Wednesday, December 10, 2008

New Prints, and more decorating

Recently I was asked by one of my blog readers what my favorite Christmas movie is. My all time favorite is "It's a Wonderful Life". Last year my husband watched it for the first time all the way through and loved it. I was really surprised that he hadn't seen it before. I still haven't caught it on T.V. this year. If anyone knows of any good ones I should watch let me know because after I get my next painting done, I'm taking a break. I'm going to spend time with my family and get ready for Christmas. I still have another giveaway coming up, so keep watching!
I know that some people don't like music on blogs and I've been asked how to turn it off. The music is at the bottom of the right sidebar and it can be turned off there. You can also turn the volumn down on your computer. I would remove it, but I love music and want to give the option.
I added two new prints to my stores and the links for these stores are in the righthand sidebar.

Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11

The Earth Awakes to Gentle Snowflakes!

Kitchen Decorations
I made this cloche from a Wal-Mart glass candle holder, an old white china saucer, and a hanging glass candle holder. I have three of these hanging glass candle holders that I bought to hang outside in my redbud tree. I just turned them upside down and made three cloches this year.

I painted this tray for my Christmas paint instruction book many years ago.

Living room mantel

Grandma Chickie's old cupboard


  1. I just love your paintings, maybe I have missed where to view them and place an order. I don't know how to do ebay.. Love your decorations...........

  2. Cathie your decorations are lovely and your two new prints are so nice. How long does it take for you to complete one print like that?

    By the way I love your music. So nice and soothing.

  3. I love everything you do! It is a wonderful life is my all time fave...I finally bought it on dvd. cherry

  4. dear catherine :) the painting is so pretty, i especially like the crackle effect on the second one. i always like crackle... gives me a real nostalgic feeling and i like nostalgia :) the clock is AWESOME! really really awesome! you are a genius! is that mantel real?

  5. Beautiful work . I love "Its a wonderful life " too
    Clare's Craftroom

  6. Catherine, I love your decorations and as always your prints are wonderful!! Keep up the wonderful work!!

  7. Sent you an email and viewed your website! Spectacular!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Good Morning Catherine,

    Your work is so beautiful, I enjoy just looking around here, how blessed I am to find you via Vee :). A wonderful day to you!

  9. I love all your decor. I enjoyed visiting your lovely blog. Your skates that you have displayed are so cute. What a great idea. Have a wonderful day!!

  10. Oh my goodness!
    You have really outdone yourself on the TOwn of David painting. It's just perfect! And the pine needles. Just amazing.

    You don't feel like driving to Georgia to help me paint props for the children's Church Christmas play do you? We could have hot cocoa and sing! Well, I know it's a nice thought though.

  11. Hi Cathie-
    How beautiful your house looks with your wonderful creations!

  12. Your house looks darling! I love the new paintings, especially the Luke 2:11 one. Where are your painting books sold? I'd love to have one!

  13. Hi Cathie :)

    I love that movie too. I also love Miracle on 34th street (both versions), Christmas Vacation, Scrooged and every A Christmas Carol ever made. I'm a sucker for anything Christmas ;)

    Your decorations are darling and so are those prints.


  14. The paintings, your christmas decorations all leave me feeling warm and cozy!

  15. Hi, You mention It's a Wonderful Life as a favorite Christmas movie. Yes I really like it too.

    Other favorites include The Bishop's Wife with Cary Grant, Going My Way with Bing Crosby, The Bells of St. Mary's also with Bing Crosby, Mole's Christmas (The Wind in the Willows Collection), While You Were Sleeping with Sandra Bullock, and A Charlie Brown Christmas.

    Happy Days!

  16. I'm so glad that you're going to take a break and spend the holidays enjoying family. Hubby loves "A Christmas Story" and we watch it repeatedly throughout the season. One of my personal faves is "White Christmas". There's just so many great Christmas films though that I have a DVD collection of them and I break it out this time of year.


  17. I know their are kids specials but I love Charlie Brown's Christmas and Garfield's Christmas. I recently saw Holiday Affair on TV (the original not the remake) and really liked it.


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