Saturday, July 26, 2008

Victorian Inspired...

These photographs were obtained on the 'Tis The Season" shoppes upper level. The faux rooms here a divided into a variety of spaces, each one featuring a theme of one sort or another. This is a Victorian themed area of the shoppe, complete with a faux fireplace and so beautifully decorated. I loved this slim line style of tree, the gingerbread houses, the crazy quilted stocking! It's one of those spaces that everywhere you looked you discovered something to love --- just like the entire store! LOL!

There's certainly no lack of creative ideas here... if you take your time and look around. Wouldn;t be wonderful to create your own gingerbread houses to display with those paper mache houses found in craft shops? A variety of craft products could be utilized in their creation and I can envision them covered in faux snow --- all glittery and frosted.

And I liked the framed prints hanging on the wall behind this tree... what another great way to display all the wonderful images that one receives from family and friends in Christmas cards each and every year. It certainly beats the thought of wrapping framed pictures that don't quite say, "Christmas" or "Winter" with wrapping paper and decorating them up as a gift, which I've done before, LOL! Perhaps, utilizing a mat board and attaching cards and images from Christmas past to replace some of those photographs and pictures that don't quite go is an idea I'll utilize in the future.

Did you notice those over-sized stars decorated with Christmas floral pics? How easy it would be to re-create a few those in a variety of shapes and styles! {I warned you... my imagination was soaring!} Perhaps, I should skip starting on the altered book and focus my attention on Christmas decorating instead!

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