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Merry Christmas From Rosie!

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If you recall the last post about Rosie, she informed me that she wanted something 'fabulous' for a Christmas outfit.  Here she is:

She promises to explain how it was done before next Christmas.  
Wishing you and yours the happiest of holiday seasons.  The Apple Street Cottage is taking some time off and will return in early January 2020.

Party In Your PJ's # 289

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This will be the last party of 2019.  Nina and I are taking some time off for the holidays.  Be sure to join us in 2020 on January 7th.  Wishing you and yours the happiest of holidays!

Welcome back to Party In Your PJ's.  I hope you find something that inspires you and you link up something to inspire others. Don't forget to visit some other links for inspiration.


Say hello to the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram
This week I shared the Winter Scene Light Box:
This is one of the treasures found at a recent Estate Sale.
Let's take a look at the features:
Christmas in the Living Room & Entryway - Debbie Dabble
I love her reference to 'Miracle on 34th Street'!

Make Paper Christmas Trees With Maps - Pillar Box Blue
What a creative way to use old maps!

Congratulations Ladies,  here's a button for you:
Make sure you visit Nina at her blog.  We each  choose our own features.

I can'…

Winter Scene Light Box

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Welcome back!  I've titled this project the Winter Scene Light Box because I don't know what else to call it.  
Remember that Estate Sale I went to a few weeks ago?  
4 times?  
Yeah, that's the one! 
Well, I found this treasure peeking out from under the bed.  The scene inside was broken in two pieces with the yellow building on it's side, and I could hear smaller pieces rattling around inside.  I HAD to have it, so it went in the box of goodies I got for $20.  If you haven't read that post, you really should.  It was a little crazy - and did I mention I went 4 times?? Anyway, I digress... 
The first order of business was to get inside of it.  The back was held on by one screw at the bottom and finishing nails on the other 3 sides.
First the screw came out, allowing the bottom portion to slide down and out. The wiring and lightbulb were revealed, along with those pieces I could here rattling around.   The three finishing nails were removed and the rest of the back slid ou…

Party In Your PJ's #288

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Everyone seems to be in 'Holiday Mode' with decorating, crafting, baking and more! 
Welcome back to Party In Your PJ's.  I hope you find something that inspires you and you link up something to inspire others. Don't forget to visit some other links for inspiration.


Say hello to the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram
This week I shared 3 Little Trees:




Let's take a look at the features:
Winter Snow Scene in Repurposed Clock - Fresh Vintage by Lisa S
I just love repurposed items!

Hot Cocoa Bombs - 3 Winks Design
Perfect on a cold winter day!


Congratulations Ladies,  here's a button for you:
Make sure you visit Nina at her blog.  We each  choose our own features.

I can't wait to see what you have to share, so let's get the party started!

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Three Little Trees

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It's no secret that I love to repurpose items and use reclaimed/pallet wood, so when I spotted these wood blocks at an estate sale, a plan began to form.  
The second part of the plan involved the square nails, also found at the same estate sale: So I grabbed the scraps of pallet wood that I refused to toss and started drawing some triangles with my speed square. My jigsaw made quick work of them - sorry, no pics.  I like my fingers and my hands are on the saw when it's operating.  I'm sure you understand! After a little sanding to smooth any rough edges, holes were drilled in the bottom of each tree to accommodate the 'trunks'. 
The 'trunks'? Remember those blocks?  Let's talk about them. They were vintage children's blocks made by Playskool.  I did nothing to them but drill a hole through each one.  Since I was using vintage square nails, I didn't want the blocks to split when I hammered them in. The square nails went through easily. This is how the tre…