheme and the french inspired ornaments- we went to Paris two months ago so may have to steal this idea- as I miss it already! happy to find you - now following!

Burlap Luxe said...

Inspiring girl, but it soulent be à visit hère with out leaving inspiréd.

See you soon.

Xx
Doré

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Loving your grays and creams. The paris ornaments are beautiful! Love your beautiful home.

~Shanon

Victoria said...

What a wonderful hubby for bringing you flowers! I love the star garland you made, sooo pretty!!! Love your little stocking too:)

HWIT BLOGG said...

Just LOVE your beautiful home, you gives me so much inspiration!
Take care,

Titti

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Susan, so nice to meet through Kathy's giveaway. I was
giveaway #1. Your treasures for Christmas are gorgeous. Love the roses. So enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. Going to visit your etsy shoppe too.
Merry Christmas,
Celestina Marie Design

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